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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 …

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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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Glen Hallstrom’s 7 of the Best

Written by Glen Hallstrom Hi folks. Okay, let me say first off, I consider all genres when creating things, especially game scenarios. My games work best as a cinematic adventure. Film has always been my first love before RPGs and my works always have a cinematic feel anyway (and let me tell you, it was hard to nail it down …

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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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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 …