The Gamer’s Codex

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tgcslide4Welcome to the Gamer’s Codex, a place for table top gamers, by table top gamers.  The Gamer’s Codex was born from idea that Justus Productions can share more than just events throughout the year.  We can share our knowledge, our opinions and our skills as gamers to the community and the industry.  The goal of the Gamer’s Codex is the be a source for game news and reviews as well as fun place to discuss the games you enjoy playing.  We recruit from our pool of talented gamers to write for us and as time goes on, you may see them demonstrating these games at various events.  We enjoy gaming and enjoying writing about it.  This part of the Justus web site is an expression of our passion and our want to expand into the industry in new and productive ways.


 

Some time ago, I reviewed Horror Rules, which is an outstanding product. Since then, Crucifiction Games has released several expansions, one of which is Ghostowns & Gunsmoke (G&G) - their western horror setting book. It is available in both PDF and softback book.
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A small gaming company is making a lot of noise in my local area. Empire Games rose out of a group of friends who simply have a lot of gaming ideas they want to share. In the interest of full disclosure, I know these guys and went to college with some of them. Some I used to game with quite ...
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Robert Gifford of Game Chic was kind enough talk with me at GenCon 2008.
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Mongoose Publishing, through a license with Far Future Enterprises, has released a new version of Traveller with the intent on making it the basis of their new house system for future sci-fi lines. Based on the Classic Traveller (CT) system, the designer Gareth Hanrahan has updated the game for ...
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Oregon
Where the American Frontier meets Euro-style board gaming, Oregon is a strategy game where players place tokens and figures in an attempt to maximize their point potential. I have been told that this game is similar to Carcassonne by the same company. I have not played Carcassonne yet, so I ...
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Ticket to Ride (TtR) is one of those staple games you can always see at a convention. It is right up there with Settlers of Catan as one of the more popular games to play. Ticket to Ride: Switzerland is an expansion of that great game that takes you into the tough terrain of the famed ...
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Mongoose Publishing in conjunction with Wildfire LLC and Black Sky Studios have released a twisted vision of a dark future, combining anime-style mecha with the Cthulhu mythos. This stand-alone roleplaying game uses the Framewerk system and is contained in a full-color hardcover book with ...
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Nothing can compare to the popularity of Settlers of Catan within theboardgamers of the world. It is no wonder Mayfair has tried to capitalize on its popularity by expanding on it and giving you new ways to enjoy the now established Catan game-verse.
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Fading Suns Revised Second Edition marks the resurrection of one of the best RPGs “you have never heard of.” In 2007, Redbrick Limited of New Zealand acquired the Fading Suns license from Holistic Designs, Inc. Upon obtaining the license, Redbrick released a new version of the core ...
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Cheesy horror came to mind when I saw Horror Rules. Something with Bruce Campbell (early years) or some Scream Queen was all that I could think about. There are two ways to run a good horror game and I think they are equally fun. There is the serious and brooding game with mood lighting, ...
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