Issue Archive

Issue #8 – 6th April 2020

Interview: Frosthaven: the new game from Cephalofair; Anna Smith Spark; D&D Fantasy Art

Thinkpiece: Pokémon: the weird and the wonderful; Future mythic: the popularity and plausibility of space magic

Tabletop games: Gamesmasterclass: session zero; Review: Res Arcana; Mini of the month

Original fiction: The Stranger

Video games: Playing 9 to 5: job simulators; Pixelated honours: exploring video game achievements

TV & Film: Star Wars: the prequels reassessed; Lost in Space: an enduring legacy of sci-fi brilliance

Books: Shadows in the Stone; A Savage Generation; The Man in the Dark

Issue #7 – 11th March 2020

Interview: Live streaming tabletop roleplaying games: a new immersive experience, Know your community: The Fantasy & Sci-Fi Readers Lounge

Thinkpiece: Cosmic horror: the existential fiction we all need right now

Tabletop games: Being an eBay eagle, Visions of war: the grimdark of Warhammer 40,000, Coppers and cobblestones: running an urbancrawl campaign, Mini of the month: the machine is willing, Review: Legends Untold

Original fiction: Echoes

Video games: Disco Elysium: roleplaying with me, myself, and I

TV & Film: Why you should watch Attack on Titan, Let’s talk about… Star Trek: Picard, Review: The Bestowal

Books: Classics of science fiction: The Left Hand of Darkness, Self-pub review: Kau D’varza

Issue #6 – 7th February 2020

Interview: The South London Warlords

Thinkpiece: Creative equality, Think bigger: megastructures

Tabletop games: Faster my stompy robot: an introduction to Battletech, Play safe: consent in gaming, Review: Lifeform, mini of the month

Original fiction: Lost at the Wedding

Video games: The mysterious case of Dentara Rast

TV & Film: Let’s talk about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Why watch Babylon 5?

Books: Pulp pioneers: Amazing Stories Magazine, Self-pub review, The Luminaries, Review: Children of Ruin

Issue #5 – 10th January 2020

Interview: Priya Sharma, Elsewhen Press, the Dungeons and Dragons Community Group

Thinkpiece: Aliens: are they out there?

Tabletop games: The generic adventure module: the big dumb object, Review: The Quacks of Quedlinburg, Mini of the month: Abomination

Original fiction: The Purpose

Video games: Alien Isolation, Space Engineers

TV & Film: Let’s talk about: Joker, Alien

Books: Finding Jin Yong, The infinite hex crawl

Issue #4 – 10th December 2019

Interview: Julian Gollop

Thinkpiece: Why aren’t aliens in video games more… Alien?

Tabletop games: The Generic Adventure Module: we found a body, Review: Zombie Kidz, Mini of the Month

Events: FantasyCon Glasgow

Original fiction: Lazaraki canticles, Red 14

Video games: Anthem: The game that nearly was, Lambda cubed: the continuing mystery of Half-life 3

TV & Film: Star Wars Rebels, 2019 in horror cinema, Let’s talk about… Ad Astra

Book review: Self pub review

Issue #3 – 8th November 2019

Interview: Carsten Damm

Tabletop games: Wargaming on a Budget, Review: Space Base, Mini of the Month

Events: Frightfest: Twenty Bloody Years

Original fiction: Erden Foe

Video games: Homeworld: Past and Present, Terraria: The Success of Simplicity in Modern Gaming

TV & Film: Keeping Trek Part 2, Let’s talk about… The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

Book review: Diamonds in the Rough: Read Adventurous, Review: Rosewater, Review: Beyond Kidding

Issue #2 – 4th October 2019

Interview: Adrian Tchaikovsky

Tabletop games: Box half full: why D&D is so revered and popular, Review: Star Wars Outer Rim, Mini of the month

Thinkpiece: Ruling the world: the sci-fi assumption of ‘Government Earth’

Events: Dublin 2019: an Irish worldcon

Original fiction: Beneath the Waystation

Video games: Destiny 2: being five years late to the party, Beyond the screen: are games becoming less immersive?

TV & Film: Keeping Trek

Book review: Dragonslayer

 Issue #1 – 6th September 2019

Interview: Isaac Childres, creator of Gloomhaven

Tabletop games: Tiny Epic Mechs, Box full of knives, Intermediate frustration, Mini of the month

Thinkpiece: H.P. Lovecraft, 100 years on

Events: UK Games Expo 2019

Original fiction: Call of Demons

Video games: Promising the stars, Two knights & their hollow souls

Book review: Blood of An Exile