A couple of DVD buys this week, Iron Sky and How I Met Your Mother Season 7.
The latest (19th) issue of Diary of the Doctor Who RPGs just came out and it's got an article by yours truly, way at the back after the most complete guide to any role-playing game I've ever seen (on FASA's Doctor Who RPG). I'd love to see works like this about other RPGs, wow. Anywho, this week I also finished reading issue 7, the "Music Issue" published in March 2011. It discusses how you can use music in your role-playing games (which I do, thanks) and does a good job of it. It also includes a great many suggestions for music albums that can be used in a Doctor Who campaign, and an adventure module with imbedded musical tracks specially created by one of the Diarists. The adventure, based on Victorian newspaper drawings is too gory for emulating the show per se (it's really a Call of Cthulhu scenario) but your campaign may withstand it. The musical tracks provide nice atmosphere, but don't sound Victorian. They're electronic though, so they'll sound like classic Who! In addition to this, there are also two other scenarios, both good, one with the Silurians in their heyday which could work as a continuity plug to explain Homo Reptilian difference in the new series, and a western that prefigures A Town Called Mercy. Also included are reviews of the Micro Universe Game and FASA-era miniatures; a look at Doctor Who's close-up exhibition (lots of pictures); a number of essays entitled "My Most Awkward RPG Moment" which is part-confession, part-lessons learned, with a list of common GMing mistakes serving as epilogue; an article on how to run a campaign with multiple GMs (which I wish was deeper or had more examples... intriguing though); and a few product announcements and short comedy pieces.
Hyperion to a Satyr posts this week:
III.iv. The Closet Scene
Your Daily Splash Page this week features a splash from every DC title, alphabetically, from Blackhawks to Blue Beetle.