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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 …

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MODIPHIA #1 has arrived

Modiphius Entertainment announced the release of the first issue of Modiphia, the new FREE digital magazine. Inside this issue you’ll find: – New content – Strategy guides and background articles for Modiphius’ complete range of games, including… Achtung! Cthulhu, Star Trek, Thunderbirds, Mutant Chronicles, Conan – FREE new Airfix Battles unit cards! You’ll also find all the latest info from Modiphius, including …

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Sunken Treasure: 1e AD&D Monster Manual

Written by Nick Monitto It has fallen into my lap to review the “Monster Manual” from the 1st Edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game.  Or really, it would be more accurately said that I leapt at the opportunity when it came about!  Why the strong enthusiasm?  Well, let me set the table for you here… I was introduced to Role-Playing …

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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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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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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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Daniel Corey’s 7 of the Best

Written by Daniel Corey The good folks at Multiverse asked me to create a list of seven sci-fi/fantasy films or books that rank among my favorites/most influential. Without further ado… Superman: The Movie I don’t want to sound too dramatic, but this movie, for better or worse, has a lot to do with who I am today. I was recently …