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Behind the Screen: Top to Bottom

The more time I spend with geeks and gamers, the more fascinated I become with some of our overlapping subcultures. For one, gamers and sports fans isn’t as out-there a combination as every 80s movie would want us to believe – in fact, it’s a match made in heaven, for reasons others have already enumerated. […]

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Cthulhu Apocalypse, Doomsday Edition – Review

In their newest release, Pelgrane Press combines the 2012 ENnie gold winning Trail adaptation/variant Cthulhu Apocalypse with its two supplemental campaign frameworks and a set of eight additional scenarios. The premise of Cthulhu Apocalypse? We have failed. Whatever happens, happens, and your Investigators are survivors of a catastrophe that’s wiped out 99% of Earth’s population. […]

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Foreword to a Never Published Work of Military History, Found in a Cache of Leaked Classified Documents

I have done what I could to assemble a clear and sensible text from the scattered notes and outlines recovered from [REDACTED], adding detail where possible from [SEVERAL LINES REDACTED] Freedom of Information Act requests on the topic at hand. Every reasonable effort has been made to preserve [3-4 WORDS REDACTED] conclusions, at least insofar […]

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Dispatch Ultra: The ERR and the Looting of Europe

As the Nazi army rolled across Europe, causing untold destruction and death, they were followed by another group. A task force, led by a Nazi intellectual and ideologue of the highest order, began systematically stealing the collected cultural and artistic wealth of Europe. Focusing largely on Jewish property, this group rounded up books, paintings, jewelry, […]

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Behind the Screen: Top to Bottom

The more time I spend with geeks and gamers, the more fascinated I become with some of our overlapping subcultures. For one, gamers and sports fans isn’t as out-there a combination as every 80s movie would want us to believe – in fact, it’s a match made in heaven, for reasons others have already enumerated. […]

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Behind the Screen: Passing the Baton

I swear, every convention I come home with a thousand more game ideas than I’d ever reasonably be able to run in a lifetime (without a phylactery involved, anyway). That always puts me in the mind to try and crowdsource gaming: handing off some of those ideas as inspiration to players looking to try their […]

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An Indy Insider’s Guide to Gen Con

With Gen Con rapidly approaching, we asked our friend and Indianapolis native Brian Dunten to give us a few tips and tricks to maximizing our (and your) fun in the city throughout the con. And wow, did he deliver! The following is a list of attractions, restaurants, and other helpful links guaranteed to make your […]

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