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Walking in a Winter-of-the-World Wonderland

Some time ago, news reached us, here at Gateway Towers*, of an imminent roleplaying game based on Michael Scott Rohan’s epic The Winter of the World series. Well, we are delighted to say that Michael Scott Rohan’s Winter of the World RPG is now here! Available from Drivethrurpg as a PDF, we’re reliably informed that […]

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What we’re looking forward to in 2017

Anne Perry Book: it’s cheating to say this, because I’ve already read it, but in 2017 the novel The Roanoke Girls, by Amy Engel, publishes – and it’s awesome. Do you love Flowers in the Attic and the works of Virginia Andrews? Are you a fan of southern gothic? Do you like novels about really […]

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Gloriously geeky lifestyle apps

Apps to get you fit as a superhero and more financially organised than a Gringotts goblin

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Friday Favourites: Fantasy Games

Here are some of our favourites, courtesy of all those lost dice, CDs and hours:   The Pillars of the Earth: The Board Game  Ken Follett has sold 150 million copies of his novels, and one of his most outstanding works is all about…the building of a cathedral. Yes, that’s right, a cathedral. The whole […]

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The best characters in Dragon Age

Six characters we’d love to hang out with.

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Why I love Mass Effect

Why you should be playing this incredible piece of storytelling.

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On This Day: Red Simonsen

Back when the stars were young and dinosaurs walked the Earth, your humble correspondent used to play wargames every weekend. Sometimes they were historical boardgames, sometimes fantasy boardgames, other times they were RPGs. The group of friends I played with had a good range of games and we varied in our tastes – one was […]

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On This Day: Red Simonsen

Back when the stars were young and dinosaurs walked the Earth, your humble correspondent used to play wargames every weekend. Sometimes they were historical boardgames, sometimes fantasy boardgames, other times they were RPGs. The group of friends I played with had a good range of games and we varied in our tastes – one was […]

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Guest blog: Games of 2014

It’s the final post from of our guest blogger, Adam Whitehead today, who blogs over on The Wertzone on all things SF and fantasy. If you missed his previous posts, you can catch up on Films of 2014 and TV of 2014, and today he’s sharing what games to look out for this year.  You can follow Adam […]

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Metro 2034 – and you think the Northern Line’s bad…

I first came across Dimitry Glukhovsky’s Metro 2033 courtesy of a conversation with Sascha Mamzcak, the publisher of the Heyne genre list in Germany. He told me about this dark and violent post-apocalyptic SF thriller set amongst the last survivors of humankind as they battle for survival against monsters and themselves in the abandoned stations […]

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Battlefield 4: Countdown to War

Christmas season is coming and our minds are churning with the possibilities of what to buy for our friends and family and, more importantly, what’s awaiting us under the tree. Well, whether you’re thinking of yourself or thinking of others, Father Gollancz has it all covered because how better a way to deal with the […]

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