Escape the Dark Castle

We did Fighting Fantasy last week, so this week on the Vintage RPG Podcast, it seemed like a fun idea to take a look at a board game inspired by Fighting Fantasy, the spectacular Escape the Dark Castle, from Themeborne. So many great things about this game: the gnarly throwback art, the punishing difficulty, the narrative focus, the incredible ease of learning it. Snag it, throw it on the table, learn while you go and die, repeatedly. Fantastic stuff!

We also chat with Henry Taylor about his psychedelic, system agnostic RPG sourcebook about Bronze Age Celts, Caer Mundus: The Lost Realm. Here be magic mushrooms, folks! Buy a physical copy, housed in a handsome slipcase, direct from Henry’s store, or check out the sneak peek PDF Votive Offerings on DriveThru for a taste of what the main book offers.

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