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Articles and posts that deal with SF, fantasy and horror in gaming, including RPGs, tabletop, computer and video games.

Video Game Review: TMNT – Out of the Shadows

The 80s were and always will be such a blur to me. It wasn't the excessive cocaine use, blinding neon colors, or the advent...

The Art of the Game

Illustration is also of paramount importance to another venue for science fiction and fantasy and that is as part of the packaging that goes along with role-playing and video games.

The Geek Test: What’s Your Score?

I believe people of all types should be able to join in geek events and have fun whether they're sufficiently geek credentialed or not, but I wondered how one might one go about quantitatively evaluating "geekiness"

Characters: Tomb Raider’s Lara Croft

Like many good journeys, Lara's begins with disaster which thrusts her into the unknown

The Artful Collector: What Gets YOUR attention at a Worldcon Art...

I must confess, when it comes to SF/F the more you see of it, the easier it is to become innured to its novelty. Familiarity with dragons, wizards, and flying saucers can breed not contempt - but worse: indifference and inattention.

Do Videogames Have to Be Fun: Papers, Please and Monotony

Papers, Please, a game by Lucas Pope for PC and Mac, endeavors to be boring. You'll spend your hours as a border guard in 1982 Russia analogue Arstotzka, checking and double checking papers...

Shaping History at Gen Con 2013

The summer convention schedule marches on. Already we have sampled the delights of E3 and Comic-Con, and WorldCon looms on the horizon. This weekend...

Who Killed My Little Pony?

I used to play with My Little Ponies. I hated dolls, kept my hair short, wouldn't wear dresses, but even I was susceptible to...

Pretty Pixels: The Many Explosions of Mercenary Kings

There's precisely one reason someone would pick up Mercenary Kings, one of the newest titles on Steam's Early Access platform (for games that aren't...

Science Fiction Hobby Games: A First Survey – A Review

I do love me some board games. I've been playing 'em since I was below the recommended age and never gave up. Over the...

Dragon

Nothing spells "Fantasy" as clearly as the image of a dragon does. And isn't it strange that every one of us will have a...

Interview: Kate Drummond of Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist

Have you heard of Tom Clancy? Probably. Have you heard of his video game series Splinter Cell? Maybe. Have you heard of Kate Drummond?...

Review: Magic 2014

It seems like just yesterday I'd won a pack of strange cards with the word magic written on them. Peeling off the foil revealed...

Gods Will Be Watching: We Can’t All Be Heartless

I've gotten twenty days into the grueling forty day marathon that is Gods Will Be Watching, but never further. In the end, I feel...

Super Absurd Japanese Name: Shin Megami Tensei IV

The thing that's kept me coming back to Shin Megami Tensei over the years has been its most Sci-Fi element: its sense of discovery....

Interview with Steve Jackson, author of Fighting Fantasy and the Sorcery!...

Steve Jackson is one of the biggest names in British fantasy fiction. Along with Ian Livingstone, he was one of the founders of Games...

Anime roundup 7/12/2013: The World Is Illusion

It's season premiere time, so let's set aside the continuing shows for a week to look at new stuff. (Space Brothers is taking the...

The Unknown Depths of Capsule

One thing videogames are quite good at is ambiguity. An ambiguous novel is hard to pull off at best, infuriating at worst: you need...

Interview: Milivoj Ćeran, Fantasy Illustrator

"Hello, My name is Milivoj Ćeran, I live in Zagreb, Croatia. I'm a professional illustrator specialized in fanastic art." Q: What made you want to...

AFTER THE CON: Derby City Comic Con 2013 Report

Louisville, Kentucky has grown by leaps and bounds when it comes to conventions. Just a few years ago, the only Con I was aware...

Dungeons and Dementia

Of all its many wonders, Rogue Legacy's most enticing is that it lets you play as a archmage with dementia and color blindness who...

ASM Blog Horde Interview with Matt Mitrovich

Welcome to the Amazing Stories BLOG HORDE INTERVIEWS! The ASM Blog Horde is a diverse and wonderful species. I have the privilege of talking with all...

Interview: Trenna Keating (aka Doc Yewll) from Defiance

The SyFy Channel is putting a metric ton of financial resources behind their new SF drama Defiance, which airs on Mondays 9/8C. Released this...

Summer 2013 Anime Preview

So, you heard about that Sailor Moon reboot everyone is all excited about? It's been pushed back to 2014 at least. Instead, here are...

The Most Exciting Sci Fi and Fantasy Games of E3

(Ed. Note: some of the trailers linked to here may not be appropriate for all audiences.) Gaming junkies among you will note that E3—the...

Top post de Mayo

Muchos han sido los post preferidos de mayo. Empecemos con los libros Libros Jack Dowden en su serie “Characters” (personajes) analiza a Kvothe, personaje principal de...

MCM Expo (Comic-Con) Part Deux

I was recently in London – less than a week ago to be exact – and had the great pleasure of once again attending...

10 Reasons to return to Mass Effect 3

Though I’m normally enthusing about my love of SF TV entertainment, today I’m going off on a tangent and revealing my other love; computer...

Shadowrun Returns

This month, we will see the first fruits of the great Kickstarter flood of 2012. The four titans of that period—Double Fine's Broken Age,...

An Interview with Bestselling Author Ty Franck (James S.A. Corey)

Today we are lucky enough to host the critically acclaimed science fiction author Ty Franck. Ty writes as one half of the artificial construct...