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  • Kickstarter

    Kickstarter Roundup: October 2019

    - by Tom Grundy

    We have a great selection of successful Kickstarters to recap this month. All these projects have been successfully funded and will be available to buy soon!   BattleTech: Clan Invasion BattleTech is a board game set in the 31st century, in which war rages across the galaxy and empires clash in epic combat. 30 foot-tall epic humanoid mechanized titans, bristling with weaponry, fight for power and the glory of their Empire. Originally created over 35 years ago, it’s been a favourite board game of mine from the start. I love the way that the mechs have damage sheets which target…

  • Fiction

    Beneath The Waystation

    - by Connor Eddles

    Akkaia is not a forgiving world. The equator is marred by a sheen of dead off-white, a great plain of salt from an ocean boiled into nothingness. The poles are heavily forested with thick, calamitous jungles, and everything between those two extremes is red, unyielding rock and dry yellow grass. Water would be worth more than gold, if Akkaians gave a damn about yellow lead.  Skips Luke was the exception to that rule. Wiry and silver-haired, he crouched behind the lip of an outcrop,…

  • Podcast

    Parallel Worlds Issue 1

    - by Parallel Worlds

    In this issue: Lovecraft, Blood of an Exile, Star Citizen, Kickstarter Roundup, Tiny Epic Mechs, No Man’s Sky, Call of Cthulhu, Elite Dangerous, Dungeons & Dragons, Hollow Knight, UK Games Expo, original fiction, Dark Souls, and more. 00:00:32 – Editorial 00:02:36 – Interview: Isaac Childres 00:08:22 – Review: Tiny Epic Mechs 00:13:23 – Box full of knives: why Dungeons & Dragons needs to step away from its wargaming roots 00:24:29 – Intermediate frustration: the new Call of Cthulhu Starter Set 00:30:06 – Mini of the month: Kethalas the Elf 00:34:39 – H.P. Lovecraft, 100 Years On 00:45:15 – Breaking the…

  • Video Games
    Video Games

    Beyond the Screen

    - by Buanzo

    There are many reasons one may choose to play an online game. Maybe it’s the latest instalment in a beloved series, maybe it possesses unique or interesting mechanics, or maybe it’s simply had some good reviews. Arguably two of the more influential factors are the level of immersion offered by the game, and the opportunities for socialising or engaging in community activities. But have games increasingly been encouraging the latter more than the former?

  • TV and Film
    TV and Film

    Dark, the German Stranger Things for grown ups

    - by Tom Souvarine

    Season 2 of Dark, Netflix’s German-language science fiction drama, was released on June 21st.
    Dark’s first season appeared on my ‘Recommended’ list on Netflix one day last year, untrumpeted — an intriguing thumbnail of a cave. It smacked of opportunism on the part of the algorithms. ‘He likes science fiction and watches a lot of 80s films — let’s chuck this his way, he’ll probably go for it.’

  • Tabletop Games
    Tabletop Games

    Star Wars: Outer Rim

    - by Christopher Jarvis

    I know and you know that there are a lot of Star Wars licensed games out there in the void. Some have become the stuff of legend, while others have had their light extinguished from the galaxy. It’s just like how some of the characters in the series are icons in the science fiction oeuvre, while others deserven to beesa forgot quickly, okiday?