The relationship between fans and the object of the affection hasn’t always been the easiest. Just ask Mark Waid. Fan created content has always been a touchy topic, and perceptions run the gamut of responses, hostile to accepting, which I informally call the Lucas-Rowling scale (Lucas generally responding poorly, and Rowling historically giving her blessing […]

The tabletop role playing game hobby draws fans from across fantasy, science fiction, pulp adventure, horror, and other types of speculative fiction. In these games, one player takes the role of a “game master” (alternately called a “dungeon master” or “referee” in some games) to adjucate rules, create a setting and narrate the world in […]