Hoisting the Colors: Reviewing Born Under The Black Flag

While I’ve been grumbling quite a bit about the various problems with 7th Sea Second Edition, especially the metaplot, I have to say that I’ve always been curious how they would handle the novels. The first novel, Daughter of Fate (which I reviewed here), was thrown to us with little warning beyond the promise of…

Strange Blood In The Aether

After reading and reviewing the first two volumes of the new Doctor Strange comic, I was curious how they would continue the series. I mean, the last volume ended with magic as we know it being exterminated from the world, and the last vestiges of it trapped in items (many of which were weakened and/or…

Signing In: Rogue One – The Novel

One of the perks of working in a library: I can get my hands on just about any book I want. One of the downsides of working in a library: it can take months to finally get it. Thus the case with the belated review of Rogue One. While I didn’t feel that Rogue One…

Exploring the World of Dishonored With “The Corroded Man”

After reading The Wyrmwood Deceit, I wanted to see more of what is in the world and, as novels tend to have more in-depth details due to narration, I was hoping “The Corroded Man” would fill that itch. Now that I’ve finally finished reading the book, here I am to provide a review for you…

Daughter Of Fate – What Will Be the Fate of the Series?

One of the stretch goals for the 7th Sea 2nd Edition Kickstarter was the promise of a number of novels written by John Wick. By the end of the Kickstarter, we were promised Daughter of Fate, Born Under The Black Flag, and The Gossamer Empire. While I was a bit annoyed that certain goals had…

The Mighty Thor: Thunder In Her Veins

While I can’t afford to keep up with EVERYTHING, I do love it when I can borrow the trade versions of comics from the library. It does mean I’m normally 6+ months behind, but I can at least say that I am getting to know our collection a bit better. This time around, I found…

A Knight and His Weapons – A Review

Prior to taking my first swordsmithing class with Sam Salvati, I never heard the name “Ewart Oakeshott” before. During my first class, though, we were allowed to browse through a copy of the book “The Sword in the Age of Chivalry,” as it explained the type of sword we were making as well as offered designs for…

Doctor Strange – Way Too Weird? A Comic Review

I’ll be honest: I never really got into Doctor Strange before. My primary experiences with the character were always from other comic lines and guest appearances, and he always came off as a superbly powerful character that was sidelined for whatever reason. The last time I saw him make appearances in comics were in the…

Sailing With 7th Sea: Second Edition – A Review

After all of my talking of 7th Sea, between the hype from the initial announcement, my initial reactions to the Kickstarter and Quickstart Rules, and my talks and comparisons for the setting and the mechanics, it was only a matter of time until I got around to writing a review. Now that my physical copy of…