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Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park (1990) - Novel review from Kadmon
Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park (1990)
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Article updated: 2020.01.19

The Jurassic Park novel by Michael Crichton was reviewed by Kadmon.

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Product: Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park (1990)

Title: Michael Crichton: Jurassic Park

Hungarian edition: Michael Crichton: Őslénypark, Publisher: Maecenas Könyvkiadó, Date of publication: 1992, Translated by: Boris János,

Translation based on: Michael Chrichton: Jurassic Park, Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf, Date of publication: 1990

Product type: Novel, 500+ pages, Genre: Futuristic techno-thriller, Style: action, adventure

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical, consistent setting

Reading: Recent (2020.01), it's not my first reading of the novel

Rating: Better than average (2+/3 pont), Enjoyment: Average (2/3 pont)

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The Jurassic Park is a novel by Michael Crichton, published by Alfred A. Knopf in 1990. The version I've read is the Hungarian edition, published by Maecenas Könyvkiadó in 1992.

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The Dark Sun is a fantasy world, a game setting based on the planet of Athas. I've gathered articles, videos and other resources that were published for the Athas (Dark Sun) setting.

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SF&F Nexus - Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) - Film review by KadmonStar Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)
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Article updated: 2020.01.17

Product: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Title: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

Series: Star Wars

Product type: Film, Genre: Futuristic fantasy, Style: action, adventure

Release: 2019.12.16

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 40s, Taste: Immersive, logical, consistent setting

Watched: very recent (2019.12), first time

Rating: Average (2 out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Weak (2- out of 3 points)

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Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) is a futuristic fantasy adventure movie, about the Resistance rebels trying to protect the galaxy from the superweapon of the First Order. I tend to watch movies later after the release, so I get a better chance of evaluating them, by reading reviews and talking with people, but as I know I'd watch Star Wars movies anyway, I watched this as soon as I can, otherwise media channels would spoil any surprise out of the movie. The film is visually astounding, the action scenes look good, though lack any kind of tension. The storytelling is also lacking, but you might enjoy it if you can sit back and don't want to think. I did not enjoy the movie, but I can imagine some could find it interesting.

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SF&F Nexus - Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) - Film reviewTerminator: Dark Fate (2019)
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Product: Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Title: Terminator: Dark Fate

Series: Terminator: Dark Fate

Previous films in the series: The Terminator (1984), Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991)

Product type: Film, Genre: Futuristic / Horror, Style: time travel, bad characterisation

Release: 2019.10.23

Reviewer: Kadmon, Type: Male, 30s, Taste: Immersive, logical

Watched: Very recent (2019.11), first time

Rating: Weak (2- out of 3 points), Enjoyment: Bad (1 out of 3 points)

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Terminator: Dark Fate is a futuristic adventure movie, about a group of people trying to survive the relentless attacks of a killer robot from the future. As a fan of the first two movies, I was curious what would James Cameron do after getting back the Terminator rights due to the fumbles of the previous reboot films. I was not satisfied.

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Playing Alkony Wargame - Adventurers vs rogues - Showdown in Bartertown #6 - Alkony gameplay narrativeAlkony Wargame system

Wargame system: Alkony Wargame system

Gameplay narrative: Alkony gameplay narrative - Bartertown gameplay narrative, Setting: Alkony universe - Bartertown

Using the Alkony Wargame, an adventurer team led by Alarik tried to loot the injured soldiers of the Golden Legion and the Swords of Garak, but the hand of fate intervened. This is the record of the event.

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Showdown in Bartertown #6

Alarik and his associates had heard that the orcs of the Golden Legion had repeatedly clashed with a Sektur mercenary team the Swords of Garak the previous night (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5). Hoping that they didn't clean everything up, they set out to return the injured to the original owners for a ransom and to sell their equipment to a fence. While walking around, they found a wounded Sektur soldier lying alone...

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Playing Alkony Wargame - Orc legionary vs Sektur mercenaries vs Cannibal rogues - Showdown in Bartertown #5 - Alkony gameplay narrativeAlkony Wargame system

Wargame system: Alkony Wargame system

Gameplay narrative: Alkony gameplay narrative - Bartertown gameplay narrative, Setting: Alkony universe - Bartertown

Using the Alkony Wargame, an orc legionary of the Golden Legion clashed with a Sektur mercenary team called Swords of Garak in the alleys of Bartertown, which was interrupted by the cannibal rogue gang of Scrimpy Yagul. This is the recollection of the events that happened that night.

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Showdown in Bartertown #5

A Sektur mercenary band, called the Swords of Garak started a showdown against the Orcs of the Golden Legion. After successfully catching an orc legionary in the alleyways of Bartertown, and taking another hostage, they succesfully caught Targrud, the Gruff, and captured the escaped orc again, losing only one soldier in the battles. When the mercenaries scouted the area for another orc legionary, the rogue gang of Scrimpy Yagul hit them to avenge their previous grievances.

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Playing Alkony Wargame - Orc legionary vs Sektur mercenaries vs Cannibal rogues - Showdown in Bartertown #4 - Alkony gameplay narrativeAlkony Wargame system

Wargame system: Alkony Wargame system

Gameplay narrative: Alkony gameplay narrative - Bartertown gameplay narrative, Setting: Alkony universe - Bartertown

Using the Alkony Wargame, an orc legionary of the Golden Legion clashed with a Sektur mercenary team called Swords of Garak in the alleys of Bartertown, which was interrupted by the cannibal rogue gang of Scrimpy Yagul. This is the recollection of the events that happened that night.

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Showdown in Bartertown #4

A Sektur mercenary band, called the Swords of Garak started a showdown against the Orcs of the Golden Legion. After successfully catching an orc legionary in the alleyways of Bartertown, and taking another hostage, they succesfully caught Targrud, the Gruff, without losing a single person. Targrud, however, took advantage of being ignored for a moment and began to flee. Due to the loud noises, a gang of cannibal rogues, hiding in the barrens also appeared.

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Alkony: Bartertown - Backround for the gameplay narratives

Gameplay narrative: Alkony gameplay narrative - Bartertown gameplay narrative, Setting: Alkony universe - Bartertown

I've collected information about the Batertown campaign, we use during the Alkony games.

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Playing Alkony Wargame - Orc legionary vs Sektur mercenaries - Showdown in Bartertown #3 - Alkony gameplay narrativeAlkony Wargame system

Wargame system: Alkony Wargame system

Gameplay narrative: Alkony gameplay narrative - Bartertown gameplay narrative, Setting: Alkony universe - Bartertown

Using the Alkony Wargame, an orc legionary of the Golden Legion clashed with a Sektur mercenary team called Swords of Garak in the alleys of Bartertown. This is the recollection of the events that happened that night.

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Showdown in Bartertown #3

A Sektur mercenary band, called the Swords of Garak started a showdown against the Orcs of the Golden Legion. After successfully catching an orc legionary in the alleyways of Bartertown, and then taking another hostage without losing a single person, they continued to try their fortune to catch as many orcs as possible.

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