July 26, 2017

‘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

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 […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geekerati Radio , Movies , Roleplaying Games

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. […]

Fantasy , Geek News , Pulp , Science Fiction

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

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 […]

Gaming , Geek News , Movies , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction , Television

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

Solaris Books asks Readers to “Reach for Infinity” on May 27th

In 2007 Black Library created an independent imprint called Solaris Books that would publish fantasy and science fiction books that took place in worlds and universes outside of the 40k and Warhammer Fantasy licenses. In doing so, Black Library created what has become a vibrant voice in the science fiction and fantasy community. Their published works have […]

Geek News , Pulp , Science Fiction

Episode 146 — Firefly: From TV to RPG

Mark Diaz Truman – Lead Designer on the new FIREFLY RPG from Margaret Weis Productions – joined the Geeks to talk about the Cortex+ powered game FIREFLY and the show that inspired it. Why has FIREFLY captured the imagination of so many dedicated fans? Why is there still uptick of interest in geek culture about […]

Gaming , Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Science Fiction , Television

Burning Empires Seeks to Provide Rich 4X Experience in Reasonable Playing Time

I love 4X games of all varieties. The combination of explore, expand, exploit, and exterminate makes for a rich gaming environment and allows for robust narrative backgrounds as well as narrative play experiences. Master of Orion 1&2 are among my favorite video games. Twilight Imperium, Space Empires 4X, and the decidedly old school Stellar Conquest […]

Gaming , Geek News , Science Fiction

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