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Jim Beard’s 7 of the Best

Written by Jim Beard STAR WARS (1977) I have to start here because of the impact this little indie film has had on my life, which is, really, immeasurable. I know what you’re saying, and I get it, I do. Everybody says Star Wars. Done to death. But the only way to look at it and see a glimmer of …

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Glen Hallstrom’s 7 of the Best

Written by Glen Hallstrom Hi folks. Okay, let me say first off, I consider all genres when creating things, especially game scenarios. My games work best as a cinematic adventure. Film has always been my first love before RPGs and my works always have a cinematic feel anyway (and let me tell you, it was hard to nail it down …

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Jim Kramer’s 7 of the Best

Written by Jim Kramer Growing up an introverted child, I had a very small group of friends; less than half dozen regulars who I hung with in school and after school, and only a couple of these I hung out with on weekends as well. Then, there were the satellite friends of friends and a few acquaintances of those who …

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John Enfield’s 7 of the Best

Written by John Enfield When Multiverse asked me for seven science-fiction and fantasy books and/or shows that influence me the most, it boggled my mind.  The only things I actively avoid are romance novels and shows based on musicals.  To narrow it down, I thought of ones that have been so influential on me that they have survived multiple ‘clean …

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Q&A Today: Mike Richie

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Mike Richie chime in on ELEMENT and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What is it about your board game ELEMENT that might surprise most folks? MR: An abstract game that really works well with 2, 3, or 4 players is pretty rare. We’ve …

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Sneak Peek: THE FEW

CULT HIT THE FEW COLLECTED IN PAPERBACK THIS AUGUST Collects all six issues of the limited series Critically acclaimed writer/playwright Sean Lewis (SAINTS) and rising-star artist Hayden Sherman (John Carter: The End) will release a trade paperback collection of their dystopic series THE FEW this august from Image Comics. In an America divided between the haves and the have-nots, Edan Hale is …

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Reviews You Can Use: Element

Rare is the abstract board game that arrives in today’s marketplace like a breath of fresh air, earth, fire and water. ELEMENT from Rather Dashing Games is a clever concoction with traces of Go, Chess, chaos and law in its DNA. Chaos appears by way of the drawing of different-colored element stones from an opaque bag. Each stone inside the …

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Reviews You Can Use: Rampaging Jotunn

Lost Cog Games (designers Matthias Bonnici and Dave Simpson) have performed an impressive feat of gaming alchemy. Rampaging Jotunn combines the frost giants of Norse mythology with Viking society in a way that’s seldom seen at a gaming table. Welcome to the Saga of the Unnamed Land.  Ymir has awoken from his slumber and the stage is set. 2 players go head-to-head in …