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Here comes another new pulp-style magazine!

Posted by Rampant Coyote on October 10, 2017

What? Another pulp-style magazine is starting up? I’m giddy!

Tales from the Magician’s Skull (a magazine of all new swords & sorcery fiction in the classic pulp style)

The first issue already has content. I have zero involvement–I learned about this the first day of its campaign. It’s being produced by Goodman Games, a role-playing game company known for classic play style. Yeah, I know, a game company going into fiction… it’s unheard of… 🙂 They are even including sections at the end of each story translating elements into game terms.

The first few updates have illustrated their cred and their sources, and I have to say… I approve. They seem to be inspired by the same stories that inspire me, and more. I wasn’t familiar with Harold Lamb, a predecessor to Robert E. Howard, with a sample of his writing. I like it. Goodman Games has been at this for about 16 years, so I’m personally not too worried about their ability to deliver. It looks like the first issue is almost ready to go, and scheduled for the end of the near, and the next issue will be out in the summer. As always, with crowdfunding, your mileage and risk tolerance may vary. I’m just excited that the whole “pulp aesthetic” thing continues to gain traction.

This is the kind of fiction that excites me. Action, adventure, optimism, clarity, and an emphasis on entertainment. I’m excited to see their take on things.

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