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Choose Your Own Adventure now has a new look

‘Fighting Fantasy’, ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ and ‘Pick A Path’ books were my first adventure experiences growing up. Might show my age a bit there 🙂 But a bit of a renaissance is being enjoyed for a few of these titles, with Z-Man giving Choose Your Own Adventure a new look

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JohnHQLD Blatherings Episode 5 – Simple Games that the Rules Overcomplicate

So on this fifth episode of Blatherings, I managed to play a couple of games this week with a surprising similarity. Two elegantly simple and fun games, with overly complicated rulebooks! As something a little different, I also add a script you can use to teach new players character creation for Legacy of Dragonholt.

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Pirate T.I.M.E. Stories Brotherhood of the Coast is on it’s way!

I really enjoy the T.I.M.E. Stories series. I just wish that expansion stories came out faster! I have been waiting for Brotherhood of the Coast for almost a year, but the wait is now in the final stretch! Also, dumb challenge of the month – binge watch the amazing Black Sails, then watch Muppet Treasure Island.

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Sometime, the stupidest movies make the best watching. Like Rampage.

Rampage with Dwayne Johnson comes out today. Yes, I used to play the video game back in the day, but I don’t think that will have too much bearing on the plot. But sometimes, you don’t really want a plot. Just a series of events that will keep you entertained.

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25 years on, I’m finally getting a linking book! Myst 25th Anniversary Edition now on Kickstarter

The game that helped sell CD-Rom drives is coming back! Cyan has managed to get the entire Myst series together for the first time in an amazing 25th anniversary edition, and at higher tiers has a linking book complete with LCD screen! Nostalgia sells people, what can I say?

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