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Mass Effect/AEC-ANN News: Bhumi-Laran Cold War Heats Up


    Tweet of the Day: The Great Mystery of Spacetime — “Beyond the Planck Scale” ANN News Now September 2, 2197 Bhumi-Laran Cold War Heats Up by By Iris Dunnigan CITADEL, THE PRESIDIUM- Tensions between two colony worlds in the Kartikeya star cluster, a depleted star nursery in the Terminus systems, rose after news of […]

Lessons from the Aether: The Gygaxyan Lens


  Tweet of the Day:  Why Are We Still Whitewashing Characters?  ——- The multiple incarnations of Dungeons and Dragons serve and continue to serve as inspirations for many writers in and beyond the Speculative Fiction sphere. But why? There are many reasons why I think Dave Anderson and Gary Gygax creation has such a powerful […]

This Escalated Fast! :D


First off, gaze upon Chuck Tingle’s latest story, above (and for sale here). That’s kind of awesome. Second off, I see some people here and elsewhere swearing they’re going to put anything that was on the Sad/Rabid slates or recommendation lists below “No Award” this year. Bluntly, you’ll be foolish if you do this. As I… […]

Space for Rent: The Antebellum Presidency


    Let’s be honest, Barack Obama will not be remembered as a great president of the United States. While some tout his accomplishments, outside of the expansion of health care he did little else but to moderate yet continue the policies of his predecessors. At a time when the nation, and indeed the world […]

Mass Effect/AEC: Alliance Military Doctrine (2)


  Tweet of the Day:  The Activities of Mortals Weekend Writing Warriors  ——- Excerpt from Modern Galactic War by Paul Malthus, 3rd Edition , Made available for Extranet Scholastic Use by  The Institute of War and Diplomacy, Vancouver Metroplex, North American Union, Earth, 2190 (1st Edition published by Banabar Books in 2184). Systems Alliance Marine […]

TV Tropes Monday: A.I. Is a Crapshoot


    Tweet of the Day: Read Only Memories: Is cyberpunk allowed to be this adorable? ——– So you created a new form of life, you weaved electrons, quantum states and electricity and birthed a form of electronic intelligence. You have ushered in the age of Artificial Intelligence. “I detect humans in my presence. Humans […]

Interview with Matt Conn, designer of Read Only Memories


  Tweet of the Day: Why Diverse Games: Starting Close to Home  ——- I often write about representation, race, ethnicity, diversity in media. Now I had a chance to talk with someone knee deep in bringing the LGBT+ community to the larger gaming community: ——-