Tales of the Rampant Coyote

Adventures in Indie Gaming!

Quick Take: Batman v. Superman

Posted by Rampant Coyote on July 5, 2016

I finally saw Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. The version I saw was the extended edition, which apparently resolves a lot of questions about character motivations, at the cost of a more plodding and confusing pace. So I won’t complain about the pacing here, because… well, I’m sure the theatrical release was better edited. […]


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Movie Impressions: X-Men Apocalypse

Posted by Rampant Coyote on June 15, 2016

When I really started getting into comics – as in actively following titles monthly – it was the 1980s. Two of my favorites, The Uncanny X-Men and The New Mutants, were written by comics legend Chris Claremont. At the time I got into the X-Men, they primarily consisted of Cyclops (Scott Summers), Colossus (Peter Rasputin), […]


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Now Crowdfunding: Mythica 5: The Godslayer

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 25, 2016

The final chapter of the indie-made Mythica fantasy film series is now in crowdfunding. Like the funding for the previous films, the movie has already been shot. This crowdfunding phase is for post-production goodness: Visual effects, sound, music, that kind of thing. The upcoming film features Kristian Nairn (Hodor from Game of Thrones), and of course […]


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Mythica 3: The Necromancer Now Available

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 11, 2016

Mythica 3: The Necromancer… the best of the trilogy IMO… is now available at Wal-Marts nationwide as of… yesterday, I guess…  It’s also available digitally from Arrowstorm Entertainment. If you haven’t seen the rest of the series, it’s well worth it. Yeah, they aren’t Star Wars or Lord of the Rings,  but are surprisingly good […]


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Civil War and the Power of Fantasy

Posted by Rampant Coyote on May 10, 2016

I came out of seeing Captain America: Civil War, and I thought, “Wow. I just saw a really great movie.” Not “great for a superhero movie,” although there is that.  I have some friends that would balk at that, though… just on the basis of it being a fantasy. Obviously, we don’t dare talk about […]


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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story? Yeah, I’m excited.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on April 7, 2016

“It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire’s ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.” That’s […]


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Captain America vs. Iron Man vs. Batman vs. Superman

Posted by Rampant Coyote on March 10, 2016

Dat costume, wow. Wassa problem, can’t see in the dark, Petey? Aside from that, this looks pretty awesome. It’s funny how this trailer does its storytelling job. It sets up character, conflict, and escalation. It resonates, largely because this conflict – like the one the original comic book storyline was based on – is a […]


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Mythica 2: The Darkspore at WalMart in the U.S.

Posted by Rampant Coyote on February 10, 2016

Mythica 2: The Darkspore was released at WalMart throughout the United States yesterday. First-week sales are really important, so if you are at all inclined to check these movies out and haven’t already, and live in the U.S., now would be a great chance to snag a copy. I’m a fan of the series (and […]


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Mythica 4: The Iron Crown now crowdfunding

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 19, 2016

I’ve heaped a bit of praise on the Mythica films. I have a slight bias because I’ve worked with them before when they were involved in a game project, and they are locally produced (Go Utah!). But mostly I think they are just decent low-budget fantasy films… better than a lot of what’s on TV, in […]


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Mythica 3: The Necromancer

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 5, 2016

I grew up watching B fantasy films, because I was a D&D geek and that was all that was available in the 1980s, with a few exceptions like Conan the Barbarian, Ladyhawke, and Excaliber. Most of the fantasy films of that era were pretty horrible. And yes, apparently I’m the only RPG geek who didn’t […]


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The Jedi are Mother, the Jedi are Father…

Posted by Rampant Coyote on January 4, 2016

We’re still in a spoiler-free zone here, as this has nothing to do with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, other than having helped inspire this musing. It was also inspired by our Thanksgiving family session of the D20 Star Wars RPG. I haven’t read many of the non-canonical “Expanded Universe” Star Wars books. So a […]


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Spoiler-Free: The Force Awakens

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 22, 2015

I was gonna come up with a catchy title here, but… screw it. Without giving away anything about the new Star Wars movie (at least nothing that wasn’t already revealed in the trailers and commercials), here’s my opinion (totally free and worth every penny): I’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens twice now.  If you […]


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Releases This Week

Posted by Rampant Coyote on December 18, 2015

Final Fantasy VI – considered by many to be the best game of the entire series – released on PC this week. You can find it on Steam at this link, but I’m not sure where else. I’m not sure what I can say about it that hasn’t already been said by many more qualified […]


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Halloween Flick: Odd Thomas

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 22, 2015

Yes, it’s October, I’m still posting about all things spooky, creepy, and otherwise Halloween-y. In this case, it’s another Netflix film that was panned by many critics: Odd Thomas, starring Anton Yelchin (Chekhov in the Star Trek reboot) and Willem Defoe, directed by Stephen Sommers (The Mummy), based on a Dean Koontz novel of the […]


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Forget the Hoverboards – I want Mr. Fusion

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 21, 2015

Okay, it’s kind of a dumb meme going around, but I’ll bite. After all, it’s a one-time event for those of us who are children of the 80s. Today was the day in the future that Marty McFly traveled to from 1985 in Back to the Future II (released in 1989). The vision of 2015 […]


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Can’t Blog – I’m a Kid Again

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 20, 2015

Yeah. It’s Monday night, and I’m supposed to be writing this blog post. Not much is occurring to me, because I’m like 10 years old again, and watching this about a dozen times:     Admit it, you did too. Well, okay, most of you. I’m still cautious, because I remember the heartbreak of the […]


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