By Sword & Ink – Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons

Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons Directors: Kelley Slagle, Brian Stillman 2019 Run time: 1h 31min Available for free on Tubi One of the first questions roleplayers inevitably ask of each other is where did you start in the hobby and why? What drew you to the hobby? What caught your eye? These…

My name is Drake, John Drake – Danger Man [TV Show]

 Danger Man a.k.a. Secret Agent  ITC Entertainment Broadcast: 1960-1968 Available for free on Tubi Danger Man, or Secret Agent to U.S. audiences, is a British television program produced in the Sixties. Its main character John Drake is a special operative with clandestine talents frequently called upon to accomplish difficult tasks. Below is the voice-over to Season One’s…

Welcome to 1925, Old Sport

I’m writing this in early 2021. Over the past several years, something wonderful has happened each January 1st. In the United States, the copyright expires on an expansive collection of works. There was a long period of time when nothing expired, with copyrights repeatedly being extended, protecting works like Steamboat Willie from entering the public domain. In…

For Your Listening Pleasure: Haunting Exaggerations

Welcome to our “For Your Listening Pleasure” series, where we highlight and showcase podcasts and radio dramas that we enjoy. Admittedly, I, Modoc, lean heavily toward radio dramas, but I hope you won’t hold that against me. So, sit back, stay awhile, and maybe you’ll find something new for your listening pleasure. In this installment,…

The Old West with Dr. History [Podcast Review]

History and roleplaying go hand and hand with roleplayers holding a deep interest in history, whether it’s an accurate depiction, fictional derivative, or pure fantasy. Most roleplaying games have detailed histories with their setting, but others require their own research. Settings based on a real historical period are easier to research thanks to modern conveniences. I’ve…

Tube Screamer Dungeon – Part Ten: Block Party

Tube Screamer Dungeon Part Ten: Block Party Welcome to part ten, the final part in the Tube Screamer Series, which began with converting the electrical schematics of Ibanez’s TS-808 Tube Screamer guitar effects pedal into a fully-realized dungeon map. I deviated quite a bit with my last two installments and took a little hiatus. I’m…

For Your Listening Pleasure — For the Love of Funky Dice

Its been a while since I’ve reported on the many podcasts in my queue. Today I’d like to present to you three podcasts to aid you in your games that use funky dice. Two of the podcasts are focused on specific games, while the third is inspirational. The are Spellburn, Sanctum Secorum, and Glowburn Podcasts….

Warriors, Come Out to Play!

Can you count, suckers? I say, the future is ours… if you can count! I recently wrote about urban environments in RPGs. One of the films I mentioned is an all-time favorite of mine, The Warriors. In brief, the film follows one momentous night for nine members of a fictional New York City street gang,…

The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia, A to AAAAHHH!!!

The Cthulhu Mythos Encyclopedia A Guide to H.P. Lovecraft’s Universe, Updated & Expanded Third Edition Author: Daniel Harms Publisher: Elder Sign Press Page Count: 382 Available Formats: PDF & Print Print – $17.95 Have you ever wanted to learn more about the Mythos? Or maybe the cosmic horrors from which amazing tales are derived? What…

Look out for that Moon — Space 1999 [TV Series]

Space 1999 Original Aired: 1975-1977 (Two Seasons) Available on: Tubi I was too young and uninterested in space when Space 1999 first-aired on American television in 1975. I only know the show from its toys. A childhood friend had a toy Eagle, one of the show’s spaceships produced by Mattel. I had no clue what…