Neverwinter Nights 2: Fun Adventure with Technical Frustrations

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Genre: Fantasy RPG

Synopsis: The player character has grown up in a small village, raised by his/her foster father after some terrible event long ago killed his/her mother. But one otherwise peaceful day, the past comes back to haunt the village. The protagonist is sent on a quest to the city of Neverwinter by his/her foster father, given little by way of explanation. The danger escalates, and it slowly becomes clear that something truly terrible is happening. The protagonist must build a reputation, gather alliances, and fight an enemy more powerful than anyone imagined. Continue reading “Neverwinter Nights 2: Fun Adventure with Technical Frustrations”

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Critical Role, and Never Knowing What’ll Happen Next

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Genre: Fantasy RPG

Synopsis: A party of adventures called Vox Machina must make their way through a changing world, facing ever more powerful enemies and their own personal demons. The story is brought to life by a cast of professional voice actors, and the ever-present chance that bad planning or bad dice rolling will end that journey forever. Continue reading “Critical Role, and Never Knowing What’ll Happen Next”

Glass Sword: Straining Trust, Loyalty, and Friendship to the Breaking Point

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Genre: YA Dystopia/Fantasy/Sci-fi

Synopsis:

Red Queen (Book 1): Reds and Silvers are named for the color of their blood, and distinguished by the powers that the Silvers wield. That power puts the Silvers at the top of the class hierarchy, in a society that keeps Reds poor and uses them as cannon fodder in a war effort. Mare is a Red, trying to provide for her family. But unbeknownst to her, she also has the power of a Silver, and discovers that power in front of a large audience. To protect the integrity of the social order, the Silvers have to claim her as their own–but she isn’t. So can the powerful Silvers keep one girl in line? Or will Mare use her new position against them? Continue reading “Glass Sword: Straining Trust, Loyalty, and Friendship to the Breaking Point”