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Guest Review: White Dwarf #6

Guest Writer: Matthew Stephen Sunrich   British game publisher Games Workshop has, for a few decades now, been known for its superb board games, such as Space Hulk and Blood Bowl, and miniatures games, such as Warhammer Fantasy Battle and The Lord of the Rings Strategy Battle Game, but it got its start distributing Dungeons & Dragons rule books in …

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Handling the Table Personality: The Rules Lawyer

(and the lesser known counterpart the Rules Guru) Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop Ahh, the indomitable Rules Lawyer!  At some point in a Gamemaster’s career, you are bound to run into this crafty table personality.  Not to be confused with the Meta-Gamer, this personalities chief purpose is safety and control for themselves.  While many of them might view every game as …

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Luke Cooper’s 7 of the Best

7 Fantasy / Sci-fi Books that Rocked My Goddamn World Written by Luke Cooper I decided to do a list of books because there are far too many movies to sift through. Generally, I prefer horror novels to sci-fi and fantasy, but there have been a few that have rocked my world. Here they are, in the order I discovered …

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Guest Review: Imagine Games Magazine #5

Guest Writer: Matthew Stephen Sunrich   It’s hard to deny that we live in a wonderful age. Thanks to the Internet, we can access vast amounts of information on just about any topic with a few simple keystrokes. We can find out about upcoming books and games directly from publishers, as well as revisit classic ones, on websites and myriad …

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Eric Vogel’s 7 of the Best

Written by Eric Vogel Jurassic Park This book is where a 25-year love of science fiction all started.  I had seen the movie with my cousin, who was reading the book at the time, and afterwards he talked me into reading it.  All due respect to Mr. Spielberg, but the original Crichton just can’t be touched.  It was the kind …

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L1: The Secret of Bone Hill, 36 years later

An oddity of days gone by L1: The Secret of Bone Hill is an odd module from the classic days of TSR. Actually, the entire L-series has an interesting history, which I will touch on later. Written by Lenard “Len” Lakofka, TSR published The Secret of Bone Hill in 1981 with the code number of 9045. What makes this module different …

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Image Comics and the 2017 Eisner Awards

IMAGE COMICS CONGRATULATES THE EISNER AWARD WINNERS Image Comics creators honored with five awards Image Comics is pleased to congratulate all the winners of (this year’s) Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. New York Times bestselling, multiple award winning writer and co-creator Brian K. Vaughan won Best Writer for his work on SAGA and PAPER GIRLS. New York Times bestselling, multiple award winning artist and …

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Joseph Bingaman’s 7 of the Best

Written by Joseph Bingaman As a RPG designer and full-time DM, I draw inspiration from many sources. I’ve even found inspiration in NCIS (a Tony DiNozzo-like NPC.) So when I was asked to write a 7 of the Best, I was honored, but at the same time confused, as I have a long list of inspiration going back to my …

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Guest Review Dave Arneson: True Genius

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto   I would imagine it is a safe presumption that anyone reading this website is a fan of Role-Playing Games.  Given the strong emphasis on here for original old-school and OSR products, it is also probably a good bet that readers will know of the original TSR and its stable of games, led by the well-known …

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Guest Review Dark Souls Board Game

Guest Writer: Christopher Bishop   Dark Souls…a name synonymous with several other descriptions of woe such as brutally hard, not for the weak, or several other colorful metaphors that I will leave to your imagination. Very few video games have inspired the absolute rage and love as the Dark Souls franchise. I must admit, I have been a glutton for …