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The Greasy Loners And The Tough Guys

Nick Banks of The Horror News Network rejoins The Jo(h)ns for a look at some of the news that came out of SDCC a few weeks back. Goofy looking supersuits, macho water based heroes and much more nerdery is discussed. Nick tells us what popular TV shows he hate watches, Jon reminisces about a favorite Read More

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Pics to Fill Space

Arguably the best board game ever printed, Civilization (or the additional “Advanced” Civilization) continues to wreak havoc at game conventions and living rooms across the globe. Playable in just under 10 hours for a serious group of 7 (12 or more if you’re playing with less intensity or fewer bodies) this game will test the Read More

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The Great Game, Harvester 14-15, 596 CY (Day 2-3)

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The party continues their search for the villainous vampire Lord of Staad, while suspecting they aren’t necessarily where they started. The group was in the beginnings of a battle situation with a creepy vampire-like ghoul… Day 2 As the party began to defend the former belltower structure, the wampyr outside took fire from Zeke and Read More

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Shopping Suggestions 3: Season of the Which

As these suggestions have been readily received, I’ll continue the sequel-itis and dig deeper into the forever fun and oddball ideas for your friends and family – or that person you don’t know that well which you’ve been saddled with for some stupid “Secret Santa” situation at your job. I’ve covered movies, basic tabletop games, Read More

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Let’s Drink Malört

This is going to be a completely self-serving bit, so bear with the audacity of it. Shots from the hip are the bread and butter here and this is no change from that. From the Hip is the name of the podcast Vinnie, John and I do, usually together. I came in later than those Read More

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Charlton Comics

Charlton Comics, the little company that almost could, has a strange history that’s been researched and bandied about the comic book community for decades. Numerous people have dug into the oftentimes bizarre setup that kept Charlton printing their extremely low-budget titles that occasionally struck gold. For fans of the company, historians of comics or of Read More

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The Great Game, Harvester 13-14, 596CY (Day 1-2)

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Day 1 Having found themselves on a road leading towards a much larger town than that the group had visited so far in the Lorridges, a personnel change was needed. Zeke was removed from the giant bag of holding, took stock of the situation and strode right towards town, the rest of the party in Read More

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Shopping Suggestions 2: The Sacrifice

Now that Thanksgetting has passed and Black Friday is behind the world-weary retail workers, let’s look at another series of potential ideas for your favorite geek before the Xmas season is done. Not that shopping can’t be done at any other time of the year, but hey, I’m not the one buying, I’m just telling Read More

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Sites I Like

Long, long ago, when the Comic’s Buyers Guide was king of the weekly pop culture newspapers, I discovered a guy named Mark Evanier. He was a writer of an irregular column called News From Me that was incredibly entertaining, witty and informative. I learned he had written and co-created Groo the Wanderer (with the one Read More

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The Great Game, Harvester 11 through 13, 596CY

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With the suspected evil gnome “Terry” dead, the group waited out the night to see if they’d be harassed further. Morton destroyed the remains of “Terry” by throwing them in one of the burning buildings. As night progressed, the fog receded and the party was able to rest relatively easy, working out a plan for Read More

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Shopping Suggestions

As the Xmas season gets ever near, I figured an offering of some of my favorite things that are easily obtained would be good filler for Thanksgiving week, from all across the board of esoterica covered on this page. I love games. Some of my favorites are old, out-of-print, long play scenarios that limit regular Read More

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