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Q&A Today: Rich Handley

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing author Rich Handley chime in on Planet of the Apes: Tales from the Forbidden Zone, Star Trek, Star Wars and more, so let’s do this, with relish. Q: Which characters from the first two PotA films (1968 and 1970) fascinate you the most, and why do you suppose that is? …

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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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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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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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Sunken Treasure: MD2 The Curse of Harken Hall

Written by Christopher Bishop MD2 is the second product from Simon Todd in the Sins of the Father story arc.  MD1 was released at Gary Con in 2015, and the intent is to have this be a series in five parts.  My review sticks only to the second offering in the series, but man oh man, if the rest of …

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Jamey Stegmaier’s 7 of the Best

Jamey Stegmaier‘s 7 Novels with Memorable Moments As a game designer, I play a lot of board games. So many, in fact, that my experiences with those games all tend to run together in my memory. It takes something special for me to look back after months or years and remember a specific moment in a game. I read a …

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Sunken Treasure: Sword of Air

Bill Webb’s Swords & Wizardry/Pathfinder massive sandbox adventure hits big By Joe Bingaman . Bill Webb (he of the Dirty Tricks book covered here not long ago) has unleashed his mind on us again, this time with a MASSIVE sandbox adventure titled “Sword of Air”. This book clocks in at a hefty 429 pages, and is based off Webb’s own …