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RPGReview is a resource for role playing and simulation gamers, covering table-top, live-action and computer moderated games.

We offer a free journal every quarter, a club listing, mailing lists. We also have a number of second-hand RPGs available for sale.

The icon used by this site is "Arachne" by Gustave Doré, a French artist of the 19th century.

Twenty Second Issue: The Great Survivors December 2013

The twenty-second issue of RPG Review has been released. Either download the PDF or read online.

50 Years of Deception? Teach The Controversy!

Twenty First Issue: Computers and Roleplaying September 2013

The twenty-first issue of RPG Review has been released. Either download the PDF or read online.

Masters of Duck and Leath

Plot Summary: A group of Gloranthan Ducks are hunting an ogre in the Upland Marsh. They find themselves transported to the Cumbrian Leath, where they encounter a young woman who has been struck unconscious. Helping her, she talks about a man-eating monster that is rumoured to live in the area. The talking ducks are taken to the family's homestead where they are (eventually) warmly welcomed. The family explains that a wicked knight, Sir Daffyd, with his men-at-arms and squires have been oppressing the local people and trapping them within their dungeons.

Twentieth Issue: Monsters and Aliens

The twentieth issue of RPG Review has been released with the following content:

Administrivia, Editorial, Letters many contributors p2-4
Hot Gossip: Industry News by Wu Mingshi p5
Bunnies & Burroughs by Lev Lafayette p6-11
Alien and Monster Reviews by Lev Lafayette p12-26
Aliens in Eclipse Phase by Martin Tegelj p27-30

Nineteenth Issue: The Apocalypse

The nineteenth issue of RPG Review has been released with the following content:

Administrivia, Editorial, Letters many contributors p2-3
Hot Gossip: Industry News by Wu Mingshi p4
End of the World (As We Know It) by REM p5
Review of Apocalypse Games by Lev Lafayette p6-23
Twilight 2000 Revisited by Lev Lafayette p24-33

World War III for Twilight 2K: How It Could Have Occurred

The background assumption is that the 1991 coup [1] in the Soviet Union was a lot more aggressive and successful than the historical version (which lasted two days and led to the breakup of the Soviet Union). In this alternate history a much wider section of the KGB and the Soviet Army backed the coup, and the State Committee on the State of Emergency was able to reunite the Soviet Union with force of arms following a demands by Helmet Kohl (and an increasing military presence) to renegotiate the Polish border from the Oder-Neisse line [2]. Moving rapidly, insurrections also occurred among hardline communists in the former Warsaw pact (such as Intermovement [3] in the Baltics), calling for Soviet intervention. Ignoring international protests, in 1992 the Soviets retook their former territories in the Eastern bloc, despite majority civilian opposition.

Review of Apocalypse Games

As a setting genre of roleplaying games, the apocalyptic has done moderately well. Indeed, the sheer number of games that have been realeased which can be considered "apocalyptic" is extremely large, although many of these are either small, independent publications that have not gained significant market traction or, as will be revealed, have a tenuous association with the genre. In terms of real history, the term used to mean a revelation. It is certainly the case that the scenarios described in biblical book of Revelations that has led to a contemporary association of the Apocalypse as meaning "End Time". It is this association that people understand the term, and therefore that is what will be used in these descriptions.

Eighteenth Issue Released: Cthulu Mythos

The eighteenth issue of RPG Review has been released with the following content:

Administrivia, Editorial, Letters many contributors p2-3
Valedictions, Lynn Willis The Chaosium p4
Hot Gossip: Industry News by Wu Mingshi p5
Three Cthulhu System Reviews by Lev Lafayette p6-17
Variant Cthulhu Settings by Lev Lafayette p18-30
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