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Overlooked Black Female NASA Math Whizzes
Chicago Indie Bookstore Owners Protest Amazon Shop (keep your filthy paws off me you damn, dirty monopoly!)
Black Nerds at Dragoncon (via File 770)
Mansplaining Physics to Female Astronauts
Several Posts on the John Carter (execrable) Film More
Alt-Hist World of Tomorrow Map
No Man’s Sky – Space Exploration is Boring!?
TWD New Season Almost Here (starting to yawn….)
“With all due respect, fans do not know what is best for them”
MADGeniusClub Worldcon Report (emphasis added)
Teen Helping to Pick Next Mars Landing Site
Get CBS to Release the Kronkite/Heinlein/Clarke Video Petition...Done! (that was fast!)
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Loch Ness Monster is real (millions of years ago)
Jupiter’s South Pole (is that an asterisk down there?)
More Asteroid Probings On the Way More
Bug Inside a Lizard Inside a Snake Fossil
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RPGnet Newsletter #69
September 7, 2016
Just one new Column last week: Brent Dedeaux’s look at including stealth and pursuit in an OSR game in “99 Problems and I’ve Got to Run,” the 99th installment of Tales from the Rocket House.
Sir Corvus kicked off the week with a review of “Universal Exploits,” the second supplement for the controversial, X-Rated Sci-Fi comedy game Alpha Blue.
Antonios S delved into his review of the Achtung! Cthulhu game line with three reviews: the “Keeper’s Guide To The Secret War,” a solid sandbox-style GM manual that allows numerous types of pulp Cthulhian entertainment in a world at war; the “Investigator’s Guide To The Secret War,” the player’s handbook for the game; and, “Fate Guides To The Secret War,” a strong effort at transporting the game to the FATE system.
Antonios S also reviewed “Concept,” a light, abstract word-guessing board game, and “Team Spirit,” the second expansion for the Cash n’ Guns board game which represents a solid addition to the initial game.
Rounding out the week was Deric Page with a review of “Feng Shui 2 Chi Warrior Edition,” a stylistic roleplaying game of high action with semi-light crunch that just falls short of being a great successor to the original.
Threads You Might Have Missed
This first thread gets more than a little chippy in spots, but it’s worth working through that for some thoughtful insights on the interplay between mechanical and fictional descriptions of actions in an RPG: “Is there any game which isn’t improved by “you have to do it, to do it”?
For an interesting discussion of the destruction of the Earth by giant space rocks (oh, and how such a thing might be prevented), check out: “Is there a formula for blowing up asteroids?”
And, for the third question-titled thread of the week, expand your knowledge of Norse (and other) mythology by reading “Is Loki evil?”
Have a good week, everyone.
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