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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SuperflyTNT   July 19, 2018   407   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   3906   0
This time, it's for real... ~Don LaFontaine.
 
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SuperflyTNT   May 24, 2016   4458   0
The Circus is like PBR...makin' a comeback! Xia Review....
City of Horror
 
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SuperflyTNT   January 31, 2016   4395   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   4152   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   4318   0
TL:DR: Feck Yeh  
 
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SuperflyTNT   September 29, 2015   3506   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   160   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   4178   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...
Sons of Anarchy
 
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SuperflyTNT   March 10, 2015   5397   0
I saw this at Gencon last year, and despite never having seen the show that Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem is based on, I watched the demo and was enthralled. I really thought it was going to be a really nasty Euro-style worker placement game with all kinds of fighting and Ameritrashy dice rolling. Well, it does all of that, but unfortunately, the game is quite dry if you’re not playing with a rowdy crowd. There’s a huge, and understated, negotiation aspect to the game that is only briefly mentioned in the rules, and that mechanic is what...
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