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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 …

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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 …