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:

Punderful Gaming: Rampunctious Review

by 16 hours ago

I take it as a point of pride that many people I know have an instinctive fear of my voice whenever the pun train starts rolling. Things get off track, …

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Built to Last: Villages of Valeria Review

by 4 days ago

After pushing back the monstrous hordes in Valeria: Card Kingdoms and exploring the wilds they left behind in Quests for Valeria, the time has come to rebuild the ravaged kingdom. …

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Dark Eden Campaign Available for Mutant Chronicles

by 2 weeks ago

The Mutant Chronicles tell the story of man's struggle among the stars against a mysterious and seemingly infinite foe. With the third edition, Modiphius Entertainment has told this story over …

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Faith the Sci-fi RPG Core Book Preview

by 3 weeks ago

Faith: The Sci-fi RPG came into the tabletop scene a little more than a year ago, and with it came a new universe of gods, exploration, and political conflict. So …

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Be Our Quest: Quests of Valeria Review

by 3 weeks ago

The Kingdom of Valeria reels, having survived an onslaught of monstrous hordes. Now, as it recovers, guildmasters seek adventurers to explore the wild and battle strange beasts while also seeking …

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Trials and Errors: Salem Review

by 4 weeks ago

Darkness hangs over Salem. The whispers are turning into open talk, and the talk into accusations. Some of us are lost to darkness, and all of us are afraid. We …

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Realism in the Unreal: Song of Swords Developers on Historical Accuracy in Game Design

by 4 weeks ago

Song of Swords is a tabletop RPG currently seeking funding on Kickstarter. It prides itself as a historically accurate medieval combat game, with extensive sets of arms, armor, and maneuvers. …

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Mutant: Mechatron up on Kickstarter

by 1 month ago

Mutant: Year Zero brought us from the safety of our bunkers into a dark world that was not as dead as we thought. For years we have had the chance …

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I’m Not Happy to See You: Pocket Madness Review

by 1 month ago

Cthulhu and his mythos are far too often thrown around games and media for no reason and with little respect to the source material. Pocket Madness is no real exception, …

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A Different Kind of War: They Who Were 8 Review

by 1 month ago

A tale is spun of ancient gods, not for the last time, but for the first. They weave themselves into the people’s memories that they might be worshipped and adored. …

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Yes it Does: Bulldogs: Scifi that Kicks Ass! Review

by 2 months ago

Two great empires, wrapped in their majesty and history, watch one another with wary eyes from across a neutral expanse known as the Frontier. Within this untouched stretch of stars …

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Streets Running Red: Curse of the Crimson Throne Review

by 2 months ago

Korvosa, a great city seated at the edge of the Varisian wilds, is in turmoil. A curse hangs over the rulers, dooming each who ascend the throne to an early …

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