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Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That

In Episode 76 we say early on that we were going to discuss Star Trek; Discovery later that ep. Well we never did, so we recorded a short show right after and talk nothing but. From actors to characters to the particularly hackle raising theme song, we love this show and this episode is full Read More

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Places to Visit

Breaking away from the norm here at the page, as most of my other plans are being stymied from a variety of situations, I’d like to explore with any potential readers the first of many places I’ve never been, but would in a heartbeat. One of the most intriguing to me is in Southwestern France, Read More

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

Grewhawk

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)

Grewhawk

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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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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State of the Industry – October 2015

Comic sales have been in a slump for over a decade now, regardless of what irregular comic readers or fans of recent film adaptations might assume. It’s a rare feat to see more than a handful of titles hit a circulation mark of over 100k per month, when in times past those numbers would mean Read More

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