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Q&A Today: Zack Kaplan

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing writer Zack Kaplan chime in on ECLIPSE and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  What can you share with us about ECLIPSE without giving too much away? ZK: ECLIPSE is a story that takes place in a world where the sun will burn you alive …

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Q&A Today: Jeff Morrow

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing game designer Jeff Morrow chime in on RED DRAGON INN and all things gaming, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  RED DRAGON INN 6: VILLAINS looks like great fun.  What can you tell us about this expansion of the game, without giving too much away? JM: We’ve been mulling …

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Book Retort: Elf Warfare

The Elegantly Deadly Dance that is Elf Warfare Written by John Diffley I’ll admit upfront, I have been a longtime fan of Osprey Publishing, especially their historical warfare series.  However, a few years back they started to offer Fantasy and Sci-Fi titles as well, and then branched out into wargames, and I fell in love all over again.  One of …

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Book Retort: KING KONG VS. TARZAN

More than just a novel, Will Murray’s KING KONG VS TARZAN provides readers with long-lost pieces of the King Kong puzzle; answering the question (finally!) of how the 30-foot tall behemoth was transported from Skull Island to New York City (and revealing how Kong’s eventual downfall in Manhattan would affect folks in other parts of the world – namely one …

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Sneak Peek [Frostgrave: Ulterior Motives]

Joseph A. McCullough and Osprey Games have done it again, with this latest addition to their burgeoning Frostgrave line (available in June 2017.)  Tabletop miniature wargaming is rarely THIS cool.  With an outer box measuring a scant 5.62″ x 4″ x 0.75″ this diminutive Frostgrave expansion packs a wallop whilst being easy on the eyes; no Lilliputian feat, that. Of …

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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 …