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I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

Finally, a proper opening! Instead of the cheerful explanation of what a secret agent is, this episode starts with the beginning sequence I recall seeing when I first watched this...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

Remember Gervaise and Bufferton from Quadripartite, and how Waverly assured Solo that they'd be back? Well, they're back.

This one's a good episode that turns the tables in a...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

Mind control. Sleeper cells. It's the usual spy stuff, and I think probably a fallback UNCLE script.

There's nothing wrong with this episode. It's good, but the plot is a fair...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

They keep the surprises coming. From the title, I was sure that this was destined to be the inevitable The Deadliest Game episode, but as it turns out it's got nothing to do with...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

This episode is the first with any real involvement of Illya Kuraykin, and while he comes across as being really really cool and intriguing, he unfortunately serves mostly as the f...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

New discovery. The fourth-wall-breaking introduction is actually part of the opening titles. They happen again in this episode. I've got to admit, it's pretty tedious to sit throu...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

It surprises me to say this on the second episode of the series, but it's possible that Man from UNCLE hit its peak with the Iowa-Scuba Affair. That's not to say I expect the r...

I'm rewatching every episode of the Man from UNCLE series from start to finish. These reviews contain spoilers.

The first episode of the Man from UNCLE is a solid story with one major missed opportunity. This episode could have been the ideal series opener, but as it is, it's a good episod...

When I was a kid, I loved watching The Man from UNCLE on Nick-at-Night. The idea of a secret organization with inherently unsung heroes appealed to me, maybe partly because I felt pretty thoroughly unnoticed at school (when not being bullied), or maybe just because everyone on the show seemed so...

Some time ago, I picked up the Anniversary Edition of Rise of the Runelords, the very first Pathfinder adventure path. It's 428 pages containing six modules, starting with Burnt Offerings. Over this Waitangi Day's weekend, I finally had the chance to sit down, kick my feet up, and start reading...

The base rules of Magic: The Gathering are no more complex than any other card game, such as Poker or Bridge.

Setup

You start the game with 20 life pointns and a deck of 60 cards, unless you're playing the Commander variant, in which case you start with 40 life and 100 cards.

At the start of...

This is Part 11 of a series wherein we talk about generating an entire campaign, on-the-fly, for your favorite fantasy role-playing game(s). In the future, it might have a tighter focus on either D&D or Pathfinder, but for now, let's consider this material more-or-less generic.

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I'm playing through the Rise of the Runelords adventure of the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, and this is my game log. Last night, I played the third scenario: Trouble in Sandpoint.

Introduction to strategy

The first scenario was an all-out attack on Sandpoint, so my strategy was to s...

This is Part 10 of a series wherein we talk about generating an entire campaign, on-the-fly, for your favorite fantasy role-playing game(s). In the future, it might have a tighter focus on either D&D or Pathfinder, but for now, let's consider this material more-or-less generic.

NOTE:...

I picked up a hardcopy of Black Monastery (you can also purchase it as a PDF), which I'd purchased once before as a PDF in a Humble Bundle and found to be slightly overwhelming as a digital-only module. The module, such as it is, consists of 87 pages of a single mega-dungeon, with no particular...

You may know Magic the Gathering as a card game, but many Magic the Gathering (MTG) players also know it as a multiverse of rich lore and exciting tales of adventure. Wizards of the Coast, the creators of MTG, have published books (both hardcover and online) and comics about the characters an...