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Mid-June found myself and my family in sweltering North Charleston, SC for another StormCon, a young and growing gaming con run by a great group of people. I had fun last year at this con and I fully intended on supporting it again this year. I signed up to run a good variety of games - 1 ...
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21 Starport Places is a new RPG Supplement from Gypsy Knights Games. One way to get a real good feel for a science fiction setting is getting to know places of business in the setting. It not only gives you a small window into the world, but it also gives you ideas on what is important to the ...
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I have received enough feedback from my RavenCon review that I felt that a follow up was needed. From this feedback, I think there are some beneficial lessons that can help with convention management, gaming coordinating, as well as one's convention experience. Getting the full perspective of ...
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The journey from my home near Charlotte, NC to Richmond, Va is not a short one but I have been wanting to check out a con for years called RavenCon. It is run by a good group of people, some of which I know from my days of running sci-fi cons. My kids like to dress up and play around with other ...
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Over the decades, there have been a plethora of shows which failed to last more than one season. While most are quickly forgotten, a few have managed to maintain a cult following. Of these shows, none have quite inspired the fanatical devotion that Firefly has garnered. Eleven years following ...
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Forbidden Island is a cooperative game from Gamewright. Following the success of Pandemic, Matt Leacock set out to design a co-op game that would allow the younger gamer to join in the fun. Forbidden Island was the result of that goal and is a good entry game for those players, especially ...
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March 2014 meant not only that I turned 45, but also that MACE West moved to Asheville, NC, home of the Biltmore Estate! It was a new area for us and they seemed very welcoming to us on Facebook, but I wasn't sure how accepting they would be about how we do things. We are a little more ...
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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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After reading through the Three Kings adventure the first and second time, I set out with a plan to try and run this single adventure as a convention game. It is funny how one can read through an adventure more than once and completely under estimate the potential. It really goes to show you ...
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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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