“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” Board Game Scenario: “Hush”

So a while back I had posted an “Angelus” scenario for the “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” board game. A fellow “Buffy” board game player commented that the scenario captured the spirit of the game better than any other “Angelus” scenario she had read (apparently there are a lot of “Angelus” scenarios out there), so I said that I would post the few other scenarios I had created, back over a decade ago, when I apparently had time to do things like that. Previously I posted a “Halloween” scenario, based on an episode that was mostly notable because it introduced recurring villain Ethan Rayne and also had this guy Oz start to notice this girl named Willow, who seemed to always be involved in shenanigans. Here’s another one, for the episode “Hush“, which is widely considered one of the best episode of “Buffy”, or, indeed, of, well, any show, ever. Because if you’re going to tackle converting an episode into a game scenario, you might as well aim high. No, higher than that. No, keep going …

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Teaser Tuesday 4/16/2013: “Oz Reimagined”

This month’s free Prime book is Oz Reimagined: New Tales from the Emerald City and Beyond, a collection of short stories inspired by, you guessed it, the Oz stories of L. Frank Baum. Not just based on the characters from the Wizard of Oz, the stories includes Ozma, the Gump, Jack Pumpkinhead, and others. The collection has a foreword by Gregory Maguire of Wicked fame, which should tell you that you are in for some revisionism. As in this story, “Off to See the Emperor”, by Orson Scott Card, in which six-year-old Frank Baum and nine-year-old Theodora are trying to get Theodora’s mother’s ring back, and the Lion is being less than helpful about it.

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