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

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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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 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

Munchkin News — Comic Books and Pathfinder Deluxe Editions…Oh My!

Steve Jackson often jokes about how he can invest in riskier ventures like the OGRE Designer’s Edition now that Steve Jackson Games is pulling in all that  “Munchkin Money.” There can be no doubt about it, the Munchkin card game has been very good to Steve Jackson Games and has become the cornerstone of their […]

Comic Books , Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Roleplaying Games

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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