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 to market. With Mattel’s backing, […]


#RPGaDay 2017: Which RPGs Are Easiest for You to Run?

Tue 22 August 2017 by blackcampbell from The Black Campbell

This question could be taken two ways —  mechanics end of things (I run X system because I get it), and what kind of setting you run well. Let’s start with the second: Back in the midst of time, when MTV was still doing music and everyone was worried that ...

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James Bond 007 - Thrilling Locations

Tue 22 August 2017 by Wymarc from Quag Keep

From the back cover :

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#RPGaDay 2017: Which RPG Have You Played the Most in Your Life?

Fri 18 August 2017 by blackcampbell from The Black Campbell

Easy: Victory Games’ James Bond: 007. I bought a first edition copy in 1983 and have used it until about 2010, since when we haven’t had an espionage game running. Partly, this is a function of having worked in the industry, partly it was a response to the real ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Which RPG Have You Played the Most in Your Life?

Fri 18 August 2017 by blackcampbell from The Black Campbell

Easy: Victory Games’ James Bond: 007. I bought a first edition copy in 1983 and have used it until about 2010, since when we haven’t had an espionage game running. Partly, this is a function of having worked in the industry, partly it was a response to the real ...

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This Old Dragon: Issue #83

Thu 17 August 2017 by Timothy Brannan from The Other Side blog

Have a look at that cover.  1984 was a good year for Chess themed things.  In October we would get the #1 hit, "One Night In Bangkok" from the Album Chess and sung by Murry Head.  In March we got this famous cover of Dragon #83 by  Denis Beauvais.  It ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Which Dead RPG Would You Like to See Reborn?

Sun 13 August 2017 by blackcampbell from The Black Campbell

This question brings up an interesting secondary one: Is a game ever really “dead” if you can find it online (either as a used book or a scanned copy?) I would say “no.” You can play a game long after it’s out of print. I was regularly running James ...

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#RPGaDay 2017: Which Dead RPG Would You Like to See Reborn?

Sun 13 August 2017 by blackcampbell from The Black Campbell

This question brings up an interesting secondary one: Is a game ever really “dead” if you can find it online (either as a used book or a scanned copy?) I would say “no.” You can play a game long after it’s out of print. I was regularly running James ...

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