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Dyvil: First Edition (Jeff Grubb's 30-Minute Roleplaying Game)
by William W. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 02/16/2012 11:24:12

A naughty little RPG for playing the minions of evil. The war for heaven is over, the good guys won, and you are one of the few remaining infernals roaming the earth, trying to tempt humans into committing sins, finding recruits, and generally trying to survive.

The d6-based system is quick and simple, and there is very little setting or background, leaving it open for all sorts of storytelling. A true beer-and-pretzels RPG, the sort of thing you'd expect to come from 30 minutes of hard RPG-creating labor.

But is it really an RPG, or a thinly-disguised commentary on modern RPGs, organized religion, current foreign policy? You'll have to decide that for yourself.



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[4 of 5 Stars!]
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ROLF: The Rollplaying Game of Big Dumb Fighters
by Stephen Y. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 01/04/2012 13:37:16

ROLF seems fairly good for the price (£0.95).

While most RPGs I've played make no bias on gender with attributes, this game does (surprisingly). The 3 attributes are Brawn, Body & Brains. Brawn & Body are the same for male & female, but Brains are 2D4 for males, and 2D6 for females! The character generation on page 2 states that females are more intelligent (gender cliche?); if so, then another gender cliche states that females are the 'weaker sex', and therefore (for balance), as all games should have SOME balance, the Brawn attribute for females should be for example, 1D20 + 1D8, instead of 2D20.

Practically most/all the artwork is from various D&D books (Elmore). The game is not to be taken seriously; it it rather tongue in cheek. It's good for short term, but not for long term (campaigns).



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[3 of 5 Stars!]
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Horror for the Holidays
by William W. [Featured Reviewer] Date Added: 12/26/2011 08:22:36

(From my blog The Contemporary Quixotist) Then, at the very bottom of your stocking, down among the nasty little bits of candy cane and lint from Christmases past have accumulated, you find this terrible little creature - Horror for the Holidays, a compact collection of festive horror stories, compiled by Nuelow Games. It features Locke, Lovecraft, Machen, and Poe, along with stories from HM Croker, Bret Harte, Hume Nesbit, and Edgar Wallace. It's great for curling up with by the fire while enjoying a cup of eggnog and listening to something horrible and blasphemous scratching at your windowpane.



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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ROLF: The Rollplaying Game of Big Dumb Fighters
by Andy P. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 09/16/2011 23:07:55

Let's see: Cost: 1.5$ Complexity: Simple and effective Learning curve: Fast Average game time: 10 mins for the battle including bragging to the loser, showing off to your friends and laughing heartily. So you could play that at lunch break in your job. Originality: Do you know many games where you can strategically bleed on the winner as you die or that you can castrate the enemy? Fun: Very!

The only minor flaw I found in this game is that it could use a bit more replability. But with updates coming every so often, and with the "expansions" and all costing less than a trip to the cinema I say it's well worth it. And speaking of the cinema? If the movie sucks you can always ROFL! Charlee Sin.

So... what are you waiting for?



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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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ROLF: The Associated Shades of Hades
by Herbert S. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/26/2011 00:41:39

Steve,you did it again pal.Very engaging and fast play makes this a system I use to get the guys off the regular game and have a BBQ-Bash Fest!!



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ROLF: The Death of Osama bin Laden
by Jason E. [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 07/23/2011 23:05:51

I downloaded this thinking it was module for either a realistic or possibly less realistic yet action oriented adventure for an assault on the Bin Laden compound. Even if I never planned to run it with Bin Laden as the centerpiece of the adventure I thought it could be an excellent retrofit for any insurgent leader, drug lord, or crime boss ranging from an estate in Mexico City to a dacha on the Black Sea. It was none of these.

It's a comedy adventure. Bin Laden, the compound, etc, were simply designed with how many chuckles one could work in and not a cross genre usage. And gags weren't really all that funny; they felt obvious and easy like taking the newsbite about computers filled with porn and making Bin Laden into a perv. Too easy. If he had been made into a subtle parody of Skeletor or the Postmaster General that would have been cute.

Of course I don't own ROLF! And if this what ROLF does, an action parody game and not an action game, it doesn't interest me. As a GM far more likely to run realistic to cinematic military ops games this supplement contained nothing I could use. As preview item for ROLF it neither entertained me nor interested me in its parent system.



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