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Magic: The Gathering’s “Fallen Empires” (1994)

Released during the early heyday of Magic: The Gathering, Fallen Empires was one of the sets rushed out in the mid-nineties to cash in on the collectible card game craze. The concept of focusing on several empires that had fallen into ruin as the Ice Age (set) approached was not bad, but the results were…

Rifts Merc Ops: Operation Dragon Drop 2

Steve and Zack return for part 2 of their Rifts: Merc Ops adventure! Zack’s handicapped mercenary, Dareel D’Oats, his neglectful nurse, Kitty, the giant Russian war robot RussMek 66, and unhinged mercenary tough guy Sykoslayer, have all traveled to the marketplace of Atlantis in search of the egg of an Ice Dragon. Their investigation has led…

Rifts Merc Ops: Operation Dragon Drop

Welcome to the world of Palladium’s Rifts, a clunky system and a kitchen sink setting where worlds collide and there is a source book to cover almost any possible eventuality. There are demons, dragons, robots, mutants, wizards, powered armor, and even Canadians. This time around we look at the Merc Ops source book and Steve…

The Goofy Vampires of Jyhad (Vampire: The Eternal Struggle)

Vampire: The Eternal Struggle is a collectible card game from White Wolf based on their popular tabletop game Vampire: The Masquerade. The card game began life in 1994 as Jyhad, but quickly changed names to prevent people from confusing it with the Islamic term Jihad. The game was created by Richard Garfield, creator of Magic:…

Aliens Adventure Game (1991): “The Hunt for Elminster”

Today’s WTF, D&D!? is a tribute to Bill Paxton, who created some of the most memorable characters in film with roles like Hudson in Aliens, the car salesman in True Lies, Chet from Weird Science, and Twisterman, the man who chased twisters in the movie Twister. Bill was one of Steve and Zack’s favorite actors.…

The Horny Horror Artwork and Miniatures of Kingdom Death

Kingdom Death is a narrative board game described as “boutique” which means “expensive as hell.” A Kickstarter for the game in 2016 raised over 12 million dollars and current unopened copies of the game are selling for over a thousand dollars on ebay. Miniatures produced for the game sell out quickly and almost all of…

WTF, D&D: Hard Ticket to Baghdad 4: Real Muthafuckin’ G’s

Previously on Hard Ticket to Baghdad: Eazy-E has traveled to the throne room of Saddam Hussein under the guise of Pauly Shore, but he is experiencing unspeakably strange sensations that threaten to reveal his identity. Meanwhile, Kurt Cobain and Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes have fought their way into Baghdad, sacrificing an old friend and commandeering a…

WTF, D&D: Hard Ticket to Baghdad 3: California Love

Previously on Hard Ticket to Baghdad: The real Bill Hicks aka Alex Jones arrived in Kuwait in a float plane and picked up Kurt Cobain, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and their tentacled companion Station. They’re in pursuit of the Yellowcake uranium Saddam needs to fuel his Omniopticon and possibly tear open the cosmic veil that separates…

WTF, D&D: Hard Ticket to Baghdad 2: Shore Leave

Previously on Hard Ticket to Baghdad: Kurt Cobain, Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, and the unspeakably cursed Eazy-E, along with their flutist guy Friday Station, have traveled to Bongo Island, Kuwait, to lay their hands on a shipment of yellowcake uranium bound for Iraq. They need to track down the Iraqi buyer or the Russian seller,…

WTF, D&D: Hard Ticket to Baghdad 1: Kuwait Beach Party

Zack: Heyyy, Steve! Long time no talk! Steve: I thought you might have died. Or joined ISIS. Zack: I don’t think I could stand wearing black in the desert like those guys. That’s a serious commitment to a whole aesthetic. Zack: You seem a more likely candidate anyway. Steve: What?! Why would you say that…