August 11, 2018

O No Man's sky. You vex me so. I remember your first trailer way way back in 2013 your "target footage" of a vast an open-ended space exploration game full of procedurally constructed planets full of exotic flora and fauna; a virtual universe for gamers to explore. Your team Hello Games were a plucky indie development crew back then with wild ambition and dreams of a new and innovative game, and your leader Sean Murray was but...

June 21, 2018

Hey fans and friends and odds and ends! Another Electronic Entertainment Expo has come and gone and no one ordinary human could be expected to see it all, soak it all in, and break down the coolest parts for general perusal in one handy blog but luckily for you I am no ordinary human but instead the last progenitor of a race of intergalactic curmudgeons. I have taken this Herculean, nay almost Sisyphean task unto myself. Here...

June 5, 2018

Title : Pathfinder Chronicles - Classic Horrors Revisited 

Publisher : Paizo Publishing 


 

Paizo's $19.99 books are some of my favorite books on the market. The ability to drop $20 ( less than the price of a meal at a sit down restaurant in my town ) on a book that I can not only use for my various gaming projects but that is just high quality and a good read speaks to me as a consumer. So with that said let's jump into a q...

May 22, 2018

Title : Pathfinder Campaign Settings - Artifacts and Legends

Publisher : Paizo Publishing 


 

Artifacts and Legends cost me $20, roughly the cost of a pizza and some crazy bread on a Saturday night when my wife does not feel like cooking and I can't make a decision on what we are going to do for dinner so I just say "... lets order a pizza." That being said, unlike the pizza that kind of leaves me feeling sick and regretful this...

May 16, 2018

Title : Pathfinder Chronicles - The Great Beyond

Publisher : Paizo Publishing 


 

Let me start off by saying three things sold this book to me. The price point was only $19.99, the word "Beyond" spoke to the part of my Storyteller brain that loves strange dimensional travel and weird places outside of our own reality, and the cover by Wayne Reynolds. Lirt ( That's the guy with the white hair ) running from that Keketar Protean (b...

May 8, 2018

Title : Pathfinder Chronicles - Classic Treasures Revisited

Publisher : Paizo Publishing 


 

Have you ever heard of a Vorpal Sword? How about a Bag of Holding? Have you ever been in a game and had a Storyteller say "You find a Staff of The Magi" and felt your stomach fill with butterflies as your mind raced with the millions of things you could do with such a powerful magic item in your hands? Well Classic Treasures Revisited bri...

May 2, 2018

Videogames are complicated and tricky things . It's easy to get so much right in a game only to have one or two flaws undercut everything in the game that works. A game can get everything technically right, be lovely to listen to and see, be stocked full of interesting mechanics and features, but if the right rhythm and balance aren't achieved in its development it can miss out on the most crucial and ethereal aspect of a game...

April 27, 2018

         

"The skeletal figure that stalks towards you is missing most of its flesh and internal organs. You can see weaving through the bleached bone a thin purple tube worm-like creature that wraps around the animated corpse like ivy over a decomposing tree. More unsettling is the fact that this purplish worm that snakes through the skeletal form wriggles and pulses with a life of its own. The skeletal fig...

April 13, 2018

Hey everyone welcome to the inaugural installment of Old Man Gamer, a hopefully regular feature of the Old Magic Gaming. I'm Jim, known to you as either Ogun the Anvil in "The Great Old Ones", Johnny Sparks, the Rocker with the Robot Arm in "Heavy Gigs in Seas Side City". When I am not playing in all of those games I am editing the podcasts for OldMagicGaming.com, as well as appearing on a veritable plethora of other pods on...

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