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Yi Soon Shin: Warrior and Defender

No sorcery, but plenty of sword in a tale to thrill fans of both S&S and action films. http://www.yisoonshin.com/the-series/ An enemy that cannot be resisted meets a man who cannot be defeated in battle. This is the kind of simple, irresistible premise that pulls the money out of my wallet every time. On the surface, the plot of Yi Soon Shin …

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John Carpenter’s 2018 Halloween

Guestwriter: Nick Monitto As a fan of late 20th Century horror, I have seen both ephemeral one-offs and long-lasting series. High in my fanhood are the “Halloween” films, begun by John Carpenter in 1978. The series has wandered around in its time; while the sequel began literally at the end of the first, the third movie took an anthology route, …

Cortex Prime Roleplaying System

Magic Vacuum Design Studio by: Cam Banks Introduction Cortex Prime is a highly modular analog game system that focuses on storytelling and the ability to switch out blocks of core rules like Lego bricks. With a very basic primary set of rules for running the game, mechanics, and character creation, players are able to tell any kind of interactive story …

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The Dragon Prince

Series Directed by: Villads Spangsberg Giancarlo Volpe Meruan Salim Series Writing Credits: Aaron Ehasz Devon Giehl Iain Hendry Justin Richmond Series Cast: Jack De Sena … Callum Paula Burrows … Rayla Sasha Rojen … Ezran Racquel Belmonte … Claudia Jason Simpson … Viren Jesse Inocalla … Soren Jonathan Holmes … Runaan Luc Roderique … Harrow Adrian Petriw … Gren Introduction …

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Travel the roads of Flanaess with the Bards of Greyhawk

Bards of Greyhawk Fantasy literature and rock and roll have often gone hand in hand. From Led Zepplin’s Misty Mountain Hop to Rush’s take on Xanadu, fantasy and science fiction have long played a role in music. Dungeons and Dragons however until recent years, has strangely had little non-parody related material. Enter the Bards of Greyhawk! The Bards of Greyhawk …

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Dick Tracy is Very Much Alive

Guestwriter: John Enfield Writers: Lee Allred, Michael Allred, Laura Allred Artist: Rich Tommaso This review was made possible due to a review copy. How do you introduce a hero, who was very much the product of a bygone era, to a new, modern audience without ruining him for long-time fans? ‘Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive’ comes very close to perfectly …

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The Wicked + The Divine: 1373

Writer: Kieron Gillen Artist: Ryan Kelly This article was made possible through the gift of a review copy. Once again, we return with a stand-alone The Wicked + The Divine. That we can have the main arc interrupted for these one-offs that really only give us more questions than really explain anything and still keep our attention is a testament …

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Book Retort of Patience! Conviction! Revenge!

Guestwriter: John Enfield Writer: Patrick Kindlon Aritst: Marco Ferrari   Patience! Conviction! Revenge! A post-apocalyptic story worth telling. Post-apocalyptic stories aren’t exactly rare; they’re one of the main sub-genres of science fiction.  Neither are satires nor homages to spaghetti western movies.  But, put all three together and you do have a rare gem: this comic book.  It’s as if Patrick …

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Iello Games’ Dungeon Fighter

Guestwriter: Thessaly Tracey I play tabletop RPGs.  I play with friends around a big table every single week, so I have a lot of love for, and familiarity with, the concept of characters crawling around in dungeons and slaying monsters in order to take their treasure. I also play boardgames every Sunday night.   In the last five years I have …

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Book Retort: Merkabah Rider High Planes Drifter

Merkabah Rider: High Planes Drifter Written by: Edward M. Erdelac This review was done using a pdf graciously provided by the author I have always been a fan of the spaghetti western genre of movies. My father got me into watching them as a kid and the experience indelibly left its mark on me. As a young man, I found …