Get a genuine tabletop RPG experience in Galactic Keep

When you start Galactic Keep, I recommend going through the tutorial since it explains everything you need to know. While there are seven characters that you can choose from in the beginning, you have to examine each one because of their strengths and weaknesses. Each race and class has their own set of advantages and disadvantages out in the field and combat, and some of them even grant bonus attribute points to use when you roll for their stat upgrades. Then you have to pick one of three special attacks for that character, which can end up turning the tide of battle when used at the right time.


In Galactic Keep, players will explore various maps in the game world, with each of them having their own special layouts and enemies to overcome. There’s a general story premise in the game too, which will be told to you in bite-sized chunks as you explore and play. While the turn-based combat is like the bread-and-butter of the game, there are also puzzles that you have to solve in order to uncover the mystery of Galactic Keep. Each choice you make affects the story, so choose wisely.


Galactic Keep features a unique visual style, as it goes all out with the traditional tabletop RPG game elements. This means you have textured paper cards to represent characters, lifelike 10-sided die, complete board layouts that represent the stages you’re in, and everything seems to be hand-drawn, from the maps to characters. The game graphics feel like a graphic novel as well, so it should appeal to many. Animations in Galactic Keep are smooth and fluid, the soundtrack is upbeat and quirky, and the fun sound effects add a nice layer of depth to the game.


Several years ago, I finally got into tabletop RPG games because of a group of friends, and I thoroughly enjoyed the adventures that we had. Unfortunately, our dungeon master eventually moved farther away than we’ve had liked, and so our tabletop gaming group disbanded. Since then, I’ve been yearning for some tabletop gaming fun, but it’s hard to get someone else to take up the tough job of dungeon master, so I’ve turned to video games to get my dice rolling fix. I’m a big fan of the Knights of Pen & Paper games, but since I also enjoy a bit of sci-fi, I was eager to check out Galactic Keep.


Galactic Keep ($3.99) by Gilded Skull Games is a sci-fi themed tabletop RPG that will keep you busy for a long time. If you liked titles like the original Knights of Pen & Paper, Knights of Pen & Paper 2, and Dice Mage, but wished for something more intergalactic than fantasy, then you will enjoy Galactic Keep.

The Best Time Management and Applications

It is not important who you are or how you make money, you probably have difficulty with time management. Even people who make an effort to run their lives like clockwork can have difficulty staying on task, being on time and recalling the things they need to accomplish each day. There are plenty of reasons for this. The primary reason this is true is that there are numerous distractions just sitting at our fingertips every day, which has become even more true since smart phones and tablets got to be fashionable. In this article we are going to tell you how to use that iphone or iPad as a time management aid instead of as a time management wrecking ball.

Use Instapaper. Instapaper is an app you can use not just on your smartphone or tablet but on your computer also. It is one of those great time saving “read later” programs. In the daytime how many times do you stumble across a bunch an article or a site that you really would like to get into but lack the time to do so properly? How often have you thrown off your whole schedule by reading or taking a look at it anyway because you knew you won’t remember it later? You can integrate Instapaper into your Twitter account and also some other applications, and save yourself all kinds of time by saving the links you wish to read for a time that is more convenient. The links are all saved to one central account. This means that you can actually use any device you want (smartphone, tablet, computer) to catch up and look through them when you’ve got the time.

Wunderlist is an incredible application. It’s a basic to-do list app but it’s not slowed down by lots of complex interfaces or graphics. You’ll be able to sit down with this application daily and enter all of the things you want to accomplish. It’s absolutely free. In addition to being user friendly, it is simple to sync with many different devices. All you should do is train yourself to check this app as frequently as you check your email and you are going to see just how simple it is to stay on task.

Evernote is incredibly useful. It is a central location in which you can sort out your random thoughts, your pictures, your downloads, your emails, and so forth. It syncs between devices (including your computer) and is easy to use with other programs, like Wunderlist. The only real drawback to this app is that it is not free. You can pay $5 a month for a monthly subscription or you can spend $45 and get a year’s worth of service.

Agenda is the must have calendar app. This is true for all types of different reasons but the major reason you need this is you could sync it both to iCalendar (the calendar Macs and Apple products use) and Google calendar. This makes managing a calendar a lot easier for folks with PCs and iPhones because they are going to only have to key in their information into one place and it is accessible on all their devices. Additionally, it is really beautiful.

There are all sorts of time management applications you can download. These are the best of them but a little bit of research will yield plenty of others.

Edwin Basko

The Apple Mac Specialist and author