Crossing the Mainstream for Fun and Profit

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One week we're a comics and movies site, the next week we're a Fantasy Flight Games cult recruitment center.  All I have to say is that it was't but a week ago that I said something here at this very site to the effect of that"Imagine if BATTLELORE were in the hands of FFG".  I also predict that a man named Hister is going to cause a lot of grief and a man with a blue turban will blow up the middle east.

This week's article at is largely repetitive of some of the things we talked about here last week when WOW:AG started showing up at Target, but I thought it was important to put something out about it at Gameshark since it's substantially more "mainstream" than we are here.  Hopefully, some kid who accidentally clicks on my column every week will say "Hey, finally, he says where I can get one of those games".

I do go after the Eurogames and Eurogamers a little bit in it...we haven't had a good fight in a while, so those of you looking for a little action might find something worth bickering about.
There Will Be Games

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Sometime in the early 1980s, MichaelBarnes’ parents thought it would be a good idea to buy him a board game to keep him busy with some friends during one of those high-pressure, “free” timeshare vacations. It turned out to be a terrible idea, because the game was TSR’s Dungeon! - and the rest, as they say, is history. Michael has been involved with writing professionally about games since 2002, when he busked for store credit writing for Boulder Games’ newsletter. He has written for a number of international hobby gaming periodicals and popular Web sites. From 2004-2008, he was the co-owner of Atlanta Game Factory, a brick-and-mortar retail store. He is currently the co-founder of and as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Miniature Market’s Review Corner feature. He is married with two childen and when he’s not playing some kind of game he enjoys stockpiling trivial information about music, comics and film.

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