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First Comics News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 03:00

KICKOFF SHOW

The Miz & The Miztourage def. Jason Jordan & The Hardy Boyz

Cruiserweight Championship

Neville def. Akira Tozawa (c) to become the NEW Cruiserweight Champion

SmackDown Tag Team Championship

The Usos def. New Day (c) to become the NEW SmackDown Tag Team Champion

 

SUMMER SLAM

John Cena def. Baron Corbin

SmackDown Women’s Championship

 Natalya def. Naomi (c) to become the NEW SmackDown Women’s Champion

Big Cass def. Big Show with Enzo Amore suspended in shark cage above the ring

Randy Orton def. Rusev

RAW Women’s Championship

Sasha Banks def. Alexa Bliss (c) to become the NEW RAW Women’s Champion

Finn Balor def. Bray Wyatt

RAW Tag Team Championship

Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins def. Sheamus & Cesaro (c) to become the NEW RAW Tag Team Champions

United States Championship

AJ Styles (c) def. Kevin Owens with Shane McMahon as Special Referee

WWE Championship

Jinder Mahal (c) def. Shinsuke Nakamura

Universal Championship

Brock Lesnar (c) def. Braun Strowman, Samoa Joe and Roman Reigns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SCISSOR SISTERS: SWAN SONG preview

First Comics News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:06



SCISSOR SISTERS: SWAN SONG
A Time-Tripping Graphic Novel
A time-skipping assassin allies with a friend of her enemy to escape exile in ancient Mesopotamia and combat traitors to her own cause!
Welcome to the world of Scissor Sisters, a fantastical reality where the time stream is a living and well-traveled path between wheres and whens. We think you’ll like it here, and we’d love for you to stay, check the place out and help us fund printing of this massive, sweeping story.
Last Summer, with the help of 102 generous Backers, we successfully funded Scissor Sisters, a 120-page graphic novel – the story of Candi and Ash, a pair of women separated by millennia but whose love is an inevitability. They are thrown together in the least likely of times and places and hunted by The Continuum, a cross-time conspiracy of the elite and the sinister deeply frightened of the destiny of the couple they refer to as The Sisters.
Written by Kevin LaPorte (Vicious Circus, Last Ride for Horsemen, Roadkill du Jour, Scales of Time, and The Absentee) and illustrated by Marvel and DC veteran Rich Perotta (Scales of Time, The Ray, Deadpool) with colors by Vito Potenza. Scissor Sisters was co-created by Erica J. Heflin (Zenescope’s Wonderland, Cosmic Times’ Flesh of White, and Antithesis). Consider it rated PG-13 for violence/gore and adult themes.
Digital Minimum Pledge $5.00
Print Minimum Pledge $10.00
Kickstarter.com

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SCISSOR SISTERS preview

First Comics News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 02:05


SCISSOR SISTERS
Scissor Sisters is the story of Candi and Ash, a pair of women separated by millennia but whose love is an inevitability. They are thrown together in the least likely of times and places and hunted by The Continuum, a cross-time conspiracy of the elite and the sinister deeply frightened of the destiny of the couple they refer to as The Sisters.
To solve the conundrum of returning to their home eras, Candi and Ash must decipher the source of their newfound powers to manipulate the time stream, as well as learn to best use these abilities to survive the war into which fate deposited them.
Scissor Sisters is co-written by Kevin LaPorte (Vicious Circus, Last Ride for Horsemen, Roadkill du Jour, Scales of Time, and The Absentee) and Erica J. Heflin (Zenescope’s Wonderland, Cosmic Times’ Flesh of White, and Antithesis) and illustrated by Marvel and DC veteran Rich Perotta (Scales of Time) with colors by Vito Potenza. 128 pages.
$13.99

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#RPGaDay 2017 Instrument of Surrender

19th Level - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:11

I thought I'd be able to catch up on this year's RPGaDay upon my return from Manhattan but I've come down with a cold that I'm fairly certain is Captain Trips from The Stand. I've been alternating between sleeping and painful coughing. This has also caused me to miss out on some grad school work. Once I'm feeling a bit better that will need to be my priority. 
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RICH REVIEWS: Lumberjanes # 41

