Tips for Running a Convention Game

Locally, September is when the two primary gaming conventions in the area happen.  It’s a great time to get together with friends (well you know…when it’s not 2020) and play some games with people who all share the same love of the hobby. Running an RPG at a convention though is not the same as running your home game.  Just […]

Stargate RPG Review

The last time there was a Stargate RPG was back in 2003 (!) when  AEG released a game based on Spycraft.  It was…okay…ish.  Now, nearly two decades later there’s a new Stargate RPG and it’s time to see if this one is up to the task. When I saw the kickstarter announcement it came out of nowhere.  As far as […]

Comfort Games

Comfort food is food that provides nostalgic or sentimental value to someone.  It may remind them of someone special, a time in their life, or a place they remember.  I think games have this sort of resonance for a lot of us.  I know it does for me.  These are the games that I return to time and again or […]

My Favorite Systems

Many folks have a favorite game and often if you ask them what their favorite system is, they’ll default to the game.  Shadowrun!  Warhammer!  D&D!!  That’s all well and good but none of those are examples of a system.  They definitely have rules and mechanics and crunch (sometimes too much crunch) but I don’t think you can really call something […]

Ask the GMs

We here at Crucible Gaming Group have an extensive background in RPGs and Board Games and as with most gamers we like to talk shop. Whether it’s the no shit there I was stories we tell at conventions or “discussions” about best games, we like to share. So if you have any questions or thoughts for us to ruminate on […]

Alien RPG

Alien RPG Review The Alien RPG is a new game set in the world of space truckers, colonial marines, nefarious androids, evil corporations and deadly, deadly Xenomorphs. It is a licensed game which is always a crap shoot in my opinion. Some properties just don’t make for good RPGs and sometimes the game producers don’t do a very good job […]