Monday, March 19, 2018

Queen & Country by Ridley Scott

Greg Rucka's excellent espionage comics and books series may finally get its film with Ridley Scott directing!
Sir Ridley Scott is in talks to direct “Queen and Country” at Fox, the spy thriller based on the Eisner award-winning graphic novel by Greg Rucka, TheWrap has learned exclusively.
Set in the fictional British Secret Intelligence Service, “Queen and Country” centers on an operative named Tara Chace, a top British intelligence agent who is used as bait to draw out an international terrorist after an attack in London. The hit series ran for 32 issues from March 2001 to August 2007. “Queen & Country: Operation Broken Ground” won the 2002 Eisner Award for Best New Series.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Fallout: Red Star

Fallout: Red Star is an excellent fan film short film taking place in the wasteland of the Fallout franchise universe. It had some input from some of the creators of the games, which helps the quality of this fan film. Produced by Wayside Creations, who also worked on Fallout: Nuka Break

Just under 29 minutes, Red Star manages to carry a compact tail with some pretty great action and well portrayed emotion. Check it out!

Friday, November 3, 2017

New Fresh Wok Talk episode 1

Went to lunch with the intent to geek out over the fabulous second season of Stranger Things. Ended up participating in a podcast completely out of the blue!

And it turned out not half bad!

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

#RPGaDay 2017, day 23 - Which RPG has the most jaw-dropping layout?

One of the more interesting layouts I've seen lately goes back to the d20 Call of Cthulhu! First off, the cover is wonderful! Looks like it came directly out of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead! Wonderful work by Ann Koi and Jason Soles.

The layout is what struck me, though. Like most RPG books, its represented with two columns on each page. Pretty standard. But what is way different is that the columns are not straight! They are presented in angles. The first thing that came to mind was something from film school, the Dutch angle. Also known as the Dutch tilt or canted angle. Often used to portray uneasiness or tension. Also, often associated with crazy or mental or highly unusual.

While doing the research for this blog post, it came to my attention that this very book won two Ennies in 2002! It was nominated for Best d20 Game and actually won for Best Graphic Design and Layout! Credited to Robert Campbell and Dawn Murin. So there you have it...

All of that is perfect for Call of Cthulhu.

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