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The One Ring Is a Mixed Bag

Heroes in battle against orcs.

Roleplaying in Middle-earth has a long history, both in homebrew mods and in licensed games. The most recent official entry is The One Ring, by Cubicle 7. These are the same people who’ve brought us the Doctor Who and Laundry Files roleplaying games, so they … read more »

Roleplaying

Five Systems Built Around Meta Currency

You’ve been roleplaying a diplomat and really getting into character. You want eternal enemies to put aside their differences, but the dice just won’t deliver. If only your good roleplaying could pay off with some extra oomph to your roll. Fortunately, many systems have such … read more »

Roleplaying

Tenra Bansho Zero Is Fun Insanity

Created by F.E.A.R. (FarEast Amusement Research) and translated by Andy Kitkowski, Tenra Bansho Zero (TBZ) is the first Japanese pencil and paper roleplaying game I’ve ever played. It is unlike any of the Western games on my shelf, which is both good and bad. Instead … read more »