Sunday, March 20, 2011


I've been using Goodreads for a while now, and it's one of the reasons that my posting on the blog has lessened. Book reviews I would have posted here in the past I've been posting to Goodreads instead. So, I've decided to experiment some with cross-posting some of the reviews I do. We'll see how it works out.

I don't always put as much care into my Goodreads reviews as I put into my blogging, so I may end up not liking the result, but given how little I've been blogging lately, I figure something is better than nothing.

One problem that I've already noticed is that it's double-posting the update to Facebook, but I think that's a problem I can live with if I have to.

Review: Smallville Role Playing Game

Smallville Role Playing GameSmallville Role Playing Game by Josh Roby

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A big departure from previous games using the Cortex system, this game has some very interesting concepts that center the story around the relationships between the characters rather than the powers and abilities of the characters. This better reflects the nature of the show and opens up some interesting possibilities for gameplay.

Unfortunately, the book is in dire need of an index. The lack of an index is only partly mitigated by a decent table of contents. The book could also use a good glossary. We ran a character generation session and had a hard time determining the difference between different terms, requiring much page flipping.

Overall though, I'm looking forward to giving this game a try, something I didn't expect to be saying of a game based on Smallville.

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