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More Like This, Please – Bone Tomahawk

Every once in a while Hollywood accidentally does something great on purpose. It’s basically cowboys versus cannibals with the sensibility of a Cormac McCarthy film.  The basic plot of a townswoman kidnapped and dragged back to the cave of the … Continue reading

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Castalia Review: Secrets of the Nethercity

Now up over at the House of Castalia. Given that this is an adventure for mid-level characters, you’re looking at a minimum of six months of play or rolling up 4th level characters before first setting foot into the slop … Continue reading

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StoryHack Catch Up

This hot little number has been sitting in my to-read pile for far too long.  Having written The Bouncer’s Tale, the third chapter in a crime not-quite-serial, I skipped straight to Jason Restrick’s  Beyond the Temple of Bak-Taar.  The sequel to … Continue reading

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Castalia Review: The City of Silver

Go buy this book. David V. Stewart dares to tread the line between the age of the blade and the age of black powder in this light fantasy novel. I’m glad that David has turned his pen to more traditional … Continue reading

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Jack Ryan: The Ben Affleck Years

Season One of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan barely held itself together long enough to cross the finish line.  They flirted with modern day espionage, but couldn’t put aside the fakeness of woke culture long enough to create a show that … Continue reading

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Sanction: The Book

Nope. There’s a small cadre of writers plugging away in the dank belly of the indy scene that are well worth a look.  Schantz’ Hidden Truth series of conspiraciana led me to Neovictorian’s Sanity, an excellent spy thriller, which introduced me to … Continue reading

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Love Town

Regular readers know that I’m a big fan of the ‘buy local’ movement. It helps shovel money away from Dinosaur publishers and towards the next generation of independent creators. Me and my lil Bender hit up a small kine geek … Continue reading

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The Inverted Hero’s Journey

Yeah, I saw Joker. Didn’t use a gift certificate either, but that’s only because I mistook my “Rewards Card” for the gift cert I have and went to the wrong theater. Given how rare sneaking away from the kids is … Continue reading

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Tales of the SS Junky Star

Always on the lookout for a new cover artist, this past weeked I dragged the family down to check out a free geekfest and almost got suckered.  A couple of brothers had a booth at the Indy Comics corner, so … Continue reading

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A Brightness Eclipsed

If there’s a movie that comes closer to the Shadowrun vibe than Netflix’s Bright, let me know, wouldja? Released last year, this Will Smith vehicle starring Will Smith playing Will Smith in a Will Smith movie takes place in an … Continue reading

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