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The Toys That Made Us-Episode 1

Guest Writer: Doug Knoth Netflix has the geek from your childhood covered! “The Toys That Made Us” is a fact filled journey of discovery (especially for the unanointed) offering a rare glimpse into the development of the toys that shaped us. From concept, to store shelves, the stories are told by the actual people that introduced “He-Man” and “G.I. Joe” …

The X-Files: Season 11, Episode 2- “This”

Guest Writer: Nicholas Monitto   Mulder and Scully are at home, a Ramones concert is running (muted) on television. A distorted image and voice appears as a video call on Mulder’s phone; clearing, it is Richard Langly, one of the (long deceased) Lone Gunmen. He says “Am I dead?” and “If I am, they know that I know”. Three anonymous goons …

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The X-Files: Season 11, Episode 1 – “My Struggle III”

Guest Writer: Nicholas Monitto As the title implies, the premiere episode continues the so-called “myth-arc” last seen in the first and final episodes two years ago. After a brief “Previously…” highlighting those, we go to a flashback with voice-over by the Cigarette-Smoking Man. He waxes poetically about his place in the shadows of history. The footage includes sites like Dallas in …

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Mike Myler’s 7 of the Best: When Muppets Run Amok!

Mike Myler’s 7 of the Best:  When Muppets Run Amok! Written by Mike Myler Good evening everyone! Today’s 7 of the Best is brought to you by the letter “M”. M is for maps, math, machines, Mike Myler, macchiatos, and (most importantly) MUPPETS! My family have been muppetheads forever. We’ve still got half the cast in the basement, I’ve probably gone …

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Stephen Lee’s 7 of the Best: Inspirational Post-Apocalyptic

Stephen Lee’s 7 of the Best:  Inspirational Post-Apocalyptic Films and Television Shows for Tabletop RPG Adventures and Campaigns Written by Stephen Lee Welcome to a plethora of key films and television shows from across the ages that I found inspirational, in an Appendix-N sort of way. Are these good movies and television shows? Perhaps. It really depends on what you …

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Jeffrey Webb’s 7 of the Best: Inspiration For Writing Great Adventures and Campaigns

Jeffrey Webb’s 7 of the Best: Inspiration For Writing Great Adventures and Campaigns Written by Jeffrey Webb My Seven of the Best is geared toward the things that bring inspiration for the writing of great adventures and campaigns for my players.  The chosen 7 for this list are indicative of my favorite genres of game.  Sometimes I count “the best” …