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Lost while Investigating the Terror

Last year I posted about the book The Terror by Dan Simmons, a fictionalized account of the Lost Franklin Expedition to find the Northwest Passage in 1845. I think the book will appeal to a lot of gamers and I … Continue reading

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What is Dungeons & Dragons?

Came across this book while looking for something: I think I got it as part of a bundle on eBay a while back. Meant to look through it but forgot all about it. Looks fairly interesting and I will have … Continue reading

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Conan the Destoyer

‘Conan’ painting by late Pa. artist goes for $1.5M A 1971 painting by fantasy artist Frank Frazetta has sold for $1.5 million, two months after the Pennsylvania artist’s death. Frazetta’s managers said this week that a private collector bought “Conan … Continue reading

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Cool Idea in Prince Valiant

This is a few weeks old, but I happened to notice it and thought it was worth posting: So what’s up with those polearms that only Gygax could love? And how to open that portal? (Click for better look) The … Continue reading

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How to Train Your Dragon

Got a chance to check out a screening of this upcoming Dreamworks film today: To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much, but I am happy to report that it wildly exceeded my expectations. It is a Real Good movie. Now, … Continue reading

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Clash of the Titans Featurette

I want to look forward to this. But I fear that it’s going to be disappointing. This featurette gets my hopes up a bit. We’ll have to check out the original at least one more time before hitting the 3D … Continue reading

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Robots, Rama, and the Unbeliever

For my son’s birthday last weekend, a trio of classics: Rama was from my brother at my suggestion. He’s a big Rama fan and was excited to be the one to get the book for my son. I would have … Continue reading

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The Man Who Would Be King

Watched this again the other night: A cracking good yarn. I can see a couple of clever players getting their PCs into the sorts of situations Peachy and Danny find themselves in and getting out of. If that save vs. … Continue reading

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