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Book Retort: Fortune & Glory: A Treasure Hunter’s Handbook

Book:  Fortune & Glory: A Treasure Hunter’s Handbook Author:  David McIntee Publisher:  Osprey Adventures Books Equal parts educational and entertaining, David McIntee’s handbook transports the reader to faraway places and times like no other book since Ian Wilson‘s Undiscovered did in 1993. Let’s see a show of hands.  Who hasn’t dreamed of leaving it all behind; to board a boat …

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Sunken Treasure: Different Worlds #21

Written by John Leutz A review of Different Worlds #21 from June 1982. The advertisements are nostalgic and amazing. Some are for games we play even today.  The first article called “Racial Sight Differences” (written by Shadowhawk) is very interesting. It touches upon infravision and different races, as well as how elves and orcs come from the same stock (and …

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Sneak Peek: Britannia: We Who Are About To Die #1

Sneak Peek: BRITANNIA: WE WHO ARE ABOUT TO DIE #1 – Murder, Myth & Mystery Return to Rome on April 26th! Legendary Creator Peter Milligan & Blockbuster Artist Juan Jose Ryp Reunite to Uncover a Bloody New Case This spring, after 10 sold-out printings, the dazzling debut of 2016 returns with an all-new case for the world’s first detective! Valiant is …

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Sunken Treasure: Cairn of the Skeleton King

Rob Kuntz’s Old-School Effort a Hit Written by Joe Bingaman Black Blade Publishing made a sweet deal with the legendary Rob Kuntz, creator of classics such as Maure Castle and Garden of the Plantmaster, to work on his Lake Geneva Castle and Campaign line of products. CAS-1, Cairn of the Skeleton King, fits right into this line, as it takes …

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Sunken Treasure: IMAGINE #2

Written by Christopher Bishop Imagine Magazine.  Ahhh, the golden age of 1983, when roleplaying games were still in their first vital decade of growth.  Thrust up from a cottage industry one-off to a somewhat controversial icon overnight, Imagine was the UK’s answer to Dragon Magazine, focusing both on local gaming centers in the UK, as well as having gamers classified …

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Timothy Brian Brown’s 7 of the Best

Written by Timothy Brian Brown Ringworld (entire universe) Larry Niven’s Known Space remains my favorite science fiction collection of all time. Human history over roughly a thousand years as we reach into the depths of the galaxy, meeting aliens and reinventing ourselves – who can’t love that! I even had to piece together the existence of all the related stories …

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Book Retort: The Atoll #1

Written by Bill Coffin   Somewhere far off the coast of Australia, Story Helms and Chase Merrick are enjoying the latest leg of a round-the-world cruise on Chase’s private yacht before the two get married. Everybody knows who these two are. Story is an Olympic decathalon winner, and she has supermodel looks to boot. Chase is a multi-billionaire developer of …

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Karma Samadhi’s 7 of the Best

Written by Karma Samadhi The Elric Saga (Series of Novels: “Elric of Melniboné”, “The Sailor on the Seas of Fate”, “The Weird of the White Wolf”, “The Vanishing Tower”, “The Bane of the Black Sword” and “Stormbringer”; DAW Books 1977) Author: Michael Moorcock Genre: Sword and Sorcery, Dark Fantasy, Intelligent Fantasy Elric is an antihero; the last ruler of an …

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Ambient Music To Help Geeks Get Their Beauty Sleep

If you’re among the thousands of gaming geeks who has difficulty with relaxing or falling asleep after another wild day (or night, or day and night,) you may wish to consider this. Thanks to Cheesy Nirvosa, we’ve now got 42 hours of ambient music from BLADE RUNNER, ALIEN, STAR TREK TNG, and DOCTOR WHO helping geeks everywhere to enjoy a restful sleep. As …

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Sunken Treasure: WG4 Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

Written by Joe Bingaman WG4: Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun is a classic World of Greyhawk adventure, written by the man himself, Gary Gygax. First published in 1982, it is somewhat of a sequel to S4: Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, as it follows up on the characters encounters in Gnome Vale. There were, however, no modules with the stock numbers WG1 …