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REVIEW: Broadchurch S3 E4 – Halfway Out of the Dark

Blogtor Who - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 14:02

THIS REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS This week we hit the halfway point in the third and final series of Broadchurch – and it didn’t disappoint. While the previous episodes of Series 3 have given us a steady, methodical build-up, it’s time for things to really start kicking up a gear. There are revelations right from the […]

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We're Number 1 - Hottest Small Press (43rd Hottest Overall ;) - Pocket Creatures Volume 1

Tenkar's Tavern - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 13:24

I woke up to a wonderful surprise. Pocket Creatures Volume 1 is currently (920 AM, March 21st, 2017) the Hottest Small Press seller over at RPGNow. (Number 43 overall)

Thank you all for your support. If something like this doesn't ignite creative fires, nothing will ;)

I head out to Gary Con early this afternoon, so posting will be sparse.

Thanks again. I'm all googlie inside ;P
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OPINION: History Proves That a New Doctor Who Boss Equals Change

Blogtor Who - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 12:00

With the impending departures of Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat from Doctor Who change is certainly in the air. We already know that the incoming showrunner will be looking for a new lead actor but what other elements in the show could be up for a redesign? Every era of Doctor Who can be identified […]

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USAF Summer Camp 2017 Registration Now Open

Aikido News - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 11:19
USAF Summer Camp 2017 Registration Now Open
From: Jun Akiyama posted on 21. Mar 2017, 10:19am
URL: http://usafsummercamp.com

The United States Aikido Federation's 2017 Summer Camp registration is now open! Taking place July 30 through August 5, 2017 in Galloway, New Jersey with Yoshimitsu Yamada (8th dan), Hayato Osawa (7th dan), the USAF Technical Committee, and USAF Instructors. More information on their website.

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    Looking For Group - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 04:00

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    Box Breaking 206: Zombie Munchkin From Steve Jackson Games

    Gamer Goggles - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 03:15

    In this Box Breaking Matt Takes a look at Munchkin Zombies. One of the things about this edition is you play the zombie!!


    Click here to view the video on YouTube.

    Munchkins eating brains!! It has to be fun.

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    We're Number 4! (Hottest Small Press)

    Tenkar's Tavern - Tue, 03/21/2017 - 02:23

    As of 3/20/17, at approximately 1015 PM Eastern Time, Pocket Creatures Volume 1 is sitting at #4 for Hottest Small Press. While I know that position is fleeting, I just want to thanks everyone for their support.

    Expect Pocket Creatures Volume 2 in a week - I'll push it live at RPGNow when I return from Gary Con.

    The content for Volume 3 is mostly ready, but it will be the first one laid out with InDesign, so give me a few weeks to get a hang of that.

    Remember, Pocket Creatures is laid out so that you can print it in booklet form if you would like - 4 pages, 1 sheet. Or if you have something like the Swords & Wizardry Legion folder (check out the Swords & Wizardry Legion Facebook Community) a single sheet per monster starts a nice Creature Collectanea :)
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    sparking joy

    Autumn Geisha - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 23:40

    Happy first day of Spring! It seems like this month has been flying along at full speed. I've been trying to unplug from technology and just enjoy the little moments as they present themselves: reading actual books, listening to music on cds, cooking from my collection of cookbooks and knitting on various projects. I also started a granny stripes blanket that is sparking so much joy that Marie Kondo would be proud. Gotta love a project that makes use of all those leftover fingering weight scraps that are taking up precious space in the stash. And watching how these hand dyed yarns are crocheting up is so mesmerizing because the visual effect is quite different than in knitting. This will no doubt be a long term project but that's ok. I'm loving every moment of it so far.
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    Aikido Blogs - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 22:38
    Just smile.

    Erik doesn't matter.
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    Review: RPG Coasters 2, Cthulhu.

    Ultanya - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 22:36
    Alexander Ingram has just launched his second RPG Coasters Kickstarter! The theme this time? Cthulhu. For the uninitiated, the name is pronounced in some circles as kuh-THOOL-hoo. Now be careful when saying that to loud, as it may awaken H.P. Lovecraft’s Elder One from its eternal madness. That said, per mythos the human tongue cannot accurately pronounce it anyway.

    The Call of Cthulhu was first published in the February, 1928 edition of Weird Tales. The creature was an elder god held inside a sunken city named R’lyeh, which featured bizarre, non-Euclidean architecture. Fast forward to 2017 and this sort of material is a wonderful playground for role-playing games. When beings such as Cthulhu threaten to break free of their cosmic prisons, investigators and adventurers must put a stop to it! Well that is what the GM tells you anyway, before your character becomes a blithering idiot from cosmic madness.

