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Rock Talks: Key Relationships in Your 20’s

Mark Hughes (Church of the Rock) - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 02:17

Whether it’s friendships or family, we can all agree that relationships take work!

Key Relationships in Your 20’s
Thursday, February 20
Youth Room
7:30 PM

Join us for a panel discussion with Mathew Povey and Tammy Junghans as they share their experiences in building and maintaining healthy relationships in your 20’s.

Consider these topics:

–  creating your inner circle,
–  types of relationships, and
–  becoming the friend you need

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The Dark Roads To DA 3 City of the Gods Dave L. Arneson & David J Richie - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Swords & Stitchery - Mon, 02/10/2020 - 00:42
"Set amidst the blistered salt flats of the Valley of the Ancients, the City of the Gods is a strange and deadly metal metropolis whose powerful guardians do not welcome intruders. Yet it is to this place of deadly menace that Blackmoor's leaders now send a daring expedition - to bargain for aid in the coming wars - or to steal the magic of the gods."I finally rolled in about five A.M. this Needleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Doctor Who: Can you hear me? Twitter Reactions (Minor Spoilers)

Blogtor Who - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 21:24

Tonight’s episode on Doctor Who had an important theme that most of the Twittersphere addressed.  Here’s a collection of responses with only MINOR spoilers for those who haven’t seen the episode. Tonight’s episode had the Quiz of Rassilon’s seal of approval. BANGING episode of #DoctorWho probably the best of this era!! ONLY CRITICISM :Totally surprised […]

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REVIEW Doctor Who: Can you hear me? Blogtor Who’s Initial Reactions

Blogtor Who - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 21:02

Each week the Blogtor Who team give their first thoughts on the latest episode of Doctor Who.  Here’s our thoughts on this week’s episode – Can you hear me?  First a pretty spoiler protection picture. Susan Hewitt In this week’s episode Tardis Team went home for a bit R&R and catch-up with family and friends.  […]

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PHOTOS & SYNOPSIS: Doctor Who – Can you hear me? On tonight on BBC One.

Blogtor Who - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 17:57

Doctor Who airs tonight on BBC One and BBC America.  The Doctor and her fam are back home in Sheffield to catch-up on what they have missed when they become haunted by various dreams all focused on a figure needed their help. To find out more catch Doctor Who at 7:10 pm and 8pm in […]

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PROFILE: Director Emma Sullivan

Blogtor Who - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 17:45

Series 12 once again sees new writers and directors join the Doctor Who team. Over the past couple of months Blogtor Who has been finding out more about these new faces and just why we should be excited to have them on board. Emma Sullivan is the last of the new directors to debut this […]

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Weird Revisited: Wild Wild West

Sorcerer's Skull - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 15:00
Robert Conrad died yesterday at the age of 84. This post from 2015 is a tribute to what I think was his best role...


Wild Wild West was conceived as "James Bond on horseback." That was a just-about perfect genre combo for the 1965, and a damn good one for today. The actual show was even cooler, particularly when it went color; it was the Old West filtered through 60s spy-fi style with Jules Verne science fiction thrown in. It's practically begging for an rpg.

The show's James Bond of the 1870s was James West, Secret Service agent, who rode around in a private train with his partner, gadgeteer and master of disguise Artemus Gordon. Bruce Lansbury, producer of the show, described it thusly (as quoted in Susan Kesler's book):
"Jim's world was one of two-faced villainy, male and female, countless 'Mickey Finns,' and needle-tipped baroque pinkie rings that put him to sleep even as he embraced their dispensers. There were inevitable trap doors, hotel walls that ground their victims to dust or revolved into lush Aubrey Beardsley settings next door, lethal chairs that tossed occupants skyward or alternatively dumped them into dank sewers that subterraneously crisscrossed countless cow towns of the period. And then there was that old Dutch sea captain, leaning in the corner of the swill-hole of a bar, who inexplicably winked at Jim as he entered … Artemus, of course, in one of his thousand disguises."Some highlights: a super-speed formula made from diamonds; an elaborate house full of traps made by a deranged puppeteer; a ground of assassins masquerading as a circus troupe; and of course, the genius dwarf, Miguelito Loveless.


(No doubt some of you remember the 1999 film of the same name. It's fine, in the way the 1998 Godzilla is fine.)

Anyway, in gaming Wild Wild West, a lot of folks would suggest Steampunk games first--but the Steampunk aesthetic is pretty much missing from the show, despite the superficial similarities in thumbnail description. Any Western rpg (or generic one) would work, I suppose--so long as it would support the Victorian super-science. The Western element is mostly cosmetic, though, Stripped of its trappings, it more resembles The Man from UNCLE at its core than say Wagon Train. I think a Western adaptation of the old James Bond game would be interesting with the spy-fi genre stuff it has built in. GUMSHOE might also be a good way to do it.


The Egg of Coot Forces & The Dragon's Lair - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary Session Report Part Four

Swords & Stitchery - Sun, 02/09/2020 - 06:00
The Witch Coven of Garlghast & the Egregore set by Privateer Press (34035), make excellent substitutes for the witches of Egg of Coot.  The party was accompany my dragon king NPC's hover caravan in the  Cha'alt/Godbound campaign play session tonight. In tonight's game the party encountered the Egg of Coots scout army coming through the gateway into one of the Egg's base citiesNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Appearance Of A Dark Tower - Judge's Guild's Dark Tower By Jennell Jaquays - Cha'alt/Godbound Campaign Commentary

Swords & Stitchery - Sat, 02/08/2020 - 19:17
"An Ancient Evil has overtaken a once holy shrine. Thus, a sleepy mountain hamlet becomes a focal point for mysterious disappearances and even stranger legends of what lurks beneath the village. Would any group of adventurous souls dare to probe the facts that lie behind the myths, or seek to right ancient wrongs, rescue secreted artifacts, or . . . even attempt to exterminate the sourceNeedleshttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11243274667834930867noreply@blogger.com0
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Into 2020

3d6 Traps & Thieves - Sat, 02/08/2020 - 16:30
Wow.

