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The Lapsed Gamer: Part 1

Guest Writer: Stonie Williams My name is Stonie Williams. I’m 32 years old on the outside and perpetually 9 years old on the inside. I recently returned to the world of RPGs after nearly a decade away from gaming. I’d like to share that journey with you. I grew up on RPGs. My first roleplaying game was Prime Directive, set in …

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Gangbusters: Core Rules

Guest Writer: Jeffrey Webb It was 1982 and the Golden Age of the Boxed Set.  If you were there, it’s just how an RPG should arrive—lest it be AD&D with its big hardcover tomes.  Moldvay Dungeons & Dragons was in the Sears Catalog, along with Traveller, Star Frontiers, and Gamma World.  Inside each boxed set was usually one or two …

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The Twain Titans? Image Comics’ The Five Fists of Science

Guest Writer: Heidi Berthiaume -This article is made possible with a gift of a preview copy, QWERTY and rolling natural 20s. Writer: Matt Fraction Artist: Steve Sanders “Ladies and gentlemen: the fantastical story that follows is, I assure you, absolutely true.” – Mark Twain, first page. Though, with a name like The Five Fists of Science, the reader does have …

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Twinkle Twinkle White Star, a Sci-fi RPG

Guest Writer: Jason “Flynn” Kemp “White Star: White Box Science Fiction Roleplaying” is the core RPG rulebook for science fiction gaming based on Swords & Wizardry Whitebox. Written by James M. Spahn and published by Barrel Rider Games, White Star is 128 pages of pure Old School sci-fi awesome. The book itself is divided into twelve chapters, the contents of …

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No Morning Light: A Boxer’s Story Part One

No Morning Light by Kevin Birge The driverless black sedan was utterly silent except for the sounds of bulletproof rubber against the aging blacktop. The wastelands of Detroit had mostly been denuded of usable road surface, but the city kept one long stretch of two lane in semi-usable condition for police access. Inside the car, total silence broken only by …

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Dungeon Magazine Issue #5

Guest Writer: Brian DiTullio This issue was published for May/June 1987, and contained seven adventures, which was a lot for any time period of that magazine’s run. Four or five scenarios were the usual breakdown per issue, looking over the  history, and the editorial at the front of the periodical specifically notes this particular issue had a “lot” of short adventures. …

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Rafer Roberts’ 7 of the Best: Timely Comic Books Enjoyed At Ideal Moments In Life

Rafer Roberts’ 7 of the Best:  Timely Comic Books Enjoyed At Ideal Moments In Life Written by Rafer Roberts TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES #2 (Kevin Eastman, Peter Laird. Mirage Studios) The comic shop I went to as a kid racked independent and mainstream superhero books on the same shelves, so I never really saw much of a difference between the …

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No. 1 With a Bullet

-This article was possible due to the gift of a review copy, QWERTY, and rolling natural 20s. Guest Writer: Katherine Cooper Butland No. 1 With a Bullet is a new comic written by Jacob Semahn, with art by Jorge Corona and colours by Jen Hickman, published through Image Comics. The comic follows main character Nash Huang, who is an assistant to …