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Warhammer 40,000 Oddities #2 – Waaargh The Orks! (1990)

Of all the supremely weird material put out during the early Rogue Trader days of Warhammer 40,000, perhaps none is stranger or more dissonant with current lore than the original book about the space orks. Waaargh The Orks! was released in 1990 and serves as an interesting artifact of Warhammer 40,000 at its least grimdark.…

Bright 2: To Live and Orc in LA

Trouble is a-brewin’ in the Bright-inspired city of Los Angeles. A “rift” briefly opened to another dimension and a cadre of skull-helmeted soldiers have emerged and promptly scurried off into LA in a giant skull. Officer Daryl “Will Smith” Ward and Officer Nick “Orc” Jakoby have rescued a cactusfolk named Chim from the rift. She…

Bright 2: The Rifts Open in Los Angeles

Following the events of the film Bright, Officers Daryl Ward and Nick Jakoby (the orc) are back on patrol. The fact that they saved the world from some sort of elven destruction has been covered up by the Federal Government and things in Los Angeles have just about returned to normal. Which means things are…

Steve and Zack at the Movies: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”

Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi has proved to be a controversial film, enjoying great popularity among film critics and slightly more than half of audiences. The other half of audiences, at least according to Rotten Tomatoes, seems to believe the movie is a travesty that betrays fans of the original trilogy. Steve saw…

The Book of Vile Darkness and the Soiling of the Elven City

Norman the Cancer Mage and his companions, Sir Alaban, a paladin of Pelor, Dirk Rendor, a halfling rogue, and Shana T’sha, an elven ranger, have accepted a contract to rescue Erik, the prince of the kingdom of Two Rivers. Erik has run off with a high elf woman to the elven city of Ismara. For…

WTF, Halloween: A Collection of Dismal Chinese Halloween Costumes

BoOOooOooooOOO! Halloween is here! Barely passable versions of your favorite licensed characters are out and about! Spooky ghouls from Marvel are prowling the sidewalks in search of treats. College kids are making bad, possibly racist joke costumes. Cosplayers are dusting off their buster swords and moms are painting faces. And then there are the costumes…

The Extremely Mature Horrors of D&D’s Book of Vile Darkness

Are you ready to get extremely MATURE? The Book of Vile Darkness is the mascara-smeared goth face of Dungeons & Dragons. This is Glenn Danzig and his shelf of werewolf books and erotic comics. Released just in time for Halloween, 2002, the book seemed to embrace all of the criticisms leveled against past editions of…

The Bad Cyberpunk Art of Atlas Games’ Cyberpunk 2020 Books

Cyberpunk 2020, the deadly and neon-washed RPG from publisher R. Talsorian, was always a niche gaming system. It had its heyday in the early nineties and has spent the last 25 years dwindling in popularity. Despite its relatively minor role in the pantheon of roleplaying games, it maintains a devoted following and managed to attract…

Collectible Card Garbage: The Austin Powers Game

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me was released in 1999 to minimal acclaim, but enough box-office that a few years later it merited another sequel. It also evidently merited a collectible card game. Magic: The Gathering and Austin Powers were both at the height of their respective popularity that year. That might explain why…