It may be a simple system, but it requires patience. It's also true to say that only a selection of books in Audible's vast library is on offer any one time.
Capharnaum is a fantasy roleplaying game set in a world inspired by Arabian nights, Argonauts and adventure. The game is not a historical setting RPG or even an alternative history RPG, it’s complete fantasy, and that becomes important if you start to think about cultural appropriation, sexism, the role of religion and a whole bunch of other ‘spicy subjects’.
I'm reminded of crazy Japanese game shows that have incredible build-ups and drama only for the contestant to fall off the log.
If this story begins as a glimpse of an idyllic life before the war, then it becomes the telling of how awful life became during the war.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is gorgeous. There are all those steam engines and the great machines built to enable these fortress cities in what might otherwise have been 19th-century Japan make for a memorable visual style.
Kristen Ciccarelli's story is set in a fantasy world. If you look closely, there are dragons, but it almost doesn't matter.
Plagued is a comic book series written by Gary Chudleigh and illustrated by Tanya Roberts (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Star Wars: The Clone Wars). It's set in a near future Scotland and published by Scottish BHP Comics.
This adventure is all familiar Ghost in the Shell stuff. We have fights and surprises peppering a mystery story that needs some good detective work. While Innocence is gorgeous and loyal to the styling of Ghost in the Shell, it does have to work hard to add anything new.
Koro-Sensei, the yellow death octopus, is lovely.
You might recognise the name Gatchaman. If you know it from Battle of the Planets or Science Ninja Team Gatchaman, then this anime has very little to do it that show – except harking back to a bird theme now and then.…