May 4th, 2009

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This Week on Hypatia's Hoard of Reviews

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Most Popular Topics

According to the "Manage Tags" feature, the topics most often appearing in this journal are:

Writing -- 472 posts
Networking -- 392
Politics -- 317
Poetry -- 313
Science fiction -- 301
Reading -- 274
News -- 273
Cyberfunded creativity -- 235
Economics -- 235
Fantasy -- 212

Poetry has climbed above Science Fiction. Reading has climbed above News. Cyberfunded Creativity is now tied with Economics.
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Preliminary Squee: Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies

Today my copy of Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies arrived, courtesy of chadu. Squee, squee! I have not had time to read it yet. A preliminary glance shows that it is a big thick hardback book with lots of cool information and illustrations. This is a gaming manual for "cinematic" style fantasy adventure, involving pirates, heroes, skyboats, and a hemispheric sky-world. It uses a version of the PDQ rules system, which I adore: sleek, versatile, and easy, emphasizing characterization and in this case swashbuckling action. (Every PDQ game seems to optimize for something different, and characteristic of that game's flavor.) That's as far as I've gotten, and I'm eagerly anticipating the rest. Meanwhile you can find out more about it ...

Swashbucklers of the 7 Skies homepage
Atomic Sock Monkey S7S page
Evil Hat Productions S7S wiki
RPG News article about S7S