This is another great strip that will give anyone who's dealt with corporate nonsense a good laugh. The dynamic between Joyce and Derek really shines here. KMO does a great job letting them riff off each other and build the joke up through their interaction.
* disclaimer I have a story in this anthology *
Ed Greenwood and some very talented writers all spin individual tales of the Queen's personal guard. If you enjoy The Musketeers or fiction steeped in excellent and skilled worldbuilding then you will enjoy thsi book.
Publisher: White Wolf
Date Added: 06/09/2019 01:22:45
It's still good after all these years (I will admit to bias; I first read it when I was a baby mage player) but the "revised" version is missing half the stories. Maybe the person working the scanner got bored halfway through - I really wish they would have kept intact. Some of the original stories I hated (Seven Sages - I still don't understand it) are in there while other more traditionally MtA flavored (Candledark) got dropped.
BLUF: I cannot give this 5 stars. 4 stars may be too generous.
I read this to get a handle on the lore surrounding the Dark War Rebooted game I bought from TBP. The game lore differs in dates from the book. The book says the war starts May 14th the game says it starts May 22nd. This is glaring as the book indicates several times when the war starts just as the game does. In each case the lore of both book and game differ.
(SPOILERS) The lore covering the encounter of Martin Witherspoon and the vampires is quite different between the book and game.
I am not sure which came first the book or the game, but I know that it is difficult to maintain suspension of disbelief when errors while small are so obviously different.
I realize that this is self published. I also realize the author is professionally published, but I also realize that the author is not a professional editor. If you are going to self publish I would ask that the author spend some time making the various stor...
Another strip with some more development of the aliens' operation. I enjoy that new characters and explanation of the setting happen through an organic conversation. Even getting a lot of new info, I don't feel like we're just getting buried in exposition - great job!
Date Added: 05/10/2019 16:27:56
A tightly written story very much in the spirit of the hard SF classics. A marine of the frozen watch has to use ingenuity and physics to stay alive - as moments after they awake they find themselves adrift in orbit, with no immediate hope of recovery. An easy, entertaining read, that never gets lost in the minutiae of canon but nonetheless has a strong Traveller feel. Entertaining, with a nice reveal at the end that challenges typical misconceptions of the genre.
Great background into the World of Eclipse Phase. Loved that the story was not focused on trying to recreate the dynamics of a score of fight scenes or from the perspective of a tight knit group of Hero Operatives.
'Infamy' has a base human, believable narrative about a character who could be any of us. The story combines the truth's of human nature (and our many failings) with the complexities of becoming transhuman. For a newcomer to the world of Eclipse Phase more visuals would be good too, hey and who doesnt want to see Pivo in all his glory (High five x8 !)...
Publisher: White Wolf
Date Added: 05/02/2019 13:02:35
Chris Ironside brings us another well-crafted masterpiece with Hammer & Chisel. Once again we visit with Kelly Patterson, as we see events shape her, such as her love for the mortal Wendy and the blood-bond of Stefan.
The Tabletop Gaming Club recommends this book to all fans for vampire fiction.