Archive | May, 2006

Interview with Author R. A. Salvatore

Posted on May 30, 2006 by

In this interview we talk about Forgotten Realms, Star Wars, dragons and other creative challenges.


Darklore Manor Review

Posted on May 20, 2006 by

I’ve been picking up various motion picture scores (not soundtracks) and King Diamond albums (no kidding) for years to use as background music in my campaigns, but I’ve never been very impressed with any self-produced albums meant specifically to serve as roleplaying campaign scores. For the most part, I’ve found such efforts to be of an amateurish quality at best, often sounding more like a funhouse sound reel than a musical composition. Nox Arcana changed this by delivering a polished, professional and purely enjoyable product in Darklore Manor.


Lovecraft Graphic Novel Review

Posted on May 14, 2006 by

Most of us who love the horror genre have at least heard of H.P. Lovecraft. His influence spreads out like the tentacles of the beings that populate his stories–into movies, comics and role-playing games, as well as the works of today’s great horror writers.


Interview with Game Designer Brett M. Bernstein

Posted on May 13, 2006 by

Unbidden, Iron Gauntlets and game design are just a few of the topics we talk to Brett about in this interview…


Interview with author E.E. Knight

Posted on May 6, 2006 by

The author of the Vampire Earth and Age of Fire novels tells us about his writing experiences, Lara Croft and Savage Worlds.


An American Haunting Review

Posted on May 5, 2006 by

Once again a horror movie was on tap for the evening. When in doubt, should you always go to the movies and see a horror film? Based on the title alone, We picked An American Haunting.

The introduction explained the film was based on actual events in Tennessee around 1820, but the action opens in 2006. The modern frame is a weak connection geared at today’s teens. I was not surprised to find out the movie is PG-13. Unfortunately, I don’t think you can make a quality horror movie today without an R rating.


Desecrated Ashes Review

Posted on May 2, 2006 by

Desecrated Ashes was the full release of the EP Consecrated Ashes. The release year was 2003, and the band has continued to do well. URN is based out of Chicago, but has toured in many cities. They have even had airplay of their music in Canada and Mexico, not to mention the United States.

On first listen, Desecrated Ashes was a little hard to get into. Honestly, I felt very indifferent about the album. After more listening, I really started to warm up to the music.


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