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James Gun says – more support for female characters in GOTG2 (good, cause if anyone knows where Gamora is, it’s him!)
Star Gate Reboot. Naturally.
Bryan Cranston to Appear in Power Rangers Movie (Meth might explain that show….)
Bryan Fuller on Star Trek News (new series will be a 13 episode arc…on a PPV streaming network. Can you say “fail”?)
Brin Talks Lazy Dystopias (the couch potato future)
Let’s turn off all the lights for an hour so we can see the stars. (Australia already doing it. It’s called Earth Hour)*
FAA’s New Rules for Drones (Drones equipped with death rays may not fly below 400 feet….)
Airport Bag Handling Robot (costs extra for the body cavity search module)
San Andreas Showing Signs of Movement (“And If California slides into the ocean, like the mystics and statistics say it will…”)
*EDITORIAL COMMENT: Earth Hour is a great idea and needs more PR, but I also think there should be two of them: 12/22 for the northern hempisphere and 6/21 for the southern hemisphere – the days with the “longest nights” would be ideal times to turn all the lights off – everywhere – for an extended period of time.
PRESS RELEASES & NEWSLETTERS
Short and sweet today. I’m listening to the audio version of a book by Chris Fox called Destroyer: Void Wraith book 1. I’m enjoying it immensely. If you like military space opera, have a look at this on Amazon. Chris is a good friend of mine. He’s helped me out a time or three. Please have a look at this book for him.
As always, if you need to get in touch, you can do that by using this link. There’s a contact thingy there on the left. I always reply to emails and comments.
Mark E. Cooper
RPGnet Newsletter #58
June 21, 2016
Christopher Cecil brought us his newest Fuzzy Thinking: “How Adventurers Spend Their Free Time.”
Sandy Antunes clambered back up on Sandy’s Soapbox for some philisophical discussion about how “Life is a Permadeath RPG.”
Fred Furtado planted some new Superseeds; this batch is a hybrid of Star Wars and DC’s Legion of Superheroes: “The Jedi Legion, Part One.”
Matthew McFarland reviewed the RPG core book Call of Catthulhu Book I: The Nekonomicon (The Book of Cats).
And, Antonios S was back with a bunch of gaming reviews:
- “Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition Player’s Guide” (SF RPG)
- “Mutant Chronicles 3rd Edition Gamemaster Screen” (Mutant Chronicles supplement)
- “Dead Blue Sea” (Mutant Zero supplement)
- “The Brotherhood MegaDeck” (MC Warzone Resurrection Miniature)
- “Bauhaus MegaDeck” (MC Warzone Resurrection Miniature)
- “Dark Tales From The Secret War” (Achtung! Cthulhu Fiction)
- “Mechanical Dice Tower: Orc Totem” (Accessory)
Threads You Might Have Missed
RPGs (and other types of media) often attempt to create or pastiche a noirish tone. This thread from Other Media will be an invaluable help in doing so: “What are the classic traits of a noir protagonist?”
“Games With Multiple Characters Per Player?” explores and has some very interesting discussion of how various RPGs handle players controlling more than one character each.
Speaking of useful gaming threads based on a question: “How would you find a missing person in Victorian London?” has some great information for anyone running a game set in the late 19th Century.
Have a good week, everyone.
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