Tag: "RPG"

Hand of Fate – My new deckbuilding obsession

Unlike Jon, I did not start playing Hand of Fate in early access. It looked pretty cool, but I’m not a super big player of roguelike games. However, when I was offered an Xbox One review copy, I absolutely had to take a chance on it. Now I can’t stop

Read more

Dying Light part 2 – A city full of stories

Having now spent over 60 hours in game and finally finished the main quest line, I have to say that any discussion of the story needs to be broken up into the main and side quests. These aspects of the game are so disparate that they feel like two complete

Read more

Dying Light part 1 – 28 hours later

Last week I got my hands on a copy of Techland‘s newest release, Dying Light. It’s a first person zombie apocalypse / survival horror / parkour running mash-up with some light RPG elements thrown in for good measure. I’ve clocked well over 30 hours in it so far and it’s

Read more

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Way Too Late

I have been inspired by the recent way too late movie reviews around here and I’ve decided to apply a similar approach to games. This certainly has nothing to do with finding a way to justify the 139 hours that I’ve already spent in the game in the slightest. (Okay,

Read more

13A Hack: Player Driven Relationship Rolls

The 13th Age core book details three main uses for Icon relationship dice: rolling at the start of every session for improvisational guides, rolling for dramatic events, and rolling for discovery and surprise when the players go off the prepped course. The latter two are brilliant; they successfully allow players

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

South Park: The Stick of Truth

This is an article about South Park: The Stick of Truth.  Here’s a warning though – I’m not really going to talk about the game itself very much.  There are a hundred other reviews out there for you to read that cover the game in depth.  If that’s what you’re

Read more

Preview: The Elder Scrolls Online – Good, but not great

The most recent beta event for The Elder Scrolls Online is over and, thanks to the NDA being lifted a while back, a lot of people are talking about how things went. My impression? The Elder Scrolls Online manages to be a mash up of a great RPG and a

Read more

Preview – Divinity: Original Sin

I’ve been looking for something like Larian Studios’ most recent offering in the Divinity series for some time. A superb combination of real time world exploration and tactical combat, Divinity: Original Sin hits the mark with pinpoint accuracy and devastating grace. Even in its current early access form, this game

Read more

Learned Lesson – Day 28 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is the final day of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop to another participating blog by using the links at

Read more

Doing It Over Again – Day 27 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 27 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop to another participating blog by using the links at the

Read more

First Gaming Group – Day 26 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 26 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop to another participating blog by using the links at the

Read more

    1 2 5