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#169 "Third Time's a Charm"

#169 "Third Time's a Charm"
Category: Novels & Comics
Publish Year: 2010
Pages: 80
Dimensions: 6.5x10x.2"
Restockable: No
Mfg. part #: KEN169
Type: Comic


The Strips

Ground Zero
Gary prepares for the new HackMaster release - but what about his worst nightmare?
Blood and Medals
Brian talks gamer medals - and convinces Johnny to ease his burden of command.
Shock Waves
A Games Pit strip: Gordo breaks some news.
The Lost Strips
Lost Strip: untitled ("Playing Make Believe")
Lost Strip: untitled ("Susie Gimbles")
Lost Strip: That Corked Up Feeling
Brian's "official" spell is the least of their worries
Lost Strip: A Higher Authority
Can the ghost of Gary Jackson fix a 'bad' rule call?
Lost Strip: Missing the Point
A Hard Eight Enterprises strip: What's up with those field mice EPs?
One-Two Punches

Feature Articles

The Terrifying Tomb of Ankhatton {DAWG the RPG} by John Kennedy
Most Irregular {systemless military campaigns} by Larry Granato
Does a Die By Any Other Name Roll as Sweet?/Die Name Generator {dice-naming} by Michael Reitz

GameMaster's Workshop

Bait and Tackle: Generic Adventure Hooks and Encounters for the GM to run with
All Things Magic: Staff of Speedy Escapes/Staff of Panic {fantasy; systemless} by Barbara Blackburn
Casting Call: "Happy" G'Lela {fantasy; systemless} by Patrick Bird
Deadly Trappings: Croaked {fantasy; systemless} by Christopher Stogdill
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Kynharra, B'kavrin, Starflower {HackMaster Basic} by Barbara Blackburn
Rustlers of the Night: Giant Poisonous Toad {HackMaster Basic} from Kenzer and Company

Regular Columns

Tales from the Table: Actual tales from our readers
Web Scryer: The iPad as an RPG Tool surfed by Kenneth Newquist
Geek Fu Action Grip: New in Farmville gripped by Mur Lafferty
Gaming the Movies: Planet of the Apes by Jim Davenport


Lost Game Safari: MegaTraveller scouted by Andy Miller
Lookin' at Comics: DragonCon scrutinized by Tony DiGerolamo
The “Indy” Game Scene: Umlaut: Game of Metal explored by Ashok Desai
Disks of Wondrous Power: Not Too Bad Company 2 played by Rick Moscatello
Off the Shelf: Johannes Cabal: the Necromancer by Jonathan L. Howard read by Paul Westermeyer
Board Squawk: Subjectivity and Reviewer Bias boarded by Anthony DuLac
Brian's Picks: Delta Green, Colonial Goth, Those Pesky Humans


Cries from the Attic: Editorial of a Madman
Table Talk: Our Readers Talk Back
Friendly Local Game Store: Active Imagination
Weird Pete's Bulletin Board
Back Room at the Games Pit
Parting Shots

Other Toons

The Less Than Great Escape by the Brothers Grimm
The Legend of Bill by David Reddick
Unnamed cartoons by Jolly R. Blackburn, James Colletti and Fred Dailey