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Ghost Ship of the Desert Dunes: The Review

Written by Doug Poniarski When I was first handed this module for the game Astonishing Swordsmen and Sorcerers of Hyperborea I was excited to dig my teeth into it. The game is based on the tales of Conan and his adventures in Hyboria. Hyperborea is just much more intense and now I can be a part of the gritty pulp …

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Wizard School, Rather Chaotic

I have a rule about Kickstarters, in that I never back one while I’ve backed another. I’m also prepared to wait past the stated deadline, because everyone always seems to underestimate how much work it’ll take to finish their project. That’s just part of the fun of funding someone’s ideas. And what an idea Wizard School is. I usually deliberate …

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Adam WarRock: Overly-Enthusiastic Hip-Hop For Us

Written by John W. Enfield If you are reading this article, Adam WarRock’s music is for you.  Even if hip-hop isn’t your main jam, you’ll find at least one of Adam’s songs that resonates with you. Why? Because among the beats that will make you want to dance (and the catchy hooks,) you’ll hear lyrics about something that you’re into.  …

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Storme Smith’s 7 of the Best

Written by Storme Smith The Sketch-Book by Washington Irving One of two books I remember being given me by my Grandfather with instructions to read. A collection of Irving’s short stories including Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow that showcased a narrative brilliance similar to modern writers Stephen King and Ray Bradbury. A master storyteller, Irving was …

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Sunken Treasure: Grimtooth’s Dungeon of Doom

[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.]  25 years later, a look back at Grimtooth’s Dungeon of Doom: A Complete Dungeon of Traps for any Role-Playing System by Jim ‘Bear’ Peters and Steven S. …

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Jan Egil Bjune’s 7 of the Best, Part Two (Films)

Written by Jan Egil Bjune City of Lost Children – la cité des enfants perdus (1995) I’m a great fan of everything Jean-Pierre Jeunet (and Marc Caro.) I could just as well have mentioned Delicatessen or Amélie. This movie, however, makes it to the top of my list because of the mood, the colors, the casting, the costumes and the music. It …

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The Dice Lab: The Review

Hats off to The Dice Lab for creating these delightful dice.  We had a look at their large set which contains seven unique polyhedral dice, as follows: Truncated tetrahedron d4 Truncated octahedron d8 Rhombic dodecahedron d12 Deltoidal icositetrahedron d24 Disdyakis dodecahedron d48 Deltoidal hexecontahedron d60 Disdyakis triacontahedron d120 The resealable plastic tube which the large set comes in is quite serviceable, …

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Tom Maringer’s 7 of the Best

Written by Tom Maringer I have always loved fantasy and science fiction. I think the attraction is the ability to create situations and events that would be unlikely to occur in the real world. I am considering “favorites” in the sense that they are most likely to be read again and again, and were most influential in introducing new ideas …

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Book Retort: Aspen Universe: Revelations #5

Written by Laird Bruce Boughner The Aspen Universe follows in DC and Marvel’s wake as they put an ending on their crossover event with Fathom, Killian, Malikai and other cast members from Aspen, Fathom and Soulfire;  rebooting the entire Aspen Universe in the process.  Written by Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire, Doctor Who & Ultimate Fantastic Four,) J. T. Krul …