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Jonathan Hicks
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Book Review - The Machine Awakes (The Spider Wars 2)
By Adam Christopher Published by Titan Books The cover of this book carries the comment "SF you will want to read with the light on". Skipping the temptation to make a facetious remark about difficulties reading in the dark I think it's worth pointing out t...
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RPG Review - Ancient Odysseys: More Treasure Awaits!
By Brett M. Bernstein Published by Precis Intermedia ‘Unleash even more of your imagination... pious clerics and resourceful pathfinders join mighty warriors, powerful wizards, and crafty rogues. Their exploits are no longer limited to ancient dungeons and ...
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Comic Review - Elric Volume 2: Stormbringer
Writers Jean-Luc Cano, Julien Blondel Artists Didier Poli, Jean Bastide, Julien Telo, Robin Recht, Scarlett Smulkowski Published by Titan Comics ‘Yyrkoon fled Melniboné with Elric’s beloved Cymoril. Left behind, heartbroken and humiliated, the albino empero...
Writers Jean-Luc Cano, Julien Blondel Artists Didier Poli, Jean Bastide, Julien Telo, Robin Recht, Scarlett Smulkowski Published by Titan Comics ‘Yyrkoon fled Melniboné with Elric’s beloved Cymoril. Left behind, heartbrok...
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Movie Review - HALO: Nightfall
Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Run Time: 94 minutes Review by Richard Williams I'm sad to report that this film is terrible. I'm going to open with that bold statement because it's inescapable and I don't feel any need to dance around the issue as though I ...
Director: Sergio Mimica-Gezzan Run Time: 94 minutes Review by Richard Williams I'm sad to report that this film is terrible. I'm going to open with that bold statement because it's inescapable and I don't feel any need to d...
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Conan RPG News!
This just in from Modiphius Press! Playtest Pack Launches! Major New Artists Join Team! We've signed more major artists whose work has appeared in Marvel, DC, Dark Horse and many more including legendary Conan and Red Sonja artist  Esteban Maroto  (Conan Ac...
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Story - Star Wars: Welcome to the Setnin Sector
Welcome to the Setnin Sector 1999 story by Jonathan Hicks Three years after Episode IV – A New Hope Based on a West End Games Star Wars D6 RPG session encounter in 1995. As my vessel, the Bolder Than Most , decelerated from hyperspace, and the streaks of li...
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Dungeons & Dragons: Neverwinter MMO
I've done quite a lot of online gaming over the years. I started out as did many others, with World of Warcraft (just as the Liche King expansion came out) and then played quite a few other games; Warhammer Online, Rifts, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Star ...
I've done quite a lot of online gaming over the years. I started out as did many others, with World of Warcraft (just as the Liche King expansion came out) and then played quite a few other games; Warhammer Online, Rifts, Lor...
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Boardgame Review - Star Wars: Imperial Assault
By Fantasy Flight Games This review has been a long time coming but I wanted to be sure about a couple of things; for one, I wanted to be sure that I wasn’t simply surfing the wave of Star Wars excitement that’s washing over the beach of fandom at the momen...
By Fantasy Flight Games This review has been a long time coming but I wanted to be sure about a couple of things; for one, I wanted to be sure that I wasn’t simply surfing the wave of Star Wars excitement that’s washing over ...
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Comic Review - Elric Volume 1: The Ruby Throne
Writer Julien Blondel Artists Didier Poli, Jean Bastide, Robin Recht Published by Titan Comics 'The ancient island of Melniboné has been ruled by Elric, the albino emperor, for millennia. Reliant on magic and herbs for his strength and prolonged life, Elric...
Writer Julien Blondel Artists Didier Poli, Jean Bastide, Robin Recht Published by Titan Comics 'The ancient island of Melniboné has been ruled by Elric, the albino emperor, for millennia. Reliant on magic and herbs for hi...
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Book Review - Clash of Eagles (The Hesperian Trilogy #1)
Author: Alan Smale Publisher: Titan Books Review by Richard Williams In the interest of full disclosure I should probably point out that I'm quite the fan of alternative history. And while there are more than a fair share based around great moments and wars...
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STAR WARS D6 REUP re-updated
There are many things to love about the 1st Edition Star wars RPG from 1987, and the torch still burns brightly. These newly covered fan editions look amazing and would look great on anyone's shelf. The D6 System version is, for me, the definitive version o...
There are many things to love about the 1st Edition Star wars RPG from 1987, and the torch still burns brightly. These newly covered fan editions look amazing and would look great on anyone's shelf. The D6 System version is, ...
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Star Wars: The Setnin Sector
The official logo of the Setnin Sector (designed by Paul Bateman) What is the Setnin Sector?  For a simple analogy, take Jabba the Hutt and Prince Xizor and spread them out across dozens of planets. In 1982 Mark Newbold created the character Jan Lomona, a t...
The official logo of the Setnin Sector (designed by Paul Bateman) What is the Setnin Sector?  For a simple analogy, take Jabba the Hutt and Prince Xizor and spread them out across dozens of planets. In 1982 Mark Newbold cre...
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  • Netherstowe high school
    1982 - 1987
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jontheman, on many message boards
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Writing History:

1997: Wrote article ‘Please Hug The Roleplayer To Your Left’ for the ‘On The Soapbox’ section of ‘Arcane’ magazine issue 20. Another article ‘Ping! What A Great idea’ was also accepted for publication but the magazine sadly folded before it was printed.

1999 – 2004: Contributed stories and articles and scouted for big-name interviewees for popular Star Wars fansite Lightsabre. 

2004: Published twice by the British Science Fiction Association in their writer’s magazine ‘FOCUS’.
http://www.mjckeh.demon.co.uk/foc04nov.htm
http://www.mjckeh.demon.co.uk/foc05may.htm

2006: Designed the missions and wrote the dialogue for a computer game of Universal’s new Battlestar Galactica, published by Dynamite Mobile.

2007 – PRESENT: Designed the simple game system ‘SKETCH’ and created ‘Farsight Games’ to promote this simple, easy to run rules light game. Designed and wrote 9 SKETCH games, both new settings and established ones (in an unofficial capacity). www.farsightgames.moonfruit.com

2008 – 2009: Wrote for and edited 9 issues of ‘ODDS: The Tabletop Roleplaying E-Magazine’, and interviewed RPG industry notables such as Bill Coffin and Eric Gibson. 

2009: Designed and wrote the mini-RPG 'It's A Con!' for the 2009 UK Games Expo programme.

2012: Staff writer for www.jedinews.co.uk, the second most popular Star Wars fansite in the world with 6 million hits per month, 250 thousand original.

2009-present: Reviewer of nerd culture.
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Wrote the missions and dialogue for a computer game of Universal's Battlestar Galactica
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  • AI Global Media
    Awards Executive, 2013 - present
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