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iPhone Game Review: Undercroft

Released in September 2010, Undercroft is the fourth iPhone game released by the hugely successful Jagex Games Studio, most famous for its free-to-play MMO Runescape. Jagex is not unfamiliar with the creation of RPGs. However, if you are expecting the same richness of experience from Undercroft, you will be disappointed. This is not to suggest that the game is in any way deficient – only that one cannot hope for the same level of detail in an iPhone game that one might expect from a massively multiplayer online game. Continue reading

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Rumours are starting to emerge (and quite frankly, be confirmed instantly) that there is work being conducted on a Plants vs Zombies board game. If you have been one of the billions of people addicted to the computer version of … Continue reading

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iPhone app review: MineCraft Pro

The success of Minecraft has led to lots of iPhone apps trying to play on this success. MineCraft Pro is one of these… and unlike some of the other apps, it costs money. So naturally, I was extremely dubious about it. While it’s a reference app designed to be used whilst you play Minecraft on your computer the question remains: “Is it worth the price tag?”. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 011: New Years Gaming Resolutions, 100 Rogues Review and Tips for New and Beginning GM’s

In this episode of the Dice of Doom podcast we discuss our New Years Gaming Resolutions, and we do a review of the iPhone game 100 Rogues (and reminisce about old rogue-like games). Our main topic of discussion is titled ‘GM’ing: Rotating the Pain, or, Advice for Beginning GM’s’. Continue reading

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Fabled Lands Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Books Republished, an iPad Game, and an RPG

The excellent Fabled Lands gamebook series is being revived, with the books being republished, an iPad version and an RPG in development. Continue reading

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The most epic way to track tasks ever: Epic Win

We all have humdrum and boring things that we have to do each day. Now imagine that there is a task manager that is a roleplaying game as well. Imagine that each task you complete gives your character experience and allows them to journey on quests. Imagine that there are loot drops for completing tasks. Put that all together and you have Epic Win… Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 007: Using Alternative Settings in your Roleplaying Games

During this episode of the Dice of Doom podcast we discuss different historical eras that can be used in your roleplaying campaign to move away from the traditional late medieval period that forms the basis of so many fantasy roleplaying games. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 006: Playing a Cthulhu Roleplaying Game

In this week’s episode we discuss the iPhone game Epic Citadel and the epic horror roleplaying game the Call of Cthulhu. Continue reading

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Steve Jackson’s Sorcery! CYOA series coming to the iPhone

While the Fighting Fantasy series pretty much defined the format for the choose-your-own-adventure format, the spin-off Sorcery! expanded the concept dramatically while also adapting it to a more adult format. The good news is that this series is being brought to the iPhone and iPad by Bright AI with the release of the first book, The Shamutanti Hills. Continue reading

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Godville: The best game you don’t have to play

In Godville, you don’t play a character. You don’t move around, you don’t go on quests and you certainly don’t fight monsters. You just watch your hero (who worships you for some reason) do all of these things – often badly. And this is deeply satisfying. Continue reading

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