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Rogue Trader (2009): The Emperor’s Undiminished Enthusiasm

Fantasy Flight Games followed up 2008’s Warhammer 40,000: Dark Heresy RPG with the very, very slightly more light-hearted Rogue Trader in 2009. This game allowed players to take on the role of a titular rogue trader and their crew of dark future dorks. They could go trading, exploring, and conquering space in cooperation with the…

Magic: The Gathering’s “Legends” (1994)

When it was released in 1994, Legends was a capital letters Big Deal. Legends was the first Magic: The Gathering series to be released in 15-card booster packs and the first 300+ card “full” set rather than the shorter sets like Antiquities and Arabian Nights. It also introduced the multi-colored Legends cards and mechanics like…

Heroes Unlimited: Democracy Dies in Dankness

When last we left our intrepid hero, the unpleasantly-named Andy “School Prayering Mantis” Albright was recruited to the American superhero organization Sentinels of Liberty and Justice, but was sidelined for being too violent and murdering all villains with a sword. When his superhero friends ran into trouble, Mantis traveled to Germany in search of missing…

Heroes Unlimited: School Prayering Mantis Vs. Merkill

Soar into the world of spandex, capes, and USA being number one in this patriotic play session of Palladium’s Heroes Unlimited. Zack’s mutant hero, School Prayering Mantis, joins the Sentinels of Liberty and Justice, a team of super heroes sponsored by the US government. The Sentinels are summoned to the White House and given a…

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…

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.…