On this page we will post the scores of our reviews of the games we play. For more information about our reviews, listen to the appropriate episode of the podcast.
Our scoring system uses the polyhedral dice commonly used in role playing games.
D4 Critical Fumble
D10 Solid Hit
D12 Critical Hit
Savage Worlds/ Throwdown at the North Pole
Overall we enjoy the idea of the Savage Worlds system. Most of the group finds the combat system in Savage Worlds to be too slow and tedious. We like the flexibility of character creation and the ability to play many types of games with one system. We find the combat takes too long and can get boring.
Throwdown at the North Pole
The group agreed that Throwdown at the North Pole is a fun little scenario for a one session game. The idea is basic and requires some imagination on the part of the Gamemaster and the players. If you can flex your imagination muscles you should have fun with this scenario
This is our highest rated game to date. Everyone rated it at least above average. Michael and Vincent each gave the game a D20, the highest score possible.
The Rollin Nerds enjoy the emphasis on exploration and the strangeness of the Numenera world. We enjoy the game mechanics and storytelling aspects of Numenera. The only negatives we found were in the combat mechanics which are a little slow and not what we are accoustomed to. We also discovered some minor confusing elements in the core rule book.
Advanced Dimensional Green Ninja Educational Preparatory Super-Elementary Fortress 555
ADGNEPSSF555 is a game for particular tastes. If you are a tactical heavy gamer, for instance, this game is not for you. If you like wild and crazy role playing with very limited game rules this game is for you. From the Rollin Nerds perspectives Kitty and Kristi each gave it D20 the highest possible rating. Michael and Danny on the other hand rated it significantly lower. Your interest in the game will depend on your personality. Not for everyone but definitely a great game for some. Overall score is the highest to date from the Rollin Nerds.
Swift Saga is a good quick game for times when you don’t have a lot of time to prepare ahead of time. It is a quick fun game with not a lot of rules to learn. For negatives there are some game play issues with how some cards interact with other cards. Recommended.
The Rollin Nerds overall recommend the game Microscope. We would recommend it as tool to create a world for your rpg game more than as a stand alone game.
Dragon Slayers Play Set
So, overall the Rollin Nerds would recommend both Fiasco and the Dragon Slayers play set. We would recommend the Main Street play set from the Fiasco Core Rulebook for your first Fiasco. We refer to it in the podcast as the Small Southern Town play set. Of the play sets we have played that is the one we enjoyed the most.