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Book Retort: FAITH #8

Written by Eric Bloat Look, up in the sky.  It’s a bird. It’s a plane. No wait, it’s Faith!  Orphaned as a child, Faith grew up obsessed with comic books and science fiction movies only to later find out that she, herself, is a Psiot.  Imbued with psionic powers, telekinesis and the ability to fly, Faith lives out her childhood …

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Book Retort: Hang Low Aim High #1

Written by Nick Young Forget the capes and costumes. Instead of huge emblems adorning the chests of superheroes, pick up the original symbol of justice: a sheriff’s badge. Classic western tropes return in Kelly Bender’s Hang Low, Aim High #1, with art by Adrian Crismaru. In this enjoyable comic, the Old West is alive and shooting. The story begins in …

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Jan Egil Bjune’s 7 of the Best, Part One (Books)

Speed of Dark by Elisabeth Moon This author is probably better known for her Paksenarrion novels about a girl who joins a mercenary company. While a great tale, the novel that really caught my eye is the Speed of Dark. Set in the near-future, it tells the first-person tale of a high functioning, autistic, process analyst who works for a …

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Sneak Peek: SECRET WEAPONS #1

ARRIVAL’s Eric Heisserer Leads Valiant’s SECRET WEAPONS #1 with Visionary Artist Raul Allen – Coming in June! 2017 Oscar® Nominee for Best Adapted Screenplay Makes Valiant Debut with Prestige Format Limited Series Valiant is proud to announce that Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Eric Heisserer, writer of the internationally acclaimed, smash-hit motion picture ARRIVAL, as well as the upcoming HARBINGER and BLOODSHOT feature …

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Always Room for Gelatinous Cube DIY

Don’t ask me why I find the gelatinous cube to be an amusing monster. It’s anything but amusing if your party encounters one, yet I have a love for them anyway. I’m guessing it’s due to being a part-time DM (and despite being a part-time Player). So, I was delighted to find a Youtube video by user Blandco with instructions …

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Book Retort: POSTAL #17

Written by Robert Smith Postal 17 (Or how I embraced my teenage power fantasy of replacing my father.) Postal is an ongoing comic series published by Top Cow. The creators of the comic are Matt Hawkins and Bryan Hill. This is now Bryan Hill’s sixth consecutive issue of Postal as the sole writer. Matt Hawkins was an original member of …

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Book Retort: The Eleventh Doctor #3.1

Written by John W. Enfield  The team of Rob Williams, I.N.J. Culbard and Triona Farrell usher in the third year of everyone’s favorite time and space travelling hero, now known as ‘The Eleventh Doctor’ with ‘Remembrance’, an original story based on the BBC show ‘Doctor Who’. ‘Remembrance’ is aptly named as it brings to mind the sublime blend of the …

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Bill Webb’s Book of Dirty Tricks: The Review

When the Players get dirty, the DM needs to get dirtier Written by Joe Bingaman Frog God Games’ Bill Webb, who started out co-creating the OGL third-party company Necromancer Games, and brought us the Tome of Horrors series, has let the game masters of the world into his twisted genius of a mind with his book, Bill Webb’s Book of …

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Dan Abnett’s 7 of the Best

  Written by Dan Abnett Dark Star Made on a shoestring, but endlessly inventive, exhilarating and down right funny. An early work by the gifted Dan O’Bannon, and probably the first thing that showed an impressionable young me that SF could be funny without being an outright comedy (a notion that undoubtedly served me well later on Guardians of the …

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Dungeon Grappling Final PDF Reviewed

This article was originally published on Follow Me and Die! — it is republished here with permission. Source: http://followmeanddie.com/2017/01/30/dungeon-grappling-final-pdf-reviewed/ This is a follow up to the original review of a draft copy. I was honored to get an advance copy of the PDF based on my review of Grappling Old School, in +Tim Short’s The Manor #8. Check out Tim’s blog, Gothridge …