    “It seemed to be a sort of monster, or symbol representing a monster, of a form which only a diseased fancy could conceive. If I say that my somewhat extravagant imagination yielded simultaneous pictures of an octopus, a dragon, and a human caricature, I shall not be unfaithful to the spirit of the thing.”
    ― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

    With that background, Lovecraftian novice and veteran alike can appreciate this new RPG Coasters theme. I love to review cool gaming swag, and these gorgeous coasters stand apart. Full disclosure, Alex sent me this set to review ahead of the Kickstarter launch. So, consider this a sneak peek if you are marinating about pledging. These are identical in construction to the fantasy themed coasters which I reviewed here. If you want to see how the coasters match up to different types of drinking vessels, I encourage you to visit that link.

    Alex does all the work personally on these coasters in his basement workshop. The coasters are offered in beautiful hardwoods of Cherry, Hard Maple, and Black Walnut. The latter seems to really make Cthulhu pop on my sample Keeper coaster! These same materials were offered and delivered in the first RPG Coasters Kickstarter.

    “seemed instinct with a fearsome and unnatural malignancy, was of a somewhat bloated corpulence, and squatted evilly on a rectangular block or pedestal covered with undecipherable characters.”
    ― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call Of Cthulhu

    One of the things that really jumped out at me with this new set was the level of detail. The coasters and all the artwork on them are CNC (computer numerical control) routed by a several machines Alex created in his shop. The Antiquarian coaster may be my favorite since it contains an interpretation of Lovecraft’s own sketch from 1934. For reference, the etching on the coaster is about an inch tall!

    If you are fan of Lovecraftian horror, these coasters are the perfect conversation piece for your table. As seen above, available now are the Antiquarian, Criminal, Keeper, Parapsychologist and Private Eye. The full set, not including the stand, is a $40 pledge. The stand is an add-on for $10. Maybe you just want one coaster to fend off a wayward Shoggoth? There is a $10 pledge level for a single coaster! Below you can see some of the artwork waiting to be unlocked from its eldritch prison:

    I’ve had RPG Coasters in the Game Tavern for over a year now. Everyone that visits comments on how cool they are, or inquiries about where we got them. Not only are they epic gaming swag, but they are pieces of furniture. The holidays are still far away, and the Kickstarter looks to deliver before then. Why not surprise that relative or friend that has everything? Or just treat yourself to a glass of bubbling madness on a Cthulhu RPG Coaster!

    “Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.”In his house at R'lyeh dead Cthulhu waits dreaming.― H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu
    Check out RPG Coasters 2: Cthulhu Kickstarter here!

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    First Comics News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 22:21

    75 Years of Archie… and that’s just the beginning! Archie celebrated his milestone 75th anniversary in 2016, with tons of nee stories, new series and new faces – all gearing up toward the historic launch of the CW’s Riverdale TV series in early 2017. While things were ever-evolving in the Archie Universe, one thing held true: the Archie Comics Double Digests were still a constant source of hilarious tales – from hiccups in Archie’s dating life to fun takes on new trends – that everyone could enjoy. This 348-page digital exclusive is your chance to take a look at some of the most memorable Archie stories from the year 2016!
    Script: Dan Parent, Craig Boldman, Tom DeFalco, Tim & Pat Kennedy, and more
    Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli, Pat & Tim Kennedy, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, and more
    Cover: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, RosarioTitoPeña
    On Sale Date: 3/22
    348-page, digital exclusive comic
    $6.99 U.S.


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    First Comics News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 22:21

    Another STORYBOOK MONTH fun tale! In “The Emperor’s Used Clothes,” Sir Reginald, the vein emperor of Riverdalia, is constantly obsessed with new clothes, mainly to feed his huge ego. When a couple of swindlers come with some worn out clothes, he thinks it’ a joke. Until he discovers the used clothes have mystical powers….
    Script: Dan Parent
    Art: Dan Parent, Jim Amash, Glenn Whitmore, Jack Morelli
    Cover: Dan Parent
    On Sale Date: 3/22
    256-page, full color comic
    $6.99 U.S.

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    Pocket Creatures Volume 1 is Live on RPGNow - PWYW So Grab a Copy

    Tenkar's Tavern - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 21:10
    Yep, Pocket Creatures Volume 1 is LIVE! Seems the process itself confused me and I missed a step in the submitting process, so it looked submitted but it wasn't. I'll know for next time. Which may be soon, as Volume 2 is ready to go ;)

    Its PWYW, so really, there is no reason not to grab a copy.

    Its for Swords & Wizardry Light but compatible with all the OSR systems.

