My Guide to RPG Storytelling

My Guide to RPG Storytelling
  • Author : Aron Christensen
  • Publisher : Loose Leaf Stories
  • Pages : 134
  • Relase : 2012-10-27
  • ISBN : 9781643190020

My Guide to RPG Storytelling Book Review:

I’ve been role-playing all my life and I’ve run a lot of well-received campaigns. My players asked me what made my games work and this book is the result. This isn’t a rulebook for any gaming system, but it’s a how-to for my style of creating memorable NPCs, planning games, and engaging with your players. - Foreword, by Erica Lindquist - On Storytelling - Before the Game - Building Your Story - Running Your Game - Players & Player Characters - Problems - Rules & Mechanics - Setting & NPCs

Countdown: H Hour

Countdown: H Hour
  • Author : Tom Kratman
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Pages : 624
  • Relase : 2012-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781618249524

Countdown: H Hour Book Review:

#3 in the Countdown modern-day military adventure series. Welcome to the Philippines outback. It's a true garden spot, if you happen to like drug running, bush-bound revolutionary movements, Balkanized tribal warfare, illegal weapons trading, and kidnapping for fun and profit. It's hostage rescue time once again for Terry Welch's special operations company. But this is turning out to be one of those missions. Starting with no clue as to the hostage's whereabouts topped off by Welch and his crew having to endure a rifle company of hated competitors supposedly sent along for reinforcement. Part of the territory for Welch. But then an attack on both companies' home bases leaves families and friends under threat of death and any available support scurrying to defend. Worse, advance team members sent to reconnoiter have been taken hostage as well. No help, no backup, team members in the soup. Welch knows there's only one solution: do whatever it takes. This is H Hour. And the fight is on. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Tomorrow's Magic

Tomorrow's Magic
  • Author : Pamela F. Service
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2009-04-23
  • ISBN : 9780307498335

Tomorrow's Magic Book Review:

It's 500 years after the nuclear holocaust that devastated the earth's population and left the few survivors dealing with unending winter. At their remote British boarding school, Wellington Jones and Heather McKenna have a lot in common. Both are misfits trying to avoid attention, and both are fascinated by Earl, a tall, calm, older boy with no recollection of his past, but a remarkable knack for showing up when he is needed most. When a blow to the head brings Earl's memory back, he claims that he is actually Merlin . . . a 2000-year-old wizard. Originally published in two volumes in the mid-1980s, Pamela F. Service's creative, futuristic spin on the Camelot legend will appeal to Arthurian purists and fantasy lovers alike.

Sol Shall Rise

Sol Shall Rise
  • Author : G. Hudson
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 328
  • Relase : 2014-12-21
  • ISBN : 1505291097

Sol Shall Rise Book Review:

"Pure High Octane Space Opera"The Sol System was conquered and humans lived as slaves for 500 long years. Now, after years of brutal warfare, humanity has been liberated. Liberation, however, comes at a cost. And the Sol System has become nothing more than a puppet state for a vast galactic empire. For Jon Pike, a war hero who has lost everything, there is no substitute for freedom. He blames the aliens for humanity's troubles, especially the one living inside him. But when he is sent on a top secret mission into unexplored regions of the galaxy he discovers that humanity's troubles are just getting started. Can he find freedom for himself and humanity? Sol Shall Rise is a 75,000 word space opera.

A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea
  • Author : Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 9780547851396

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Review:

A boy grows to manhood while attempting to subdue the evil he unleashed on the world as an apprentice to the Master Wizard.

Never Submit

Never Submit
  • Author : Michael Anderle
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 316
  • Relase : 2018-04-25
  • ISBN : 1717417477

Never Submit Book Review:

One Last Hail Mary attack by those on Earth goes awry when the Queen herself shows up with John Grimes along for the ride. Five puppies have plans that surprise everyone. The Queen has a problem, and her closest friends travel to Earth to find her a solution. It's time for an audience with the King of Yoll, and he isn't going to like the outcome. Not one bit. He has a secret he has been hiding, and those sneaky Aliens in space find out what it is, and turn it against him. It's time to release the Queen Bitch for her final clean-up of Kurtherians - This area of the Galaxy will never be the same, again. So grab your favorite drink, recline in your favorite chair or bed or couch, and relax for just a moment or two, because... Bethany Anne is BACK!

