Articles by Pete “Superfly TNT” Ruth

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Pete Ruth has been writing about games and culture for over five years, and has been playing board, miniature, and role playing games since 1981. By day, he's out saving the world, but by night, he's slaughtering zombies, acting as a Shogun of Imperial Japan, and bootlegging whiskey. Pete's rambunctious views on games and gaming can be found uncensored and unfiltered at www.superflycircus.com.

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Remnants Board Game
 
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SuperflyTNT   October 16, 2018   851   0
Remnants, from Fireside Games, is the game that I had hoped would be the last game I had to buy in order to scratch the itch I had for the perfect post-apoc base building game. As it turns out, it's not. Despite a few really painful design choices, however, it's a fantastic little game which is fun, relatively fast, and has a ton of character. It's really not so much a base-building game as a real-time dice game with an economic engine of sorts that also has a base building element; even then, the base building isn't so much...
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SuperflyTNT   July 19, 2018   824   0
I've decided that it might be interesting for people to read about how I, initially, came up with some of the concepts and nuances of SEAL Team Flix, and then how Mark and I finally came up with the concepts behind the final product.
 
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SuperflyTNT   May 31, 2016   4493   0
This time, it's for real... ~Don LaFontaine.
 
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SuperflyTNT   May 24, 2016   5038   0
The Circus is like PBR...makin' a comeback! Xia Review....
City of Horror
 
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SuperflyTNT   January 31, 2016   4797   0
As part of my 10x10 Challenge, I am playing this epic game, and I don't think it will be that hard, because this is an awesome game.
 
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SuperflyTNT   November 02, 2015   4539   0
I know this review is over a year late, but since Charlie Theel mentioned that I was an apologist for it, so I thought I'd make it official.
 
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SuperflyTNT   October 23, 2015   4879   0
TL:DR: Feck Yeh
 
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SuperflyTNT   September 29, 2015   3885   0
Wiz War? BAH! This is the real deal. I have more than a slight bias against card games, generally speaking, so I am generally skeptical that I will like any given card game, no matter how thematic or "elegant" it may be described as by others. Because of this bias, when my "dear friend Bootyanus", or rather, Mark Thomas of Hot Seat Games (designer of several good games) told me that Epic Spell Wars was the undisputed King Shit I was, as usual, incredibly skeptical. As it turns out, he was not only right,...
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SuperflyTNT   April 20, 2015   377   0
Sometimes, smaller is better. Like bullet holes. But, with this troubling trend towards smaller and quicker games, I have to point out that sometimes, smaller is NOT better. Like this.
doom and bloom
 
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SuperflyTNT   March 24, 2015   4501   0
“What the white-hot, flaming fuck???!??! SHIT!!!” Normally, I intersperse vulgarities throughout my articles, as I think wit and vulgarity are not mutually exclusive, and also, because it’s funny to watch people squirm uncomfortably. In this case, I started with the phrase above, if you can call it that, because it is the verbatim thought that I had after playing Doom and Bloom: Survival! from Doom And Bloom LLC. I dropped $29.00 US on it on eBay, because I am inexplicably drawn to post-apocalyptic games, and also, it looks incredibly similar to a game...
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