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Recent Articles & Reviews by Tom Franklin

By day, I'm a mild-mannered IT Manager with a slight attitude.  By night I play guitar & celtic bouzouki, board games, watch British TV, and read.  My agented but unsold humorous, middle-grade Steampunk Fantasy novel "The Pterrible Pteranodon" is available as a free serialized podcast from my PowersBeyondTheirSteam website and will be launching on Kickstarter in the Spring of 2021.

For me, gaming is primarily about creating social memories and being presented with lots of interesting choices. I love abstracts, co-ops, and heavier Eurogames.

And despite being a DM, I have an inherent dislike of six-sided dice.

Root Digital Review

Root has finally come to the digital age! But is it a worthy and challenging port from cardboard and wood to bits and bytes? Read our review to find...

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