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One of Raine's biggest hobbies has always been gaming. It all started with an Atari and spread out to Yu-Gi-Oh!, Magic: the Gathering, and Dungeons & Dragons. As an artist, Raine takes pride in painting models for games as well as making his own terrain. He's also been a writer for many years, working both in the journalism industry and writing pieces of fiction. He decided to create Initiative : Tabletop as a platform to talk about all things gaming that he simply thought were cool, and reviewing games became a part of it!

Video Review – The Black Rose

The Black Rose

A secluded monastery. A dark secret. A plot for revenge. The Black Rose, a board game of deduction from Sebastian Chedal, incorporates all these things into a haunting experience. In The Black Rose, players take the role of investigators trying to suss out the accomplices of the player who’s embodying the Rector. You see, murders have been taking place at the monastery and everyone knows the Rector is behind it. What’s unknown is the identity of the accomplices helping him do his dirty work. The game is set in the same world as Shadows of Esteren, a gothic horror tabletop RPG. Take a look at the video below and lose yourself within the monastery halls, but try not to get caught within the Rector’s web of secrets and death.

Thanks to Agate Games for providing a copy of The Black Rose for review!

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  1. Quick News Jan 17 – Jan 23 | Initiative : Tabletop - January 23, 2015

    […] thoughts on Lost Legacy: The Starship, Lost Legacy: Flying Garden, Caverna: The Cave Farmers, and The Black Rose. We hope that you have a great weekend of gaming, and until next time, happy […]

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