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Q&A with Stu Perrins

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing writer Stu Perrins chime in on WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE ARCHETYPE?, and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  WHATEVER HAPPENED TO THE ARCHETYPE? looks like great fun.  What can you tell us about this tale, without giving too much away? SP:  What I’ve tried to …

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Exciting New Deck Building Game Unveiled At Gen Con

VALIANT and CATALYST GAME LABS Release VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME The Valiant Universe enters its first-ever deck building game with an interactive story line, collectible figurines, and more!  Debuting this week at Gen Con 2016, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce the release of VALIANT UNIVERSE: THE DECK BUILDING GAME – the latest tabletop game created in collaboration with …

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Book Retort: Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior #9

“The axe is coming for you” growls Gilad Anni-Padda, the eternal warrior himself, several thousand years old, and in your face on the eye-popping teal-toned double-splash page 2 into 3, and you can bet your bottom platinum piece that Gilad’s axe will slake its thirst for blood before this issue is through. Robert Venditti (writer) along with Raul Allen (artist) …

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Music Character Motivation

MUSIC CHARACTER MOTIVATION Creating characters for role-playing games can be daunting at times. Players can spend up to two hours crawling through character generation and by the time they hit the sections on ‘about your character’ their creativity is either fried or they just want to play. Companies like R. Talsorian and Kenzer & Company, for example offer tables to …

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VICTORIE CITY has arrived!

Take a trip to VICTORIE CITY in July with 44FLOOD and IDW Publishing “Brutal, bare, and beautifully crafted, VICTORIE CITY is a pitch-perfect combination of style and substance.” -JOEY BRACCINO, talkingcomicbooks.com Prepare for darkness in the collected edition of VICTORIE CITY, the complete four-part series created by Keith Carmack and Vincent Nappi that mixes thriller, mystery and noir with a touch of horror. Published by 44FLOOD and IDW, VICTORIE CITY was …

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Q&A with Raffaele Ienco

It’s not every day that we get to enjoy seeing illustrator Raffaele Ienco chime in on MECHANISM, SYMMETRY, and all things indie comics, so let’s do this, with relish. Q:  MECHANISM drops this month.  We’re stoked!  What can you tell us about this tale, without giving too much away? RI:  MECHANISM is a science-fiction tale that combines the wonder of …

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The Harbors of Ancient Athens

Ancient Athens had a large navy it used to beat the Persians at Salamis, and later to establish an empire and come to war with Sparta and its allies in the Peloponnesian Wars. Wooden ships were subject to drying and shrinking under the hot sun, water and rot and sea creatures eating the wood. The powerful triremes of Athens were …

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Character Sheets Galore

Eventually an RPG is developed for pretty much every licensed property with any popularity that a player could want. The games and how the license is treated varies. Some are very good systems on their own and some are just there to be tie-ins. Sometimes, though, you just want to play your favorite characters in a system you already have …