Let’s Play – XCOM 2: War of the Chosen Episode 30: Codex Skulljack

An interesting Council Mission lets us rescue high-ranking soldiers. Then we assault a new alien facility.

DLC: War of the Chosen, Tactical Legacy Pack, Resistance Warrior Pack
Mods: Commander’s Choice
Difficulty: Veteran

Episode 30: Codex Skulljack

M47: Operation Swamp Queen – Gather Survivors from Abandoned City

  • Col. Gillian ‘Triton’ Flounderson (Specialist)
  • Col. Mauta ‘Shadowrun’ Kulia (Sharpshooter)
  • Maj. Kazin ‘Mind-Zei’ Eldric (Templar)
  • Col. Georgiano ‘George’ Tortle (Ranger)
  • Col. Xandala ‘Summerwise’ Cimber (Reaper)
  • Magus Dommel ‘Talus’ Stonereach (Psi Operative)

M48: Operation Wolf Hound – Sabotage the Alien Facility

  • Cap. Korinn ‘Draconic’ Dragonborn (Grenadier)
  • Maj. Felgolos ‘Flying’ Misfortune (Sharpshooter)
  • Col. Miri ‘The Monk’ Greycastle (Ranger)
  • Col. Georgiano ‘George’ Tortle (Ranger)
  • Col. Xandala ‘Summerwise’ Cimber (Reaper)
  • Magus Dommel ‘Talus’ Stonereach (Psi Operative)

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The Secret Unknown Stuff Trilogy [Tabletop Gaming Magazine]

Pick up Issue #30 of Tabletop Gaming Magazine

I interviewed the developers at Sentient Cow Games about their debut tabletop game Escape from Dulce and their plans for an entire trilogy on their wonderfully weird Secret Unknown Stuff sci-fi universe.

Tomb of Annihilation Session 32 Recap

The party survives a deadly ambush by a powerful new foe, and meet with the mysterious wizard living in the Heart of Ubtao.

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Previously on Tomb of Annihilation

Mannix, level 5 Human Inquisitive Rogue/Wizard
Khaless, level 5 Half-Drow Assassin Rogue
Gillian, level 5 Triton Bard of Whispers
George, level 5 Tortle Battle Master Fighter/Rogue
Therin, level 5 Hill Dwarf Druid of the Moon

The magically floating rock known as the Heart of Ubtao was as dangerous or as accommodating as our heroes wanted it to be, based on the actions and choices they could make. Getting up there proved highly dramatic as they were beset upon by the deadly construct that had been sent to kill them.

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DMs Guild Review – The Great Wyrm Theft (Shadow Heist 1)

Steal a prize ruby from a Waterdeep noble’s mansion during a lavish dinner party in this one-shot adventure.

A review copy of “One Shot: The Great Wyrm Theft – Waterdeep’s Shadow Heist No. 1” was provided by the publisher. Find more DMs Guild Reviews on my website and YouTube channel.

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Designed by:  Christian Eichhorn

If you’ve read or watched my review of last year’s Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, you know that one of my complaints was there was no actual bloody heist in the campaign! DMs Guild veteran Christian Eichhorn has designed a series of heists that take place around Waterdeep to help fill this void.

The first in the Waterdeep Shadow Heist series is “The Great Wyrm Theft,” set at a noble’s mansion during a big dinner party. The PCs’ goal is to sneak in, grab a valuable gem and sneak out, before the gem is sold at the end of the evening. It’s a neat setup, though the mansion itself is disappointingly mundane.

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Risk of Rain 2 Shows Incredible Promise in Early Access [Pixelkin]

Read the full Early Access preview at Pixelkin

I lived through the initial 3D gaming era of the mid to late 90s. Whether for better or worse, most games made the awkward, ugly transition from pixels to polygons. And for every Mario 64 there was, well, a Sonic 3D.

Thankfully we’re far removed from those days. But rarely do we see a series so completely, and effectively transform from 2D to 3D, as I’ve seen in Risk of Rain 2. The sequel was announced and released via Steam Early Access during the Gearbox panel at PAX East, and it’s already fantastic.

Read the full Early Access preview at Pixelkin