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From: Chaosium, Inc. Reviewed by: Ron McClung Cold Harvest: Roleplaying during the Great Purges is a new RPG Sourcebook/Adventure from Chaosium, Inc.. I have seen a lot of different historical approaches to Call of Cthulhu.  Throughout man’s history, there are some pretty horrific ...
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Browsing NetFlix again, I found a new sleeper sci-fi/post-apocalypse movie called The Colony. Starring some of my favorites like Bill Paxton and Laurence Fishburne, this movie had a great look, a great background but a fairly predictable and straightforward plot. It has some good concepts and ...
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Ships of Clement Sector 2: Vulkan-class Attack Boat Tender is a new RPG Supplement from Gypsy Knights Games. I have reviewed a lot of the Clement Sector line. I think it is clear I find the setting subtly inspiring and creative. If you like gritty realistic campaign settings, this is the ...
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D6 x D6 RPG is a new RPG from Popcorn Press. Writing a successful generic/genre independent RPG rules set is a difficult task. Lester Smith and crew have done a good job on this one. Twenty-nine pages encompass all the crunch and rules for the system. That small amount of typed space contains ...
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Sometimes you run across a movie on NetFlix and you wonder if it could have been a show pilot.  I found one of these gems and it was called Parallels.  It sounded like a remake of Sliders with a little The Lost Room thrown in.  It is a movie that approaches a subject in sci-fi that is...
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I came across another movie while browsing my streaming options that intrigued me by the movie poster and the name.  Not knowing anything about it other than it was sci-fi, I decided to give it a try. Sometimes I will start a movie like this and stop it after the first 5 minutes while other...
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Harbinger Down (2015) I am a sucker for a movie inspired by Alien or The Thing.  Show a sci-fi monster movie and I am there.   I ran across this movie while browsing Netflix, not know anything about it.  The blurb interested me so I started it.  I found out later that this film was ...
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One of the more prominent gaming webcomics out there is Rich Burlew's Order of the Stick. Part of its longevity can be attributed to its successful transition from a basic gag comic poking fun at the tropes and mechanics of Dungeons & Dragons to a tale with an elaborate storyline, while never ...
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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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