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    Parallel Worlds Issue 8

    - by Buanzo

    This month, we catch ’em all, get to know the largest online community of D&D artists, learn about roleplaying’s most overlooked step, find out why space magic is so compelling, interview Anna Smith Spark and Isaac Childres, play some job simulators, and reassess the Star Wars prequels and Lost in Space. As ever, there’s our usual range of book and board game reviews, as well as original fiction. 00:00:17 – Editorial 00:03:13 – Lost in Space: an enduring legacy of sci-fi brilliance 00:17:29 – Space magic: the popularity and plausibility of the Future Mythic 00:29:20 – Board game review: Res…

Creative Equality
Thinkpiece
Creative Equality
- by Ben Potts and Jane Clewett

When it comes to female representation in the media, it’s easy to think that we’ve never had it so good. But on average a fictional lead character is still straight, white, and male, and…

The mysterious case of Dentara Rast
Video Games
The mysterious case of Dentara Rast
- by Allen Stroud

A few years ago, as part of my work on the Elite Dangerous Roleplaying Game (EDRPG), I wrote a set of short stories which are still available on the EDRPG website as adventure hooks…

Review: Lifeform
Tabletop Games
Review: Lifeform
- by Christopher Jarvis

One of my favourite things to come out of the 40th anniversary year of Ridley Scott’s classic sci-fi horror Alien is, by coincidence, a detailed homage and simulation. I don’t know if it was…

Know your community: the South London Warlords
InterviewTabletop Games
Know your community: the South London Warlords
- by Parallel Worlds

The South London Warlords have been a bastion of tabletop wargaming in London for nearly fifty years. They also run Salute, the UK’s largest wargaming convention. We caught up with Mac Cross, longtime member…

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