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Old School Module N1 – Against the Cult of the Reptile God

Guest Writer: Shane Davis “Against the Cult of the Reptile God” is the first of the N-series, or Novice series, of modules. It is written with the new player or game master in mind. The module is designed for 4-7 characters from first to third level. Notably, it is also the first published AD&D module that relies upon investigation of …

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Spaceteam: Chaotic Five Minutes of Fun

Guest Writer: Michael S Romano -This was made possible by a gift of a review copy, QWERTY and rolling natural 20s. All was calm on the dining room table while I and 5 other space travelers had sat down and dealt out a stack of cards.   I pushed play on the timer and the mechanical voice started, “Ready. Set. GO!” …

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Constipated Cow: fantastic feral family fun

Guest Writer: Bryan Parke MJ Games are currently running a Kickstarter campaign for a new card game entitled “Constipated Cow; The Game”, and the guys have very kindly sent me a review copy to play around with. Let’s see what this is all about! Contents check first; 54 playing cards (27 green, 27 red) and a rules card in a …

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Image Comics’ Dark Fang Comes to the Surface

Guest Writer: Katherine Cooper Butland Writer: Miles Gunter Art: Kelsey Shannon –This article was made possible by the gift of a review copy, QWERTY and rolling natural 20s. Dark Fang is a new comic published through Image. It’s written by Miles Gunter, with art by Kelsey Shannon. It follows the story of Valla: a ruthless, cold, and notably well-spoken vampire. …

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Hear That? Cthulhu Dice is Calling For You

Guest Writer: Dave Johnson I’ve always been a big fan of Howard Phillips Lovecraft’s works! You name it I love it. With that said; I was at Books-a-Million one day and spied the Cthulhu Dice game. Oh, I wanted it. I could feel a longing for the game; like Cthulhu was calling, compelling me to buy it. So I did. …

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Charles Vess’ The Book of Ballads: A New View on Age Old Stories

Guest Writer: Stonie Williams Art – Charles Vess Writers – Emma Bull, Charles de Lint, Neil Gaiman, Elaine Lee, Sharyn McCrumb, Delia Sherman, Jeff Smith, Lee Smith, Midori Snyder, Jane Yolen 13 masterful and exquisite ballads. Tales retold and reimagined in ways that enhance the story. Elevating the stories for more modern sensibilities. The Book of Ballads brings a new …

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DL1 Dragons of Despair: A Trip Into Nostalgia

Guest Writer: James Brady The Dragonlance series came out early in my gaming career, so I was still pretty new when I played DL1. Because of this, some of what I have to say about it is out of a sense of nostalgia. I’ll try to get that out of the way right at the beginning. I was there when …

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The Gem and The Staff: A Different Kind of Adventure

Guest Writer : Brian DiTullio One-on-One Competition enthusiasts, grab your hat and buy your programs, this is not a drill!!! To say “The Gem and the Staff” is a different kind of adventure would be accurate since it only requires one Dungeon Master and one player, rather than the usual group dynamic. The module contains two scenarios that are to …

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Image Comics’ Redneck: Where BBQ and Vampires Meet

Guest Writer: Stonie Williams   Creator/Writer – Donny Cates Creator/Artist – Lisandro Estherren Colorist – Dee Cunniffe Letter – Joe Sabino -This article was made possible by the gift of a review copy, QWERTY and rolling natural 20s. “You don’t get happy endings… when you live forever.” The Bowman family run a BBQ joint and cattle ranch. It’s a smart …

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Tiny Frontiers: A Minimalist Science Fiction Tabletop Roleplaying Game

Guest Writer: Jason “Flynn” Kemp “Tiny Frontiers: A Minimalist Science Fiction Tabletop Roleplaying Game” is a science-fiction game based on the Tiny Dungeon Ruleset. Written by Alan Bahr and published by Gallant Knight Games, Tiny Frontiers is 136 pages long, and it packs a lot into those pages. The rules themselves are explained in 28 pages (twenty for all players …