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Guest Review: Penny Dreadful

Guest Review: Tim Myers This is the graphic literary prequel by the team at Titan Comics based on the Showtime original series of the same name woven by executive co-producer John Logan. Enter a world of vampires as you delve into these 30 masterfully created panels. With themes of demonic possession and other occult occurrences, Chris King, the executive producer …

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Guest Review: Doppelganger #1

Guest Writer: Tim Myers A four-issue series by Jordan Hart, Doppelganger is about the beginning of one man’s descent into madness. Beginning with a small fender bender one afternoon, Dennis, our protagonist, has his life turned upside down in an unusual encounter with destiny. As we follow along and the situation becomes twisted, he finds that he has no choice …

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Anno Dracula 1895: Seven Days in Mayhem

Guest Review by Eric Bloat Anno Dracula 1895:  Seven Days in Mayhem written by Kim Newman, art by Paul McCaffrey, released by Titan Comics is the first Comic Book entry in a long running, alternative history of fictional novels to Bram Stoker’s Dracula where the heroes of the Stoker’s Dracula failed to defeat the titular vampire villain.  In this fictional …

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Joe Manganiello From Magic Mike to Magic Missile

Actor Joe Manganiello may have gotten his big movie break by playing bully Flash Thompson in Sam Raimi’s  Spider-Man, but the truth is, he’s one of us geeks. Joe’s been tweeting for awhile about how he’s in talks with Wizards of the Coast and people in Hollywood to get a good Dungeons & Dragons movie made. The script that’s being …

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FMNH PR2081 The Tyrant Dungeon Master

The history of Sue the T. Rex at Chicago’s Field Museum is a roller coaster of up and downs and that’s just regarding her fossil and not including her danger fraught life that resulted in death at a young age. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that she would understand what makes a good story and the eternal battle of good …

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Dragonlance! Of course, it’s a musical

I’ve known about the Dragonlance musical, or as it’s actually titled “The Last Trial,” based on the Dragonlance Legends story, for a decade, thanks to Wikipedia in Russian. It wasn’t until some time later, after the theater production had been out for many years and grown to be performed by three different troupes that an exhibition video appeared on Youtube …

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Nerdy Nummies-A Real Serious Cookbook

There have been a number of cookbooks that use geek/nerd culture as their gimmick. Including official Star Wars books. What caught my attention with Rosanna Pansino’s The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook is before the book even gets into the recipes. She writes how she’s a visual learner and has therefore arranged the book to be easier for visual learners. If you …

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Wizard School, Rather Chaotic

I have a rule about Kickstarters, in that I never back one while I’ve backed another. I’m also prepared to wait past the stated deadline, because everyone always seems to underestimate how much work it’ll take to finish their project. That’s just part of the fun of funding someone’s ideas. And what an idea Wizard School is. I usually deliberate …

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Always Room for Gelatinous Cube DIY

Don’t ask me why I find the gelatinous cube to be an amusing monster. It’s anything but amusing if your party encounters one, yet I have a love for them anyway. I’m guessing it’s due to being a part-time DM (and despite being a part-time Player). So, I was delighted to find a Youtube video by user Blandco with instructions …

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Digital Reversal-Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt

It’s been a long tradition ever since video games became a thing to adapt an RPG tabletop game into a video game. So, it’s come full circle with a very popular video game franchise being the source of a tabletop game. This time it’s Square/Enix’s Final Fantasy series its ever popular Chocobos. Chocobos, for those unfamiliar with the game, are …