Totally missed January. Just washed over me and left everything dirtier in passing.

Now - February.

Still working on stuff. All of it - to some extent. Oof.

Sadly, I seem to be having the most fun with a non-Avremier project. That's inconvenient. Focus-focus-focus.






Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

Faceless Ones Details Revealed in a Packed Release Schedule

Blogtor Who - Sat, 02/08/2020 - 16:28

Details of the resurrected Patrick Troughton adventure are out now New details of next month’s release of lost Second Doctor story The Faceless Ones have now been released. The lead feature on the DVD and Blu-ray is a brand new colour animation of the missing classic. However, the list below shows that every taste has […]

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DRAGONFLY AND DRAGONFLYMAN #4 preview

First Comics News - Sat, 02/08/2020 - 15:16
DRAGONFLY AND DRAGONFLYMAN #4

(W) Tom Peyer
(A) Peter Krause
(C) Jamal Igle

With Stinger grounded at the Bughouse, Dragonfly is left alone to face the brute force of Kaktus! Meanwhile, on EARTH ALPHA, Dragonflyman puts his life in the hands of his sidekick who controls his fate with the push of a button—literally! PLUS! An assortment of prose and illustrations to entertain and astonish.

February 12, 2020
$3.99

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD #3 review

First Comics News - Sat, 02/08/2020 - 15:05

VAMPIRONICA: NEW BLOOD #3 (of 4)

Who is Sir Francis Lodge? And how did Vampironica’s ancestor play such a pivotal role in the emergence of vampirism in America? Join us for a journey through time as the one-time pirate leaves a trail of blood from the old world to the new— all the way up to the very creation of Riverdale itself!

Script: Frank Tieri, Michael Moreci
Art: Audrey Mok, Matt Herms, Jack Morelli
Cover: Audrey Mok
Variant Covers: Adam Gorham, Greg Smallwood
On Sale Date: 3/4
32-page, full color comic
$3.99 U.S.

Categories: Comic Book Blogs

Blackheart Amphitheater Review of Wizardawn

& Magazine - Sat, 02/08/2020 - 15:02

Blackheart Amphitheater posted a great review of the Wizardawn site.

The role player section of the site is very new (as in posted today) and so far it looks like the author is covering a variety of RPG ground. The site also has a maps and graphics section will bear watching.

Categories: Tabletop Gaming Blogs

Comic creators Martin & Maccagni bring crazy/sexy/fun action with the first tale of the weaponized dynamo… SWISS ARMY WOMAN!!!

First Comics News - Sat, 02/08/2020 - 14:57

Jason Martin — creator of current popular comics like the long running Vampblade ongoing series, and the recently debuted Amalgama: Space Zombie, as well as past works such as PRINCE-S STARthief, Night of the 80s Undead, and more — announces his latest Kickstarter, Swiss Army Woman. Which can be best described as Cherry Darling meets Batman: The Animated Series by way of Switzerland!!

This latest Kickstarter is another in Martin’s Pulp Girls series, a collection of pulp and genre inspired concepts with death-defying female protagonists and featuring different amazing and popular artists. Swiss Army Woman features the awesomely kinetic artwork of popular Italian artist, Marco Maccagni (Zombie Tramp, Vampblade, Road Trip to Hell, Monster M.D.) on interiors, along with several talented cover artists!

Upon losing her leg in a freak Olympic super-g ski accident in the Swiss Alps, a young woman is outfitted with top secret (yet all too familiar) technology, and becomes a one woman weapons program for a clandestine military from a supposedly neutral country! Now, instead of returning to her normal life, she proudly fights to defend Swiss interests at home and abroad. Chocolate Barons, Evil Bankers, and Giant Alien Clocks… all bent on world domination!! Good thing the Swiss Army have a special operative with every weapon, tool, or gadget their country requires… all attached to her right thigh! She is any tool the Swiss need, for any job her nation requires…

She is… THE SWISS ARMY WOMAN!

Martin says of the book, “Fans of beloved action cartoon franchises of the 80s and 90s will love what we’re doing here. Taking Switzerland and its rich iconography and mining that for our setting and characters. With a colorful rogue’s gallery like you’d find in Batman TAS’ Gotham, or the iconic foes from G.I. Joe A Real American Hero or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. It’s all very rich to play with thematically, and really lets the character and concept shine. All-out fun in a book chock full of crazy cartoon action, that crafts something new from a myriad of popular touchstones!”

The Kickstarter is live now with base rewards such as digital and print versions of the book, as well as variant covers from popular artists, and other unique rewards. Having already surpassed its initial goal, the funding is now onto stretch rewards. Swiss Army Woman is ending soon, but available through February 12th on Kickstarter:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1489023868/pulp-girls-swiss-army-woman

Created and written by: Jason Martin

Artist: Marco Maccagni

Colors: Geraldo Filho

Letters: Justin Birch

Cover Artist(s): Marco Maccagni, Catman, Josh Howard, Bill McKay, Edward Punn, Boo Rudetoons

Available now on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1489023868/pulp-girls-swiss-army-woman

Closing: Wed, February 12 2020

Books published/delivered: March 2020

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