Category Archives: Gaming

Block It to Me: Sock It to Me Celebrates ‘Tetris’ With New Anniversary Line

Block It to Me: Sock It to Me Celebrates ‘Tetris’ With New Anniversary Line

It seems that 2019 is the year for big landmark anniversaries, among them the Nintendo Game Boy and its addictive puzzler ‘Tetris.’ Read More

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Beyond Hit Points: The Evolution of RPG Combat Mechanics

Beyond Hit Points: The Evolution of RPG Combat Mechanics

The mechanics in Obsidian’s ‘Pillars of Eternity’ are excellent. This article is not a review. This is not a strategy guide. I’m not interested in going into any of the plot or setting of ‘Pillars of Eternity.’ Neither will I discuss character builds, weapons and armor, or the game’s graphics or music. I just want to focus on the way they’ve designed the game’s mechanics and examine the new ideas they’ve introduced, which I personally find fascinating. My hope is that even if you have no intention of ever playing the game, you may find the discussion of its mechanics interesting if you enjoy RPGs. Read More

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Plan Your Attacks in ‘GladiGala’

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: Plan Your Attacks in ‘GladiGala’

It’s time for GladiGala, the annual showcase of the four greatest gladiator schools. Plan your actions carefully and remember: to succeed, don’t attack where your opponent is now, attack where they will be. What Is GladiGala? GladiGala is a programmed-movement game from Tyto Games for 2 to 4 players, ages 10 and up, and takes about 60… Read More