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An angel is generally a supernatural being found in various religions and mythologies.
Assassin (also Killer) is a live-action game in which players try to eliminate one another using mock weapons, in an effort to become the last surviving player.
Austin is the capital of the U.S. state of Texas and the seat of Travis County, with portions extending into Hays and Williamson counties.
Autoduel is a 1985 role-playing video game published by Origin Systems for the Atari 8-bit family, Commodore 64, Apple II, Macintosh, and MS-DOS.
Avalon Hill Games Inc. is a game company that specializes in wargames and strategic board games.
Battle Cattle: The Card Game is a card game published by Steve Jackson Games.
BellSouth, LLC (stylized as BELLSOUTH and formerly known as BellSouth Corporation) is an American telecommunications holding company based in Atlanta, Georgia.
A board game is a tabletop game that involves counters or moved or placed on a pre-marked surface or "board", according to a set of rules.
A bulletin board system or BBS (also called Computer Bulletin Board Service, CBBS) is a computer server running software that allows users to connect to the system using a terminal program.
Car Wars is a vehicle combat simulation game developed by Steve Jackson Games.
Car Wars: The Card Game is a card game version of Steve Jackson Games' Car Wars miniatures game.
A card game is any game using playing cards as the primary device with which the game is played, be they traditional or game-specific.
Cardboard Heroes is a line of miniatures published in 1980 by Steve Jackson Games.
A catgirl (nekomimi: 猫耳, literally cat ear) is a female character with cat traits, such as cat ears, a cat tail, or other feline characteristics on an otherwise human body.
Cheapass Games is a game company founded and run by game designer James Ernest, based in Seattle, Washington.
Chez Geek is a card game that parodies geek culture and cohabitation.
The Church of the SubGenius is a parody religion that satirizes better-known belief systems.
A collectible card game (CCG), also called a trading card game (TCG) or many other names, is a kind of strategy card game that was created in 1993 and consists of specially designed sets of playing cards.
Cthulhu is a cosmic entity created by writer H. P. Lovecraft and first introduced in the short story "The Call of Cthulhu", published in the American pulp magazine Weird Tales in 1928.
Cthulhu Dice is a dice game released in 2010 by Steve Jackson Games.
The d20 System is a role-playing game system published in 2000 by Wizards of the Coast originally developed for the third edition of Dungeons & Dragons.
Glen David Brin (born October 6, 1950) is an American scientist and author of science fiction.
A demon (from Koine Greek δαιμόνιον daimónion) is a supernatural and often malevolent being prevalent in religion, occultism, literature, fiction, mythology and folklore.
Discordianism is a paradigm based upon the book Principia Discordia, written by Greg Hill with Kerry Wendell Thornley in 1963, the two working under the pseudonyms Malaclypse the Younger and Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst.
Dork Tower is an online comic created, written and drawn by John Kovalic.
Dungeons & Dragons (abbreviated as D&DMead, Malcomson; ''Dungeons & Dragons'' FAQ or DnD) is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game (RPG) originally designed by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson.
The Elder Sign is an icon in the Cthulhu Mythos, whose stories describe it as a form of protection against evil forces.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is an international non-profit digital rights group based in San Francisco, California.
European early modern humans (EEMH) in the context of the Upper Paleolithic in Europe refers to the early presence of anatomically modern humans in Europe.
The Eye of Horus is an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power, and good health.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world.
Fire & Movement: The Forum of Conflict Simulation was a magazine devoted to wargames, both traditional board wargames and computer wargames.
Frag is a first-person shooter-themed board game published by Steve Jackson Games in the summer of 2001.
France, officially the French Republic (République française), is a sovereign state whose territory consists of metropolitan France in Western Europe, as well as several overseas regions and territories.
G.E.V. is a board wargame first published by Metagaming Concepts in 1978.
A game is a structured form of play, usually undertaken for enjoyment and sometimes used as an educational tool.
Game Designers' Workshop (GDW) was a wargame and role-playing game publisher from 1973 to 1996.
The word geek is a slang term originally used to describe eccentric or non-mainstream people; in current use, the word typically connotes an expert or enthusiast or a person obsessed with a hobby or intellectual pursuit, with a general pejorative meaning of a "peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual, unfashionable, boring, or socially awkward".
Gothic fiction, which is largely known by the subgenre of Gothic horror, is a genre or mode of literature and film that combines fiction and horror, death, and at times romance.
The Generic Universal RolePlaying System, or GURPS, is a tabletop role-playing game system designed to allow for play in any game setting.
GURPS Cyberpunk is a genre toolkit for cyberpunk-themed role-playing games set in a near-future dystopia, such as that envisioned by William Gibson in his influential novel Neuromancer.
GURPS Traveller is a set of table-top role-playing game books by Steve Jackson Games, designed to allow game play in the Third Imperium science-fiction setting from the original Traveller using the GURPS rule system.
Hacker is a card game (not a trading card game) made by Steve Jackson Games (SJG).
Halloween or Hallowe'en (a contraction of All Hallows' Evening), also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows' Eve, or All Saints' Eve, is a celebration observed in a number of countries on 31 October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.
Illuminati is a standalone card game made by Steve Jackson Games (SJG), inspired by the 1975 book, The Illuminatus! Trilogy, by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea.
Illuminati: New World Order (INWO) is an out-of-print collectible card game (CCG) that was released in 1994 by Steve Jackson Games, based on their original boxed game Illuminati, which in turn was inspired by the 1975 book The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea.
In Nomine is a role-playing game designed by Derek Pearcy and published in 1997 by Steve Jackson Games, based on the French game In Nomine Satanis/Magna Veritas.
In Nomine Satanis/Magna Veritas is a French role-playing game, created by Croc.
Inc. is an American weekly magazine which publishes about small businesses and startups.
Introversion Software Limited is a British video game developer based in Walton-on-Thames, England.
The Inuit (ᐃᓄᐃᑦ, "the people") are a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic regions of Greenland, Canada and Alaska.
James Ernest is an American game designer and juggler.
Jonathan Leistiko is a prolific board game designer from Pflugerville, Texas, who grew up in Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
Journal of the Travellers Aid Society is a role-playing game magazine devoted to Traveller, commonly abbreviated JTAS.
Kickstarter is an American public-benefit corporation based in Brooklyn, New York, that maintains a global crowdfunding platform focused on creativity and merchandising.
Killer: The Game of Assassination is a live action role-playing game derived from the traditional assassin game.
Knightmare Chess is a fantasy chess variant published by Steve Jackson Games (SJG) in 1996.
Kung Fu 2100 is a 1980 board game published by Steve Jackson Games.
A chess variant (or unorthodox chess) is a game "related to, derived from, or inspired by chess".
The following is a list of articles about recurring themes in science fiction.
Lord of the Fries is a card game created by James Ernest and published by Cheapass Games and Steve Jackson Games.
Loren Wiseman (March 7, 1951 – February 14, 2017) was an American wargame and role-playing game designer, game developer and editor.
Loyd Blankenship (born 1965), better known by his pseudonym The Mentor, is a well-known computer hacker and writer.
A magazine is a publication, usually a periodical publication, which is printed or electronically published (sometimes referred to as an online magazine).
Metagaming Concepts, later known simply as Metagaming, was a company that published board games from 1974 to 1983.
A microgame (sometimes written "MicroGame") is a board game or wargame packaged in a small set.
A miniature figure (also known as a miniature, mini, figure, mini-fig or fig) is a small-scale representation of a historical or mythological entity used in miniature wargames, role-playing games, and dioramas.
Munchkin is a dedicated deck card game by Steve Jackson Games, written by Steve Jackson and illustrated by John Kovalic.
Necromancy is a practice of magic involving communication with the deceased – either by summoning their spirit as an apparition or raising them bodily – for the purpose of divination, imparting the means to foretell future events or discover hidden knowledge, to bring someone back from the dead, or to use the deceased as a weapon, as the term may sometimes be used in a more general sense to refer to black magic or witchcraft.
is a parody website started in late 1999, purporting that a sect of noble ninja have taken to secretly delivering fast food meals, anywhere, anytime, within 30 minutes or less.
Ogre is a board wargame first released in 1977 as the first Metagaming Concepts Microgame, designed by Steve Jackson.
