PROFILE:

Currently wound up in the midst of law school, I find time to feed my long time passion for game design and game criticism. It is an honor to be among these esteemed few at Gamingtrend.

Posts by John Farrell:

Into the Heart of Darkness: Faith: A Garden in Hell Review

by 15 hours ago

Faith: the Sci-fi RPG was one of last year’s best releases. Its fresh new take on religion in gaming, intricate political universe, and melding the boardgame’s style with roleplay paved …

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All the Rage: Bulldogs: Heart of the Fury Review

by 3 weeks ago

A dark hand reaches out over the galaxy. It’s changing minds, gaining power, and manipulating entire star systems. True heroes could go out to right this wrong...but all we have …

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Bring it all Down: Kaboom Review

by 3 weeks ago

The duality between creation and destruction defines the human experience. We thrive on sacrifice and consume to exist. But that’s all a little dark for game night, so Kaboom lets …

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I Turn We All Turn: U-Turn Review

by 1 month ago

    The essence of a good abstract game is a simple set of rules that hide evolving depth to challenge players. U-Turn absolutely excels at both of these design goals, and …

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    Trial and Errors: High Treason! The Trial of Louis Riel Review

    by 2 months ago

    Louis Riel, the leader of a military rebellion against the Canadian government, has been captured and now stands trial. Two forces step forth: a prosecutor, who promises to bring justice …

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    Of Froghemoths and Men: Pathfinder Bestiary Pocket Edition Review

    by 2 months ago

    There can be no heroes without villains. No light without dark. No Player’s Guide without a Bestiary. As a part of the RPG revolution that has been ongoing for the …

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    Cool Mini Or Not and Cranio Creations to Publich Lorenzo il Magnifico and Updated Council of 4

    by 2 months ago

    Cool Mini Or Not and Cranio Creations have already been collaborating to bring foreign games to the English language, starting off with Unusual Suspects. This relationship is going to continue …

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    Less is More: Pathfinder Core Pocket Edition Review

    by 3 months ago

    When Wizards of the Coast took a big chance with Dungeons and Dragons 4th Edition, fans of the series were divisively  intrigued and reviled. Some felt it was a sleek …

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    Attack on Titan Deck-Building Game Released by Cryptozoic

    by 3 months ago

    By now we should all be familiar with the Attack on Titan series, following the last survivors of Earth as they battle the massive, cannibalistic giants that assault them. Only …

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    Alia Iacta Est: Valeria Card Kingdoms Review

    by 3 months ago

    As beasts swarm into the Kingdom of Valeria, the loyal Dukes and Duchesses know what they must do: manipulate the situation for political power! During this time of struggle you …

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    On the Hunt: Nosferatu Review

    by 3 months ago

    The work of many nights has proven a link between the madman Renfield and the mysterious deaths that have been haunting the streets of late. Just as you are upon …

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    Richard Thomas of Onyx Path on Kickstarter and a Changing Industry

    by 3 months ago

    Since its launch in 2009, Kickstarter has spearheaded a revolution in tabletop game production. In the last seven years, Kickstarter raised funds into the hundreds of millions of dollars for …

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