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Episode 439: Untainted By Dockyard Activities

April 2nd, 2021 | Robin

Would we rather fight a turnip-headed wyvern, or an enormous Jenny Haniver? The answer awaits in the T-Shirt Justification Hut.

In Ask Ken and Robin, mighty-thewed Patreon backer Mike Mearls asks for sources to run an F20 game in Ancient Sumer.

The Cinema Hut finally gets with the present century as the horror essential series continues.

Finally we duck into the Conspiracy Corner as a recent spate of snow denialism leads us to the history of weather control conspiracy theory.

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Return to your favored doomed manor for Gloomier: A Night at Hemlock Hall, now Kickstarting from your mordant pals at Atlas Games. More Guests! More Stories! Compatible with all Gloom games. Stir yourself from your fainting couch and grab it today!

A murderous mystery lies beneath the gladiatorial arenas in the majestic, dragon-patrolled city of Axis. Only your first level 13th Age characters can confront it, in Crown of Axis, by Wade Rockett, now available at the Pelgrane Press shop.

The treasures of Askfageln can be found at DriveThruRPG. Get all issues of FENIX since 2013 available in special English editions. Score metric oodles of Ken Hite gaming goodness, along with equally stellar pieces by Graeme Davis and Pete Nash. Warning: in English, not in Swedish. In English, not Swedish. While you’re at it, grab DICE and Freeway Warrior!

Fear Is a Fractal …and your world is a lie. A horror freed from an antique book reverberates through reality. But don’t despair. There is hope. A King waits for us. And Impossible Landscapes, the  first campaign for Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game waits for you. In PDF now, hardback in May. Hailed as “one of the best RPG campaigns ever made” and “a masterpiece of surreal horror!”

2 Responses to “Episode 439: Untainted By Dockyard Activities”

  1. Tim Emrick says:

    Pathfinder has a haniver gremlin that is a rather pathetic monster compared to Ken & Robin’s gleeful spitballing: https://aonprd.com/MonsterDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Haniver

  2. malkav11 says:

    Another werewolf movie that I thought was fairly terrific but frankly have no idea how anyone would see currently: a French film I saw at an Alamo-sponsored online film festival last year called Teddy. It’s from a pair of brothers whose previous work is definitely not in the horror genre and this doesn’t initially feel that way either, kind of observational comedy about a prickly young man who’s going nowhere and is mostly bemusedly tolerated at best by…most of the rest of his small town, but has a core of sweetness. Except, well. At one point he goes into the woods because the police are chasing a wolf there, and he doesn’t believe that’s what’s going on. And something attacks him. (We don’t see the attack, or indeed any werewolf stuff 99% of the time, which is one of the things I like about the film.) And things start to spiral out of control.

    I thought Uzumaki-the-movie was merely okay, but I highly, highly recommend the original manga, and Junji Ito’s work in general. Uzumaki is his masterwork and a dizzying descent into utter, terrifying madness. But he manages to eke creepiness out of seemingly less promising elements as well, like Gyo, which features killer farts (or rather, a virus that inflates you with gas. but still.), or a short he did just really drilling deep into grease.

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