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“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”, Part 2: The Death of Daredevil: The Death of Print

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”, Part 2: The Death of Daredevil: The Death of Print

September 13, 2014 No Comments

Throughout the history of Marvel, print journalism has played an important and significant role. Peter Parker, the alter ego of Spider-Man, served as a photographer for the Daily Bugle. The grumpy and bull-headed J. Jonah Jameson, who has turned the front page of his respectable newspaper into an editorial column, manages the Daily Bugle. Jameson […]

The Accelerated Book of Approaches for Fate Accelerated

The Accelerated Book of Approaches for Fate Accelerated

September 11, 2014 No Comments

I have a new product up on RPGNow, the Accelerated Book of Approaches, a supplement for Fate Accelerated which not only looks at the classic approaches within the game and how they can be used, but also at brand new approaches that might be more appropriate for your own campaign or adventure. I hope you […]

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”, Part 1: Retroactive Continuity, The Sliding Timeline and Rewriting History

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”, Part 1: Retroactive Continuity, The Sliding Timeline and Rewriting History

September 6, 2014 No Comments

In January of 1968, in the letters page of Issue 70 of the Fantastic Four, a reader, Barry Smith noticed a strange occurrence in Marvel Comics: The timeline did not line up. Smith noted that the characters were aging far too slow.1 In response to Smith and a multitude of other fans the editors would […]

Kickstart These: CAV, Battle Systems & Boss Monster iOS

Kickstart These: CAV, Battle Systems & Boss Monster iOS

September 1, 2014 No Comments

There are a few cool looking Kickstarters up right now. Here’s a few that I’ve been pointed to that look pretty awesome. Reaper Miniatures CAV: Strike Operations Reaper is converting their Combat Assault Vehicles into their plastic Bones line. Right now, they’re almost funded and are offering 32 miniatures at $100, which is a pretty […]

#RPGaDAY: Favorite RPG Ever

#RPGaDAY: Favorite RPG Ever

August 31, 2014 No Comments

It’s the last day of #RPGaDAY! To summarize what I talked about during #RPGaDAY this month: Star Wars and Burning Wheel. I think most of the posts I made this month pretty much spoke of those two. So, what is my favorite RPG of all time? I think I should go with the D20 system. […]

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”: Marvel Comics as a Counter-Consensus Art  Form: An Introduction

“No Matter the Odds or the Consequences”: Marvel Comics as a Counter-Consensus Art Form: An Introduction

August 30, 2014 1 Comment

The genius scientist who risked his life and the lives of all he loved in pursuit of his research; the gangly, awkward teenage boy who is prone to arrogance and ill-timed jokes; the egotistical, alcoholic inventor who flies a mobile tank; the war hero, displaced from his own time: These are the deeply flawed heroes […]

#RPGaDAY: New Edition & Scariest Game

#RPGaDAY: New Edition & Scariest Game

August 28, 2014 No Comments

What new RPG would you like to see a new edition of? Yesterday’s RPGaDAY is a pretty easy one for me. I’d love to see a new edition of Star Wars D6, with some elements of Edge of the Empire incorporated in, some more modern game design elements. Perhaps someday, if FFG loses the license, […]

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Hoard of the Dragon Queen Session 2: Everything Goes to Hell

Well, that was unexpected... I went into last week's session of Tyranny of Dragons without really knowing what would...

D&D Encounters: Session : Goblins, Goblins Everywhere

Last Wednesday, we settled in for a session of D&D Encounters at The Comic Book Shop at Northtown. We...

#RPGaDAY: Most Memorable Encounter

At ConCarolinas back in 2008, I had the chance to play in a fantastic game of Necessary Evil for...