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Michael May’s 7 of the Best

Written by Michael May Genesis by W. A. Harbinson Written during the height of the UFO craze in the ’70s, Genesis offers an explanation for the phenomenon that’s rooted in fact and research, but is still very much science fiction. There’s a lot of exposition, but it’s fascinating stuff and sprinkled into a compelling thriller. Harbinson has since written four …

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Shire Post Mint: The Review

As far as collectibles go, fantasy coins are the new hotness, and the coins from Shire Post Mint are hitting all the right notes. As per their Certificate of Authenticity, they are dedicated to producing tangible artifacts from fantasy realms. The style (and variety) of these coins covers a lot of fantasy ground. The craftsmanship and quality is superb. The …

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Sunken Treasure: DA3 City of the Gods

[Editor’s Note:  Welcome to Sunken Treasure, in which we turn our eyes towards classic adventure modules, campaign settings, core books, supplements, and more.  Enjoy these commemorative strolls down memory lane together with us.]  A look back at a Dave Arneson classic module By Joe Bingaman The DA Series of BECMI-era of D&D introduced players everywhere, who did not have access …

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Chris Fenoglio’s 7 of the Best

Written by Chris Fenoglio [Disclaimer: There’s a lot of other “all-time” favorites who deserve a place on this list, but I figured that Star Wars and Star Trek were so obvious that they might as well be implied. So, here’s a list of some of the less obvious sci-fi/fantasy things I love that you’ve probably heard of, and just haven’t …

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Book Retort: BAYEUX

Written by John Enfield Gazing upon this over 950 year old tapestry hither and thither, people have wondered how anyone would tell the story illustrated here (depicted in plant-dyed wool thread and captioned in Latin) in a way that would be more compelling to modern readers than, perhaps a dry, academic essay might be.  We need wonder no longer, because …

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Sneak Peek: NO WORLD #1

Sneak Peek:  NO WORLD #1 Story by Scott Lobdell . . . . Art by Jordan Gunderson They exist in the all-new ASPEN UNIVERSE…yet belong to NO ONE! Enter a brand-new phase in Aspen’s growing collection of thrilling series, as characters from our most critically-acclaimed titles unite—EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT IRIS, Soulfire’s MIYA, the supernatural vigilante DELLEC, along with an exciting new cast …

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The Princess Bride RPG-The Battle of Wits Comes to You

Toy Vault, a company that specializes in merchandise for many cult fandoms, announced the release of The Princess Bride RPG in 2017. Toy Vault isn’t new to creating games for The Princess Bride property having made Storming the Castle and Princess Bride-opoly. However, an RPG is branching out for the company, although they have some familiar names working on it. …

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Cloud World of Arme: The Review

Usherwood Publishing takes us back to junior high By Joe Bingaman Usherwood Publishing, the makers of the popular Usherwood Adventures setting for First Edition and OSRIC, have an interesting line of adventures titled “High Adventure from Middle School”. Loved by some critics, hated by others, this line is meant to be a novelty line. To quote James D. Kramer, the …

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Cori Reed’s 7 of the Best

Written by Cori Reed Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo If you smashed together beloved fantasy books Mistborn: The Final Empire and The Lies of Locke Lamora, you’d have an idea of what Six of Crows is like. A multi-perspective, high fantasy heist story with characters you love and love to hate. This book starts with a bang and definitely ends with one as well. Hired by …

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Book Retort: KHAAL #1

Written by Bill Coffin Imagine a far future universe decimated by war, and some of the only remaining survivors are a prison colony set adrift in deep space. Inhabited by generations of prisoners and their descendants and separated into three races—humans and near-humans, a race of telepaths, and a race of folks who can pass through solid material—this prison is …