First Comics News - Mon, 08/21/2017 - 00:05

Title: Lumberjanes # 41
Publisher: BOOM! Studios/BOOM! Box
Created by: Shannon Watters, Grace Ellis, Noelle Stevenson & Brooke Allen
Written by: Shannon Watters & Kat Leyh
Illustrated by: Ayme Sotuyo
Colors by: Maarta Laiho
Letters by: Aubrey Aiese
Cover: Kat Leyh
Subscription Cover: Ayme Sotuyo
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.boom-studios.com
Comments: Jo creates a MYSTY a device to register time anomalies. Jo is shown clearly that she really does love science. She loves to solve questions and then get more questions.
The art is cute. It is perfect for young readers but anyone can enjoy it.
The girls decide to learn about aerodynamics by building paper airplanes. Jo builds one that surpasses all others. She builds a paper space shuttle with rocket boosters. This is a fun part of this issue that shows all the girls together playing.
One Lumberjane has a dream that leads to what she thinks will help her. Things can be deceiving and often are when you get something for nothing.
There is some cool menacing artwork on a waterfall. You will be mildly scared unless you’re a young child than you will be terrified or at least slightly frightened.

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Hero's Brew Podcast - Episode #1 - The Trio Unleashed - IS LIVE!

Tenkar's Tavern - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 23:02


We did it!

The Hero's Brew Podcast is here!

First episode is live and embedded right above. You can also play it on your IOS or Android device using the Podbean app and in a day or so it should be fully into the wilds of iTunes and other services.

We'll also be putting together a page here at The Tavern that will link to all of the epidodes as they release.

Should there be show notes? Definitely. Are there? Not yet.

What do we talk about? Listen and find out. You never know. Maybe we talked about you ;)

I'm just a screenshot to allow visual imaging on social media ;)


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RICH REVIEWS: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers # 18

First Comics News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 21:11

Title: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers # 18
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Written by: Kyle Higgins
Illustrated by: Hendry Prasetya with Assistance by Daniel Batliss
Colors by: Matt Herms, Joana LaFuente with Matt Herms
Letters by: Ed Dukeshire
The Ongoing Misdventures of Squatt & Baboo:
Written by: Ryan Ferrier
Illustrated by: Bachan
Colors by: Triona Farrell
Letters by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Jamal Campbell
Connecting Variant Cover by: Steve Morris
Versus Variant Cover by: Dan Mora
Morpher Variant Cover by: Miguel Mercado
Action Figure Variant Cover by: Haskell Mackowski with packaging design by David Ryan Robinson
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Website: www.boom-studios.com
Comments: The Power Rangers go to Romania where Finster has set up shop.
The Power Rangers find Finster and what he has created. So its time for the Power Blaster. This thing is amazing as it comes together and fires. Finster has created some interesting play things for the Rangers. He does manage to cause lots of trouble all on his own.
The Power Rangers are offered a partnership to work with Grace how has tons of resources that would come in handy. But no they are independent. Or are they?
Finster is one sneaky creature. It is good to see him featured as the main villain of this issue.
“The Ongoing Misadventures of Squatt & Baboo” Here Squatt and Baboo are Zords. They think they are heroes now but what they do is villainous. Their hearts are in the right place just they are villains that is what they are. The story does have a nice touch of humor.

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Swords & Wizardry Light is Trending at #3 of the Hottest Small Press Releases

Tenkar's Tavern - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:11

We're #3!

We're also #9 and #14...



I'd LIKE to see Swords & Wizardry Light hit #1 :)

Anyhow, here are the links for SWL and the others:


Swords & Wizardry Light Rules

Swords & Wizardry Light Character Cards

Swords & Wizardry Light Tome of Horrors Light Volume I

Remember, purchases made via The Tavern's affiliate links help support The Tavern and its various projects. That being said, grab the above for FREE!
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RICH REVIEWS: Sisters of Sorrow # 2

First Comics News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 18:38

Title: Sisters of Sorrow # 2
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Written by: Kurt Sutter & Courtney Alameda
Illustrated by: Hyeonjin Kim
Colored by: Jean-Paul Csuka
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Covers by: Taj Tenfold, Andre De Freitas
Sisters of Sorrow Created by: Hurt Sutter
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.boom-studios.com
Comments: Dominique one of the four women who killed a guilty cop is taken into custody. Her three friends do get her out on bail.
Greta now wants justice for her next. Her ex, Martin used to beat her and hurt her even while she was pregnant which killed her unborn child.
The art shows the women and others as just ordinary every day people.
Three of the women are in for the next kill one Misha is not.
The three friends dress as nuns for disguises to go after Martin. They are not pros far from it as you can see here.
Captain Penn knows about the first murder but he can not prove it. He is relentless and will go after the weak link.
Sarah is kind of the quite one. Misha the weak one, while Dominique and Greta are the ones hard as nails.
It is great to see a guy that truly deserves it getting just what he does deserve.

