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UK Blog Awards; RPG Net; Krypton Radio; Omni; Atlas Obscura; Tor.com
The “Girl’s Section” of the toy store
Anti-semitism on Twitter on the Rise (oy; first Egypt, then Babylon, Spain, Russia, Germany and now TWITTER!?)
If this isn’t science fiction, I don’t know what is: Chicago Cubs Heading to the World Series!. (Considering that the reporting was done by Larry Fine, one of the original Three Stooges, I’d take it with a grain of salt…)
Howard Hughes Leonardo DiCaprio to Produce Captain Planet
Templates for Pumpkin Carving – Use the Force
With everything going on in the world, I fear death by meteor the most…?
WonderWoman Protested at UN also Gal Gadot on Justice League Set
NuTrek Captain KIrk Joins Wrinkle Cast
You Can Buy THIS RHPS DVD Soon, or You Can Buy The Real Thing Right Now
Review of Delany’s The Motion of Light in Water
Hebrew Edition of Red Shirts Wins Israeli Geffen Award
Female Astronomers Short Shifted on Scope Time
Better Polish Up Your Drake Equation Variables: New Survey Shows Ten Times as Many Galaxies as Previously Thought (Fermi’s Question even even more problematic now)
And here’s a New Map of our Starry, Starry Home, the Milky Way Galaxy (Extra-galactics make fun of the name we’ve given ourselves. Considering that they come from places named Deathwhirl, BitchinBigBlackHoleBaby! and CosmicFlush, I kinda have to agree…)
THIS is what science and technology can do for us
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The Process So Far | Insight | Introducing | WIN with ODEON
In this weeks newsletter, we introduce you to some of the UK Blog Awards very own Blog Heroes and UKBA17 panel judges, including Charly Lester, head judge for 2017 who is a true Blog Hero in her own right and expert across the Dating industry.
This years awards programme will concentrate on building further relationship and connection. Therefore, you can expect to be invited to events in lead up to April 2017.
First up, is the Health and Fitness mixer in association with Action PR and Health and Socialcare sponsor, Hammersmith Health Books.
And if you can’t make it, you can always collaborate with a variety of brands via the newly UK Blog Relations platform!
Finally and to start your Monday with a bang, or a gelato in the case of ODEON Cinemas recent competition. You have the opportunity to be whisked off to Florence with their exciting competition (details below). Or if fruit jelly is more your thing, why not see what the Naturelly team are up to.
RPGnet Newsletter #73
October 18, 2016
Two weeks of RPGnet columns brought two new issues of Fuzzy Thinking from Christopher Cecil: “Multiclassing!” and “Role Collecting Games.” The second one may sting a little bit.
Christopher Herde of Our Story continued his look at bringing revolutions to your RPG settings with “Revolting, Part Two.”
Antonios S kicked things off with a look at the “Thunderbirds Roleplaying Game,” which is easy, light-hearted, and straightforward. If you are a fan of the show, add some marionettes and you are good to go.
Minivera reviewed “Low Fantasy Gaming,” a perfect match of modern yet classic mechanics for d20 OGL in a low fantasy setting.
RPGnet’s own Shannon Appelcline took a look at the bluffing board game of exploration “Costa Rica,” which would be great for family/casual play.
Matthew McFarland reviewed “Chariot: Fantasy Role-Playing in an Age of Miracles,” which features an innovative and poetic approach to pre-apocalyptic roleplaying using Tarot for the resolution system.
Antonios S continued his review of the Achtung! Cthulhu RPG line last week with two more supplement reviews: “Assault On The Mountains Of Madness,” a solid, multi-faceted, nail-biting campaign that guarantees hours of Nazi-villain-kicking fun and closes out the War; and, “Shadows of Atlantis,” a fantastic globe-trotting campaign.
Antonios S also reviewed what Yr. Humble Editor agrees is one of the best RPG campaigns to be published in the last few years in the 2014 version of “Horror On The Orient Express.” Antonios also took a look at the very useful related “Horror On The Orient Express Keeper Screen.”
Antonios S also continued his look at the Mutant: Year Zero RPG line with “Die, Meat-Eaters, Die!,” a book full of vegan-furry related locations and adventure seeds.
Rounding things off was Antonios S’s review of the “Syrinscape Fantasy Player / Syrinscape Sci-Fi Player / Syrinscape Board Game Player,” a high-quality background music app for your tabletop gaming sessions.
Threads You Might Have Missed
Over in Other Media, RPGnetters took on designing some new media (or maybe an RPG character) in “Brainstorming a rural superhero.” Anything that gets the genre out of NYC, Metropolis, and Gotham is A-OK with Yr. Humble Editor.
Get some tone-maintaining advice for your RPG session over in “Presenting Absurd or Ridiculous Scenarios in a Serious Tone.”
Also, if you played West End Games’ D6 Star Wars RPG between, oh, say 1993 and 1999 and wanted to see what your campaign would look like if filmed with modern techniques, check out the “New Rogue One Trailer.”
Have a good week, everyone.