Ogre is a 1986 computer game based on the Ogre board wargame.
Origin Systems, Inc. (sometimes abbreviated as OSI) was an American video game developer based in Austin, Texas, which was active from 1983 to 2004.
Penny Arcade is a webcomic focused on video games and video game culture, written by Jerry Holkins and illustrated by Mike Krahulik.
An empty ''pocket box'' A pocket box is a small box or pocket-sized container, so named to emphasise its portability.
A powered exoskeleton (also known as powered armor, power armor, exoframe, hardsuit, or exosuit) is a wearable mobile machine that is powered by a system of electric motors, pneumatics, levers, hydraulics, or a combination of technologies that allow for limb movement with increased strength and endurance.
The Principia Discordia is a Discordian religious text written by Greg Hill (Malaclypse the Younger) with Kerry Wendell Thornley (Lord Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst).
A privately held company, private company, or close corporation is a business company owned either by non-governmental organizations or by a relatively small number of shareholders or company members which does not offer or trade its company stock (shares) to the general public on the stock market exchanges, but rather the company's stock is offered, owned and traded or exchanged privately.
Pyramid is a gaming magazine, publishing articles primarily on role-playing games, but including board games, card games, and other sorts of games.
Robert Anton Wilson (born Robert Edward Wilson; January 18, 1932 – January 11, 2007) was an American author, novelist, essayist, editor, playwright, poet, futurist, and self-described agnostic mystic.
A role-playing game (sometimes spelled roleplaying game and abbreviated to RPG) is a game in which players assume the roles of characters in a fictional setting.
Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life.
A security hacker is someone who seeks to breach defenses and exploit weaknesses in a computer system or network.
Snit's Revenge is a two-player board game developed and illustrated by Tom Wham.
The Solar SystemCapitalization of the name varies.
Starship Troopers is a military science fiction novel by U.S. writer Robert A. Heinlein.
Steve Jackson (born c. 1953) is an American game designer.
Steve Jackson Games, Inc.
Strange Synergy is a card game published by Steve Jackson Games in which players build a team of super heroes to battle an opponent's team.
A strategy game or strategic game is a game (e.g. video or board game) in which the players' uncoerced, and often autonomous decision-making skills have a high significance in determining the outcome.
In zoology, a tentacle is a flexible, mobile, elongated organ present in some species of animals, most of them invertebrates.
The Awful Green Things from Outer Space (AGTFOS) is a two-player board game developed and illustrated by Tom Wham.
The Illuminatus! Trilogy is a series of three novels written by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson first published in 1975.
The John Marshall Journal of Information Technology and Privacy Law is a law review published by a student group at the John Marshall Law School (Chicago).
The Space Gamer was a magazine dedicated to the subject of science fiction and fantasy board games and role-playing games.
Tom Wham (born 1944 in Chester, Illinois) is a designer of board games who has also produced artwork, including that for his own games.
Toon is a role-playing game in which the players take the roles of cartoon characters.
Transhuman Space (THS) is a role-playing game published by Steve Jackson Games as parts of the "Powered by GURPS" (Generic Universal Role-Playing System) line.
TSR, Inc. was an American game publishing company and the publisher of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D).
UltraCorps is an online, multi-player, turn-based space strategy game originally developed by VR-1 Entertainment in 1997 and acquired by Microsoft's MSN Gaming Zone in 1998.
The undead are beings in mythology, legend, or fiction that are deceased but behave as if they were alive.
The United States Secret Service (also USSS or Secret Service) is a federal law enforcement agency under the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, charged with conducting criminal investigations and protecting the nation's leaders.
Uplink (known in North America as Uplink: Hacker Elite) is a video game released in 2001 by the British software company Introversion Software.
The Yellow Sign is a fictional symbol or glyph, first described in Robert W. Chambers' book of horror short stories The King in Yellow (1895).
Ziploc is a brand of reusable, re-sealable zipper storage bags and containers originally developed and test marketed by The Dow Chemical Company in 1968 and now produced by S. C. Johnson & Son.
Zombie Dice is a "press your luck" party dice game created by Steve Jackson Games and released in 2010.
9-1-1, also written 911, is an emergency telephone number for the North American Numbering Plan (NANP), one of eight N11 codes.