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Mirror, Mirror: the Other Side of the Coin

So about the time my 7th Sea: First Play Impressions post went live, I was being called out for being too much of a 7th Sea fan boy.   1,841 more words

Game Master

Pawn or King's Counselor?: The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan

Review: The Man Who Saved Henry Morgan, by Robert Hough
Anansi, 2015. 342 pp. $16.

Maybe I’ve led a sheltered life, but I didn’t know that such things as chess hustlers existed, nor that they prowled seventeenth-century London’s coffee shops and taverns, looking for fools and their money. 712 more words

Reviews And Columns

The Serpent's Map (Part III)

No Chuck Wendig challenge this week, so I decided I’d continue on with my swashbuckling tale. Comments, as always, are welcome, and yes, I promise not to leave you hanging here. 1,075 more words

Fiction

Book Review: The Paths of the Dead by Steven Brust

I’m a sucker for the dollar rack at the used bookstore.

I mean, what’s not to like? The dollar bin is the realm of the forgotten and obscure, a realm of hazy nostalgia and crazy-ass covers. 1,173 more words

Book Review - Hope and Red by Jon Skovron

Hope and Red (Empire of Storms Trilogy #1) by Jon Skovron

Published June 30th 2016 by Orbit Books

The book blurb;

‘IN A FRACTURING EMPIRE SPREAD ACROSS SAVAGE SEAS, TWO PEOPLE FIND A COMMON CAUSE. 835 more words

Books

The Serpent's Map Part 2

I know, I should probably call this “The Campaigner’s Return Part 3,” but I like The Serpent’s Map as a title better. Regardless, this is part three of who knows how many, continuing the adventure of Graciano and Viktoria. 1,494 more words

Fiction

Revisiting 7th Sea Second Edition: Mechanics

After writing a commentary on 7th Sea Second Edition’s setting differences, I thought it only fair to write about the mechanical differences as well. These changes are rather drastic, and some players and GMs alike may not like them. 8,765 more words

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