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MORTAL ENGINES (December 8, 2018)

Saturday, 30 September 2017

Breaking Down Star Trek Discovery's Starfleet Uniform...

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Projectile Vomiting More Exorcist Clips Into Your Face...




The new season of The Exorcist possesses UK televisions from Wednesday, October 11, when the disturbingly addictive show debuts on the SyFy channel at 9pm.

DC Comics' Justice League Variant Covers...

Trinity #15

To promote the upcoming release of the long-awaited Justice League movie, DC Comics is putting its stars on variant covers of key titles during November.

See the full set at Join The League.

Detective Comics #968
Aquaman #30
Justice League #32

Dysco...


Dysco by Simon Russell, a 3D experimental short is about synesthetic drones, neon dubstep and the surveillance state.

Friday, 29 September 2017

The Vikings Are Coming! The Vikings Are Coming! The Vikings Are Coming!


This week I binge-watched season four of Vikings to get me up to speed for the imminent arrival of season five.

Not entirely sure why it had slipped off my viewing radar in the first place, but it's a wonderful, immersive, visceral world to return to and I'm now primed for the show's return next month (in the States, at least; I'm hoping Amazon will be showing as soon as possible after that).


Vikings returns on Wednesday, November 29 at 9 PM ET/PT with a two-hour season five premiere. Season five begins with Ivar the Boneless asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ivar’s murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar’s sons plot their next moves after avenging their father’s death. Bjorn follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea and Floki who is suffering from the loss of his wife Helga, takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the Gods. This season is full of startling alliances and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world.

Fleamarket Friday: Barnowlbears, Bugs, And Barbarians From Bournemouth...


Bards & Beasts is a short Kickstarter for a small collection of three gorgeous looking monsters and three scruffy looking humans.

The fundraising campaign, by Bournemouth's Westfalia Publishing, has already smashed through its initial target and is running until October 10.

With monsters sculpted by Fancagne Didier and adventurers by Paul Hicks, the figures on offer - and check the different backer reward levels for different combos if you don't want to snag the whole lot - include:
  • Rha - the Barbarian
  • Old Brix - the dirty peasant
  • Skyl - Captain of the watch
  • Barney - the Barnowlbear
  • Skylla - the wall crusher
  • Cory - the corrosion bug
Check the campaign's webpage for pictures of the 28mm scale individual miniatures, which are being cast in resin and scheduled for delivery in July.

Black Out 2022 (Blade Runner 2049 Prequel)


Fleamarket Friday: Try Before You Buy - First 10-Minutes Of Spider-Man Homecoming...



The DVD/Blu-Ray release of Spider-Man: Homecoming is scheduled for November 20 in the UK.

Can You Believe Gary Con Is 10 Next Year?

Tenth anniversary Gary Con digital painting by Jeff Butler

Not that I would ever be able to attend, but I remember being so excited when the first Gary Con was announced; the idea of a convention devoted to "old school" gaming (ie the sort of thing I cut my teeth on back in the day, and still love immensely).

How quickly the little 'uns grow up!

Check out the fantastic 15-minute documentary above, but there's also a shorter one below, just a couple of minutes, summarising the history of the convention.



Here's hoping the con continues to go from strength to strength and while I'll never be there in person I am in spirit and always love to hear of games that went down, news that was announced etc

And who knows? With Tonbridge now getting its second Comic-Con (come April) perhaps this ascent of geekdom will mean we'll eventually be getting a roleplaying convention to buddy-up with our long-running wargames show?

Thursday, 28 September 2017

The Exorcist, Chapter Two, Is Bending Over Backwards To Meet Your Horror Needs...

We've Reached Peak Weekly World News!


Although absent Bat Boy and monsters, this week's selection of gameable Weekly World News stories is pretty much the epitome of the items the paper is infamous for covering in its unwavering fashion.

We've got apocalyptic omens, Nazis resurfacing (literally), witchcraft, aliens, medical alerts, and ridiculous Photoshopping... anyone of these stories can throw up an adventure hook or unique non-player character for the gamesmaster willing to take his campaign in unexpected directions.

mother!


Make Way For Night Volcano!


Time for another wonderfully random name generator - this time returning to world of comic book superheroes.

As shown in the headline, my name - according to this table - would be Night Volcano, while Rachel's (as ever using her maiden name for this purpose) would Space Tornado.

As to the other members of the Tuesday Knights: Pete's superhero name is Astro Octopus, while Clare is Fire Dagger, Erica is Dynamic Blizzard, Kevin is Bad-Ass Thunder, and Simon is Orange Storm.

What's your superhero name?

Find Out Why IT's The Highest-Grossing Horror Film Of All Time...


September's Picture Parade...

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