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    Books or sites describing/reviewing indie rpgs?

    I'm a bit of a roleplaying book nerd.

    I recently found these two books about the best of roleplaying blogs, and they're primarily focused on D&D.
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0578014742/ref=ox_sc_act_title_2?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER"]Amazon.com: OPEN GAME TABLE: The Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs, Volume 1 (9780578014746): Jonathan Jacobs, Dave Chalker, Ben McFarland, Tasha Dalcher, Jeffrey Uurtamo, Crystal Frasier, James Keegan, Hugo Solis, Lee Barber, Jennifer Weigel: Book[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0557500028/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER"]Amazon.com: Open Game Table: The Anthology of Roleplaying Game Blogs, Vol.2 (OGT0002) (9780557500024): Open Game Table, Jonathan Jacobs: Books[/ame]


    I've also read this, which is outdated but provides a nice tour of games from its time (1999):
    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Fantasy-Roleplaying-Gamers-Bible-2nd/dp/0967442907/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1310314458&sr=8-1"]Amazon.com: The Fantasy Roleplaying Gamer's Bible 2nd Edition (9780967442907): Sean Patrick Fannon: Books[/ame]

    There are also other great books on RPG theory, game design, etc. etc.


    What I'm looking for is a book (or failing that, a website) that collects something similar to blogs about games or full reviews/tours of indie or small publisher games.

    I'd like to read about "advertisements" on which games to buy, at minimum, but also possibly thoughts behind why the given games exist, what purpose/niche they serve, what they do well (or even do best/better than other games), comparisons between them, etc.


    Anyone know of a source regarding indie rpgs?

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    Some who frequent The Forge, story-games.com or RPGnet would have a much better idea than most (all?) who frequent this forum.

    My advice is, ask there. At any or all of them. Someone will help - probably more than one of them. And, though I am not too familiar with the other two, RPGnet is much faster, more "responsive", or whatever (than this site). You'll get [useful] responses in no time.

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    The most unread blog ever reviews indies quite a bit.

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