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  • Legendary Author Anne Rice to Appear at C2E2

    Legendary author Anne Rice, who for many has defined the vampire genre for a generation of readers, is the latest addition to the star-studded line up of guests at this year’s Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2). Rice is no doubt best known for her novel Interview with the Vampire…

  • A German U-Boat? In Chicago?

    I took the family to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago today, to see the opening of the new Mythbusters Exhibit attended by the entire Mythbusters gang themselves. We stopped by to see the U-505 Submarine that has been on exhibit at the museum for as long as…

  • Join the Search for ET at SETILive

    SETI is bringing the search for extraterrestrial life home to you. This isn't the same deal where you donate part of your computer's processing time to gathering information, now you'll have to use your own brain power to join in the quest.

  • One Week Left to Bid for a Walk On Role for We’re Alive

    You would have to live under a rock, or in reality just starting to visit the site or listen to our show, to not know that the podcast We’re Alive – a Story of Survival is one of Elliott and my favorites. We know we’re not alone in our appreciation…

  • The South Shall Rise Again! in Playtesting at Victory Point Games

    Here’s a look at the current playtesting of the upcoming historical/horror game, The South Shall Rise Again!, to be published by Victory Point Games. VPG designer, developer, and our pal John Welch has this report: The tactical histo-horror game The South Shall Rise Again! has been getting a major graphics…

  • No Time for Tea: A Preview of In Defeat, Defiance

    No Time for Tea: A Preview of In Defeat, Defiance, a Heroes of the Blitzkrieg Expansion Module By Dale Holmstrom After a long dry spell of not being creative—unless you count having your first child at the age of forty-three as such—I readily accepted a request from Mark Walker to…

  • A Gamer’s First Impressions of Warparty

    Mark Walker of Lock ‘n Load Games shared this first impression he received regarding the new title Warparty which is coming soon… First Encounter By Norm Lunde At this year’s NJCON (see www.njcon.org) I had the opportunity to participate in a demonstration of Warparty, the new game from designer Larry…

  • A Sneak Peek at Gunship: First Strike

    Gunship: First Strike is an Escape Pod Games core release in a planned series of tactical space combat games. Players fight to win battles in a futuristic civil war with a variety of ship types. From the agile and speedy Fighters, to versatile Gunships and powerful Assault Carriers, every battle…

  • Sneak Peek: Khazad-dûm for Lord of the Rings – The Card Game

    Here’s a quick look at the first deluxe expansion, Khazad-dûm, for The Lord of the Rings – The Card Game from Fantasy Flight Games. From FFG: “For a while we had news and it seemed good: messages reported that Moria had been entered and a great work begun there. Then…

  • Mark H. Walker Looks at Heroes of the Pacific

    After a brief hiatus from World War II, the award-wining Lock ‘n Load game system returns to the Second War to end all wars with a vengeance. Twelve frantic firefights from America’s island-hopping campaign in the Pacific comprise this complete Lock ‘n Load game. You will lead desperate Marines struggling…

  • Sneak Peek: Against the Odds Tackles Bradley’s D-Day

    Against the Odds Magazine brings forth their third “Campaign Study” and this time it’s a look at the first two days of the D-Day invasion from the American point of view. The entire magazine will be devoted to Bradley’s D-Day! From AtO: Twenty-five years ago, John Prados surprised the gaming…

  • The Gaming Gang Extra #13 – Taking on Zombies with Author Peter Clines

    Elliott talks with author Peter Clines about his novels Ex-Heroes and Ex-Patriots. These novels feature the Zombie Apocalypse meets super heroes done the right way.

  • The Quick and the Dead: A Look at Heroes of the Gap from Lock ‘n Load

    Let’s face it, there are a lot of us war-gamers who yearn for the good ole’ days of the Cold War. Back then there was a clear good guy and a clear bad guy in the world, and it all made more sense. After the fall of the Berlin Wall…

  • The Gaming Gang Extra Number 12: A Preview of Vul-Con 2012

    Elliott and Jeff spend a Sunday morning chatting with Jay Mann and Rick Ivansek, the organizers of the upcoming Vul-Con convention taking place in Phoenix, AZ this February 25th and 26th 2012. The event is being billed as “the Southwest’s Premiere Strategy Game Convention.” Programming and guest information is a…

  • Origins Spotlight: Alderac Entertainment Group

    Alderac Entertainment Group will be one of the many companies making an appearance at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio at the end of the month.

  • A Sneak Peek at PostHumous Z

    PostHumous Z was a one man project that took designer Nathan Little two years to complete. An entire year was spent on the mechanics and gameplay, the other was spent creating original artwork for the game, of which no small part was almost three hundred unique cards.

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