Category Archives: Marty

Isle of Skye : A Play The Game Boardgame Review

Recently, while at Gen Con 2016, I picked up a copy of the Kennerspiel de Jahres 2016 award winner, Isle of Skye.  And I can tell you right now, I’m very happy to have done so. In Isle of Skye, players take on the roles of Scottish Clan Lords, involved in the purchasing of land to help further increase their control of the Isle of Skye.  At least, thematically, this is what the game is about. Broken down into a five round game, each player…

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Mutant: Year Zero

My group is now running through a campaign of Modiphius Entertainment’s wonderful little post apocalyptic horror show Mutant: Year Zero. In the game, players take on the role of, not surprisingly, Mutants.  Survivors of an apocalypse living in the ruins of a decaying city, hidden away in their home, a relatively safe haven, which is referred to as The Ark.  The Ark is home to some two hundred plus mutants who are day by day dying off from starvation, thirst and the rot.  Reproduction is…

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Review: Night’s Black Agents: The Dracula Dossier

“Listen to them, The Children of the Night, what music they make…” -Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Redacted) The Hunt for Dracula is on. Agents spanning the decades search for the elusive fiend at the behest of one agency or another, all in an attempt to either destroy his evil once and for all or to turn it to their own use, cultivating the Prince of Darkness into a master operative for their own nefarious purposes. Pelgrane Press’ Dracula Dossier is a brilliantly constructed set of books…

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Marty Burnham

Marty Burnham is a suburbanite moonlighting as a city dweller.  While he dips his toes into the great city that is Chicago, he often turns tail at the first signs of “trouble”, retreating to the safe confines of his townhome, which he shares with his two cats and his wife and their collection of boardgames. An avid gamer, Marty has been playing games since he was a small boy, a time when elves and trolls seemed fairly ridiculous and far away.  Growing up he longed…

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A Few of My Favorite Things…

  So this past weekend I attended C2E2, Chicago’s Comics and Entertainment Expo.  This is it’s third year and it continues to grow.  The amount of people in attendance on Saturday was staggering and I look forward to seeing the numbers when they are finally released.  I’ve been to all three shows and it’s really amazing to feel like you are a part of something from the beginning, getting in on the ground floor and being able to watch it grow.  This really is an…

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A Few Acres of Snow

So this winter’s been a bust.  When I first picked up my copy of A Few Acres of Snow, I assumed there would be feet of snow on the ground and I’d be holed up in my house attempting to stave off the cold with coffee, blankets and a couple of board games.   The fact that there was a wintry, though maybe that’s not entirely appropriate, theme to the game, I figured it was a shoe in for a WINTER game review. So, anyway, I…

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