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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Petition to Re-print Heroquest



I have just received word that someone in my neck of the woods has made a petition on change.org to get Hasbro/Milton Bradley to re-print Heroquest.  Who remembers Heroquest?  I still have a copy, in fact we had a small campaign a few years ago, maybe '09 or '10?  Either way, I still love the game.  Not as much as rpg's but it's a great, kick in the door board game.  As you know, I have written, a small bit about how Slick Rick and I, played the entire first quest book in under two days, back in our early gaming days here.  So, when I heard that someone had started a petition to bring it back, I was intrigued.  After all, we are talking about a company that owns the company that just re-released Dungeon!  and old D&D books and modules.  If they think there is a desire for this, they might just do it.  I see one issue that could arise.  That being that, I am pretty sure that Heroquest was properly the IP of Games Workshop, as I am nearly certain that it took place in the "Old World."  However, it is an exciting prospect, and I would like to see it supported again!

If you are interested the petition can be found here.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Gygax Magazine Table of Contents

For any who have not seen this yet today, here is the preview of the contents of this quarter's Gygax Magazine:

Here's a sneak peek at the contents of our first issue:

The Cosmology of Role Playing Games by James Carpio
Still Playing After All These Years - by Tim Kask 
Leomund's Secure Shelter - by Len Lakofka
The Ecology of the Banshee - by Ronald Corn
Bridging Generations - by Luke Gygax
The Gygax Family Storyteller - by Ernie Gygax
Keeping Magic Magical - by Dennis Sustare
Gaming With a Virtual Tabletop - by Nevin P. Jones
DMing for Your Toddler - by Cory Doctorow
Great Power for ICONS - by Steve Kenson
Gaming Through the Generations - by Ethan Gilsdorf
Between the Dungeons - by Ernie Gygax
Talents Off the Front Line - by Dennis Detwiller
Adaption Decay - by Michael Tresca
Gnatdamp: A Sanctuary in the Swamp adventure by Michael Curtis

The Kobold's Cavern - a special section edited by Wofgang Baur of Kobold Press:
---A Magical Miscellany for AGE by Randall Hurlburt
---Scaling Pathfinder Combat Feats by Marc Radle
---An AGE of Great Inventions by Rodrigo GarcĂ­a Carmona

Comic - Marvin the Mage by Jim Wampler
Comic - What's New with Phil & Dixie by Phil Foglio
Comic - The Order of the Stick by Rich Burlew




You can sign up at the link to TSR that I have posted here.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Back To The Appendices, or Revisiting My Fantasy Appendix N

Chuck over at The Geek Life Project has recently been talking about Appendix N.  Anyhow, with new talk about Appendix N, I figured that I would re-post my Appendix N (fantasy version) with future posts on other genres.  So I now present you with My Fantasy Appendix N, arranged by media type, for your convenience:




Literature:

Robert E Howard: primarily the Conan, Kull and Solomon Kane stories
Edgar Rice Burroughs: primarily the Barsoom and Tarzan stories
H.P. Lovecraft: The Dream Cycle and the Cthulhu Mythos
Michael Moorcock:  Elric saga and History of the Runestaff Series
Jack Vance: The Dying Earth
Stephen King: especially The Dark Tower Saga and The Stand
Fritz Leiber: Fafhrd & Grey Mouser series
J.R.R. Tolkien: Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, The Silmarillion, The Book of Lost Tales
Lloyd Alexander: The Prydain Chronicles
Roger Zelazny: The Chronicles of Amber
Mary Stewart: The Arthurian Saga
Geoffrey Chaucer: The Canterbury Tales
Lord Dunsany
Clark Ashton Smith
Gary Gygax: Gord the Rogue novels




Film

Dragonslayer
Legend
Willow
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Excalibur
The Beastmaster
Red Sonja
Lord of the Rings
Hero
House of Flying Daggers
The Mouth of Madness
The Call of Cthulhu (HPLHS Edition)
Clash of the Titans  (1981)
The Dark Crystal
The Princess Bride
The Last Unicorn
Wizards
The Flight of Dragons
Hammer Horror Films
Vampire Hunter D






Television

Jim Henson's The Storyteller
Hercules the Legendary Journeys
The Legend of Prince Valiant
Roar
Record of Lodoss War


What does your fantasy Appendix N look like?

Friday, December 7, 2012

12 Days of Christmas Sale At Troll Lord Games

If you read this blog, it should come as no surprise that my two favorite "clones" are Swords & Wizardry and Castles & Crusades.  It is with great pleasure that I announce, to those who have been itching to get the game, that the Troll Lords are having a blow out sale with amazing prices on most C&C and Siege Engine games and accessories!  Don't believe it, see for yourself: