Role-players looking to spice up their character creation or game masters who need a better cast of NPC heroes and villains should look no further than The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide, a funny workbook that could become an invaluable tool for good gaming.
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. This week, he tackles the beginning of almost every fantasy adventure tale, and one of the best ever written. It’s J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth sagas. Do we have to really say how many videogames have been influenced by this?
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. This week, the Cryptonomicon comes to light, and woe be to us all! If you want to know how the modern techno thriller got its start, crack open the pages of this vile and delightful tome.
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. This week, although summer is winding down, it’s not too late to dive into an amazing horror tale set during summer vacation in Dan Simmon’s Summer of Night. This was the Stranger Things of its time, and is still a great read today.
Bill Jackson will be reviewing a series of classic books for GiN over the next few weeks. These are great stories that you might have missed, or might just miss, and which some of our favorite videogame tropes are likely based. First up: the cyberpunk classic: Snow Crash.
Dripping with local culture and atmosphere, Exposed Fury takes readers on a believable and intriguing murder mystery set in a snowy small town. With realistic characters, perfect pacing and a sufficiently complex mystery, missing out on this well-told tale would be a crime.
The Calculating Stars is an alternative history book that can easily be compared with the popular Hidden Figures movie. Here, intelligent women fight for the right to pilot colonization spaceships as Earth’s people attempt to escape a pending disaster.
It’s all the rage now to take classic literature and twist it somehow by adding undead or other monsters. The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe by Peter Clines, H.P. Lovecraft, and Daniel Defoe does that, and does it well.
Our reviewer had so much fun reading Patrick S. Tomlinson’s Gate Crashers that he dares to compare it with The Hitchhiker’s Guild to the Galaxy. Buckle up for nonstop laughter, quirky snark and hardcore sci-fi adventure if you start turning these pages.
This is an amazing coffee table book for retro-gamers and enthusiasts. If you love the history behind some of those amazing Nintendo SNES games, The SNES Omnibus will provide hours of enjoyment in a stylish package.