In 1996, or close thereabouts, I brought home a thick purple tome from my friendly local gaming store. At that point, I had collected every World of Darkness game line in print, except one, and now it was finally in my hands. That game was Mage: the Ascension, the second edition of the game specifically, and it would go on to be life-changing. In very short order Mage became my favorite game, my go-to game, the game I had memorized perfectly. Its systems changed the way I thought about games, and it’s setting changed the way I thought about the world.
Man, where has the time gone? I’ve been meaning to get back to this review for some time, but something has just kept stopping me. Gee, I wonder what it could be, fat-ass. I guess I’ll just have to throw some extra effort in to get caught up! Spoilers beyond the cut.
A new season of anime is upon us, and it’s time for a new series to review. Going on the recommendations of my loyal readers (What, all five of them?) I will be reviewing Parasyte: the Maxim. So, seriously, WTF did I just watch? Answers, maybe, after the break.
The latest edition of D&D is finally out. Most people reading this blog are at least passably familiar with the concept of D&D. If you don’t know D&D is, it’s a role-playing game, and pretty much the first of its kind. Players of the game write up in-game avatars using number stats to describe what they can do, and then play through adventures by making decisions for those characters: Do I go left or right? Do I fight the dragon or try to sneak past? Will I give my money to the local temple or spend it on spirits and negotiable affection? The players are lead by a special player called the Dungeon Master, or DM. The DM’s job is to run the game, adjudicate rules, decide the actions of monsters and villagers, and decide what to do about special situations.
So what does the Overencumbrance blog think about it? Find out under the break.
Sorry it’s been a while folks. Being the glutton that I am, I’ve decided to review the last two episodes of Tokyo Ghoul together, and I have to say I made the right decision. Watching these two episodes back to back is probably the best way to coherently follow them. Spoilers after the break.
We break into the new arc with a dizzying flurry. Spoilers after the break.
It’s time to have brief moment of falling action to clean up the last arc before moving on to the next arc. Breathe in. Breathe out. Alright, now we ready for more. Spoilers after the break.