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“If you’d like a modern retelling of Red Riding Hood that isn’t too beholden to the original story, read this. It is a stellar character piece between the narrator and single player. With not a lot of challenges presented, that leads to a more nuanced back and forth conversation. Urban fantasy, fairytale pastiche, romance, and surprisingly shocking horror all add up to a game that is hard to put down once you start reading.”

GertrudetheRobot   4/28/17

“Begun in 1890 by Miss Brinley, there is an institute where children who have had some kind of connection to the supernatural are sent when their families are unable to care for them. After WWI, a group of young men returned from the front with stories and scars of a different kind. The story begins with the meeting of the soldiers and children and spins off into a mysterious collection of events from a floating girl to a seance, will the two groups be able to come together and help each other?”

docwho2100   4/17/17

“Recently revived from hiatus, Across the Ages is a game which truly earns the label of ‘epic’. Spanning thousands of years, the story takes readers on a journey with the Abdal people, from meager beginnings as a nomadic tribe of hunter-gatherers, to their current position as colonizers of foreign lands. Each scene leaps forward another century, showing the growth and development of humanity in all of its beauty and pain.”

Taskir   3/31/17

“A light-hearted, ‘Groundhog Day’-esque tale of the most unfortunate characters reliving the most unhappiest wedding. Crafted by both witty narration and colorfully flawed characters, ‘For Better or Worse’ perfectly depicts the spiraling of one’s sanity. Till Fate do they part, the misfortunate must suffer again. And again.”

Aviere   3/14/17

“Excellent characterization, deft pacing and player agency elevate this short post-apoc yarn to the high-water mark. ‘Cape Cyclone’ hits the right notes in the genre: survival, community and a dash of the epic in getting swept up in things far greater than oneself. Strongly recommended for fans of ‘flooded world’ settings and character-driven post-apoc.”

Syrmaticus   2/24/17

“Narrated by the mighty Tacronicus, this is a lighthearted, tongue in cheek romp through the jungle in search of the legendary ape-man. The narrator and characters are aces, the writing sparkles, the puns abound (Marxist Gorillas, anyone?). It even has its own rap. But what makes this stand out even more is the clever use of video clips embedded in challenges and player cards. The amount of work put into this by Tac is astounding, and the whole story deserves to be noticed.”

Greymalkin   1/22/17

“An ambitious new game that features an enormous cast of varied characters. Falls the Shadow is the one to watch whether you love the XCOM theme of humanity fighting back against a superior foe, or the behind the scenes, war-journal feeling from the characters.”

jephque   1/ 7/17

“A tightly-paced story of a Lovecraftian bent, where six strangers meet at an ostentatious rum-runner’s party and soon find themselves embroiled in a midnight expedition into waters that are full of secrets and dangers beyond man’s understanding. @lobrien’s narration crafts an engaging and vivid world that the players seamlessly interact with, steadily increasing the tension in this 20’s Mythos adventure. Lovecraft is easily done wrong, but this story gets so much right.”

Prester   12/13/16

“This steampunk story incorporates complex characters and deep political intrigue all set in a rich and well-defined world complete with Alchemists, Vampires, and Werewolves. A forbidden act sets the stage for a growing conspiracy which we get to watch from multiple angles. This active group of writers has laid the groundwork for an epic which will be fun to follow as it continues to develop.”

zeromusic   11/19/16

“Craftily constructed and enthralling to the core,“Best Served Cold” is a shining example of how to execute noir. Unique, well-written characters blend with the narrator’s effortlessly gritty writing style to produce a cornerstone addition to the genre. A must-read for those partial to Not-Quite-Good Guys.”

Fliers   10/27/16

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