The Masters of Darkness

The Masters of Darkness – Conclusion

Mike Symonds, under his nom de plume of ‘Film Crit Hulk’, has written a very (VERY) long disssertation of the James Bond series. Here’s the link to part 1, if you’re interested. Despite the annoying gimmick of the whole piece bring written in captial letters, he makes many interesting and valid points regarding the series as a whole,… Continue reading The Masters of Darkness – Conclusion

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The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 10

As those of my faithful readers (who have been waiting for several days) will know, I am now approaching the headquarters of the final boss (aka Gnaag), who is no doubt shivering with….. Aside : Tim Curry is just the absolute best, and not just for his awesome first name.  See also Clue, Hunt for… Continue reading The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 10

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The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 9

Just to recap – Lone Wolf has just successfully hidden in an alleyway from enemies of the Darklord whose insignia he wears. Onward! I’ve now read paragraph 48 several times, and I’m become convinced that Joe Dever wrote the first half, went and had lunch, and then wrote the second half.  The paragraph goes like… Continue reading The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 9

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The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 8

When we left Lone Wolf, he was being led by a functionary to a central chamber where he was scheduled to take in the evening’s ‘entertainment’. Not ‘take part in’, hopefully… Visions of poker tournaments, reality shows and dancing contests dance before my eyes, before I emerge into a vast ‘cylindrical’ chamber, which has been… Continue reading The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 8

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The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 7

The man with the Latin tags is back! And when I say ‘the man is back’, I mean that the man is riding a deus ex machina on a route hopefully leading to Aarnak! After a burst of descriptive text, the book confirms that I steer my (stolen) Zlanbeast in a hard right away from Helgedad… Continue reading The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 7

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The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 6

At the end of our last episode, Lone Wolf’s hiding place was seemingly exposed by the Darklord’s magical sword, which, of its own volition, pointed right at me! I confirm, in response to the book’s polite enquiry, that I do in fact possess the Magnakai Discipline of Psi-Screen. I must to make an R10 check,… Continue reading The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 6

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The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 5

Welcome back! First, a thought with regard to the absent commenter Fenrir – *Snif* Back to it, Lone Wolf.                 I DIDN’T MEAN BACK TO THINKING ABOUT JULIE DELPY, LONE WOLF.  FOCUS! You may recall that I intended to ambush a solitary Drakkar soldier, who was being sent… Continue reading The Masters of Darkness – Attempt 1, Part 5