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Sunken Treasure: IMAGINE #2

Written by Christopher Bishop Imagine Magazine.  Ahhh, the golden age of 1983, when roleplaying games were still in their first vital decade of growth.  Thrust up from a cottage industry one-off to a somewhat controversial icon overnight, Imagine was the UK’s answer to Dragon Magazine, focusing both on local gaming centers in the UK, as well as having gamers classified …

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FMNH PR2081 The Tyrant Dungeon Master

The history of Sue the T. Rex at Chicago’s Field Museum is a roller coaster of up and downs and that’s just regarding her fossil and not including her danger fraught life that resulted in death at a young age. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that she would understand what makes a good story and the eternal battle of good …

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Timothy Brian Brown’s 7 of the Best

Written by Timothy Brian Brown Ringworld (entire universe) Larry Niven’s Known Space remains my favorite science fiction collection of all time. Human history over roughly a thousand years as we reach into the depths of the galaxy, meeting aliens and reinventing ourselves – who can’t love that! I even had to piece together the existence of all the related stories …

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Book Retort: The Atoll #1

Written by Bill Coffin   Somewhere far off the coast of Australia, Story Helms and Chase Merrick are enjoying the latest leg of a round-the-world cruise on Chase’s private yacht before the two get married. Everybody knows who these two are. Story is an Olympic decathalon winner, and she has supermodel looks to boot. Chase is a multi-billionaire developer of …

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Karma Samadhi’s 7 of the Best

Written by Karma Samadhi The Elric Saga (Series of Novels: “Elric of Melniboné”, “The Sailor on the Seas of Fate”, “The Weird of the White Wolf”, “The Vanishing Tower”, “The Bane of the Black Sword” and “Stormbringer”; DAW Books 1977) Author: Michael Moorcock Genre: Sword and Sorcery, Dark Fantasy, Intelligent Fantasy Elric is an antihero; the last ruler of an …

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Dragonlance! Of course, it’s a musical

I’ve known about the Dragonlance musical, or as it’s actually titled “The Last Trial,” based on the Dragonlance Legends story, for a decade, thanks to Wikipedia in Russian. It wasn’t until some time later, after the theater production had been out for many years and grown to be performed by three different troupes that an exhibition video appeared on Youtube …

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Ambient Music To Help Geeks Get Their Beauty Sleep

If you’re among the thousands of gaming geeks who has difficulty with relaxing or falling asleep after another wild day (or night, or day and night,) you may wish to consider this. Thanks to Cheesy Nirvosa, we’ve now got 42 hours of ambient music from BLADE RUNNER, ALIEN, STAR TREK TNG, and DOCTOR WHO helping geeks everywhere to enjoy a restful sleep. As …

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Sunken Treasure: WG4 Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

Written by Joe Bingaman WG4: Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun is a classic World of Greyhawk adventure, written by the man himself, Gary Gygax. First published in 1982, it is somewhat of a sequel to S4: Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, as it follows up on the characters encounters in Gnome Vale. There were, however, no modules with the stock numbers WG1 …

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Dungeon World: The Review

Written by Christopher Bishop Dungeon World is a tabletop role-playing game created by authors Sage LaTorra and Adam Koebel.  The game is ran on the same engine as the Apocalypse World setting.  At first glance or flip-through you will find many of the standard conventions that one sees in a more D20-themed fantasy game.  However just reading the first chapter …

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Book Retort: BRIGANDS #1

Written by Adrian Nelsen BRIGANDS, a new comic book series published by Action Lab Entertainment warns prospective readers spiritedly: “THIS BOOK CONTAINS BLOODWORK, BLADEWORK AND FAST-TALKING SHARP-TONGUED DEVILS”.  The warning, while playful, is certainly representative of the Danger Zone label under which it’s marketed, one that recommends it for older teens and mature adult readers. A medieval fantasy adventure, BRIGANDS …