DVD buys this week include Django Unchained and Luther Season 1 (see below), and from a sale, cheap copies of Takashi Miike's Audition, Gamer, Ninja Assassin, Kingdom of Heaven and Zathura.
RPGs: Character generation has begun on my second season of Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space role-playing! Been a while, but I wanted to get in on the 50th Anniversary celebrations. I've secured promises from a number of players (and NEW players) either as guest-stars or regulars, and figured out a scheme that will allow the TARDIS to have a revolving door of characters so I can include them (or not) based on their schedules. One of the Season 1 players will return to play his character and insure a transition for the new incarnation of our series' Time Lord, the Shepherd. Pout (made famous by one of my Gamer Profiles) came in today to create his version, who is to be played by Bill Nye the Science Guy!
Diary of the Doctor Who Role-Playing Games #18, another themeless issue that allows the zine to offer a great deal of variety. There are ready-made adventure scenarios - steampunk adventure on a Victorian world, a meeting with the Sontarans, a visit to Terminus with an appearance by Sabalom Glitz and Dibber (to go with the article detailing their stats in all three systems), and the return of an old foe in Musketeer-era France. Play aids include an article on miniatures, part 2 of the GM advice on running long-term campaigns, and a consolidated list of every Trait in DWAITAS to date. Plus, toy reviews, a convention report, a list of Doctor Who board games (could have used commentary), and FASA character stats for some of the characters in the previous issue's sample campaign. A little bit of everything. Which is good because the next ish is a thick FASA-only issue.
Hyperion to a Satyr posts this week:
Act IV, Scene 4 - Kline '90
Your Daily Splash Page this week features a splash from every DC title, alphabetically, from Infinity Inc. to JLA.