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Darkening of Mirkwood (One Ring) by Gareth Ryder Hanrahan
Darkening of Mirkwood (One Ring) by Gareth Ryder Hanrahan
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Essential Purchase, 18 Jan 2014
Summary: the best product so far in an already exceptional line of material.

C7 and Sophisticated Game have produced a campaign book that surpasses even the Great Pendragon Campaign in quality of content and support for their respective GMs. This book perfectly combines high production values, consistently glorious artwork, engaging writing, and wonderful ideas into an epic campaign of dwindling hope, great deeds, and the return of the Shadow to Mirkwood.

Despite the fact that this is set within Middle Earth, the time between the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings and characters will rub shoulders with many famous and powerful entities, they do not lose or have their… Read more
Sucker Punch [DVD] [2011] <b>DVD</b> ~ Emily Browning
Sucker Punch [DVD] [2011] DVD ~ Emily Browning
273 of 320 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Work of Flawed Genius?, 9 April 2011

I'm making the focus of this review an explanation of what I believe (and others that have shared their thoughts with me) the story and film is about. I think alot of the issues negative reviews have is that it makes no sense, so hopefully what I've laid out here will help go some way to explaining it.

Like other, more constructive, reviews have already stated this film works on a number of levels. Not just the various layers of reality but also with layered meaning and symbolism. I you were expecting *just* an easy to watch straightfoward action film then you're going to be, well, sucker-punched. Why would anyone think this though -… Read more
Fabled Lands 1: The War Torn Kingdom by Dave Morris
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
The Fabled Lands series is the nearest thing to a sandbox/open style gamebook that you'll ever get.

Most gamebooks have very tight and focused storylines allowing for slight deviations here and there. In my opinion the most popular of gamebook series (Fighting Fantasy) was also the weakest as its books were often structured around the 'one true path' option to complete the game and so the choices within it were somewhat illusionary as they would not lead to success. I believe the Lone Wolf series delivered the best traditional story based gamebook as there were often multiple paths to success.

Fabled Lands did/does something different though...

Within this… Read more