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Book Retort: Divinity III: Shadowman and the Battle for New Stalingrad

Written by Eric Bloat Divinity III: Shadowman and The Battle for New Stalingrad (one-shot) takes place in an alternate-history, modern day dystopian cold-war nightmare where Russia won The Cold War long before it ever began.  Beginning in 1922 and through a series of history-altering events, Russia has conquered the world, and yes that includes the United States!  Russian President Putin …

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Sunken Treasure: IMAGINE #1

Written by Nick Monitto Anyone familiar with old-school RPGs will know a little (or likely a lot!) about the classic Dragon Magazine.  Evolving from the wargames-heavy The Strategic Review in 1976, it quickly became the premiere magazine for TSR’s US gaming audience.  But what about our friends across the pond? In 1983, TSR Hobbies UK Limited launched their own magazine …

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Book Retort: Quantum Teens Are Go #1

Written by Eric Bloat Quantum Teens Are Go is a comic that centers itself around a teenage couple, Sumesh and Natalie, who spend their nights breaking into technology companies, kicking robot security guard ass and stealing expensive tech. They spend their days drudging through the Hell that is high school and dealing with the judgmental annoyances who are their classmates.  …

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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 …