Cibola Burn

Cibola Burn is my least favorite Expanse book and the hardest to get through.  There I said it.  This can be a frustrating story where things just keep getting worse and worse and worse until the characters get lucky and limp away from a shit show at the fuck factory. The situation in Cibola Burn…

Vecna: Eve of Ruin

This one has been a long time coming.  For years 5e products have made obscure references to Vecna, the biggest baddest lich in Dungeons & Dragons canon.  Those references got a shot in the arm when Stranger Things season 4 in 2022 named its antagonist after Vecna.  This was accompanied by The Vecna Dossier, a…

Alien: Covenant

I was shocked that I liked Alien: Covenant a good deal more than Prometheus. For a brief recap: I despised Prometheus when I saw it in the theater when it came out.  I read Roger Ebert’s 4 star review.  4 stars, nothing you’d change?  There were a lot of comparisons to Alien and I was…

Domain of Dread – Kalakeri

Ending the long hiatus to talk about Kalakeri.  Kalakeri is a Domain of Dread of the 2021 Van Richten’s Guide to Ravenloft book.  It was created by Ajit George and is an update or a spiritual successor to the 2e domain of Sri Raji.  I am just finishing one campaign arc set in Kalakeri and…