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Improvising for Game Masters

By Andrew Borck | February 19, 2019

Game (or Dungeon) Mastering is not an easy job. Part storyteller, part thespian, part rules lawyer, and part cruise director, it’s the GM’s job to keep the players at the table engaged and having fun, which is no easy task. On occasion, even the best laid plans will go awry as the players decide to…

Preview: Monumental

By Andrew Borck | November 13, 2018

Designer: Matthew Dunstan Publisher: Funforge Category: 4x, Deck-building Player Count: 1-4 Price: ~$80 for the Core box (prices listed in British pounds) Preview Monumental is a currently-in-Kickstarter civilization game, where each player controls a unique civilization with different cards and powers at their control. Players will interact with the modular board, as well as their…

Is it Okay for a Christian to…

By Derek Thompson | June 29, 2018

(Spoilers for Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Harry Potter series below.) The two main points of GUG’s mission are to help Christians consume geek culture appropriately and to use geek culture to lead others to Christ. We have some great examples throughout our site’s history of the second point, something we are…

Tabletop Buyer's Guides

The Complete Hero Realms Buyer’s Guide

By Derek Thompson

Derek tells you which Hero Realms expansions to get, and in what order!

The Complete Terraforming Mars Buyer’s Guide

By Derek Thompson

Terraforming Mars is one of the highest-ranked board games of all time. But which expansions and accessories should you get? Derek has your answers!

The Complete Star Realms Buyer’s Guide

By Derek Thompson

(This guide was first posted in January 2017. Three years later, it really, really needed updated! Star Realms is still cranking out new content, and I’m here to help! This post is now current as of January 2020.)  You may have heard that I like Star Realms. Like, a lot. It’s fast, exciting, and inexpensive… sort…