Staff Picks

Fight On! Issue #3 Fall 2008 By Ignatius Umlaut
Paperback: $6.99
Prints in 3-5 business days
(2 Ratings)
The premier fanzine for the old-school renaissance comes out swinging with a +5 vorpal claymore of disintegration! Produced in honor of Bob Bledsaw and in cooperation with Judges Guild, we have new... More > material for the Wilderlands of High Fantasy by James Mishler and Rob Conley and a new circle of Inferno by Geoffrey O. Dale! Also features art and/or articles by David Bowman, Jason Morningstar, Gabor Lux, Len Cain, Jeff Rients, Patrick Farley, Vincent Baker, Baz Blatt, Max Davenport, Steve Zieser, Kevin Mayle, Lee Barber, Del Beaudry, John Miskimen, Age of Fable, Calithena, and many, many more! Whether you started in 1974 or 2008, you won't want to miss this issue. Unlock your imagination, and keep Fighting On! < Less
Fight On! Issue #1 Spring 2008 - PDF Version By Ignatius Umlaut
eBook (PDF): $4.99
A new magazine for fantasy roleplaying in a broadly old-school style. Features content by Jeff Rients, Paul Czege, Stefan Poag, Gabor Lux, James Maliszewski, Calithena, Andrew Reyes, and many more!... More > Packed with monsters, magic, new rules and character options, four FULL adventures, and much much more! Come unlock your imagination, and keep Fighting On!< Less
A Dirty World By Greg Stolze
Paperback: $17.03
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(5 Ratings)
A roleplaying game of angry decisions, ugly ethics, and black city streets. A game of film noir. "A Dirty World" rethinks the One Roll Engine to focus relentlessly on character. ... More > Hard-boiled private eyes, dirty cops and femmes fatale make their hard choices and hide their grubby secrets. "A Dirty World" features... * A unified conflict mechanic, where gunfights, duels of deceit and emotional blackmail not only work the same way, but fuse seamlessly. * "Swift Justice" character development. Instead of tracking and spending points, your character's abilities improve in direct reaction to the game's events. * One-Roll Mysteries, a mechanic to spit out intricate plots with one throw of the dice. * Rules that don't merely support drama, they are drama. Only meaningful choices push your character forward. There is no easy way, by definition.< Less
Well Played 1.0: Video Games, Value and Meaning By Drew Davidson, et al.
Paperback: $28.95
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Video games can be “well played” in two senses. On the one hand, well played is to games as well read is to books. On the other hand, well played as in well done. This book is full of... More > in-depth close readings of video games that parse out the various meanings to be found in the experience of playing a game. 22 contributors (developers, scholars, reviewers and bloggers) look at video games through both senses of “well played.” The goal is to help develop and define a literacy of games as well as a sense of their value as an experience. Video games are a complex medium that merits careful interpretation and insightful analysis.< Less