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Dark Sword Miniatures At A Glance

TSR Games begins publishing reviews of miniature figurines (minifigs) here at the Multiverse blog this year, including this delightful assortment (cast in a lead-free pewter alloy) from the Visions In Fantasy line, manufactured by Dark Sword Miniatures. Our mission is to ready them, prime them, paint them and playtest them.  We hope that you’ll enjoy reading these review articles as …

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Revolvers & Wizardry: The Review

Written by Michael Smith The following review is for Revolvers & Wizardry: the Discordant West by the fine folks at Usherwood Publishing. Clocking in at 88 pages, and split into 4 chapters which are further split into subchapters, this book is an adventure expansion for the OSRIC game utilizing a Western feel. Right off the bat, the cover sets the …

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Andrew Thomas’ 7 of the Best

Written by Andrew Thomas I’m Andrew Thomas, a designer and Community Manager for Shapeways, the world’s largest creative community using 3D printing and marketplace. Given my field, I’m obviously a pretty big sci-fi fan. Here are my seven favorite stories. The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers), by Becky Chambers I’m still reading this Becky Chambers’ novel but …

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Westfalia Miniatures at a glance

TSR Games begins publishing reviews of miniature figurines (minifigs) here at the Multiverse blog this year, starting with this battle-ready assortment of wee folk, manufactured by Westfalia Miniatures and collectively known as the Halfmen Army. Our mission is to ready them, prime them, paint them and playtest them.  We hope you’ll enjoy reading our review articles as much as we’ll …

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Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition: The Review

Written by Eric Bloat Originally launched through a highly-successful crowdfunding drive in January of 2014, Mutant Chronicles RPG 3rd Edition by Modiphius Entertainment, builds upon the deeply immersive galactic setting that fans of the two prior editions of the game have come to know and love.  At it’s core, Mutant Chronicles is a Diesel-Punk, Techno-Fantasy, high-velocity, cinematic thrill-ride that dedicates …

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7 new planets present intriguing possibilities

Written by Christopher Bishop  NASA, in its continuing mission to find and discover signs of life may have just had a breakthrough.  Recently, what is being called a treasure trove of planets was discovered orbiting a cold dwarf star in the Trappist 1 solar system (in the Aquarius constellation.)  The Trappist 1 system actually derives its name from the telescope …

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Book Retort: The Assignment #2

Written by Bill Coffin Following its debut issue in which a contract killer awakens after a double-cross to find that somebody has performed an unwanted gender reassignment surgery on him, The Assignment #2 takes us into somewhat rote territory; that in-between phase of a story where our (anti)hero has undergone such a huge change that we need a narrative rest …

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Book Retort: Legend: Hell’s Executioner

Written by Doug Poniarski What do you get when you cross John Wick and Constantine? A Keanu Reeves masterpiece? No, you get Legend: Hell’s Executioner. This one-shot is an interesting slant on the depths of Hell. Jakob Legend is a Hunter for the big man. No, not God but Satan himself. He does all the dirty work that the Lord …

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Odin’s Ravens: The Review

Each morning at dawn, two ravens take flight from atop Odin’s shoulders.  Their names are Huginn and Muninn.  Before the day is through, Huginn and Muninn will have flown all around the world, returning to Odin’s shoulders just as evening’s shadows begin to fall, and informing the All-Father of news that they’ve accumulated during their journeys. Welcome to a card …

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Skip Williams’ 7 of the Best

Written by Skip Williams A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, by Madeleine L’Engle Written as a kid’s story with a young, teenaged girl as the protagonist, A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels deal with some pretty heavy stuff. Meg Murry is 13 years old and the awkward child in her family. She has trouble in school not because she’s lazy or …