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Game Collection Roundtable 05/25/2015: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Xbox One, PC), Mage: The Awakening 20th Anniversary Edition

Every week, the Diehard GameFAN team adds new games to their collections. Sometimes they are new releases, physical or digital, DLC or full games, but they are all building blocks in our greater collections.


Video Games:

The Witcher 3 (PC). I actually haven’t played the first two (but I own them). However when offered a freebie I don’t have to review, I’m not going to say no.


Mage: The Ascension 20th Anniversary Edition. My nearly 700 page copy of this came in this week. Glad to be a Kickstarter backer, but I am NOT looking forward to reviewing this due to sheer size.

Ron Fortier’s Cape Noire RPG. I backed this on day one and the Kickstarter ended on 5/21. It only had 50 or so backers, but it was successful. I like pulp and it’s a local company so I threw money at it.

Call of Cthulhu d20 Edition. Yes, it’s 15 years old, but I snagged a copy for 15 bucks, or a third of what it usually goes for. I love CoC but never spent much time with the non BRP version so it should be a fun read.

Mark B.

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (PC)

I actually DID get The Witcher, sort of; it was given to me free when I bought my new video card. It’s not bad, so far, but I kind of feel like, for lack of a better way to describe it, it’s not going to be THE thing this year; it’s good, but it doesn’t seem like something that’s going to pop instantly into your mind at the end of the year when you think “What was the best game I played this year?” Of course I’m only like two hours in so maybe I’ll change my mind.


Life is Strange Episode 3 (PS4) – I downloaded this the second I was able to. I’ve been loving this series, and I think it’s showing the power of the format when characters are focused on as opposed to just shocking moments and quick time events.

Norna (PC) – An interesting puzzle game I picked up for review. It’s about manipulating people and has some interesting philosophical points in addition to some pretty good brain teasers. Should have a review up before long.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (XBO)

I haven’t read any of the books, but I enjoyed the first two games immensely. I was also impressed by how the game was coming along at E3 2013 (even though many a false promise are made at E3). I’m only a couple of hours in, so there’s not much I can say about it yet other than I look forward to many more.