Dungeons & Dragons

Interview: James Sutter, RPG Guru

James L. Sutter, co-creator of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game and the Creative Director of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game for Paizo Publishing, talks about the history of his company and the personal benefits of game playing. Read More »

Scide Splitters: Charisma +1 – A Convention Etiquette Guide by Jessica Brawner

Scide Splitters: Charisma +1 – A Convention Etiquette Guide by Jessica Brawner

Are some topics too serious for humor? A lesson in manners has never been this much fun. Read More »

You Are The Hero – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks

You Are The Hero – A History of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks

A review of a history of You Are the Hero adventure game books. Read More »

Interview – Jonathan Oliver

Interview – Jonathan Oliver

Gary Dalkin interviews one of the hardest working editors in the UK - Jonathan Oliver Read More »

Interview with Carl Critchlow, artist, illustrator and inventor of Thrud the Barbarian

Interview with Carl Critchlow, artist, illustrator and inventor of Thrud the Barbarian

Carl Critchlow has been an artist and author on the SF and fantasy scenes for almost thirty years, during which his work has appeared in DC Comics as well as 2000AD. Read More »

The Artful Collector: State of the Art at the 71st Worldcon

The Artful Collector: State of the Art at the 71st Worldcon

Fans, publishers, art directors, and collectors expected Worldcon art shows to display the best-of-the-best art being created in the field, and top artists looked forward to meeting their expections. NO MORE. Read More »

Shaping History at Gen Con 2013

Shaping History at Gen Con 2013

The summer convention schedule marches on. Already we have sampled the delights of E3 and Comic-Con, and WorldCon looms on the horizon. This weekend another destination convention takes the stage, as Gen Con 2013 gets underway Thursday, August 15, in... Read More »

The History of Fantasy, Part II: Barbarians and Elves and Jesus Figures and D20s

         The nineteenth century closes with two books that will be imitated constantly for the next hundred years or so: Lewis Carrol’s Alice in Wonderland/Through the Looking Glass and Bram Stoker’s Dracula. To a very real extent you have the spect... Read More »

Satan’s Imagination Stations

I was 8 years old, and I had gotten my greedy little hands on a copy of The Hobbit. I read it by nightlight early in the morning before my family awoke. The Lord of the Rings followed shortly after, and I even wrote my grade five book report on the p... Read More »