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Disney share Star Wars news

Posted: July 27, 2013 in Movies, Star Wars

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At Star Wars Celebration Europe, currently underway in Essen, Germany, some big announcements have been dropped.
Firstly, it has been officially been confirmed that John Williams will be scoring the next three Star Wars movies, whilst this is no suprise to fans, the news is very welcome as Williams’ work on the Star Wars prequels was a much needed high point (Duel of the Fates, especially).

Secondly, the new animated Star Wars offering, Star Wars: Rebels, from Executive Producer Dave Filoni (Clone Wars) has had a preview, in the shape of the McQuarrie influenced art, below.
Promising…most promising…

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Find out more at http://starwars.com/news/star-wars-celebration-europe-2013-star-wars-rebels-logo-art-and-details-revealed.html

The great PDF download site, DriveThru RPG, have just slashed prices on loads of downloads as part of their “It’s Christmas in July” promotion.

Hundreds of Products are available at 25% off, including the Core Rule Book of Dungeon Crawl Classics, at only $18.74 and all the DCC RPG Modules at $ 5.24 each!

Also, Purple Duck Games have included lots of DCC content, including ” In the Prison of the Squid Sorcerer” and ” The Black Goat”

Follow the link to dig in,

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/rpg_xmas_in_july.php

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Duncan Jones, the director of “Moon” and currently working on a Warcraft movie, has released info via Twitter on his latest comic book project, Mute. Art by previous 2000 AD maestro, Glenn Fabry, check out the speil on Warcraft from Ain’t it Cool News and the art, from Mute, below.

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Footage started in a desert environment. Slow build, seeing the desolation. The only hint of a sci-fi element is a green light in a circling cloud mass. We see a rugged man standing alone, takes a last drink of water, then pulls a big blade from his back. He’s dressed almost like Mad Max except for the sword, which has a dragon’s head overlapping the blade and the handle.
He looks around and sees a long dead soldier, just bones in armor. The man sees something, approaches and pulls a shield with a lions head on it from the dusty earth, hefts its weight and then slams his sword into it, like he’s ringing a bell.
Something approaches, the camera pulls back and we’re over the green shoulder of an Orc. In one take we see the orc in silhouette from the back and when we get to his right side a giant hammer raises into view and we get a gunslinger shot of the hammer kind of framing the rugged dude with the sword in the distance.
They charge each other, the man raising his sword, the Orc raising his hammer. The Orc brings it down first and we get a POV shot of the Orc jumping up and bring the hammer down right on us.

These are the incredible new Star Wars Action Figures from Hasbro, due later this year.

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These are from the 6 inch “Black” range and were announced at SDCC last night.
They should be available in the Winter at all toy stores. Hasbro were also selling a Con exclusive BoBa Fett, with Han Solo in Carbonite, expect these to fetch hundreds of dollars on Ebay, soon.

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http://io9.com/marvel-movie-panel-nearly-destroyed-us-with-glorious-ma-854485525

According to io9, Marvel Studios have just replied to Warner Bros news that Superman and Batman will appear together on film for the first time by showing the title of Avengers 2. The film will be subtitled :Age of Ultron, following this years mini series published by Marvel Comics. Full deets from io9, above.

Awesome news for Marvel Geeks – Check out Karen Gillan’s badass baldness in the photo below, also lots of Days of Future Past footage was shown, let’s hope some of this turns up online soon

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Wrong Weapon

Wrong Weapon

Fumble!

Fumble!

Hey, Presto?

This Amazing art from Jim Holloway sums up the essential awesomeness of Dungeon Crawl Classics and is one of the reasons I started running a campaign, my first ever as a DM.

For the uninitiated, DCCrpg randomizes many of the effects in the game, such as Spell Manifestations, Critical Hit Effects and Fumbles.

Jim’s art, above, shows the deadly Flaming Hands Spell at work, a Zero Level party unsuccessfully engaging a skeletal minion, a very costly Critical Miss and subsequent Fumble, and finally, the unfortunate result of a Spell Misfire.

My party of adventures that survived the initial Zero Level Funnel are now racing through a self- converted “Forest of Doom” inspired by the classic Fighting Fantasy book of the same name, but with many more weird, DCC RPG inspired twists.