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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. …

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Steve Keller of Tell Me About Your Character

Steve Keller started a website and podcast with short interviews with people telling him about their favorite character. The site launched in April, 2016, so is fast approaching its first year online. He is lining up interviews for Season 3. I volunteered to be an interview subject when I asked to interview him for Multiverse. You can find my interview …

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Adventure Scents: The Review

Cinematic Gunfight! Dank Dungeon! Fishing Docks! Healing Sanctuary! Ice Castle! Mummy’s Tomb! Smoky Campfire! Volcanic Jungle! Titles of tabletop games? RPG adventure modules? Wild new breakfast cereals? Nay, fearless readers. These are just a FEW of the MANY fragrances that Adventure Scents is making. “Scent special effects for games, books, movies, costumes and more” is what it says on the label, …

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Book Retort: Garden of the Plantmaster

Guest Writer: John Wayne Enfield Bill Taylor’s cover of this RPG setting book invites you into the garden, appealing to that morbid curiosity that so often tempts fantasy heroes – and the gamers who play them, to their fates.  The line between plants and animals seems to blur, making the branches of the trees reach out towards you like the …

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Guest writer: Running The Squonk

Running the Squonk By guest writer Daniel J. Bishop  It is about mid-morning as you are traveling through the swamp. There is an odd beauty here, but the biting flies have turned it into a torment, and you must pause occasionally to remove one of the thick brown leeches that seem to worm their way inside even tight breeches and …

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Sunken Treasure: ESCAPE FROM INNSMOUTH

Escape From Innsmouth Written by Kevin A. Ross, Published by Chaosium Inc. Review by Christopher Bishop Escape from Innsmouth was originally designed as an adventure sourcebook encapsulating the original story, Shadow over Innsmouth by H.P. Lovecraft. It was published around the same time as the 4th edition of the popular role playing game Call of Cthulhu, a system that utilizes …

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2017 200 Word RPG Challenge

If you want rules light RPGs, take a look at the 200 Word RPG Challenge. The aim is for a playable game that grabs attention without being outside the bounds of the rules. One is forced to economize on words and get to the meet of the game. There are judges and prizes. The winner will have their game published. …

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Dark Hold: Goblin Adventures

Written by Michael Smith The following review is for Dark Hold: Goblin Adventures by Rebel Minis. This game is dedicated to the small groveling races which scratch out an existence in the dark catacombs through which other heroes stride like unto gods. This book is Savage Worlds compatible allowing players and game masters to run a campaign revolving around low …

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Imagine Magazine, Issue 3: Looking Back

Way back in the early 1980’s, TSR was big, yet under fire from religious and parent groups. The company chose to expand to a division in the United Kingdom. It was from the offices of TSR-UK that Imagine Magazine spawned. Lasting only 30 issues, plus one special, Imagine started as half original, UK-only content and half-Dragon Magazine content. When the plug …

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Reviews You Can Use: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Tin Man Games has another hit on their hands with The Warlock of Firetop Mountain; the rare digital game that evokes tabletop fantasy medieval tabletop RPGing. In 1982, Puffin Books began publishing the Fighting Fantasy series of single-player interactive gamebooks, the first of which was The Warlock of Firetop Mountain (penned by British gaming legends Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone; …