Tag: "RPG"

13th Age Contest: The White and the Wizard King

I only recently discovered the Iconic Podcast, a show dedicated to my favorite edition of D&D: 13th Age. Not only do they interview the big players in the 13th Age scene including the game’s co-creator Rob Heinsoo, but it’s refreshing to hear a gaming podcast really drill down into the mechanics of a particular game in

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Game 4 – The Behemoth takes on a tactical RPG

After launching the most cryptic (and yet highly telling) trailer to grace the unworthy eyeballs of man and beast, The Behemoth went forth to PAX Prime in Seattle and unveiled the glory that is Game 4! Staying true to their promise, it is a game in a genre that they

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Hand of Fate: Early Access Worth Your Time

I’m not a huge fan of early access games as I am a terrible alpha/beta tester. I have little tolerance for unfinished games and quickly become too impatient to offer actual feedback. But one of the most unexpected trends of PAX Prime 2014 was the presence of playable, polished, fun games that weren’t

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Fearless Fantasy – A journey into enjoyable oddity

Fearless Fantasy is quite possibly the most bizarre RPG I have ever had the pleasure of playing. The design is fantastic, the game play original, and the dialogue is as cheesy as a Hickory Farms gift pack. I am endlessly pleased that tinyBuild picked up this amazing indie title and

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Is Shovel Knight really that good?

Prepare to dig this awesome retro platformer from Yacht Club Games: Shovel Knight! (See what I did there?) Don’t worry, I’m not going to fill this entire review with digging jokes. Shovel Knight is a thoughtful and well executed retro game not only for its 8-bit graphics style, but also in

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Why I was scared to play D&D

Why I was scared to play D&D is an odd title for an article from Dorkadia, I know – It’s a pretty safe assumption all of us are in or planning a campaign at any given point in time. So the thought of being scared to play at the table

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Episode 44 – Nerd Hierarchy

This week Charles “WTF is that accent supposed to be” Spurr, Hannah “That laughter that’s so hard you don’t actually make a sound” Craig, Jon “Get to the choppa” Spengler, and Megan “Midnight” Spurr find out that Charles is really terrible at funny voices. Sadly, because that can’t carry a

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Episode 43 – Megan is a Monster

It’s an episode and we say things! What things? Why would you ask that? Are you looking for spoilers? Fine, I shall spoil you with the spoiliest of spoilers about the episode which is to come! Charles, Hannah, Jon, and Megan discuss the recent transformation of Megan’s 13th Age character

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Episode 39 – Undead Sardines

We talk about some stuff… like real stuff things that you wouldn’t believe with your brain organs. Yeah, okay, it’s mostly video games, music, and comics. That’s why you tune in every week, isn’t it? We’re pretty sure you wouldn’t  be the audience for our gardening tips. So gather around

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One Way Heroics Review

When I’m looking through Steam for another indie fix I’m primarily looking for two things: novelty and stress. This is why the roguelike genre holds my attention the best: they all typically feature procedurally generated content to keep things novel and that special brand of permadeath stress. When I saw

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