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Guest Review Dave Arneson: True Genius

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto   I would imagine it is a safe presumption that anyone reading this website is a fan of Role-Playing Games.  Given the strong emphasis on here for original old-school and OSR products, it is also probably a good bet that readers will know of the original TSR and its stable of games, led by the well-known …

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Larry Hamilton’s 7 of the Best

Written by Larry Hamilton Stephen R. Donaldson’s Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever series Being transferred from our world to a world of magic, where the very land has magic was a lot of fun. The struggle of the main character to figure out what is real and how to believe in himself is powerful. The very flawed hero, physically, mentally, and emotionally is …

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Jim Beard’s 7 of the Best

Written by Jim Beard STAR WARS (1977) I have to start here because of the impact this little indie film has had on my life, which is, really, immeasurable. I know what you’re saying, and I get it, I do. Everybody says Star Wars. Done to death. But the only way to look at it and see a glimmer of …

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Jim Kramer’s 7 of the Best

Written by Jim Kramer Growing up an introverted child, I had a very small group of friends; less than half dozen regulars who I hung with in school and after school, and only a couple of these I hung out with on weekends as well. Then, there were the satellite friends of friends and a few acquaintances of those who …

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John Enfield’s 7 of the Best

Written by John Enfield When Multiverse asked me for seven science-fiction and fantasy books and/or shows that influence me the most, it boggled my mind.  The only things I actively avoid are romance novels and shows based on musicals.  To narrow it down, I thought of ones that have been so influential on me that they have survived multiple ‘clean …

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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. …