July 26, 2017

Episode 155: Wayne Shaw Talks Superhero RPG History

The early days of Superhero themed role playing games are a case study in innovation and collaborative design. A couple of years ago on my Advanced Dungeons and Parenting blog I demonstrated some of the influence that Superhero 2044 influenced the Champions roleplaying game’s combat system, but the Superhero 2044 rulebook wasn’t the only thing to influence the […]

Gaming , Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Roleplaying Games

A Couple of Reasons We Are Excited About Boom! Comics

While it is true that print comic book sales are nowhere close to where they were in the halcyon days of the medium, we are living in an era with an extraordinary amount of creative comic book output. Like the 1980s, the 2010s are a period of quality independent publishers and BOOM! Studios is a […]

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Episode 153: Telling Stories with Storium, a New Way to Play

Will Hindmarch and Stephen Hood have created an innovative new game that combines the best of role playing games, card games, video games, and play by post gaming to create a new kind of narrative gaming experience. “Storium is a web-based online game that you play with friends. It works by turning writing into a multiplayer […]

Computer Gaming , Gaming , Geekerati Radio , Roleplaying Games

Do You Miss “Firefly”? You Might Want to Give Spinward a Try.

Fans of Joss Whedon’s cult classic Science Fiction/Western television show Firefly might look at the picture above and think to themselves, “Man…those guys at d20 entertainment have a lot of nerve ripping off Joss.” They’d be wrong in that off the cuff assessment. When Firefly came out in 2002, the Sci-Fi RPG community often commented […]

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Christopher Nolan’s “Interstellar” Looks to the Stars

The first Christopher Nolan film that hit my radar was Memento (2000). I remember watching the film, with its combination of various noir tropes with obvious influences from the films of the 70s, and being blown away. As his career has progressed Nolan has exhibited a talent for telling mystery tales, translating comic book characters […]

Geek News , Movies , Science Fiction

Skylanders Comic Book to Be Published by IDW This Fall

For the past two months, Saturdays at the Lindke household have followed this basic schedule. Get up early and watch video game walkthrough videos by K-wing and K-wife with History and Mystery. Have a nice breakfast, take the twins to soccer practice, get in the car to come home, and…then comes the query. “Dad…?” “Yes.” “Can […]

Computer Gaming , Gaming , Geek News

CW’s Trailer for THE FLASH Captures Barry Allen Goodness

From Professor Zoom to the Weather Wizard, the recently released 5 minute extended trailer for CW’s upcoming series THE FLASH seems to be firing on all cylinders. From the looks of the trailer, the current FLASH series will be drawing heavily from the “Speed Force” era of stories where Professor Zoom aggressively antagonized the FLASH, […]

Geek News , Television

Halt and Catch Fire — 80s Silicon Prairie on the Silver Screen

There are those who may think of the Texas to Geek connection as a recent development, but it has long held a place in the heart of this Geekerati writer and not just because I was born in El Paso. The first time Texas made a deep impression on my geek affectations was the film […]

Geek News , Television

Episode 154: Shane Hensley Discusses Deadlands From RPG To TV

The mid-90s were a creative time in the role playing game industry and a lot of smaller companies were creating not only new games, but new gaming genres. DEADLANDS by Pinnacle Entertainment Group (1996) is one of the most memorable – and one of the best – games to come out of this creative period. […]

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Episode 152: Modiphius Discusses Achtung! Cthulhu, Mutant Chronicles, and Fate

Modiphius is an exciting gaming company that has a wide range of products to explore, including a terrifying vision of World War Two entitled Achtung! Cthulhu, a roleplaying setting for Call of Cthulhu and Savage Worlds. We are re-booting the fantastic sci-fi dieselpunk world of Mutant Chronicles with the 3rd Edition of the roleplaying game, bringing you the Fate Core release of Sarah […]

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