The Vizier’s Views: The Forgotten Hive
Dec10

The Vizier’s Views: The Forgotten Hive

Once more, The Martian Vizier appears with his views to share, as he has several times before…. Gaming is not always face-to-face on Earth. So too does gaming take many shapes on various worlds we know but little of. The astralnet has been known far longer than role-playing games among the higher civilizations of the multiverse, but tireless advocates of gaming, such as the Martian Vizier, have turned it to that purpose. With...

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The Vizier’s Views: Tales From the Magician’s Skull #2
Sep07

The Vizier’s Views: Tales From the Magician’s Skull #2

Once more, The Martian Vizier appears with his views to share, as he has several times before…. The Great Martian Vizier Koraz-hu had no game that night, for, even with his vast powers and estates, the needs of the Martian Warlord sometimes required his personal attention. In this case, one of the lesser Stone Princes – silicate beings far older than Koraz-hu himself – sought to create trouble along the western edge of the Dying...

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The Vizier’s Interview: Michael Curtis
Aug18

The Vizier’s Interview: Michael Curtis

The Vizier’s (Inter)views: Michael Curtis Night lay upon North America, and Mars rode close to its sister world. The Martian Vizier had informed his Warlord that the subject would be asleep, but it was not so. Perhaps with some deadline yet to be met, Michael Curtis was both awake and (apparently) prepared for the contact. The Vizier appeared before the writer, almost as though he were standing there. Only faintly could one see...

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The Vizier’s Views: The Queen of Elfland’s Son
Aug06

The Vizier’s Views: The Queen of Elfland’s Son

It has been many long years since the Martian Vizier last walked the green fields of Earth. For him, the Lands that We Know are an exotic country. His library is vast, and it contains many works that cross into Appendix N as it had been compiled by Gary Gygax. He reads Lord Dunsany like we read Edgar Rice Burroughs, not with a wistful and dreamlike longing for an imaginary past, but with a thrill of high adventure on an alien world....

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The Vizier’s Views: Dungeon Alphabet 4th Printing
Jun26

The Vizier’s Views: Dungeon Alphabet 4th Printing

“They are dungeons, yes,” said the Martian Vizier, “but not like those of Your Exalted Highness.  Far from being oubliettes to keep those best forgotten, they are places wherein memories of adventure are created and stored.” The Warlord’s frown was one of perplexity rather than displeasure. They had long known each other, these two, and each considered the other a true companion against the adversities of far-sighted Fate. “And this...

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The Vizier’s Views: Into the Borderlands
May07

The Vizier’s Views: Into the Borderlands

Koraz-hu, the Grand Vizier of Mars, has many agents within our solar system, as well as its alternative dimensions. One of these agents has brought him a new tome, filled with both history and adventure. As is his custom, the Vizier examines it closely. Into the Borderlands compiles original work by Gary Gygax and Mike Carr with a Fifth Edition D&D conversion by Chris Doyle and Tim Wadzinski of both modules B1: In Search of the...

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The Vizier’s Views: Tales From the Magician’s Skull
Apr28

The Vizier’s Views: Tales From the Magician’s Skull

Phobos has rolled through all its phases, and disappeared from the Martian sky. More stately Deimos was westering as the last die was rolled, and the players prepared their chariots for the long ride home in the Red Planet’s cold night. The Great Martian Vizier Koraz-hu was not ready to find sleep yet, so he made his way to the Great Study, where a new publication awaited his approval. Tales From the Magician’s Skull is a...

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The Vizier’s Views: The Tower of Faces
Apr18

The Vizier’s Views: The Tower of Faces

The Vizier’s Views On DCC #96: The Tower of Faces From his citadel on the Face of Mars, Koraz-hu, Vizier of the Red Planet, watches the cosmos. Here he offers insights into one of the newest adventures put forth by the talented scribes at Goodman Games. The Tower of Faces is a 6th level adventure by Nick Judson, with interior art by Tom Galambos, Doug Kovacs, Cliff Kurowski, Peter Mullen, and Stephen Poag. Cartography is by Stephen...

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