Issue 19
March 2021

Featuring
  • Bill’s Game
  • Dungeons & Dragons
  • Elite Dangerous Battlecards
  • Gamesmasterclass
  • Gloomhaven: Jaws of the Lion
  • mini of the month
  • original fiction
  • Savage Worlds
  • SLA Industries

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Books

Review: A Hole in the Sky

Young Adult (YA) fiction frequently takes place in dystopian worlds. A Hole in the Sky takes that one stage further: the population of the generational colony ship, Daedalus, don’t realise how dystopian their world truly is, and it is this journey of realisation and the mystery of how their culture…
Chris Cunliffe
March 30, 2021
Books

Review: Auxiliary: London 2039

The ideas of cyberpunk have been around as far back as the 1960s when the ‘new wave’ science fiction scene gained momentum. Luminaries such as Harlen Ellison, Philip K Dick, John Brunner and Roger Zelazny began experimenting with the genre in efforts to break away from its pulp traditions. It…
Ant Jones
March 9, 2021
Books

Review: Garbage In, Gospel Out

In 1948, George Orwell horrified the English-speaking world with his dystopian novel, 1984. The book codified the dystopian genre, depicting a future human race that had been totally subjugated and had no chance of liberation. Since then, dystopian fiction has become more and more popular. In Garbage In, Gospel Out,…
Ben Potts
March 2, 2021
Books

Review: The Crowman

The Crowman is the first in a planned series of nine novellas known collectively as ‘The Chronicles of the Fallen’. It begins following Cheveyo Santiago, a man who can sense the presence of evil following a childhood scrape with death. He is drawn to the undead like a moth to…
Ant Jones
November 1, 2020
Fiction

Unearther

Sun-kissed heaps of earth made up the desolate landscape. Wisps of topsoil blew about at the mercy of the wind. With every step the traveler took, the ground made a slight crunching sound. It was the only attribute of this world that penetrated the silence. There were other brownish objects…
John Tuttle
October 30, 2020
Books

Review: Strange Ways by Gray Williams

Often, fantastical worlds are used as allegories to discuss real-world issues, from behind a shield of magic or sci-fi flavour. The book Flatland comes to mind; in a society of two-dimensional shapes, a fellow named A. Square (a hilarious pun on the author’s initials) meets a circle that… changes size!…
Ben Potts
October 28, 2020
Tabletop Games

Gamesmasterclass: they know more than me

One of the things I always dread most about acting as gamesmaster is encountering the player (or players) that know more about a subject than I do. It’s almost universal that each player will know more than me about something, so it’s, sadly, a dread I have to face frequently.…
Chris Cunliffe
October 26, 2020
Thinkpiece

AI alert

From global warming to meteoric impact, from plague-induced extinction to nuclear armageddon; humanity’s collective imaginations have conjured up a massive cast of what we call ‘existential threats’: forces so dangerous that they might bring an end to our entire species. Some of these concepts are more scientific than others —…
Ben Potts
September 7, 2020
Event

Review: Fantasycon 2019

The great and the good of British fantasy converge once a year at this autumnal gathering of writers, publishers, artists, and agents. Last year, for the first time — and not before time — the event organisers ventured north of the border, to Clydebank near Glasgow. The first Fantasycon was…
Tom Grundy
January 25, 2020

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