New Generator: Fantasy Games!

Sun 27 August 2017 by Steven Savage from Seventh Sanctum

Been awhile team, sorry I haven’t made anything lately – summer got weird.  So I want to finish off the year with some fun ones! The first is the Fantasy Game Generator. Let’s try stuff like: Battlements and Ballistas Bows and Bravery Courage and Castles Explorers and Enchanters Hellspawn and Halflings Paladins and Plots Prophecy […]


Lost in Translation 223 – When is an Adaptation Not an Adaptation?

Sat 26 August 2017 by Scott Delahunt from Seventh Sanctum

Last week’s look at Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future led to a questions – “When is an adaptation not an adaptation?” On investigation, Captain Power wound up being a parallel development. Gary Goddard had an idea for a TV series and Mattel had a technology they wanted ...

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Lost in Translation 222 – Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Sat 19 August 2017 by Scott Delahunt from Seventh Sanctum

Toy manufacturers know that a successful TV series based on one their products leads to better sales. Deregulation in the 80s allowed toy makers to fund what were essentially half-hour toy ads masquerading as cartoons and live-action shows. The key issue is getting the target audience to watch, which means ...

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Quick Update!

Mon 14 August 2017 by Steven Savage from Seventh Sanctum

Hey gang, sorry some of the blog feeds didn’t appear.  Looks like it was a kind of cache issue, which I since sorted out (literally by turning off and restarting the cache, go figure). Additionally, I hope to have a new generator out soon, sit tight and catch up ...

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Lost in Translation 221 – The Hercules & Xena Roleplaying Game

Mon 14 August 2017 by Scott Delahunt from Seventh Sanctum

For television, the Nineties were the age of syndication. Streaming and the thousand-channel universe were still just beyond the horizon, but cable channels and local stations had time to fill. First run syndicated series filled in the hours, including Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and its spin-off, Xena: Warrior Princess. Hercules ...

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Magic, Technology, And Worldbuilding is Out!

Thu 10 August 2017 by Steven Savage from Seventh Sanctum

It’s out!  The latest of the Way With Worlds miniguides, this one on Magic and Technology – because for the sake of worldbuilding, they’re usually the same! Each book contains 50 questions on the specific subject, plus a bunch of extras, to help worldbuilders think, ponder, and design.  Think ...

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Lost in Translation 219 – A Second Look: The A-Team

Thu 10 August 2017 by Scott Delahunt from Seventh Sanctum

Some time back, Lost in Translation reviewed the A-Team movie. However, the years since then has broadened the definition of adaptations and what it means for one to be successful, so it’s time to take a second look. In 1982, television was going through a renaissance. Many of the ...

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Lost in Translation 220 – Remaking The Black Hole

Thu 10 August 2017 by Scott Delahunt from Seventh Sanctum

There are many movies that could have been done better. Not just in the realm of B-movies, where budget is often the limit, but also in movies from the major studios. The more interesting films are the near-misses, the ones that just missed the mark. The effort is there, but ...

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