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Hardcore science fiction is very hard to pull off from a role playing game perspective because realism tends to bore the average player.  Yea, I know, there are those that prefer it and I can respect that. However, in my experience, the average player does not want to go through the mind ...
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Sci-fi is my thing, I make no bones about it.  I love a good story of group of people exploring the unknown, finding alien monsters, and learning that the universe is much bigger than they thought.  Browsing Netflix, I found yet another unexpected gem of a movie – Dark Space.   It is ...
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Every once in a while, I come across a movie that came in under the radar; that might not get over 60% on Rotten Tomatoes, that I found well written and the story is well told and that I really like. I am not sure what that says about me but there have been some key movies that have done that ...
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Back in the early 90s, I got a copy of Nemesis from the local video store and watched it with a group of gamer friends as a movie night kind of thing. We were expecting just another terrible low budget B-movie with very little substance. We were pleasantly surprised by what is now considered a ...
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In case you were somehow buried under a rock, you might not have noticed that over the last few years women in general, and geekdom in particular, are starting to be more vocal about their interests and their expectations of being accepted at the gaming table. Well, they have.
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Browsing through available movies, I found a gem of a movie that I really connected with. I have been running Actung! Cthulhu all year at every convention I have been at this year, and I just finished reviewing both the Investigator’s Guide and the Keeper’s Guide. When I saw the title, I ...
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Many of my gaming friends have mentioned Hawk the Slayer as a movie I should see. I had heard of it but never sat down to watch it at length. It is now considered a cult classic. So I found a copy and decided to see what the big deal was about it.
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Once again, I delve into a movie from the vast library of Roger Corman; another fantasy adventure staying Lana Clarkson (from Deathstalker) and a whole cast other women in various stages of undress. Master of low budget and reuse, Corman as producer reused much of the set from Deathstalker, and ...
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It’s pretty hard to find a bad movie I have not seen, unless it is a movie I have simply chosen not to watch. Eliminators turned out to be a movie I vaguely remember as a kid but never saw. There was something about that cyborg on his mobile unit that looked familiar to me. Starring some ...
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Dungeons and Dragons celebrates forty years this year. I was curious about how D&D had influenced some of my other writer friends who happened to be roleplayers.
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