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Allen Hammack’s 7 of the Best

Written by Allen Hammack Only seven? Really?!? That’s the biggest challenge in these sorts of articles, narrowing down a love of literature, television, and movies to choose only seven. So I’m going to cheat—I mean, I’m going to minmax the rules… The Downfall of the Lord of the Rings and the Return of the King, by J. R. R. Tolkien Original …

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John Bingham’s 7 of the Best

Written by John Bingham John Boorman‘s Excalibur This is the movie that more or less started it all for me. I saw it in the theatres in 1980 when I was 8 years old with my dad. It just about in every way shape and form informed my view on fantasy. Dark and broody with larger than life characters and-let’s face …

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Jonathan J. Reinhart’s 7 of the Best

Written by Jonathan J. Reinhart My podcast, Wargaming Recon, is the longest-running tabletop wargaming podcast in existence but there’s one passion it doesn’t normally allow me to indulge.  I speak of my love for sci-fi/fantasy.  It was an unexpected honor to be asked by Multiverse to write an article detailing my personal 7 best sci-fi/fantasy books and films. For an …

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Matt Hawkins’ 7 of the Best

Written by Matt Hawkins Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein The Jesus allegory running throughout this book made it fascinating to the younger me. I was once a religious kid obsessed with science. The adult atheist me is obsessed with both science and religion. I reread this last year and was amazed at how much I enjoyed it …

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Matthew Sunrich’s 7 of the Best

Written by Matthew Sunrich The Hour of the Dragon Robert E. Howard was one of the most prolific writers of the pulp era. It’s impossible to say for sure that Conan the Cimmerian was his favorite out of his numerous creations, but it seems to be the case. In all, he published seventeen stories about the character in the pages …

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Book Review: Wizards From Merlin to Faust

Before they began publishing such interesting games, Osprey Publishing was known for it’s source books that could be used for wargaming and RPGs. I was given a copy of one of their Myth and Legends line to review. Wizards From Merlin to Faust caught my attention right away. Mostly because it reminded me of a set of books I’d always …

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Luke Cooper’s 7 of the Best

7 Fantasy / Sci-fi Books that Rocked My Goddamn World Written by Luke Cooper I decided to do a list of books because there are far too many movies to sift through. Generally, I prefer horror novels to sci-fi and fantasy, but there have been a few that have rocked my world. Here they are, in the order I discovered …

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Eric Vogel’s 7 of the Best

Written by Eric Vogel Jurassic Park This book is where a 25-year love of science fiction all started.  I had seen the movie with my cousin, who was reading the book at the time, and afterwards he talked me into reading it.  All due respect to Mr. Spielberg, but the original Crichton just can’t be touched.  It was the kind …

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Joseph Bingaman’s 7 of the Best

Written by Joseph Bingaman As a RPG designer and full-time DM, I draw inspiration from many sources. I’ve even found inspiration in NCIS (a Tony DiNozzo-like NPC.) So when I was asked to write a 7 of the Best, I was honored, but at the same time confused, as I have a long list of inspiration going back to my …