Monthly Archives: February 2018

Frankenstein turns 200

I’ve always found the story behind the book to be more interesting. Trust me, after the 1992 release of Coppola’s take on Dracula, I tried to read Mary Shelley’s opus. Holy crap! It is boring! Frankenstein probably took off because there was … Continue reading

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Lost in Space 1998 and revised for today

Last week I went on at length about how excited I am for Netflix’s shot at making Irwin Allen’s beloved show that started off as Science Fiction and devolved into Science Dreck/Fantasy, back into the Sci-Fi journey it should’ve been. … Continue reading

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Advanced Player’s Guide

This is the closest equivalent to D&D’s Players Handbook II, which I really miss from the 3.5e days. Within APG‘s 336 pages are a slew of ideas to implement into any Pathfinder game. Originally, I bought this for the potential options the Witch … Continue reading

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Tomb of Annihilation: traps and things

One good thing about all RPGs, they often agree on the scale for miniatures! According to Hero Forge, the place where we get our customized avatars of our PCs, they’re 30mm but I remember when the goal was 25 and I … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Germany for making OAR work for it

I stayed up way past my Saturday night bed time to watch the white-knuckle overtime period between Germany and OAR (aka Russians who allegedly have past doping tests) for the gold medal. Sadly, I knew that OAR had it in … Continue reading

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Lost in Space is finally returning…

…and this time Netflix is going to do it correctly and/or better! Indie Poster Child Parker Posey as Dr. Smith. Best casting decision since Gary Oldman. The new series will have all 10 episodes available on April 13 this year! … Continue reading

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Dirty Work

Stumbled upon this mediocre comedy gem from my days as a projectionist 20 years ago. It tanked so it wasn’t around longer than a week or two, thus, I didn’t get a chance to watch Dirty in its entirety. I did … Continue reading

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Early Man: Worth Seeing

The Wallace & Gromit people’s latest stop-motion, claymation feature is about a tribe of  Stone Age people having to play a game of soccer to win their valley back from an invading Bronze Age civilization. However, it’s more complicated than the premise. … Continue reading

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Black Panther: Must See

The next chapter in the Marvel Cinematic Universe focuses on Black Panther and the hidden nation of Wakanda. If you recall two years ago, Black Panther made his debut in Captain America: Civil War as he sided with Iron Man’s team … Continue reading

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Germany’s Defeat in the First World War by Mark D. Karau

Let me kick off with a couple quick disclosures regarding this review. Over 30 years ago, I attended Marquette with Mark, the author. I was a year older and we were on different degree tracks but we became friends through … Continue reading

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Stars and Rampage leaving the Pacific Division!

I know this is ancient history given that the AHL All-Star Game is long over and it’s when the AHL’s president makes announcements. I for one am glad about my team getting out of the Puss Division after two seasons. … Continue reading

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Monsters v. Aliens

I was pretty thrilled to see this movie being available on Netflix since very little made by Dreamworks’ animation studio is interesting. After 20-plus years, they remain stuck in Pixar’s shadow, even with Pixar’s lesser stuff (Cars 1-3, Monsters University, … Continue reading

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GameMastery Guide

This optional rule book is Paizo’s version of the DungeonMaster’s Guide but is aimed mostly at newcomers and/or starting GMs. I bought it because I’m guilty of being a completist plus there was little for Pathfinder beyond adventures and adventure paths. I did … Continue reading

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GM Screen

I don’t have this so I don’t have an in-depth opinion but these days I’m indifferent to GM Screens due to my style of play. I can hide the dice-rolls via my iPhone/iPod. I’m also more about keeping the game … Continue reading

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Bestiary

The first of six monster books from Paizo at the time of writing this and the perfect companion for the GM since the players need monsters to encounter and/or defeat. Originally I had shied away from the Bestiary series because I … Continue reading

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