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I was browsing social media when I ran across a picture posted to a group dedicated to the old sci-fi media magazine Starlog.  It was a creature from some old movie that resembled a bulbous starfish with a single tentacle jutting out is front.  Immediately drawing me in, I had to do some ...
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From: SHM Publishing Reviewed by: James Kabbash Savage Company Recruit Orientation Guide is a new RPG Setting Preview Book from SHM Publishing.  The setting is being Kickstarted into a full length setting book – Savage Company campaign setting for Pathfinder and 5e In reading through The ...
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From: Gypsy Knights Games Reviewed by: Ron McClung Diverse Roles: A Clement Sector Career is a new RPG Supplement from Gypsy Knights Games. One of the things I first ask about a sci-fi game is what races and/or “classes” (for lack of a better term) can I play.  Sometimes these are ...
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From: Gamewick Games Reviewed by: Ron McClung Shuffling Horror: Roswell 51 is a new Tabletop Board/Card Game from Gamewick Games. Some time ago, I reviewed a game called Pittsburgh 68 by Gamewick, where through interesting game mechanics, you formed a classic zombie movie and attempt to ...
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From: Critical Dice Reviewed by: Ron McClung Deck Of Stories From: Critical Dice Type of Game: RPG Playing Aid Game Components Included: 50 cards, plus 3 blanks and an instruction card Retail Price: $14.99 Deck of Stories is a new RPG Playing Aid from Critical Dice. I got something in the mail ...
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From: The Design Mechanism Reviewed by: Ron McClung White Death is a new Role Playing Game Adventure from The Design Mechanism. Up front, I am not familiar with the Mythras system, but I am told it is similar to the Basic Role Playing system which is derived from the classic Call of Cthulhu ...
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From: Broken Archer Reviewed by: Ron McClung Just Survive The Game is a Card Game from Broken Archer Games.   From the website: “Use teamwork to help everyone stay alive or lookout for yourself and forget your family and friends” Just Survive is a somewhat abstract and lightly themed ...
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From: Gypsy Knights Games Reviewed by: Ron McClung The Anderson and Felix Guide to Naval Architecture (2nd Edition) is a new RPG Supplement from Gypsy Knights Games. Up front, starship building is not my favorite thing to do in a sci-fi game.  It’s one of my least favorite things to ...
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The 8th annual MACE West has come and gone.  I keep telling people that they need to stop having so much fun at these things because we have to quit at some point.  I am not doing this until I am 60 (I turn 50 next year).  MACE West turned 8 this year which means...
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This is an award winning UK sci-fi space short film made Backyard Productions UK as part of the "Darkwave universe."  Set in a world where rare crystals - called Starlight Crystals - make FTL flight possible, it shows that even with a low budget and actors working for free, you can still tell ...
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