Vortex: A Storm of Strategy!

March 19, 2019

Twist it, turn it, win it! Vortex is a new game that has come raging into Board Game Barrister. It has tactics, it has excitement, it has ways to mess with your opponents, causing neverending animosity and bitter resentment between …

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Zombie Kidz Evolution

March 14, 2019

Well, it happened. The zombie apocalypse arrived, and these undead creeps are swarming our school!

We’re well armed with water cannons, skateboards and laser swords—and we’re definitely smarter than this foot-dragging, groaning horde—but are we quick enough to lock them

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Home By Dark

March 5, 2019

There’s something strange about that new substitute teacher. She just doesn’t look right, like her eyes are way to big, and the way she just stares out the window all the time, it is kinda creepy. Not to mention that

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DM Tip #11: Passing Notes

February 28, 2019

 Do You Have Something to Share With the Class?

Passing notes in game. This is something of a dying art form. When I was a younger player—all the way back in the last century—note passing was quite common in most …

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What Was Left Out of Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica: An Issue of Character Race

February 26, 2019

As somebody who is a fan of both Magic: the Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons, Guildmasters’ Guide to Ravnica is something I thought previously only achievable in my dreams. But alas, and at last, here we are! However, I …

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DM Tip #10: No Passion, No Fun

February 12, 2019

This is a huge one for me, like Top 3 kind of huge when it comes to running a game, any game. You need to have a passion for the game you are running. If you don’t, you won’t have …

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My First Holiday

February 5, 2019

Well not exactly my first… My name is Ian. I’m the new Store Manager at the Board Game Barrister in the Bayshore mall. Here’s an interesting little tidbit about myself: I worked for Walmart for 10 years before becoming …

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Date Night? Try a Little Unconscionable Horror to Set the Mood

February 4, 2019

So you’ve got a spicy date night planned with that special someone.

You’ve lit the candles, polished the wine glasses, spread the rose petals in a perfect pentagram, and poured a line of salt around the dining table in an …

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Numenera Thursdays: Welcome to the Ninth World

January 28, 2019

As you file in to take a seat, or stand as might be your way, the aged man glances between you. Verax Murmen. You’d heard of or seen his request posted in various locations over the last year and slowly …

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DM Tip #9: Session Zero

January 22, 2019

I am almost embarrassed to say that it took me a long time to figure this one out, but since I have embraced it, it has made a monumental difference in how my role playing games flow and how well …

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