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

‘Space 1999’: This Day in Fictional History, the Moon Left Earth Orbit

In the timeline of the television show Space 1999, September 13th marks the day when a massive explosion caused by stored nuclear waste knocked the Mhttp://catacombs.space1999.net/oon out of orbit and sent the 311 inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha hurtling away from the Earth. Space 1999 was a British show created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson of Thunderbirds and Captain […]

Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction , Television

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 […]

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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

A Blast from the Past — Geekerati Episode 1 (2007)

It’s hard to believe that it has been over nine years since I recorded the first episode of the Geekerati Podcast. I had recently discovered Blog Talk Radio, who made podcasting ridiculously easy for a first time host, and was ready to share my wisdom with the internet. In that episode I discussed the upcoming, […]

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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 […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geekerati Radio , Movies , Roleplaying Games

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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Get Ptolus and Malhavoc Press Products for Cheap…and Help a Good Cause

Years ago Monte Cook left Wizards of the Coast and founded his own publishing company called Malhavoc Press. The company offered a number of exciting role playing game supplements, but one loomed large over them all. That supplement was the Ptolus (tah-luss) setting booklet. In a move that would pre-sage our current crowdsourcing environment, Monte […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Roleplaying Games

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