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T. Julian Bell is the owner, lead game designer, and a writer for Raex Games, a gaming publisher that specializes in RPG table top games, card games, and board games. The Gamers Codex appreciates him taking time out to talk with us.
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I never really know how to approach supplements like these. To me, playing an RPG is all about making the collective story. Vehicles and equipment are just tools in that story. However, in sci-fi settings, starships do play a big part of that story and are sometimes the source of that story. ...
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The long awaited apocalypse has occurred. There are zombies. One could call it the ApocalypZe. There is no mention of how it happened or why it happened. No mention of Patient Zero or a possible cure. You are just holed up in some familiar location trying to survive.
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Few games get a reaction like the Arkham Horror game series. The base game is incredible and the expansions do add a lot. I just do not recommend running it with more than one expansion. As time went on, it was harder and harder to pull in players for the game unless you were at a con where ...
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Every once in a while, you will find a gem on Youtube.com that is surprising. Of course, Youtube has had full length movies for a while. Recently I decided to explore the sci-fi selection and found a movie that interested me. It looked pretty cheesy but something about it peaked my ...
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Robots: Battle for the Coal Heart is a fast-paced role selection robot building game. Seize control of the Coal Heart and siphon the health of your enemies. Will you stand as the last unbroken champion, or will you fall to the wayside with the rest of the junkyard?
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From: Gypsy Knights Games Reviewed by: Ron McClung Dawn Adventures 2: Hell’s Paradise is a RPG Adventure from Gypsy Knights Games. Following up Dawn Adventures 1, number 2 takes place in the same region, as the name implies.  See my review of the first adventure HERE.  Like the first one, ...
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From: Fabled Environments Reviewed by: Ron McClung Throwdown at the North Pole is a Savage Worlds adventure from Fabled Environments. Written by Clint Black of Pinnacle Entertainment Group fame, Throwdown at the North Pole is a silly holiday adventure set in the North Pole on Christmas ...
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Hegemonic is a new Tabletop 4X game from Minion Games. Do you long for the seared steak of the harsh vacuum of space to fester in your nostrils as you knock the regolith from your boots? Then it’s time to dust off your bejeweled battle shorts and start shoveling space-coal into your turbo ...
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Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition is a new RPG Core Rule Book from Chaosium Inc.. For a long time, since the late 80s, I have been playing Call of Cthulhu in its various forms, off and on. Some would say that it is one of my better games. I had gotten used to the idiosyncrasies of the simple and ...
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