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Charles Vess’ The Book of Ballads: A New View on Age Old Stories

Guest Writer: Stonie Williams Art – Charles Vess Writers – Emma Bull, Charles de Lint, Neil Gaiman, Elaine Lee, Sharyn McCrumb, Delia Sherman, Jeff Smith, Lee Smith, Midori Snyder, Jane Yolen 13 masterful and exquisite ballads. Tales retold and reimagined in ways that enhance the story. Elevating the stories for more modern sensibilities. The Book of Ballads brings a new …

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Jack O’Lantern Tears

Halloween. And all day I spent with the dead. I brought them into my mind one by one, in the order of their passing, from the earliest childhood days forward. I marched them past single file in my mind’s eye and tried hard to honor them by seeing them clearly. Some I saw with more clarity than others, and my …

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Guest Review: Curses! It’s a Party Game

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop I must admit, until I started reviewing board games for Multiverse, I generally steered away from party games.  It is not that I am a particularly boring guy, It is just that I have two kids and a wife and lead a very simple life.  We are fairly quiet as families go, and rip roaring parties …

Guest Article: Encounter Building in OSRIC Part 3

Guest Writer: Dave Johnson Encounter Building in OSRIC v1.4 OSRIC and 1e FRPG doesn’t need encounter-building guidelines, other than the very basic idea that the 1st level of a dungeon should have mostly 1st level monsters in it! – Anonymous In part three “Encounter Building in OSRIC” well will conclude the article with the procedure we use for building encounters. …