Crime Network: Cosa Nostra — An RPG You Can’t Refuse

Crime Network: Cosa Nostra Designers: Brendan Davis, Steve Bowden, and William Butler Artists: Jeff Preston, Leanne Buckley, Adam Schmidt, and Michael Prescott Publisher: Bedrock Games Published in: 2010 Page Count: 105 Available Formats: PDF (DTRPG) – $1.99 Print (linked from publisher website) – $19.99 Just about every genre of fiction literature or film has a roleplaying…

Cryptworld RPG — I’m Getting Chills and They’re Multiplying

Cryptworld Chilling Adventures into the Unexplained Designers: Daniel Proctor and Tim Snider Artists: Jim Holloway, Brian Thomas, Tim Tyler  Publisher: Goblinoid Games Published in: 2013 Page Count: 92 Available Formats: PDF and print (DTRPG) PDF – $7.95  —  (DTRPG) Print – $18.95 Cryptworld: Chilling Adventures into the Unexplained is an investigation horror roleplaying game, a retro-clone of Pacesetters…

Up, Up, and Away! Mighty Protectors Villains and Vigilantes™ 3.0

Mighty Protectors Villains and Vigilantes™ 3.0 Authors: Jack Herman and Jeff Dee Illustrator: Jeff Dee Published by: Monkey House Games Page Count: 166 Available Formats: PDF and Print PDF (DTRPG) – $14.99 Softcover (Lulu) – $29.99 Hardcover (Lulu) – $54.99 What makes a superhero game great? Is it the awesome superpowers characters’ display? Could it be the…

The Long Afternoon of Earth — Heating Up Your Gaming Session

The Long Afternoon of Earth (Original Title: Hothouse) Author: Brian Aldiss Publisher: Signet Books Reprinted: 1962 Page Count: 192 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies Far into the future the Earth no longer spins on its axis. It sits in a fixed position with half covered in perpetual sun and other cloaked in darkness. It’s orbiting…

Support Independent Podcasts (Part II)

There are so many great podcasts out there to listen too. I’d like to bring to your attention three podcasts that deserve some extra praise. These creators produce these podcasts for our enjoyment out of love for the subjects they cover. Most of them working with shoe-string budgets if any at all. These are a labor…

Editor’s Desk: A Call for Metamorphosis Alpha Authors

Author Craig Martelle recent put a call out for stories on the Metamorphosis Alpha facebook group for the fourth installment of his Metamorphosis Alpha anthology series. This is open to professional authors and typewriter warriors alike. If you think you’ve got a good story and feel confident enough to keep to the timeline framed below…

Peter Haining Presents the Freak Show

Peter Haining presents the FREAK SHOW Freaks, Monsters, Ghouls etc. by Masters of the Macabre Edited by: Peter Haining Pages: 240 Published: 1970 Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc. Amazon: Price may vary Freak shows and carnival acts are all but extinct, but their legacy lives on through Peter Haining presents the FREAK SHOW: Freaks, Monsters, Ghouls,…

Late Night T.V. Inspiration – Fantastic Planet

Fantastic Planet Directed by René Laloux 1973 Growing up I used to spend a lot of time in front of the T.V. especially late at night. Late one night, sometime in the ’80s, I was watching an odd show on the USA Network called Night Flight. Night Flight started late in the night and ran…

Mutating Roleplaying Games — Daybreak -2250 A.D.

(Original Title: Star Man’s Son, 1952) Author: Andre Norton Publisher: Ace Books Reprinted: 1965 Page Count: 182 Purchase on Amazon: Price Varies Daybreak – 2250 A.D. by Andre Norton was originally published in 1952 under the title Star Man’s Son. The novel used either title throughout its published editions. Goodreads.com lists 27 different editions of the…

The Art of LEGACY: Life Among the Ruins

The Art of LEGACY: Life Among the Ruins Layout: James Iles Artists: Tithi Luadthong, Jeff Brown and Claudia Cangini A UFO Press Publication March 2018 PDF – $12.99 The Art of LEGACY: Life Among the Ruins features visual inspirations for gamemasters to feed off as well as invoking the imaginations of their players. The highly…