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Digital Reversal-Chocobo’s Crystal Hunt

It’s been a long tradition ever since video games became a thing to adapt an RPG tabletop game into a video game. So, it’s come full circle with a very popular video game franchise being the source of a tabletop game. This time it’s Square/Enix’s Final Fantasy series its ever popular Chocobos. Chocobos, for those unfamiliar with the game, are …

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Book Retort: Death Rattler #1

Death-Rattler #1 by Kelly Bender and Ryan Downing is a new comic from Insane Comics.  Reminiscent of old Image Comics (back when that company first began,) here we have the overly-buxom women wearing little-to-nothing (though conveniently barely-covered in the right places to avoid outright nudity), the villains that look decidedly villainous, and a story built around action with lots of …

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Sunken Treasure: The Mother Of All Treasure Tables

[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.]  10 Years Later, we look back at Necromancer Games’ epic product Written by Joe Bingaman *DISCLAIMER*: The Mother of all Treasure Tables was published during the 3.5 …

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Book Retort: Dark Souls: Winter’s Spite #3

Written by Michael Smith Dark Souls Winter’s Spite Issue 3, by Titan Comics, takes place in the desolate worlds of Namco-Bandai’s critically-lauded videogame series Dark Souls. Written and illustrated by two of the comic industry’s finest, George Mann and Alan Quah, this issue clocks in at 30 pages. The first 25 pages are the meat and bones of the comic, …

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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 …