July 26, 2017

The Powder Mage Trilogy is Coming to a Gaming Table Near You!

The best way to describe Brian McClellan’s Powder Mage stories is by saying that they are an entertaining combination of Sharpe’s Rifles and Full Metal Alchemist and The Scarlet Pimpernel. The novels, and short stories, fall within the noble genre of Military Fantasy fiction which has seen a resurgence since the publication of Temeraire by Naomi Novik. Like the best […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Roleplaying Games

The Future of ‘Car Wars’ is Now!

When the original Car Wars game of futuristic automotive combat was released in 1980 it struck a chord with gaming audiences and quickly became a best-seller. The game had been inspired by the Alan Dean Foster short story “Why Johnny Can’t Speed” and fit right into a popular culture battle car movement that included movies […]

Gaming

Remembering ‘Out of this World’ on National Video Game Day

When Out of this World was released for the SNES in 1992, I was blown away by the that that a game on the SNES (and SEGA Genesis) could have such fantastic graphics and the game play. As a gamer who grew up on Pitfall, I was used to action based side scrolling platformers but […]

Computer Gaming , Gaming , Science Fiction

Classic ‘Deadlands’ Returns with a Beautiful Limited Edition

Twenty years ago Pinnacle Entertainment Group published the first edition of the Deadlands roleplaying game. Shane Hensley was inspired to create a game of Weird Western Horror after seeing a painting by Brom of a Confederate Vampire. The book would eventually become the cover of the Wraith: the Oblivion source book Necropolis: Atlanta. Shane had seen the painting at a […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Roleplaying Games

WizKids Announces Upcoming ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Rock, Paper, Wizard’ Card Game

The Dungeon Crawl board game genre was firmly established by Dave Megarry’s classic Dungeon. In an interview with Jon Peterson, Megarry describes Dungeon as a board game presentation of the Dungeons & Dragons gaming environment, but that is only partly true. While it is accurate that Dungeon presents the same basic milieu as Dungeons & Dragons, adventurers fighting monsters […]

Card Games , Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Roleplaying Games

Play an Old Man Playing That ‘PokeyMan Go Thing’ in Classic JRPG Style Parody

  Inspired by the recent success of Pokemon Go, and the reaction of some older individuals regarding the value of the game, the designers at Punch the Moon have created a short browser based role playing game called THAT POKEYMAN THING YOUR GRANDKIDS ARE INTO. In this short old school game, you play an 80 year old […]

Computer Gaming , Gaming , Geek News , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction

Read the Original ‘Stranger Things’ Pilot Episode ‘Montauk’

One of the great privileges of the modern era is that the a quick search of the internet can allow journalists, genre fans, and struggling screenwriters to get a deeper look at the productions that entertain and inspire us. One thing in particular this has lead to is the wider availability of the original screenplays […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Horror , Television

Auroch Digital Bringing Classic Sci-Fi Wargame ‘Ogre’ Back to Computer Screens

Fans of the classic science fiction wargame Ogre were given a pleasant surprise in 2012 when Steve Jackson Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for a $100 Designer’s Edition. The Designer’s Edition was a well planned “premium upgrade” and the Kickstarter campaign raised $923,680. The original version of Ogre  was the game that sparked the Microgaming boom of […]

Computer Gaming , Gaming , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction , Wargames

Episode 159 — Discussing SHATTERED SHIELDS with Jennifer Brozek and Bryan Thomas Schmidt

While the genre of Military SF has been firmly entrenched in the publishing industry and is one of the more popular sub-genre in the industry. Often overlooked is the rich tales of military campaigns and the struggles of individuals soldiers that make up some of the best Fantasy stories. These tales include seminal Fantasy like […]

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Table of Contents — OLD VENUS edited by George R.R. Martin and Gardner Dozois

As a fan of Planetary Romance I have written about what sets the genre apart from Sword & Sorcery. When I saw a post on my Facebook feed by Gardner Dozois about an anthology of stories that he and George R.R. Martin had co-edited that will be published next March my heart leapt with joy. […]

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