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This Week in Geek History Jul 23 - Jul 29

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1888 - Detective novelist Raymond Chandler mb
1961 - Actor Woody Harrelson (Cheers, Zombieland)
1970 - Actress Charisma Carpenter mb

July 24
1783 - South American revolutionary and statesman Simon Bolivar mb
1802 - French novelist Alexandre Dumas the Elder mb
1936 - Comedian Ruth Buzzi (Laugh In)
1970 - Actress Jennifer Lopez (Entrapment)
1982 - Actress Anna Paquin mb

July 25
1894 - Actor Walter Brennan (Rio Bravo)

July 26
1856 - Playwright George Bernard Shaw mb
1875 - Carl Jung, founder of analytic psychology mb
1922 - Movie producer Blake Edwards (The Pink Panther)
1943 - Rock star Mick Jagger mb

July 27
1824 - French novelist Alexander Dumas the Younger (Camille)
1905 - Baseball player and manager Leo Durocher mb
1922 - Television producer Norman Lear (All in The Family)
1937 - Actor Don Galloway (Ironside)
1938 - Gary Gygax
???? - AaronTheSkull

July 28
1948 - Actress Sally Struthers (All in the Family)

July 29
1869 - Novelist Booth Tarkington (The Magnificent Ambersons)
1892 - Actor William Powell (Thin Man)
???? - thecameronin

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Happy Birthday BenevolentGameMaster

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It's July 21st someplace and that means that it's
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What's New? July 19th, 2017: Please, someone, release a game!

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Not really a lot to write home about again this week, so here's something else for you...

You still have a bit of time to register for the 2017 RPGGeek Unbirthday Gift Exchange! If you follow along with the news and see things you like, but you've never bought them, this is a great opportunity to fix that! If you enter, a randomly selected fellow geek will buy you something from your wishlist and send it to you! All you have to do is do the same for someone else! Come on over to the linked thread to find out everything you need to know, and register for the exchange!

And now, back to your regularly scheduled programming - as always, drop a line in the comments

This one I think may actually have been out for a bit (it was Kickstarted, and I sort of lost track of its progress), but I've never mentioned it here, as far as I can tell: Chill (3rd Edition) is the latest iteration of a fairly classic horror investigation RPG; this time around it's being published by Growling Door Games, Inc.. Currently available are the core book and SAVE: The Eternal Society. Apologies if this one is old hat to everyone! (Source: Leisure Games)

For Shadowrun (5th Edition) (and also, I believe, Shadowrun: Anarchy, we have Book of the Lost, which riffs on the Sixth World Tarot (also available now, but not in the database as far as I can tell) to provide a wide range of plot hooks and adventure seeds. From Catalyst Game Labs. (Source: Leisure Games)

Classic Dungeons & Dragons PDFs this week from Wizards of the Coast are Castles Forlorn, Spellbound and Ruins of Zhentil Keep. (Source: Dungeon Masters Guild)

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RPG Industry Professional Interview: Robin D. Laws

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We were offered the chance to interview Robin D. Laws by Cat Tobin. Pelgrane Press is currently kickstarting an RPG called The Yellow King which will use the GUMSHOE rules.

You can check out our interview here:
RPG Industry Professional Interview: Robin D. Laws

You can see a 36 page preview of the game here:
The Yellow King preview

If you want to check out the Kickstarter campaign, here's the link:
The Yellow King RPG by Robin D. Laws
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Congratulations to our newest Hall of Fame Reviewer: CTimmins!

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Today Clark wrote his 200th review and joined the RPG_Geek_Reviewer_Hall_of_Fame.

This is Clark's second Hall of Fame entry, he's been in the RPG_Geek_Data_Submitter_Hall_of_Fame for nearly two years.

Thanks for all your contributions to RPGGeek!

