September, 1991. Lake Oswego, OR
JR Ralls is in his junior high social studies class when the teacher tells everyone that they are going to the library. He ties his Air Jordans, grabs his Trapper Keeper, and adjusts his glasses before his fast-growing body lankily exits the room.
I was given very clear instructions to avoid looking up anything about this game before trying it. I will pass that advice along to you: Under no circumstances should you read this review unless you have played Pony Island.
When I was in Russia, an elderly lady pressed these faded letters into my hands and wheezed, "My son! His story must be told, even if it is ignominious."
I tried to explain that that wasn't how ignominy works, but she was gone.
Welcome to The Unmarked, an episodic collaborative storytelling RPG made possible by our Patreon subscribers! Join Game Master Rob Daviau as he takes Sean Sands, Shawn Andrich, Karla Andrich, Cory Banks and Julian Murdoch into the small town of Coffeyville, Kansas.
This is a spectacular week if you’re into Battlefield or Civilization, with Battlefield One and Civilization VI coming out.
For me, who has yet to crack the seal on a copy of Civilization III and hasn’t played a Battlefield game since he tried the demo of Bad Company, there’s less to be excited about.
You’re all expecting me to pick Duke Nukem Forever: 20th Anniversary World Tour, aren’t you? Well, I’m not going to. I probably won’t even buy it. I already own Megaton Edition, and the only thing World Tour offers someone like me is five new levels made by some person I’m supposed to have heard of but haven’t. Even a die-hard Duke apologist like me calls $20 too much to pay for that.