Tuesday, June 6, 2017

RPG Review: I Need RPGs to Review!

I write role-playing game (RPG) reviews for Knights of the Dinner Table (KoDT), and for EN World's RPG News and Reviews page. If you're interested in a product review, use the Contact Me (button above) or click here to get my email.
 

NOW ACCEPTING PRINT/PHYSICAL PRODUCTS ONLY 

If I've already corresponded with you and agreed to do a review (PDF), you're good. I've got your RPG in my files. Due to the slew of submissions going forward, reviews for PDF products are closed.
 
For the review request: Type in the subject line of the email: Review Request; include the title of the product. Include details about what the product is in the body of the email. 
 
Most of the reviews I produce, are for complete RPGs or system neutral products. If the product does not fit this criteria, you are welcome to contact me, but it is very rare that I produce reviews concerning adventures, or writing which focuses on the mechanics, rules or tweaks of an established system.  
 
In addition to the above mentioned publications, reviews are posted on this blog and shared in my communities on Google Plus and Facebook. Reviews for KoDT are owned by Kenzer and Company and re-published here with permission one year from the reviews publication, per specific issue. Reviews written for EN World may or may not be republished on this blog. Long story short, that is up to me (in how I format the review for EN World).   
 
It is rare when I do not have a virtual PDF slush pile, and there is always a wait. Products are reviewed in the order they are received, unless the publisher is willing to eat the cost of shipping a physical product to my address; these are bumped to the head of the line  (And also and because it is 100% important to note, a physical product mailed to my front door-while wonderful, does nothing to sway the review).
 
As a freelancer I cannot guarantee a review of the product you send will publish or the location of the review itself. I will certainly pitch and write the review, but it's at these companies own discretion whether the review publishes. Under no condition will the review of one product be written for both companies. Worst case, the review will not appear for either company, and only on this blog as well as shared with my G+ communities and Facebook. This has not happened yet, but it easily could. Welcome to being a freelancer 101.
 
I do not guarantee a positive review. I take into consideration what each specific product is and what it attempts to accomplish; and as best as I am able, review each RPG on it's own merits and faults. Sometimes, I will have the opportunity to introduce an RPG to my player group by playtesting it. Sometimes I create a character, or (literally) calculate the mechanics. Of these three, creating a character (or two) is the most common, and reflected in the review. If I playtest it, it is rarely reflected in the review.
 
Thank you, and I look forward to reviewing your RPG!