RPGs

Prepare to (Maybe) Buy: A Turn Order Review of Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game

Dark Souls The Roleplaying Game: A Turn Order Review In the wake of my dead board gaming group (You can check our Oath review Oath review for a bit about that), and the continuing pandemic, I found myself at a...

Wow, that Escalated Quickly: Goonhammer Reviews Kingdom Hearts

Welcome back to GOONHAMMER '02, our week-long look back at 2002 and the games and media that defined the year. Today we're looking back at Kingdom Hearts, one of the more interesting franchise-spawning titles that year. The Chirurgeon: Let me...

A Galaxy of Adventure: Wrath & Glory Review – Turn Order

Grim darkness. Far future. Only war. No peace. Warhammer! Chances are pretty good that if you’re on this particular site reading this particular article you probably don’t need an introduction to Warhammer 40k, but you might not be familiar with...

Mass Effect 2 Legendary Edition: The Dirty Dozen, for the Dozenth Time

I’ve now completed Mass Effect 2 for either the seventh or the eighth time, and I have some thoughts on the matter. First, the occasion: we’re going through all three of the original Mass Effect games in their remastered form,...

Mass Effect Legendary Edition: The Cycle Begins Again

Mass Effect is the game that should have saved the CRPG, in all honesty. It didn’t, but that wasn’t its fault. Originally released in 2007, the first entry into the iconic and now semi-defunct hybrid shooter/CRPG series was much, much...

RPGs for Young Kids: Amazing Tales & Amazing Heroes

We've been on a bit of an RPG kick here at Turn Order. We've talked about narrative RPGs with Ilor's introduction to Apocalypse World and Tiffany's review of the Apocalypse Powered Brindlewood Bay. I reviewed the Alien Starter system...

Turn Order: Ironsworn and the Concept of Solo RPGs

A few weeks ago, I talked about Apocalypse World and its impact on RPGs, particularly about the way AW is paradigmatically different from more "traditional" RPGs and how many of its "Powered by the Apocalypse" successors unfortunately missed the...

The Brindlewood Bay RPG and the Mystery of Cozy – Turn Order

To be cozy is to enjoy feelings of comfort, warmth, or contentment. Words synonymous with cozy: snug, homey, relaxed, cheerful, welcoming, pleasant, soothing. We may not always know what we need when craving cozy but we know it when...

Loop Hero: A Boardgame-RPG Hybrid with an Excellent Gameplay… Flow

The game begins with the universe being destroyed, and then you move forward from there, on a loop. Loop Hero is not really an idle game, as it’s been somewhat curiously -- and a bit frustratingly -- tagged. You will...

Mass Effect: Andromeda Retrospective — The Flawed Masterpiece That Wasn’t

It wasn’t supposed to end like this. Mass Effect: Andromeda was the fourth and, at least for the time being, final entry in the Mass Effect series of games from Bioware. You might have seen them in the news lately;...