Author Archives: gamedetective

Breaking Down the Monstrous Water Races in D&D

The original idea for this article was to examine the different evil races, which I will probably still do, but I noticed that the Monster Manual has quite a few water-dwelling evil humanoids. A lot of them sort of blur together for me so I wanted to do a breakdown of each evil fishperson and […]

Five of D&D’s Most Bizarre Creatures (And How to Use Them)

When a game has as wide a range of monsters as Dungeons and Dragons, it’s inevitable that some enter common usage, and some are forgotten.  In the weird in-between area, though, there are the weird ones that are remembered and recognized for their strangeness but either go unused or get thrown in for giggles without […]

Five Awesome Creatures in the D&D Monster Manual and How to Use Them

The world’s oldest roleplaying game has had no shortage of amazing creatures throughout its history, from the terrifying Tarrasque to bizarre but brutal Behir.  Nonetheless, in any population there are those that stand above  the rest and monsters are no exception, so let’s look at the coolest monsters in the Dungeons and Dragons 5e Monster […]

Five Awesome RPGs for When You Need Something New

Dungeons and Dragons is pretty much the standard whenever you’re trying to form a new group.  It makes sense, D&D is the original and it’s still the biggest brand in the industry even after 33 years.  Today, though, we’re going to look at some RPGs to break out when you’re played out on raiding dungeons […]

Classics Corner: The Super Mario Brothers

Everyone knows about the Mario Brothers, and there’s not a lot to be said about them that hasn’t shown up in a dozen other “did you know” videos and listed articles already.  Because of that, I’m not here to talk about Mario trivia or give you a history lesson (there’s plenty of that out there […]

Nosferatu: An Hidden Horror Gem

When you think of a hero charging into a vampire’s castle to do battle with an evil vampire lord and his minions, what comes to mind?  Castlevania, right?  The adventures of the Belmont clan and their generations-long war with Count Dracula is the iconic vampire killing video game franchise.  What if I told you, though, […]

Indie Game Examination: Children of Dust

Children of Dust is adventure module from PondStrider Games to be played in fifth edition Dungeons and Dragons set against the backdrop of the Deadworlds campaign setting, also by PondStrider Games.  It is an adventure designed to introduce a new party of level 3 adventurers to a setting in which the world has, through some […]

Kickstarter Spotlight: Blueshift

I am a huge fan of 4x strategy games and it is exceptionally rare to see this genre represented well in board games.  Sure, there are a lot of good strategy games out there, Catan comes to mind most readily, but for a game to capture all four of the X’s well is exceptionally rare. […]

Why the Undertaker’s Retirement Match Was Actually a Masterpiece

I feel like I’m going to get murdered for saying this, but the way they retired the Undertaker may have actually been perfect. The thing is that this didn’t feel like a retirement match.  It didn’t feel big, it didn’t feel special, and going in it felt like another excuse to put Roman over in […]

Kickstarter Spotlight: All Walls Must Fall

All Walls Must Fall is a “Tech-Noir Tactics Game” set in an alternate future where the Cold War never ended.  It’s a game with action, intrigue, and time travel that roll together into an exciting package. All Walls Must Fall promises a dark and brutal narrative where the player, and the agent under their command, […]