Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks
 

Consider Phlebas

Review

 
Charles Phipps – Interview
 

C. T. Phipps

Interview

 
Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off #4: Cover Competition
 

Self-Publishing Fantasy Blog-Off #4

Cover Competition

 

Browsing all articles tagged with table-top games.

A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube – RPG Let’s Plays Part One: Spotlight

A Fantasy Geek’s Guide to YouTube – RPG Let’s Plays Part One: Spotlight 

YouTube is an app, a website, and a cultural phenomenon. It’s also a vast and barely-explored wilderness full of content that ranges from dynamic to dire. Whatever your interests are, there’s probably at least one channel out there for you. Still, managing to dig out the channels that cater to your own SFF needs can […]

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Dungeons and Dragons – An Adventure in Two Worlds

Dungeons and Dragons – An Adventure in Two Worlds 

Kenric awoke to the smell of his own urine. Sweet and acrid. He raised a hand to his head and massaged his temples. The thumping ache behind his eyes, threatening to push them clear of their sockets, and a throat more parched than the Calim Desert combined with the burning need to pee once more […]

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Josh Vogt Interview

Josh Vogt Interview 

I am pleased to welcome Josh Vogt, a full-time freelance writer and editor, who has sold numerous stories to Paizo’s Pathfinder Tales, Grey Matter Press, the UFO2 and UFO3 anthologies, Intergalactic Medicine Show, and Shimmer, among others. His work comes in everything from flash fiction to short stories to novellas to door-stopper novels, and is […]

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Brett A. Brooks Interview

Brett A. Brooks Interview 

Brett A. Brooks has long been involved in both the comic and gaming world. He has written comics for both Dark Horse and Tekno Comics, as well as working on White Wolf’s World of Darkness RPG. For twenty years, he was a staff writer for Comic Shop News and the managing editor of Game Shop […]

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Tabletop Tuesday: Player Characters Keep It Interesting

Tabletop Tuesday: Player Characters Keep It Interesting 

Not long ago, I wrote about how important it is to be able to improvise when running a tabletop roleplaying game, whether the genre is fantasy, sci-fi, or something altogether different. This is because players are, above all, mad creatures who do not listen to either reason or instructions. If there is room in your […]

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Worlds Within Worlds – Part One: Writing a Good Game into a Good Book

Worlds Within Worlds – Part One: Writing a Good Game into a Good Book 

Humanity has played games for as long as we’ve been able to make up rules and keep score. As we’ve developed as a species, we’ve created thousands of games, and gaming isn’t just something we do out of boredom. In many ways, games are a survival mechanism, a way to recharge our brains and spirits. […]

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Tabletop Tuesday: Bored of Games . . . Board of Life?

Tabletop Tuesday: Bored of Games . . . Board of Life? 

All right, I’m sorry for the title pun. Let me just say that now, but it seemed too good an opportunity to waste. This past year I’ve got hooked on Board Games and they deserve the capitals! We’re not, or at least I’m not, talking about Cluedo or Monopoly, Ludo or Snakes and Ladders. I […]

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What I Learned as a Tabletop Gamer

What I Learned as a Tabletop Gamer 

In news that will shock precisely no one that has spoken to me for any amount of time, I am a massive nerd. Like, huge. I am the kind of nerd who is genuinely surprised when people don’t enjoy hour long one-sided conversations (re: rants) about political systems of Middle Earth or subtleties hidden within […]

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Magic: The Gathering – A Fantasy Lover’s Perspective

Magic: The Gathering – A Fantasy Lover’s Perspective 

There are lots of games out there for fans of fantasy, both video and table-top. Dungeons & Dragons is probably the most well-known table top fantasy game, but Wizards of the Coast also publishes Magic: The Gathering, a trading card game that also belongs in the fantasy genre. But I noticed that there isn’t a […]

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Fantasy and Gaming

Fantasy and Gaming 

Fantasy literature and fantasy games are and will always be intertwined. Certainly, fantasy fiction predates Crossbows and Catapults, Warhammer, Thieves World, Dungeons & Dragons or Magic: The Gathering, but for many readers fantasy games—even if you didn’t play them growing up—were a gateway to novels of similar subject matter. The reverse is true as well. […]

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Enduring War: The Continuing Allure of Warhammer

Enduring War: The Continuing Allure of Warhammer 

Warhammer – you’ll probably know it for its long list of computer games, its plethora of licensed novels, or the venerable tabletop battle game itself. Almost certainly you’ll have seen some of the finely-detailed miniatures the company is renowned for. You may even have stepped into one of the iconic Games Workshop stores that cater […]

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Runewars – Fantasy Board Game Review

Runewars – Fantasy Board Game Review 

Since I started playing board games, I have developed quite a liking for those that are epic in scope: from the gigantic Twilight Imperium – a masterpiece of galactic conquest that can take as much as eight hours to complete, or Sid Meier’s Civilization – a very faithful rendition of the classic PC game. Whenever […]

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