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Grodog’s 7 of the Best

grodog’s Song of Seven – The Mythic Worlds Builders by Allan T. Grohe Jr. (“grodog”) I selected my favorite seven worlds builders, each an architect of the imagination whose works span realms that I return to again and again—to read and rediscover them anew, and to lose myself within their lush, boundless vistas. Gary Gygax, David L. Arneson, Robert J. …

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Adventure Scents: The Review

Cinematic Gunfight! Dank Dungeon! Fishing Docks! Healing Sanctuary! Ice Castle! Mummy’s Tomb! Smoky Campfire! Volcanic Jungle! Titles of tabletop games? RPG adventure modules? Wild new breakfast cereals? Nay, fearless readers. These are just a FEW of the MANY fragrances that Adventure Scents is making. “Scent special effects for games, books, movies, costumes and more” is what it says on the label, …

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Guest writer: Running The Squonk

Running the Squonk By guest writer Daniel J. Bishop  It is about mid-morning as you are traveling through the swamp. There is an odd beauty here, but the biting flies have turned it into a torment, and you must pause occasionally to remove one of the thick brown leeches that seem to worm their way inside even tight breeches and …

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Sunken Treasure: ESCAPE FROM INNSMOUTH

Escape From Innsmouth Written by Kevin A. Ross, Published by Chaosium Inc. Review by Christopher Bishop Escape from Innsmouth was originally designed as an adventure sourcebook encapsulating the original story, Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft. It was published around the same time as the 4th edition of the popular role playing game Call of Cthulhu, a system that utilizes …

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Doug Knoth’s 7 of the Best

Battle Royale This was an amazing book which led to an amazing manga which led to an amazing movie. In the Dystopian future of Japan, riddled with all sorts of political problems, a class of High schoolers are selected yearly to battle to the death. Sounds familiar right?  Btw this was around long before The Hunger Games decided to steal …

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Dark Hold: Goblin Adventures

Written by Michael Smith The following review is for Dark Hold: Goblin Adventures by Rebel Minis. This game is dedicated to the small groveling races which scratch out an existence in the dark catacombs through which other heroes stride like unto gods. This book is Savage Worlds compatible allowing players and game masters to run a campaign revolving around low …

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Q&A Today with Dann Kriss

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Dann Kriss chime in on all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  TAVERN MASTERS looks like great fun.  What can you tell us about this game, without giving too much away? DK: The basic elevator pitch is that each player is a Tavernkeeper in the …

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Reviews You Can Use: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Tin Man Games has another hit on their hands with The Warlock of Firetop Mountain; the rare digital game that evokes tabletop fantasy medieval tabletop RPGing. In 1982, Puffin Books began publishing the Fighting Fantasy series of single-player interactive gamebooks, the first of which was The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (penned by British gaming legends Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone; …

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Sunken Treasure: S1 Tomb of Horrors

Celebrating 39 Years of a Classic Gygax Adventure By Joe Bingaman   Depending on how you look at it, you either love it or hate it. Tomb of Horrors, the Gary Gygax classic adventure from the First Edition days, is experiencing a renewed interest, thanks to Wizards of the Coast releasing a version of it for Fifth Edition in their …