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RICH REVIEWS: WWE # 8

First Comics News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 18:35

Title: WWE # 8
Publisher: BOOM! Comics
Writers: Dennis Hopeless, Lan Pitts
Illustrated by: Serg Acuna and Tim Lattie, Kelly Williams
Colored by: Doug Garbark, Dee Cunniffe
Lettered by: Jim Campbell
Cover by: Dan Moira
Variant Covers by: Jen Bartel, Will Robson, Adam Riches, Brent Schoonover with Colors by Nick Filardi
Price: $ 3.99 US
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Website: www.boom-studios.com
Comements: The Wyatt Family are taking on Dean and Sasha in a death race. Things are high paced and thrilling as Dean and Sasha do not back down at all.
How do Charlotte and Dana get into the race?
Both Dean and Sasha are acting like lunatics but they are out numbered. Plus the Wyatt clan is just insane. So who helps out showing up out of the blue none other than Baylee.
All the wrestlers are written just as they are in real life and the art portrays them so true to life. Sasha has one nice butt shot that is so hot cause it makes you think of the real wrestler.
Sasha acts like a lunatic and Dean well he acts like a boss in the ring.
They make it to the Money In The Bank match and Dean is on his game in the match.
The Undertaker and Paul Bearer prepare for a match against Kamala. Undertaker is definitely shown ready. A nice ominous atmosphere is the setting for this short story.
Any wrestling fan will love this book. Also anyone who just loves excitement and thrills with a lot of fighting.

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Announcement - Mark Rein-Hagen Joins Vampire 5e Dev Team

Tenkar's Tavern - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:33

This was announced yesterday on the White Wolf Facebook page.

Vampire 1e (and the GURPS Conversion) are the only editions I own.

Lots of strong personalities on the dev team. Should be interesting times.


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OSR Commentary On Necrotic Gnome's 'B/X Essentials' Project For Your Old School Retroclone Systems

Swords & Stitchery - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:58
 I have a long & storied history with Necrotic Gnome products but Gavin Norman's new project it hits close to home some might say their essentially some of the essence of B/X Dungeons & Dragons. Let's take a closer look. So while everyone else is all excited about GenCon 50, I've been quietly watching Necrotic Gnome's latest efforts with B/X Essentials. This is Gavin Norman's The City of Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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RIC FLAIR UPDATE

