The last few Screams from the Cave are coming into the light – Demian closes out this week’s new reviews for us with his evaluation of Secrets of Morocco for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu. Was he as happy with this sourcebook as with others he’s reviewed for us? Um… no. Click through to find out why. We’ll have the Halloween episode of the OgreCave Audio Report up shortly – an ftp client was misbehaving, so we’ve had some delays.
Archive for October, 2008
Since the second episode of Penny Arcade: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness just became available yesterday from Hothead Games, we thought it prudent to double-check that you’ve done your research. You do recall the Penny Arcade Gabe and Tycho Investigators available for Arkham Horror at the FFG site, yes? Very good, then – you may proceed.
It’s been a while since we’ve reported on an Invisible City Free Game of the Month, but that hasn’t stopped them from continuing to roll out.Â In case you haven’t been paying attention, you might want to check out this month’s offering in time for Halloween.Â In Haunted Destinies, an original tile-based board game, one player is secretly trying to wipe out the others in order to perform an evil ritual on the Scottish moors.Â It’s up to everyone else to prevent this, and thanks to a ghostly afterlife, even murdered players have a chance at victory….Â If that’s not enough free horror for you, there’s also last month’s madness: a revised edition of Cthul-B-Que.
In case you missed it at the end of last week, Fantasy Flight announced it would no longer be handling distribution for Rackham. So far, no plan has been announced for handling the AT-43 and Confrontation product lines going forward, but retailers and gamers alike don’t seem to care much anymore – they’ve been burned by Rackham too many times already, with delays, price changes, and more delays. FFG may have been burned too many times as well. FFG will continue to fill orders of its backstock while they last.
We just received our copy of Monty Python Fluxx from Looney Labs today, and I had a quick look through the cards. Despite what I saw in a prototype deck at GTS ’08, it appears the card selection has been de-spammed – as in, no cards with the word “Spam” on them. The cards favor Monty Python and the Holy Grail over all other Pythonisms (with a few other references sneaking in), which isn’t a bad idea when trying to appeal to the gamer market. In addition to the Creeper mechanic from Zombie Fluxx (winner of Best Card Game in our 2008 Ogre’s Choice Awards), some of the cards seem to have dual purposes – certain situations that cause them to function differently, or allow them to be sacrificed for an effect. In all, just from this early glance at what Monty Python Fluxx has to offer, this may be another Keeper. (*ahem*) We’ll post a full review to our reviews section in the days ahead, once I’ve rallied some players.