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Wake Me Up Before You Go Go: A Review of Paranoia by Mongoose Games

Guest Writer:  Kevin Birge The Jitterbug! (Clap.Clap.Clap.Clap.) The Jitterbug! (Clap.Clap.Clap.Clap.) And as the long forgotten pop earworm bites into the brain of the sleeping clone, the clone thinks “It’s cold. I’m cold. It’s cold.” And sits up, awake, and his Cerebral Coretech is flashing 12:00. His breath fills the room with vapor, a new and terrifying thing. Is the smoke toxic? …

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Merle Rasmussen’s 7 of the Best

Written by Merle Rasmussen Planet of the Apes (1968) I was hooked when astronauts discover a single plant on an otherwise desert planet and comment that, “unless biology works differently here, where there is one there must be more.” The idea of gorillas on horseback hunting humans took me totally by surprise. I was stunned when the gorillas posed for …

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John Bingham’s 7 of the Best

Written by John Bingham John Boorman‘s Excalibur This is the movie that more or less started it all for me. I saw it in the theatres in 1980 when I was 8 years old with my dad. It just about in every way shape and form informed my view on fantasy. Dark and broody with larger than life characters and-let’s face …

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Guest Article: 30th Anniversary of West End’s Star Wars RPG

Guest Writer: Jeffrey Webb I have been a gamer since I was eleven years old.  I know, compared to many here I’m a Johnny-come-lately.  I started rolling dice in the summer of 1986 and haven’t ever looked back.  Very quickly after my descent into the throes of a gaming addiction that’s resulted in a garage full of books, West End …

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Guest Review– Dark Souls: Legends of the Flame

Guest Writer: Matthew Stephen Sunrich When it comes to video games, I am strictly a classicist. I obsessively played arcade games all throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, starting, appropriately enough, with Pac-Man and ending sometime around the release of the original Mortal Kombat. The last home console I owned was the NES, which was a major force in my …

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Jonathan J. Reinhart’s 7 of the Best

Written by Jonathan J. Reinhart My podcast, Wargaming Recon, is the longest-running tabletop wargaming podcast in existence but there’s one passion it doesn’t normally allow me to indulge.  I speak of my love for sci-fi/fantasy.  It was an unexpected honor to be asked by Multiverse to write an article detailing my personal 7 best sci-fi/fantasy books and films. For an …

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Teaching Someone to be Bad: Boss Monster

Although I’d played with friends at game shops before, getting my own copy of Boss Monster for review really let me delve into it. Especially, since now I had to be the one to teach someone how to play a game that is the opposite of what you usually do in a game. Especially a video game. You go through …