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Marshall Smith
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Fantastic Beasts
and Where to Find Them. But wow, that title is too long. Short version: This was a fantastic return to the Potterverse. While it may not be a top-shelf movie in general, it easily sits in the upper tier of Potter movies, and I look forward to watching it on...

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Arrival
Arrival is a smart sci-fi movie that is far more about us than it is about the aliens. How do we communicate with aliens? How do we react to them? And, very importantly, how do we trust them when we can't even manage to trust each other? I highly recommend ...

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The Privilege of the Sword (WW)
(I started a bit before this site went into hiatus called Writing Wednesday, in which I review a book instead of a movie. Here is an attempt to resurrect that bit.) If you frequent Audible, you have likely run across the series of Neil Gaiman Presents. One ...

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Trolls
If you have seen the trailers, you know what kind of movie this is. If you haven't seen the trailers, do yourself a huge favor and watch them first. If the trailers didn't make your ears bleed or make you throw things, then you will enjoy the hell out of th...

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Doctor Strange
The latest entry into the MCU introduces an element that we haven't seen much of: the mystic arts. And, of course, we have to begin with the master, Doctor Strange! But did Marvel manage to bring the magic? The short version: Yes. It wasn't a brilliant tour...

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And we have the third and final installment of my extended discussion of the new edition of 7th Sea. This one is pure opinion, specifically outlining my serious problems with the approach taken with the system. Less of a review, more of a rant.

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7th Sea Second Edition - My Opinions
So, despite my attempts to remain neutral, it is clear that the new edition of my favorite game has been a disappointment to me. It is true. And today, I shall go into some of the reasons why. Fair warning, this is not intended to be an unbiased review. Muc...

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As a follow-up to yesterday's review, here is a recap/post-mortem of the session I ran on Saturday. It outlines some of the specific challenges and victories we encountered with the system.

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7th Sea Second Edition - The Session
As mentioned, I ran a session of 7th Sea for Charm City Gameday. As part of the review of the game, I wanted to do a post-mortem. Also, because it's been a while since I ran a con game. Short version: It went really, surprisingly well. The group was engaged...

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Having run a session of 7th Sea this past weekend, I decided to post a review
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