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System Mastery

Jef and Jon review roleplaying games, Star Wars novels and anything else that crosses their paths.

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Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition – System Mastery 125

It’s high time that someone on the internet had an opinion about this edition of this game, and you know what, it might as well be us.  Please enjoy this […]

3 Jul 2018

Rank #1

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Nightbane – System Mastery 133

OLD WEEN to you all!  We’re covering the very weird Palladium title Nightbane this ween’s eve, so ready yourself for one piece of beautiful Brom art and 200 pages of […]

23 Oct 2018

Rank #2

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Shadowrun 5e (Live!) – System Mastery 128

We went to GenCon and we made this show and now we hope you enjoy this show we made at GenCon.  Next time we talk about Shadowrun we’ll try to […]

14 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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Tekumel: Empire of the Petal Throne – System Mastery 129

We felt a little dirty doing a “new” book last episode, so here’s our course correction.  The 1975 version of Tekumel: Empire of the Petal Throne, with all acute accents […]

28 Aug 2018

Rank #4

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Justifiers – System Mastery 127

Have you ever wanted to explore space but it’s just ever so slightly too difficult for you?  Exactly the range of too difficult where it’d suddenly be possible if you […]

30 Jul 2018

Rank #5

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Kult – System Mastery 137

We’ve seen a lot of requests for this game, and now we understand why.  Come along, won’t you, on the game preachers in the 80s wished actually existed so they […]

19 Dec 2018

Rank #6

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Systems Failure – System Mastery 138

We’re back from our very needed rest and relaxation, and working harder than ever to fill your ears with reviews of roleplaying games.  This time we’re talking the Y2K bug […]

1 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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Beyond the Supernatural – System Mastery 132

It’s Ween again, my friends!  Joyous Ween to you all!  But sadly this year White Ween was simply out of the question.  So we searched far and wide for a […]

9 Oct 2018

Rank #8

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With Great Power – System Mastery 131

Join us and our new friends the Bay City Informanauts on a tour through With Great Power, a game of superheroic discussions, mostly.

25 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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Godlike – System Mastery 160

Superheroes!  World War 2!  Greg Stolze?  What’s not to like?  Well, there’s plenty to like, such as the fascinating superpower design system and the fairly fun dice mechanics.  But could […]

6 Nov 2019

Rank #10

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Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition – System Mastery 150

Happy episode 150!  Still can’t believe it’s gone on this long.  Here’s D&D 5e.  It’s a game.

19 Jun 2019

Rank #11

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Age of Ruin – System Mastery 135

1990 seems to be a downer year for RPGs as far as we can tell, but just you wait, someone’s gonna pop in any second and say that’s the year […]

21 Nov 2018

Rank #12

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Quest of the Ancients – System Mastery 161

Have you missed the good old fashioned heartbreaker game paradigm?  Well fret no longer friend, because this one has it all!  Elves! Dwarves!  Saracens for some reason!  This reprint of […]

20 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Star Thugs – System Mastery 162

Time for some sci-fi!  This game takes all the futuristic space convention you love and just DUMPS on it, haha yeah rad, fuck Star Trek!  Anyhow come along won’t you?  […]

4 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Dark Realms – System Mastery 159

We didn’t know it when we started, but there’s a theme to this year’s Ween episodes beyond just leftover horror games floating around the library.  And that theme is “Oops […]

23 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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Renegade Legion: Legionnaire – System Mastery 134

It’s Romans. In. Spaaaaaaace on today’s episode of System Mastery.  Thrill at the game designed to be compatible with a bunch of other games!  Marvel at page after page of […]

6 Nov 2018

Rank #16