There are three things that we can count on as foregone conclusions when it comes to movies based on video games: The first is that they’ll probably linger in development hell forever. The second is that by the time they finally come out, it will be so late that they will have lost the initial momentum (and potentially the audience) behind the release of the game. The third is that they’ll likely be very cheap and very disappointing. The first two are typical Hollywood, and there’s not a whole heck of a lot we can do about it. The third? Well, that’s different. That’s on us, guys. Or at least, a lot of us.
All Outta Bubblegum is a free, rules-lite tabletop role-playing that takes its title from a rather famous (and famously parodied) scene in John Carpenter’s science fiction action film They Live:Read More
Those uninitiated into the pleasures of tabletop role-playing – especially fantasy games like Dungeons & Dragons - might hear the word “dungeon” and think “torture chamber”, but in a gaming context, a “dungeon” means any labyrinth-like environment populated with monsters, traps and other challenges for player characters to overcome. Adventures set largely in and around a dungeon is called a “dungeon crawl”.Read More
I get to New York City once a year, and while for the most part I’m busy covering New York Comic Con, I also have a little time here and there to see the city. New York is an incredible place, but you can’t see all of it. You couldn’t even if you came every week. There’s just too much, so I have to choose one or two places to visit while I’m there. This past visit I chose “The Strand” (More about this another time) and “The Compleat Strategist”.Read More
Make the jump to read more about this great young adult release as well as an interview with James talking about the new book, his forthcoming Maze Runner movie, and what he as planned in the future!Read More
The new generation of video game consoles are just around the corner, with the XBOX One and Playstation Four releasing on November 22 and November 15, respectively – just in time for the holiday season.Read More
If you like the old school fantasy artwork of a prior era – be it connected to a game or not – then I think you’ll really enjoy a new Tumblr blog I discovered via Reddit’s RPG subreddit: Old School FRP. The Tumblr’s owner has done a fantastic job in collecting illustrations from ads, game books and catalogs.Read More