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

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

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 160 — Robin D Laws and Cam Banks Discuss the FENG SHUI 2 Roleplaying Game

When it was released in the 1990s Feng Shui was a genre crushing breath of fresh air. In an era of D&D clones and “mood” role playing games, Robin D. Laws’ game of Hong Kong film inspired action was just what the gaming community needed. Now it’s back and Robin D Laws and Cam Banks […]

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Episode 157: Adventure Maximus!

Game designer Francis Hogan stopped by to discuss his family friendly role playing game Adventure Maximus! This exciting role playing game allows kids to easily create characters, plan and run adventures, find treasures and be heroes! Like most role playing games Adventure Maximus! inspires creativity and problem solving, but unlike computer and console based rpgs it provides quality face […]

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From Game to Film — INSPECTRES: Ghostbusters Meets the Office

The good folks at Reactor 88 studios have launched a Kickstarter to fund the DVD/digital distribution of their film INSPECTRES. I was invited to screen early footage of the film at Gen Con in 2012 and thought that the film compared well with other gamer film fare. Which is to say that it is rough […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Movies , Roleplaying Games

Beyond Space Opera-punk: FRAGGED EMPIRE

What if Harry Seldon had never formed the Foundation? What if an interstellar empire decided to create an “inheritor race” instead of a Foundation? What if Cyberpunk style Megacorporations were the cause of interstellar collapse and the force that was rebuilding societies as they once more reach for the stars? These are some of the questions […]

Gaming , Geek News , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction

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. […]

Gaming , Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Pulp , Roleplaying Games , Television

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 […]

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

Episode 150: Technical Difficulties and the Knights of the Dinner Table Webseries

If you ever want to know how good a podcast partner really is, see how they react under pressure. By that measure, Shawna Benson is one of the best in the business. Last December we scheduled an interview with the folks behind the successful Knights of the Dinner Live Action webseries project on Kickstarter. Thanks […]

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