Promethea Book Three

Promethea Book Three
  • Author : Alan Moore
  • Publisher : DC
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2003-08-01
  • ISBN : 9781401244644

Promethea Book Three Book Review:

Featuring the first half of a cosmic road trip, this volume finds Promethea and Barbara traveling an unlikely path. Their wanderings take them through the many realms of Heaven and Hell, visiting manifestations of great visions and visionaries. Meanwhile, back on Earth, Stacia is the acting Promethea ã protecting and serving the people of New York while Promethea is away. Is she up to the task? Collects issues #13-18

The Ascension of Isaiah

The Ascension of Isaiah
  • Author : Robert Henry Charles
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 238
  • Relase : 1900
  • ISBN : HARVARD:AH3BQT

The Ascension of Isaiah Book Review:

Ghost Fleet

Ghost Fleet
  • Author : G. P. Hudson
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2017-02-09
  • ISBN : 1542952964

Ghost Fleet Book Review:

Book 4 of The Pike Chronicles A planet surrounded. A homeland in peril. A fleet outgunned. A prophecy to fulfill. With half the galaxy on the brink, can a fledgling alliance offer hope? Or is it doomed to perish in the pyres of war?

The Barbarian's Beverage

The Barbarian's Beverage
  • Author : Max Nelson
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 224
  • Relase : 2005-02-25
  • ISBN : 9781134386727

The Barbarian's Beverage Book Review:

Comprehensive and detailed, this is the first ever study of ancient beer and its distilling, consumption and characteristics Examining evidence from Greek and Latin authors from 700 BC to AD 900, the book demonstrates the important technological as well as ideological contributions the Europeans made to beer throughout the ages. The study is supported by textual and archaeological evidence and gives a fresh and fascinating insight into an aspect of ancient life that has fed through to modern society and which stands today as one of the world’s most popular beverages. Students of ancient history, classical studies and the history of food and drink will find this an useful and enjoyable read.

Dawn of Inception

Dawn of Inception
  • Author : M L Cook
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2021-02-26
  • ISBN : 9798585788291

Dawn of Inception Book Review:

Aliens. For real. Not little green men. Nothing quite so cliché. They came to her world to take from it what they want. They thought they wanted Aubree Carter. They were wrong. Everybody was always misjudging her, and now she was about to teach them about what happens when you mess with the wrong woman. Seth Balliol, second only to his brother, is the commander of a race of powerful warriors. He's been kidnapped, beaten, and locked away. How can he hope to save not only his people, but the people of this planet, as well?

Maternal Megalomania

Maternal Megalomania
  • Author : Julie Langford
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Pages : 203
  • Relase : 2013-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781421408477

Maternal Megalomania Book Review:

Ancient authors emphasize dramatic moments in the life of Julia Domna, wife of Roman emperor Septimius Severus (193–211). They accuse her of ambition unforgivable in a woman, of instigating civil war to place her sons on the throne, and of resorting to incest to maintain her hold on power. In imperial propaganda, however, Julia Domna was honored with unprecedented titles that celebrated her maternity, whether it was in the role of mother to her two sons (both future emperors) or as the metaphorical mother to the empire. Imperial propaganda even equated her to the great mother goddess, Cybele, endowing her with a public prominence well beyond that of earlier imperial women. Her visage could be found gracing everything from state-commissioned art to privately owned ivory dolls. In Maternal Megalomania, Julie Langford unmasks the maternal titles and honors of Julia Domna as a campaign on the part of the administration to garner support for Severus and his sons. Langford looks to numismatic, literary, and archaeological evidence to reconstruct the propaganda surrounding the empress. She explores how her image was tailored toward different populations, including the military, the Senate, and the people of Rome, and how these populations responded to propaganda about the empress. She employs Julia Domna as a case study to explore the creation of ideology between the emperor and its subjects.

Vigilante

Vigilante
  • Author : Natalie Grey,Michael Anderle
  • Publisher : Lmbpn Publishing
  • Pages : 280
  • Relase : 2021-05-21
  • ISBN : 1649717652

Vigilante Book Review:

One man leaves the life of a lawman behind him and works to clean up a new area in space. On the planet now known as High Tortuga, the mine workers are far too close to being slaves so the ruler of the planet shut them down. Except for the mine owned by Venfirdri Lan. He's taken his mine off the grid and decided to keep everything running. With no need to pay the workers, profits should be good. After all, who's going to stop him? He had no idea there was a new type of man working for justice on the planet. A man named Barnabas. In fact, he didn't even know who Barnabas was. But he's about to. Barnabas may not be Ranger One anymore, but one thing definitely has not changed: when someone screws over the powerless, Barnabas is going to bring the pain. With a bloodthirsty AI running his advanced spaceship, those who love evil should start looking over their shoulders. Life just got a lot more fun. --- NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don't suggest reading this book.

Eternals by Neil Gaiman

Eternals by Neil Gaiman
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Marvel
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2008-07-02
  • ISBN : 0785121773

Eternals by Neil Gaiman Book Review:

"Contains material originally published in magazine form as Eternals #1-7"--p. [2] of cover.

