Book Golem!

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[This one’s for Darren.] A number of years ago I found this fig online. And immediately bought one. You can find him over at Black Cat Bases. (The bookcase is old HeroClix, from their Indoor Adventure Kit.) After some play he went to languish in the back of my cabinet for, well, years. Then about… Read more »

Dave Arneson, GOAT

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  I just watched Secrets of Blackmoor: It’s really good. Those guys remind me of when I first joined Trumpeter as a kid all those decades ago. This doc makes a nice complement to Rob Kuntz’s book Dave Arneson’s True Genius. I hope they do make Part 2.

Cayrels Ring

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  I just read these: The issues were funded one at a time through Kickstarter. I missed all of those (One, Two, Three). But my guy at The 8th Dimension Comic Store hooked me up. I waited til I had all three to dive in. Glad I did. The story is good and the art… Read more »

Again With The ’80s

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  Feast on this triptych! What a setting! Twilight: 2000, Cyberpunk and High Colonies were among my favourite games of the ’80s and early ’90s. I never got around to layering them together in any formal way. But I sometimes — even now — fever dream about what could have been. Then I watch Outland.

A Dim View of ’19

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  That’s what the ’80s had. It was dystopias as far as the eye could see: Blade Runner (’82), The Running Man (’87) and Akira (’88) are all set in 2019. It seems the stress of the Cold War-ending Reagan era was a sweet-spot match with the (more or less) single generation distance of that… Read more »