• Illuminati: New World Order: An unearthed review

    Hey, look what I found on an external drive! It’s an old review of Steve Jackson Games’ Illuminati: New World Order trading card game. I don’t even know when this dates back to; I picked up the game some years after it was released in ’94. I wrote the review for a site or ‘zine, but it wasn’t published.  While my memory of this article is hazy, I recall some great games with a good handful of mutually-backstabbing players. Ah, INWO. Good times…  Illuminati: New World Order: An unearthed review “Betray your friends. Crush your enemies. Control the world. Drink some coffee.” That pretty much says it for me, folks.…

  • GURPS Banestorm: A Reading

    Banestorm for GURPS 4e, by Phil Masters and Jonathan Woodward How do you milk a fish? A milkfish, that is, the semi-aquatic Yrth mammal that offers meat, oil, and milk to its medieval domesticators. The brief description in GURPS Banestorm suggests a cross between a seal and a manatee. Plausible enough… but how do you get under a walrus-like beast? I get ahead of myself. Let’s dip into the Banestorm book itself first. (I’ve got the PDF version from e23; sorry, I can’t comment on the build of the hardback book. No pages have come loose in my digital version. : ) Involuntary relocation Banestorm is the “default” fantasy setting…