A fantasy game by Robert Bartels, published by Shield Games (division of Shield Laminating) in 1990.
Jon, Sean, and I are about a dozen sessions into Fifth Cycle, and we’re going to continue carrying on with the game. But we’re also reassessing some key aspects of the combat system, and I’ve proposed some changes to oil the wheels and to improve the game in terms of pacing, magic use, and mechanics. […]
Having played Forge: Out of Chaos for over a year, Jon, Sean, and I decided to put the game temporarily on the shelf and take up another fantasy heartbreaker. I’m now running Robert Bartels’ Fifth Cycle, and we had our first session this week. We were mulling over other possible candidates, but this game won […]
Some comments showed up at Facebook about the two Fantasy Heartbreaker essays, and I’m a little tired of facepalming. It’s been a long road of experiencing and reflecting upon what became of fantasy during my lifetime, and the original essays are a blink of a moment during that process. Let’s see what the long view […]