Monthly Archives: September 2012

Savage Worlds: Never A Dull Moment

I’ve played many an RPG in my time. I like to think of myself as a “Renaissance nerd,” having a wide variety of refined tastes and broad knowledge of gaming. Whether this is the truth, or a self-serving brazen exaggeration is up for debate.
When I’m in the mood, I’ll often revisit favorite RPGs. As mentioned before; I love a wide variety of RPGs. However, there are a select few that never fail to inspire me to start up another campaign, or take the books off of my shelf just to read them for fun.

If I had to name a favorite RPG of all-time, it would be Ars Magica (Atlas Games), for obvious and very biased reasons. Also quite apparent to readers is my fondness for Shadowrun (Catalyst Game Labs). Also in my top five RPGs is a little gem called Deadlands (Pinnacle Entertainment Group) by Shane Lacy Hensley (great guy, by the way!). Read the rest of this entry

Greetings… Stay a While and Listen.

Hello my friends,

My name is Doctor Martin.  I am a close friend and associate of Doctor Belmont’s, a fellow wizard of the gaming and fantasy world.  For reasons unknown Doctor Belmont has invited me to post my opinions on certain subject matters.  While he specializes on board games and the like, my chosen field tends more toward the literary and dramatic end of things.  This does not mean that we will not work together and pool our knowledge to critique new and amazing items delivered to our world by fantastic companies but simply that my own posts will be related more towards Novels and Cinema involving the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres.  I will be reviewing a mixture of work both old and new and I will also be expressing my hopes for highly anticipated Books and Films.  I will do my best not to offend anyone but I am a firm believer that one cannot please all of the people all of the time.  Remember this is just My opinion.  Like it or hate it, Love me or despise me, that is simply the way it goes.

For my first reviews I will be working my way through the series of Dresden Novels by Jim Butcher in anticipation of the latest book “Cold Days” due out on November 27.  Until next time my friends, Cheers and Good Day.

Fantasy Flight Games: Breathing new life into Collectible Card Games

I got a few emails over the past week regarding my thoughts on  Fantasy Flight Games. I gave them quite a railing in my last blog post about their GenCon presence, mostly about their handling of the distribution of their newest game Netrunner. I’ve been asked if I hate them. Any FFG employees reading it might have thought the same.

OF COURSE I DON’T! “Hating them” couldn’t be further from the truth! As a matter of fact, Fantasy Flight Games is at the top of my list for best game company for non-RPG tabletop games! You might even call me a FFG fanboy.
No, kids, just because mommy and daddy have a fight occasionally doesn’t mean that we don’t love each other. I’m just very vocal about disappointment, and when said disappointment comes from one of my favorite companies…well, tongue-lashing is far more harsh. Read the rest of this entry