Sensor Sweep: D&D Community, Light novels, Zoe Quinn Comics, 1940

Monday , 11, June 2018 2 Comments

RPG (RPG Pundit): So my cat got in the way of my latest video; but the overall point is still clear (and slightly cuter, thanks to the cat): there’s no such thing as a real “D&D Community”.  There’s a D&D Hobby, but the notion of a “Community” is a combination of a marketing tactic by Hasbro, and a maneuver by SJWs to try to infiltrate and impose control over the hobby.


Fiction (Pulp Rev): In his last podcast, JimFear138 sat down with Rawle Nyanzi to discuss the concept of genres in a freewheeling discussion that spanned, among other things, My Hero Academia, the blurry line between science fiction and fantasy, and, at the 40:15 mark, Japanese light novels.

Rawle didn’t have a high opinion of most light novels. I share the same sentiment. Yet light novels are the modern-day inheritors of the pulp tradition.


Comic Books (Reactionary Times): Zoe Quinn is writing a comic book for DC.
This is such a hilariously bad idea, I am actually having trouble figuring out how to make fun of it.
For those that don’t remember, Zoe Quinn, was a (and here the air quotes are going to have to be huge) “Independent Game Dev.” Who created the legendary POS title, “Depression Quest.” It was a (believe it or not) interactive text game, you know like Zork from 1977.  It was about an SJW feminist trudging around, being mentally ill and depressed like any other SJW.  It was complete and total shit as a game.



Fiction (Brian Niemeier): For some time now, myself and other indie authors have been urging talented writers who uphold the ideals of Western civilization to get off the bench and in the reader-pleasing, culture-making game.

It’s my unalloyed pleasure to share the news that friend of the blog Bradford Walkerhas taken up the gauntlet that the SJWs ruining science fiction have thrown down. He has taken on the formidable task of writing and publishing his debut novel The Matter of the Milky Way: The Taking of Gabriella Robin.



Fiction (Jeffro Johnson): So, yeah: don’t read anything after 1940! Now, if this is the first time you’ve heard of this, you are going to have a powerful desire to dismiss this is being merely a product of evolution, changes in technology, progress, and/or utterly predictable changes in fashion and style. You’d take for granted that the publishing industry merely adapted however it could in order to maximize their bottom lines. And you’d also be wrong. Because the same thing that you are witnessing happening to both Marvel Comics and Star Wars right now happened to short science fiction and fantasy back then.

Pulp Magazines (Pulp Flakes): ON OUR shelves in the SHORT STORIES offices in Radio City are copies of the little old magazines that were the first numbers of a periodical which first appeared in 1890. “It is intended to entertain and not particularly to instruct, ” said an announcement in the first number, “while the lowest reading intelligence can rise to an understanding of its material, the highest will not find it uninteresting, commonplace or beneath appreciation. ” Well, that was fifty years ago and during all that time SHORT STORIES has kept to its main purpose—to entertain.


Gaming/History (Osprey Publishing): The Etruscans 9TH–2ND CENTURIES BC


Author: Raffaele D’Amato, Andrea Salimbeti

Illustrator: Giuseppe Rava

Short code: ELI 223

Publication Date: 20 Sep 2018


Books (Mighty Thor Jr): I have been adding many new books to my collection recently. My interest in reading has shifted to older books and authors. So I thought instead of just a simple book haul post I would do more of a spotlight/introduction post as well. So in the post below you will not only find the usual book haul photo’s, but book and author info as well. I hope you will take the time to look it over and maybe take a chance at checking out books and authors that you may have forgot about or discover in these post!

More REH to add to my collection!




  • Thanks for including me! Great links as usual!

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