Gold Miner

By Jestin Kimmet

Device: iOS 4.3 +, android, windows
Price: Free (.99 without adds + other in-app purchases)
Rated: 4 +
Developer: Classic Games
Style: Game
Size: 4.8mb

What is it: An app version of the crane game found in most convenient stores.  You are a miner who sets above ground with a “magical” crane trying to pick up various sized pieces of gold in hopes of reaching a goal before the timer runs out. Continue reading

Dungeon Crawl Classics

by John Quiett

Genre: RPG
Publisher: Goodman Games
Designed/Written: Joseph Goodman
Price: $39.99

Did you ever use THAC0? (note that is a zero, not a capital o) Was your first edition war fought over 1st edition? Do you wish either of those things were true about you? Then I’ve got some good news. Even if you didn’t answer yes to those first two questions, stick around, Dungeon Crawl Classics might have something interesting to offer even you.  Continue reading

RPGMP3 Podcast

by John Quiett

Hosts: Various
Category: RPG Gaming/Actual Play
Run Time: Various
Rating: Mature for language

Once again I offer up a podcast about gaming. You are surprised, I’m sure. Generally speaking, RPGMP3.com has a lot to offer. Their site has an active forum where a lot of discussion on numerous gaming and non-gaming topics can be found, They also support a gallery for art and blog posts by their users. But this is a podcast review article, so I’m going to focus on their podcasts.  Continue reading

My Gun Sleeps Alone

By: Shirley Niedzwiecki

Published: Eggplant Literary Productions (January 9, 2014)
Author: Martin Clark
Genre: Sci-Fi Noir, Crime, Thriller
Viewpoint: First person
Series: The Dead Don’t Weep, Book 2

What it is: A crime thriller about a detective that is back for another round, with the mob, L.A. PD, kidnappers and a spiritual plane he just may not want anything to do with. But with the help of an unwanted “associate” he gets the job done. Continue reading

Transformers: Age of Extinction

by Philip Durham

Genre and Type: Action Movie
Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci, Kelsey Grammer, Titus Welliver, Thomas Lennon
Director: Michael Bay
Writer: Ehren Kruger
Runtime: 165 Minutes
Release Date: June 27th, 2014

I don’t know enough of our readership to know if you’ve all already seen this or perhaps you’ve decided Michael Bay is the slaughterer of all things from an 80s childhood, but I saw it not once, but twice and wanted to provide you all with my two cents. Immediately, let me say that I saw the movie twice to appease my wife and then again to appease my son and his cousins.  Neither time was I particularly excited to see it, but neither was I dreading either viewing. Continue reading

Red Dragon Inn 3

By: Jestin Kimmet
Price: $39.99
Publisher: Slugfest Games
Style: Card Game/Gambling
Playtime: 30 minutes (dependent on number of players)

What it is: Red Dragon Inn 3 not only adds new characters, but new mechanics to the original game.  In Red Dragon Inn you get to see what Role-Playing Characters do when they spend their time in the inn, which is mainly drink and gamble.   The point of the game is the acquire all the gold from your groups latest adventure.  Whether you do that by gambling/stealing, or drinking your ‘friends’ into a stupor and just taking what they have. Continue reading