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For his 200th review, he went old school:
Pass these bones, heed not this cry, and all who enter shall surely die!
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This Week in Geek History Jul 16 - Jul 22

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July 16
1888 - Actor Percy Kilbride (Pa Kettle)

July 17
1889 - Mystery writer Erle Stanley Gardner (Perry Mason)
1899 - Actor James Cagney mb

July 18
1911 - Canadian Actor Hume Cronyn mb
1913 - Comedian Red Skelton mb
1918 - South African statesman Nelson Mandela mb mb
1921 - Former astronaut and Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio mb

July 19
1814 - American firearms inventor Samuel Colt mb
1834 - French painter Edgar Degas mb
1865 - Dr. Charles H. Mayo (Co-founder of the Mayo Clinic)
1946 - Tennis star Ilie Nastase mb
1962 - Actor Anthony Edwards (Revenge of the Nerds)

July 20
1938 - Actress Natalie Wood (Brainstorm)
1947 - Guitarist Carlos Santana mb

July 21
1899 - Author Ernest Hemingway mb
1924 - Actor-comedian Don Knotts mb
1952 - Actor-comedian Robin Williams mb
1957 - Actor-comedian Jon Lovitz (Saturday Night Live)
1959 - Ed Greenwood
???? - BenevolentGameMaster

July 22
1822 - Austrian monk Gregor Mendel, discoverer of the first laws of heredity mb
1882 - Painter Edward Hopper mb
1940 - Alex Trebek mb
1955 - Actor Willem Dafoe (Spider Man)
1955 - Actor David Spade (Tommy Boy, Saturday Night Live)

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What's New? July 12th, 2017: The fun slows down?

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Probably missed a few things this week, as I was traveling until yesterday and didn't have as much time to dig through things. Drop a line in the comments to let everyone know about anything else you saw!

For everyone concerned about the extortionate price of the physical Star Trek Adventures books, rejoice! PDFs of the core book are now available from Modiphius Entertainment for a very reasonable price! (Thanks to Bifford for the tip!)

Karthun: Lands of Conflict is a systemless epic fantasy setting from Evil Hat Productions. It looks like it tries to support both extended campaigns and smaller adventures, and includes new monster ideas, adventure templates, and more. (Source: Leisure Games)

I'm a big fan of Quill, the solo letter-writing game, and I'm happy to see more expansions for it. The latest is Quill: Shadow and Ink, which brings Lovecraftian horror to the game over five interlinked scenarios. From Trollish Delver Games. (Source: DriveThruRPG)

Classic Dungeons & Dragons PDFs from Wizards of the Coast this week are Night Below, SJR8: Space Lairs, WGQ1: Patriots of Ulek and Corsairs of the Great Sea. (Source: Dungeon Masters Guild)

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Happy Birthday to derf_red, Toggy and Busdjur!

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July 9th finds us with a trio of RPG Geeks celebrating birthdays:

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Happy Birthday to Jessica, Fred, and, of course, her Majesty.
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This Week in Geek History Jul 9 - Jul 15

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1819 - Elias Howe, inventor of the sewing machine mb
1956 - Actor Tom Hanks mb
1983 - Queen Toggy (aka Toggy) mb mb
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July 10
1834 - American painter James Whistler mb
1856 - Nikola Tesla mb
1920 - TV news anchor and commentator David Brinkley mb
1947 - Folk singer Arlo Guthrie mb

July 11
1899 - Author E.B. White (Charlotte's Web )
1920 - Actor Yul Brynner (The King and I, Westworld)
1955 - Roger E. Moore

July 12
100 BC - Roman leader Julius Caesar mb
1817 - American writer Henry David Thoreau mb
1854 - Photography pioneer George Eastman mb
1937 - Comedian-actor Bill Cosby mb

July 13
1940 - Actor Patrick Stewart mb
1942 - Actor Harrison Ford mb
1946 - Comedian Cheech Marin of Cheech and Chong (Dusk till Dawn)


July 14
1789 - Bastille Day mb
1862 - Austrian Art Nouveau painter Gustav Klimt mb
1912 - Folk singer Woody Guthrie mb
1913 - Gerald Ford, 38th president of the United States mb
1918 - Swedish film director Ingmar Bergman mb

July 15
1606 - Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn mb
1779 - Poet Clement Clark Moore (A Visit from St. Nicholas ("'Twas The Night Before Christmas") )
1944 - Actor Jan-Michael Vincent (Airwolf)

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Happy Birthday Tegarend!

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July 8th marks the birthday of

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Happy Birthday Kris!
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