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Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows

Sherlock Holmes and the Shadwell Shadows Review

“The time has come to unburden myself of secrets I have kept long after Sherlock Holmes died.”   It’s hard to imagine two fictional worlds that have less in common with each other than that of the world famous Sherlock Holmes and the tales of terror contrived by H.…
unknown armies run hpp


So you want to play Unknown Armies…   A while back, we reviewed the first of three books for running Unknown Armies, a roleplaying game from Atlas Games. It’s focus is on a bizarre, modern-day take on magic. Given how interesting the first book was, I couldn’t help but tear through…

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Review

Dead in the water Good evening. I know that Hey Poor Player is a videogame website, and that even when we do film reviews they’re usually films that have some connection to what we nebulously refer to as “geek culture,” like Doctor Strange. I’m not sure whether or not…
Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles

Warlock Holmes: The Hell-Hound of the Baskervilles Review

By Jove!   Not many who know me know this, but I am a massive Sherlock Holmes fan. Having read all the short stories and novels in middle school, the series quickly became an obsession. I’ve watched every episode of Sherlock, a few of them more than once. Around…

Unplugged: Unknown Armies – Third Edition (Play)

Everyone knows there’s something that’s just wrong in this world…   Sometimes, weird things just happen. You’ll find yourself walking home one night and suddenly, it’s raining frogs. There’s this guy on the corner who yells crazy shit while you’re on your lunch break, but every so often something comes true…
Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection Review

Moonshot: The Indigenous Comics Collection Review

“The Word Balloons in the Comics Made Me Think of Smoke Signals” – from the story Vision Quest: Echo When someone asks you to think of American comic books, what comes to mind? Characters like Batman, Superman, and Spiderman? This is not unusual, given that these are some of…

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