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    Tabletop Games

    Review: Empires of the Void II

    - by Christopher Jarvis

    Before the title makes you pass this by, stay awhile. Empires of the Void II is not a sequel, nor a continuation of a franchise, or some part in an ongoing story of which you have missed the first chapter. A better name for this would be Empires of the Void, 2nd Edition. This is a refined, enhanced and beautified remaster of Ryan Lauket’s original.

  • TV and Film
    TV and Film

    Evangelion: what did I just watch?

    - by Louis Calvert

    If you have a friend into anime, or have ever Googled a list of ‘best anime of all time’, you’ll have at least heard of Neon Genesis Evangelion. It’s often considered to be one of the seminal works of action-drama animation that helped to define what anime could be, and has been cited as one of the series that help revive the flagging Japanese anime industry.  It’s really weird though. Like, really weird. The concept is fairly simple… until you add the esoteric concepts…

  • Tabletop Games
    Tabletop Games

    Don’t look down

    - by Angus McNicholl

    This short is a piece of worldbuilding for Angus’ setting of Hoarfrost, a tabletop roleplaying game work in progress.   Don’t look down. Trov’s fingers hurt. His foot found a tiny purchase on the sheer black stone of the wall. Don’t look down. He shifted his weight to take the strain off his fingers, and inched his left hand upwards over the ice-cold surface, seeking his next hold. Another irregular stone gave him just enough to brace his fingertips upon. Don’t look down. He…

  • Tabletop Games
    Tabletop Games

    No quarter: welcome to the Iron Kingdoms

    - by Angus McNicholl

    Giant, steam-powered robots, duking it out in a fantasy World War I setting. Welcome to Warmachine… When I got into Warmachine, the models for that game were about the most butt-ugly, chunky, badly-proportioned lumps of metal you can imagine. Over the years since, they have improved tremendously; but back in the beginning, they were all cast in static, flat poses, like they had just run headlong into a window. It was the concept and the gameplay that hooked this writer. So what was the…

  • Books
    Books

    Salvation Lost

    - by Ant Jones

    Salvation Lost is the second book in a planned trilogy, following on from the somewhat cataclysmic events of the first book, Salvation. I’ll try and recap what happened without going into too much detail in case you haven’t read book one. It has to be said, though, that the Salvation Sequence is more a story in three parts than three individual stories, and it’s advisable to read the first before this one. Over 180 years in the future sees a wealth of technological advancements…

  • TV and Film
    TV and Film

    Was Terminator 2 a mistake?

    - by Louis Calvert

    “The machines rose from the ashes of the nuclear fire. Their war to exterminate mankind had raged for decades, but the final battle would not be fought in the future. It would be fought here, in our present. Tonight…” This legendary intro text begins James Cameron’s 1984 seminal sci-fi horror classic: The Terminator. Now in 2020 we’ve had no less than five big-budget film sequels and uncounted hordes of spin-off material that includes television series, video games, books, graphic novels, comics, and even theme…