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Ogre’s Trumpet: Guided By Voices Live

When a double album seems too short, you’ve got something.   The first true Guided By Voices live album is an essential purchase for fans, and a good starting point for the curious. There is a point in most old-growth artists careers when the release of new records slows to a trickle or stops. The new records either fade from …

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The Trogotronic 679 Gran Fury: Some Necessary Exposition

http://www.trogotronic.com A handy discussion for the perplexed. An intriguing red box. Knobs. Switches. Buttons. Inputs. A solitary vacuum tube protrudes. The eye is drawn, this is a visually intriguing unit. Trogotronic should be given a great deal of credit for making their product eye-catching, and for producing hype interesting enough to make you curious about their products. There does seem …

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Hunting Grounds: Dracula’s America expands–plus minis!!

This is a review of the first expansion for Dracula’s America and the accompanying line of minis. Read the review of Dracula’s America first for best results! “He don’t look like no priest to me.” The gunfighter smiled, revealing the fangs he’d had capped in gold. His posse, near-mindless thralls that had been the townfolk of Redemption, hissed and awaited …

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The Refuge: Zombie Fun for the Whole Family

Classic board game play with a focus on simplicity.   The Zombie genre is perhaps the most improbably popular pop culture phenomenon of my lifetime. If someone had suggested back in the eighties when I was running a zombie campaign using the rules for Chill that the Romero films would spawn scores of imitators in film, television, and comics, I would have …

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Midnight Legion Box Set! A Classic Concept Remixed….

Choose your own adventure in the classic, solitaire fashion! Atari. Cassettes. VHS. Safety Dance. Basic Set. By Balloon to the Sahara. Warlock of Firetop Mountain. Mountain of Mirrors. If you are a Generation X-er you likely recognize all of these references. A singular thrill particular to that time were the slim paperbacks that housed a roleplaying game experience within. The …

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Take This Brother, May It Serve You Well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ty8zaBS4Bjg   Press play. Don’t ask any questions. Wait a few moments. Come back to these words.   So the story goes, a man is drawn into an alternate dimension, a parallel Earth where The Beatles never broke up. He is told in no uncertain terms that he can bring nothing back to our world with him. So what does …

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More Than Half A Man: Westfalia’s Halfmen Army

More Than Half A Man: Westfalia’s Halfmen Army Written by Kevin Birge Oh, sure. Halflings (we can call em’ that here) look harmless. Little hairy-footed, gluttonous drunken blighters. More likely to pick your pocket or trip over your boots than to put up a fight. Peaceful, smiling, and friendly, if a bit standoffish around bigger folk. So the surprise is …