Thor

Thor
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Marvel
  • Pages : 216
  • Relase : 2011-07-27
  • ISBN : 0785150897

Thor Book Review:

For years, Thor lived on Earth as protector, champion and Avenger - endearing himself to the entire world. Having lived a mortal's life, Earth's well-being was of paramount importance to the Asgardian God of Thunder. His ascension to the throne interfered with that mission. Asgard's interests forced Thor to ignore Earth. So wielding a power only the greatest of gods might possess, Asgard's liege transported his realm to the skies above Manhattan, the better to guide and protect the whole of humanity. Now, see how the Thunder God's presence on Earth affects the lives of people both ordinary and extraordinary - and not for the better. Collecting THOR (1998) #59-67 and material from MARVEL DOUBLE-SHOT #1

The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy

The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy
  • Author : Christian Moevs
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 324
  • Relase : 2008-10-13
  • ISBN : 9780195372588

The Metaphysics of Dante's Comedy Book Review:

The recovery of Dante's metaphysics-which are very different from our own-is essential, argues Christian Moevs, if we are to resolve what has been called 'the central problem in the interpretation of the Comedy.' That problem is what to make of the Comedy's claim to the status of revelation, vision, or experiential record - as something more than imaginative literature. In this book Moevs offers the first sustained treatment of the metaphysical picture that grounds and motivates the Comedy, and the relation between those metaphysics and Dante's poetics. Moevs arrives at the radical conclusion that Dante believed that all of what we perceive as reality, the spatio-temporal world, is in fact a creation or projection of conscious being. Armed with this new understanding, Moevs is able to shed light on a series of perennial issues in the interpretation of the Comedy.

Stealing the Crown

Stealing the Crown
  • Author : T. P. Fielden
  • Publisher : Thomas & Mercer
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2020-08
  • ISBN : 1542017378

Stealing the Crown Book Review:

Britain is at war--but the greatest threat to the Crown might be within the Palace walls. London, 1941: Major Edgar Brampton is found shot dead in his office in Buckingham Palace. All signs point towards a self-inflicted tragedy, but when Palace authorities hurry his body away and order staff to stay silent, fellow courtier Guy Harford's suspicions are raised. While the outside world faces the onslaught of war, within the Palace walls a curious mystery unfolds. Rumours swirl about Brampton's relationship with the Queen, and there's talk of other plots involving those closest to the King. To get to the bottom of what really happened, Guy joins forces with some unlikely allies--Rodie Carr, a beautiful East End burglar, and Rupert Hardacre, a postman with a past--but time may be running out...for him, for the King, and for Britain. Someone has their eye on the crown, and they'll do anything to get it. Can Guy solve the case before more blood is spilled on the royal carpets? Or will he be the next victim?

Paladin

Paladin
  • Author : Natalie Grey,Michael Anderle
  • Publisher : Lmbpn Publishing
  • Pages : 266
  • Relase : 2021-05-21
  • ISBN : 1649717687

Paladin Book Review:

Barnabas has traced the influence of the Yennai Corporation from High Tortuga to their secret base, which he has destroyed, killing both heirs to the company. Who hasn't he killed? Koel Yennai, the patriarch and founder...who has sworn vengeance on Barnabas for killing his children and destroying his legacy. Now, Koel gathers what remains of the Yennai Corporation to hunt Barnabas across known space and kill him. And Barnabas is more than ready for the confrontation. NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don't suggest reading this book.

Recon

Recon
  • Author : Tarah Benner
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 296
  • Relase : 2015-05-20
  • ISBN : 1511836415

Recon Book Review:

Eli knows corruption runs deep within the compound. It's a reality he's forced to confront every year on Bid Day. But when your job is to go out into the radiation-soaked Fringe so that others can live in peace, you don't ask too many questions. For Harper, the bid system works just fine. She's the best developer in her year, and she's confident she'll find a place among the wealthy, respected Systems workers. But when an upset in the bidding changes the course of Harper's future, she'll be forced to rely on an unlikely ally - dark, unreadable Eli Parker. In her search for answers, Harper will learn that in the compound, the truth doesn't set you free. It gets you killed.

Justiciar

Justiciar
  • Author : Natalie Grey,Michael Anderle
  • Publisher : Lmbpn Publishing
  • Pages : 270
  • Relase : 2021-05-21
  • ISBN : 1649717695

Justiciar Book Review:

After taking down the Yennai Corporation, Barnabas has earned a little break. On the way back to High Tortuga, however, he stops to answer a distress call. How long could it take, after all? Barnabas is about to find out. In what should have been an open-and-shut murder case, questions begin to pile up fast: who, exactly, was this Jotun Naval captain? Why was there a black ops ship lurking nearby, ready to shoot down anyone who tried to approach? Barnabas has made a promise to a friend that he'll unravel the murder, but the closer he gets, the more he finds himself asking just who this captain was. And just what in hell did he get himself involved with? NOTE: This book contains cursing. Perhaps humorous cursing, but cursing nevertheless. If this offends you, I don't suggest reading this book.