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    THE LOST FLEET: CORSAIR #1 preview

    First Comics News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 19:38
    THE LOST FLEET: CORSAIR #1 Writer: Jack Campbell   Artists: Andre Siregar, Sebastian Cheng FC • 32pp • $3.99  On Sale: June 7, 2017 Set after the end of a century-old war between two space empires, the Alliance and the Syndics, Corsair centers on the story of Captain Michael Geary, missing in action after the Syndic ambush that almost destroyed the spacefleet John “Black Jack” Geary had to get home, against all odds!   Forming an uneasy pact with rebel Syndics led by Destina Aragon, Michael Geary sets out to save not only fellow prisoners but their jailors, too – on the run from a government chafing at defeat and determined to crush any uprising! Can he live up to the legend surrounding his family name “Black Jack” Geary has carved – or will he die trying?   Cover A: Alex Ronald Cover B: David Demaret Wrap-Around Cover Cover C: Marc Laming Cover D: Neil Roberts Cover E: Max Bertolini

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    Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Corpsemaker #2 preview

    First Comics News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:56
    Will Eisner’s The Spirit: Corpsemaker #2 writer | artist | cover: Francesco Francavilla incentive cover: Francesco Francavilla (“virgin” art) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+  It started like a very ordinary investigative case for the Spirit, but just when he seemed to have it all figured out, the tale took an unexpected turn to reveal a larger criminal plan at work. Will Danny Colt find a way out or will this end up with a BANG? Eisner winner Francesco Francavilla continues building a web of intrigue around our hero in this chilling second chapter.

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    Army of Darkness / Xena #6 logo

    First Comics News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:56
    Army of Darkness / Xena #6 writer: Scott Lobdell artist: Diego Galindo, Igor Lima cover: Moritat incentive cover: Moritat (“virgin art”) FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+  Ash met Xena the Newborn! Pirate Xena hired Ash as her first mate! They even fought Nazi Deadites to keep America safe in the final days of World War II! Now all these eclectic encounters have brought them together to battle a threat as old as Mankind in a battle at the end of time! Don’t miss the pulse-pounding, warrior- princessing, boom-sticking conclusion to “Forever… And A Day!”

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    KISS #6 preview

    First Comics News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:56
    KISS #6 writer: Amy Chu artist: Kewber Baal covers: Lucio Parrillo (a),  Charles Wilson III (b), Photo Cover (c) incentive covers: Lucio Parrillo (“virgin” art), Charles Wilson III (“virgin” art), Photo cover (“virgin art”) Order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+  Blackwell’s big secret is out. The twins discover what it means to be heroes. But are they too late to save the world they know?

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    Great Divide #6 preview

    First Comics News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:56
    Great Divide #6 writer: Ben Fisher artist: Adam Markiewicz covers: Adam Markiewicz (a), Adam Markiewicz “Homage Cover” (b) Fans & retailers, order the cover of your choice! FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Mature  The shocking conclusion to what critics have called a “flat out impressive” series that “rewrites apocalyptic standards.”  The secrets of the Divide have been revealed, but at great personal cost.  In the face of certain death and against impossible odds, can Paul and Maria save each other – and, just maybe, the world?

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    First Comics News - Mon, 03/20/2017 - 18:40

    WRITER: Joe R. Lansdale
    ILLUSTRATOR: Sam Glanzman
    COLORS: Jorge Blanco & Jok
    LETTERS: Douglas Potter
    EDITOR: Richard Klaw & Drew Ford
    COVER: Sam Glanzman
    PRICE: $19.99
    WEBSITE: idwpublishing.com
    SUMMARY: Set during the 19th century, and combining an unusual mix of racial unrest, oddball characters, and strange happenings, Red Range is a unique take on “The Western.” During a Klan lynching, a mysterious rider appears, and proves to be a deadly shot! It is the Red Mask, a tough, lethal, black man who wisely keeps his identity concealed, especially while battling his enemies. Through a series of events, the Red Mask continues to thwart the violent and hateful actions of the Klan, while picking up an orphan along the way, and teaching him how to turn his hate into something more positive.
    COMMENTS: The story is set in the South just after the Civil War. You start out with the Klan, the “N” word, a man’s eyes gauged out with a wooden stick, and castration by fire and that’s just page 1. If that’s not enough page 2 contains rape and the discusion of if it’s ok to rape a black woman not becasue its bad to rape someone but because their racist and she is black. Then all of a sudden, a masked man rides in it’s the Red Mask. The Red Mask is a black version of the Lone Ranger and the story follows his battle with the Klan leader. Sam Glanzman details an extreme amount of violence. Then their is a dinosaure. Yes in the middle of a western with a black lead charater they come face to face with a T-Rex. WTF? This book is intersting, quirky and off beat at times and you will lover it!

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