First Comics News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:28

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RICH REVIEWS: Domain

First Comics News - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:07

Title: Domain (Paperback)
Publisher: Expanding Realms Publishing
Author: Mike Baron
Cover Design by: Rod Underhill
Price: $ 18.00 US
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Websites: www.facebook.com/Mike-Baron-177061222341351/
www.amazon.com/Mike-Baron/e/B004N7W25W
www.bloodyredbaron.net/
www.forgottenplacespublishing.com
www.facebook.com/forgottenplacespublishing
Comments: Chapter 1: The Bifurcated Girl.
A spell checker and grammar checker were needed badly in this book.
Phil and Jesse are friends and while out together they make a gruesome find. This is the type of thing that will scar a person for life.
Chapter 2: The House.
The house looks like a Mayan Temple. Kendall a comic book artist is looking at buying it.
Chapter 3: An Unexpected Dividend.
Kendall’s tour of the house shows him some surprise bonuses that come with it. The place is dusty so it has sat for a while. It is also a huge place. The descriptions help you to use your imagination and picture the house in your mind.
Chapter 4: Nate.
Kendall gets a job so he can now afford the house. This chapter introduces us to his friend and boss Nate. The story is flowing along nicely.
Chapter 5: Moving Day.
Well the packing and moving goes without a hitch. Everything is going along just great for Kendall.
Chapter 6: Neighbors.
The neighbor is a pleasant surprise. Things are going along so perfectly for Kendall. So you know something will come up eventually. The story is setting it up nicely.
Chapter 7: Torrance.
Torrance seems like a nice enough neighbor. He does and says everything you would expect. Here we start to get an idea that this house may not be as normal as expected. You can feel something building.
Chapter 8: Ride the Wild Surf.
The house does have many many things in it as Kendall explores his new place.
Chapter 9: Dinner Next Door.
Things are going nice and normal for Kendall as he dines with his neighbors. They are good people. The story is flowing along great.
Chapter 10: Voices in the Night.
Now things are starting. You get a taste of what is to come. This chapter gets you wondering.
Chapter 11: Meeting of the Minds.
Kendall finds his scruples are for sale. It is t bad when you do have to do something you really do not want to but that is life.
Chapter 12: Night Moves.
The basement he has still not been down to. It will peak your curiosity.
Chapter 13: Call Me.
Kendall finds out at a party that he has to learn how to behave like a person and not a fan boy. Which he is.
Chapter 14: The House That Screamed.
The screaming is it real or not? It is starting to annoy Kendall. He wants to know for sure what it is. The tension builds a little bit.
Chapter 15: The Basement.
In the basement the place is filled with all sorts of goodies. The place is a treasure trove. Kendall is one lucky guy.
Chapter 16: First and Last Dates.
Kendall is a good guy and he is shown here acting appropriately when he did not need to. He is a decent guy.
Chapter 17: The Desk.
The desk is a huge piece of furniture and contains a surprise. There are lots of surprises in this book.
Chapter 18: Take a Letter, Maria.
The man Kendall bought the house from was a great director but not as good a human being.
Chapter 19: Crowd Funding.
People do want to take advantage of you as soon as you have money. Kendall is thankful for the break from it while moving.
Chapter 20: Night Moves.
Kendall is still hearing screaming in his house. It does keep you wondering.
Chapter 21: Research.
Kendall does some research on Frank Wallanda the former house owner.
Chapter 22: Portia.
Here the possibility that the house is haunted comes up.
Chapter 23: Taking Stock.
Kendall may be still rich with all the stuff in his new house left by the previous owner. He seems unsure though about selling it.
Chapter 24: Nate’s Theorem.
Nate’s theory about having sex and why he does not like fat women.
Chapter 25: Let If Slide.
More screams in the house.
Chapter 26: Shapiro.
Kendall adopts a puppy and names it Shapiro. The screams are mentioned but there are none. Something is going to happen concerning them.
Chapter 27: Wyrick World.
Kendall gets a date without trying and he actually likes her.
Chapter 28: Building Blocks.
Someone is killing people in town. This is mentioned several times so how does it tie-in.
Chapter 29: It Lives.
Well, things pick up even more. The house may not be the only thing haunted.
Chapter 30: Off the Pig.
Kendall gets a chance of another job. Will he take it? It is still not his idea of a job he really wants.
Chapter 31: Coffee Table Book.
Cars and books are the focus this chapter. Both seem fine.
Chapter 32: Chez Fez.
Kendall and Ronnie are on a date that is going great. These two make a nice fit.
Chapter 33: Presto.
Kendall and Ronnie do have a great time on their date. These two are so great together.
Chapter 34: Rude Awakening.
Things get real for Kendall. He finds himself with a problem caused by the house.
Chapter 35: Bloody Sunday.
Kendall has an exciting morning but he handles it well. Yes, blood was spilled.
Chapter 36: The Toy Box.
The surprises in this house just keep coming. Another surprise awaits Kendall on the news.
Chapter 37: Set List.
Kendall decides to have an exorcism. The house basement has him scared. No proof of anything but he feels frightened.
Chapter 38: Crazy Talk.
Kendall invites his neighbor to attend a seance at his house. The supernatural aspect of this story is rearing its head.
Chapter 39: Surprise.
There is sexual scenes in this book that might just make you blush. Kendall and Ronnie do have a good time.
Chapter 40: Best Screw Ever.
