Category Archives: Books

Star Wars and the Continual Canon Confusion with Continuity

I love Star Wars. I am a big old Star Wars nerd. I don’t own all the figures and the toys and the books, but I have a reasonable collection of books and a few knick-knacks. I read the books … Continue reading

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Terry Pratchett Passes Away

It is with great sadness that we learn today of the passing of Sir Terry Pratchett, well loved author of the Discworld series of fantasy novels Continue reading

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Repairing the Spine of your Broken Roleplaying Book

Our guide to repairing the spines of broken roleplaying books. How do you re-attach the cover to a book that has lost all its pages? Continue reading

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Confessions of a Roleplaying Book Collector

Once again I was looking, lovingly, over my collection of roleplaying books. As I went through them, I discovered that there was a book I hadn’t bought yet from the Dungeons & Dragons 4th Edition set. I immediately became anxious that my collection wasn’t complete. It had become important that I had a set, a complete set and I had found that it was less than it should be. Continue reading

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Call of Cthulhu 30th Anniversary Edition – time running out to order

First published in 1981, Call of Cthulhu has become one of the most iconic roleplaying games ever printed. It has set the benchmark for horror gothic roleplaying gaming and has introduced countless players to the world and works of HP Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. Since the second edition of the rules, its core mechanic has remained largely unchanged as well, putting it in a rare group of games from the 1980’s to still be using its original rule system. Now in its 30th year of publication Chaosium are celebrating by printing a special edition of the 6th edition rulebook. Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered about the early years of Great Cthulhu? What was his origin? From whence did he plunge to earth, and why? Well, now you can find out, direct from the pen of the illustrious author and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman. The story is entitled “I, Cthulhu”, and contains a dictated account by the Great Old One himself to his servant Whateley. Continue reading

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HP Lovecraft: A Cthulhu Mythos Beginner’s Reading Guide

A brief reading guide to HP Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos writings, along with where to get them and what to read. Continue reading

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Dice of Doom Podcast 018: Play a New RPG and What Makes a Successful Roleplaying Game Book

This week we talk about Play a New RPG (and Chocolate Coated Beer Marshmallows) and we discuss Roleplaying books and games in general, looking at some of our favourite editions and what we liked about them, and what made them, in our opinion, successful. We also discuss the desire for more widespread acceptance of PDF’s by the gaming industry as an addition to the purchase of regular books. Continue reading

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iPad review: Fabled Lands HD

The developers have delivered a sleek, stream-lined adventure, based on the first of six published Fabled Lands gamebooks, although some lingering issues persist. Continue reading

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Fabled Lands Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Books Republished, an iPad Game, and an RPG

The excellent Fabled Lands gamebook series is being revived, with the books being republished, an iPad version and an RPG in development. Continue reading

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