Kingbeast's Lair

Growling about the RPG industry and my gaming life. RPG and anime reviews from a passionate fan. (Formerly John's Hero HQ.)

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Mad Merc’s Gaming Gazette Issues 32 To 40 Are Now Online!

October 18, 2012 By: John Taber Category: Games, Growlings, Site Updates

Checkered Demon Logo SmallDuring the early 90’s I published a newsletter that I emailed out to anyone who would listen. At the time my audience was comprised primarily of gaming buddies and folks on the Checkered Demon BBS. Each issue is like a collection of mini blog posts. 😉

Topics vary from issue to issue but focus on Hero Games product reviews/rules, video game reviews, comic book reviews, and other miscellaneous news items that would be appropriate for my gaming group. Looking back I think doing the small reviews in these issues whet my appetite for the type of more in depth reviews that I am performing now on this very blog.

You can find copies of the currently posted issues at this URL:

Issues 32 to 40 include the following highlights:

  • John Turner tells the story of his mysterious superhero character Sparkle.
  • Comments on the top 10 computer games in 1992 from Computer Gaming World, Software Publishers Association, and Entertainment Advertisement.
  • An article on Call Of Cthulhu’s influence on role-playing games.
  • Reviews of Swords Of Shar Pei and Shade:The Changing Man comics by The Kid
  • Reviews of Strike Force and Western Hero.
  • More funny gaming quotes!

More issues are coming soon! Watch this blog for details! 🙂

Ode To Kickstarters And Badges

July 05, 2012 By: John Taber Category: Games, Site Recommendations, Site Updates

Last week I made a couple of updates to the right pane on Kingbeast’s Lair that I wanted to mention in this blog.

Added Link To Backed Kickstarters

I added a link to projects on Kickstarter that I have backed. I highly recommend checking these out…there are some COOL RPG projects being created by some very cool folks! Head over to John’s Kickstarters to take a look.

Added Badges

Pelgrane Press is handing out “software badges” when you preorder some of their games. I have badges from 13th Age and Night’s Black Agents on the site. Pelgrane puts out stellar products and these two are by industry vets! Give them a look. 🙂


Gaming Resume Page Updated

January 11, 2012 By: John Taber Category: Site Updates

I updated the Gaming Resume page on the site. The changes involved updating the content for my last 10 years of gaming, fixing several typos, and updating links to several of the products I authored/edited.

Check it out! 😀