Category Archives: pulp revival

New Blog up on Castalia House

I have never owned a Dungeon Masters Guide.

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What is “Appendix N” and why should you care?

In 1979 a company called Tactical Studies Rules published Dungeon Master’s Guide, which was the third hardcover book in their  extensive reworking of the Dungeons & Dragons game. The growth of the game’s popularity had been explosive, considering that the … Continue reading

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Positive and Diverse Role Models in Juvenile Fiction

A while back I tried to listen to the audiobook of Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash. I gave up on it for two reasons. First, I didn’t find any of the characters engaging, and second, the world in which it is set … Continue reading

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The Walking Plants

Currently listening to John Wyndham’s excellent novel The Day Of The Triffids, narrated by Graeme Malcolm, who does a fine job, a very matter-of-fact, practical delivery that really suits the material. It’s a post-apocalyptic survival story.  A freak meteor shower … Continue reading

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Putting the Weird back into Weird Tales

In response to my recent post on the Pulp Revival movement, Rampant Coyote of Rampant Games wrote What Is The Pulp Aesthetic? He makes a number of good points, but the one that I’d like to address at the moment is … Continue reading

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Some Notes Towards A Pulp Revival Manifesto

In yesterday’s post I wrote about the Pulp Revival, and I–rather off the top of my head–listed a handful of characteristics of what I consider the Pulp Revival Aesthetic.  I would like to discuss that list in more detail today. … Continue reading

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