Monthly Archives: April 2016

Spring Thing: Tangaroa Deep

“Tangaroa Deep” is the last of the “Main Festival” games to review. I’m not sure if I should venture into the “Back Garden” games, though a couple of them look quite intriguing. Anyway, “Tangaroa Deep” follows a scientific expedition down … Continue reading

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Spring Thing: Shipwrecked

“Shipwrecked” tells the story of the sole survivor of desert-faring ship, as described in his journal. Hopefully his adventures will prove entertaining enough for publication, once he finds his way back to civilisation.

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Spring Thing: Sisters of Claro Largo

“Sisters of Claro Largo” might best be described as an allegory, a parable of two sisters–one retiring and contemplative, the other active and charismatic–as they come into conflict over the influx of drugs into their community.

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Spring Thing: Ms Lojka

“Ms Lojka” is a tale of creeping, reality-bending horror, about a witch (or is she?) who lives in an ancient tower in the middle of bustling New York City.

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Spring Thing: Rough Draft

“Rough Draft” advertises itself as “a game about writing a story”.

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“The Traveller’s Cup” and “Louisiana Blood”

I thought I’d take a day out to talk about a couple of Inkshares books instead. These are both approaching the end of their funding periods, and I really hope they hit their pre-order goal. First up is “The Traveller’s … Continue reading

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Spring Thing: Superhero Stress

“Superhero Stress” touts itself as either a sort of stress-management simulation, or an exploration of the pressures of being a superhero: at least, that’s the impression I got from the blurb. In practice, it’s actually a very simple CYOA with … Continue reading

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Spring Thing: The Xylophoniad

“The Xylophoniad”, like the Labours of Hercules, tells the story of a Greek hero–well, heroine in this case–as she tackles a triad of exploits such as might keep the bards and poets singing for centuries to come.

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Spring Thing: Three-Card Trick

“Three-Card Trick”: A magician, outdone by a rival, attempts to reclaim their rightful glory. I’m afraid there’s no way to properly discuss this without thoroughly spoiling it, so caveat lector.

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Spring Thing: Harmonic Time Bind Ritual Symphony

Next up: Harmonic Time Bind Ritual Symphony. This one appears to be a bit of a wild romp through one man’s ongoing journey towards enlightenment. Or something like that.

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