Saturday, August 24, 2013

Bookworming: Suppressed Transmission

Suppressed Transmission: The First Broadcast, Kenneth Hite, ***
This is a collection of columns about incorporating High Weirdness into stories (the high is used in the sense as High Fantasy). It is also a bit more than that. Primarily aimed at pencil and paper role players, the collection is as much about making connections and rising stakes as anything else. As a game supplement, there are more than enough ideas here to pilfer for decades. As a tool in piecing together alternate history, or zooming in on the weird that is real history, it is a collegiate level course from one of the best scholars of the field. This is a book for those who like to weave conspiracy theories. Dense and heavily self-referential (much like the Conspiracy itself), but highly entertaining.

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