Despite evidence to the contrary, I have been busy with some projects unrelated to my second book.
One such project is the Tupacast! I guess I am a recurring guest on the show now, and most recently we took a look at the abominable 1982 made for TV movie “Mazes & Monsters” starring Tom Hanks. The movie is loosely based on a true story, was sensationalized in the media, and caused Dungeons & Dragons and the fantasy genre to be looked down on in American cultrure for years and years. I even suffered through reading the book the movie was based on because I love our podcast listeners! In my opinion, the show was our best yet, despite (or perhaps because of) all the horrible snake stories. Check out the podcast here.
I’ve also been busy writing my monthly board game column at Co-Optimus. Here are some excerpts:
If you ever wanted to sneak around and take out Chaos cultists before confronting a big bad evil guy determined to take out the entire Imperium, and do it all with two or three friends, Assassinorum Execution Force is just the game for you.
It’s clear that Ghostbusters: The Board Game is aiming for a more casual board gaming audience. Given the large fan base of the property, this simpler focus was probably a good decision. The game is very thematic, cooperative, and an enjoyable way to spend some time with friends.