The seance is set. You will find yourself anticipating it. You just know something will happen.
Chapter 41: Bree.
Kendall’s meeting with the wife of the former owner of the house has an ominous atmosphere to it.
Chapter 42: Philosopher’s Stone.
The basement of the house has a bunch of stones in it not just ordinary stones but runes from all over the world.
Chapter 43: Burn the Films.
In the house are nasty sex films that Kendall wants to be destroyed, but how?
Chapter 44: Dollar Tour.
Mr. Merkle is given a tour of the house. He is helping with the seance.
Chapter 45: Killer on the Strip.
The killer from the news makes his move on another victim. How does he tie into the house?
Chapter 46: Bonfire.
All those nasty sex tapes Kendall takes care of.
The story is starting to drag on Kendall is living his life and dealing with things but the house is still there and we are not progressing enough with it.
Chapter 47: Orbit.
Bree dies of natural causes. There does seem to be lots of people dying.
Chapter 48: Date Night.
Ronnie comes over and plays with Kendall. They have fun.
Chapter 49: Seance.
The seance is revealing and it gets lots of ghostly guests. This grabs your attention again and gets you focused on the spirits.
Chapter 50: The Cops.
The spirits have stuck. Now we know there is danger. You will be following along closer now.
Chapter 51: The Dungeon.
Kendall and Ronnie visit the Dungeon. It is a cool place for geeks or anyone.
Chapter 52: Darryl.
This chapter is strange and stuff happens but it does not help much to progress the story.
Chapter 53: Memorial Service.
They attend a funeral. Not much happens here other than a nice funeral.
Chapter 54: Worry.
Kendall is still worried about the break-in at his house.
Chapter 55: Late Night Phone Call.
This chapter is about Portia the medium and her childhood. It is strange having it here. Than something unexpected happens that will give you a chill.
Chapter 56: On the Prowl.
The killer is on the streets. Does he have anything to do with the house? As you read about him you will get a feeling of pure evil.
Chapter 57: Punch the Gut.
This chapter is so sad. It comes out of nowhere at you and hits you full on.
Chapter 58: Mind of its Own.
Kendall’s corvette does seem to have a mind of its own. Plus it is hinted at here as to what it was that caused the sadness in the last chapter.
Chapter 59: What’s One More.
The corvette is it haunted or controlled by the house? The story does not let you know so your left guessing. It is a mystery still.
Chapter 60: What the Car Knew.
Stranger chapter about a strange car and where it leads Kendall.
Chapter 61: The Detonator.
Good news at work for Kendall. The story reads like a person’s real life as they still have to live it even when strange things are going on in it.
Chapter 62: A Startling Discovery.
A body found and identified. So Kendall solved a very mystery.
Chapter 63: The Stones
The runes in the basement all have something to do with sex. So where is this story going?
Chapter 64: Night Witch.
A little humor here to lighten the mood. It is cute but still had you expecting something else. Something sinister.
Chapter 65: The Phone Rang.
Portia the medium gets a couple phone calls. Than disaster strikes.
The comic con though is described well. Obviously the author has been to one or more.
Chapter 67: Coffee With the Man.
Wyrick is out and about. What his role in this story is uncertain. What is a nedrebo? Your curiosity will be peaked.
Chapter 68: Bad Manor.
Kendall gets all kinds of offers at the comic con. What comes across is that he is a nice guy.
Chapter 69: Dead Man’s Curve.
Kendall heads back home to check on Ronnie she may be in danger. Plus the house is acting up more. The way it is written does not come across as scary.
Chapter 70: House of the Setting Sun.
Kendall is back home and this time the house is a live. Now the setting is getting frightening. Danger is looming.
Chapter 71: Trunk Music.
Torrance stumbles across a discovery. You can feel his uncertainty, his worry, his questions.
Chapter 72: Ming the Merciless.
The story is winding down to its conclusion. There are still so many unanswered questions though.
Chapter 73: Snipe Hunt.
The question of what is the Nedrebo arises again. Plus more surprises and more death.
Chapter 74: Nedrebo.
Well the ending to the evil here is certainly not what you woud expect. It is though somewhat anti-climatic.
Chapter: 75: Stockholder’s Meeting.
Well the book ends.
The book does flow along smoothly and the chapters go together nicely. The characters are interesting and ones you can identify with. Kendall is a likable guy.
The story itself though never seems to hit its pace. Where exactly is it going? It never really seems to get there. There is no punch line, no firm conclusion. Plus there are a lot of unanswered questions. You are left hanging.
It is a good read but could have been so much better. The story needed to be more focused on the horror aspect. Kendall is such a perfect character to use in this type of story. He is someone all of us can identify with.

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Hydra House Ads

Sorcerer's Skull - Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:00
The Azurth Adventures Digest (and hopefully more products to follow where appropriate) will have some house ads in the style of those you might see in comics books of the Bronze and Silver Age. Here are the preliminary versions of some of those that will be in the digest:


Artwork here by Jeff Call and Luka Rejec.

Art you may recognize from Weird Adventures by Adam Moore, newly colorized.

Any Fight Anywhere Any Time - NUTS Compendium

Two Hour Wargames - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 15:43


Coming soon! 
Watch for Bat Reps and more information in the coming weeks.

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