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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 …

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Book Retort: Mycroft Holmes #5

Written by John Wayne Enfield   Many have called Sherlock Holmes, including his creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, one of the most brilliant minds ever introduced in fiction.  In powers of deduction and reasoning, he is only exceeded by his brother, Mycroft Holmes.  While Sherlock is frequently given new cases or is ‘reimagined’ in all forms of media, Myroft rarely …

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Venger Satanis’ 7 of the Best

Written by Venger Satanis Krull I saw Krull in the theater back in the 80’s.  It’s unapologetically fantasy or science-fantasy, if you prefer.  Beautiful use of language, poetic and magical – everything from the Emerald Seer to the Widow of the Web.  It’s story is mythic and shares that (plus laser fire) with Star Wars.  Rescue the princess from The …

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Frostgrave: The Review

Written by Bryan Parke Frostgrave; Fantasy Wargames in the Frozen City written by Joseph A. McCullough and published by Osprey Games is a skirmish level miniature figurines (minifigs) game for two or more players.  The rule book contains all the information a player needs to start playing within the frozen ruins of the city of Felstad. A thousand years ago …

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Sunken Treasure: A1 Slave Pits Of The Undercity

Written by Andy Action First off, let me say that it is literally impossible for me to do an impartial review of this classic TSR adventure module. It’s one of the first I ever purchased (at 10 years old, in 1981) and I have run it countless times (well, more like actually about a dozen times, including currently) and I …

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Nerdy Nummies-A Real Serious Cookbook

There have been a number of cookbooks that use geek/nerd culture as their gimmick. Including official Star Wars books. What caught my attention with Rosanna Pansino’s The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook is before the book even gets into the recipes. She writes how she’s a visual learner and has therefore arranged the book to be easier for visual learners. If you …

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Neil Rennison’s 7 of the Best

Written by Neil Rennison Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons I’m a huge fan of the original Watchmen comic. I was introduced to it by a friend during the mid 90s, when I was at university. Having always been a big fan of traditional superhero comics, it blew my mind and I never read another superhero comic book in quite the same …

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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 …