Read About Reading Material.

Image of Silverback variable jeep featured in the new Shadow Chronicles Role Playing Game book.

-- MedMapGuy finally got his hands on The Art of Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and felt the need to blog about it. Honestly, I would agree with most of his criticisms, especially about the overuse of the ROBOTECH font and the choices made regarding which pictures are big (screencaps) and which aren't (production art). Hell, I probably made most of those very same criticisms either here on the blog or on one of my YouTube videos when I went through the book six to eight months ago ... but to be honest, I don't remember anymore.

-- The Shadow Chronicles Role Playing Game is out! John @ Roleplay Life reviews it here, and Taalismn reviews it at the Forums of the Megaverse here. Also at the Forums of the Megaverse, an errata/nitpick thread filling up with things they should probably fix in the second priting. Also, here's some impressions of the book at RPGNet. Meadows will be talking about it on Liberty on Friday.

If anyone sees any other thoughts on the new book, or has their own thoughts to share, let me know.

(And yes, in the interest of full disclosure, as has been pointed out, my name's in the book, though I didn't have time to do much for it, just proofread the character bios and the big long article about the Invid and offer my observations and two cents and point out an odd omission here and there. What's really irksome is that I just know I'm going to be reading the finished product and go, "Aww, hell, if I'd had more time to read over this, this would've been fixed, and THAT would've been fixed ..." and so on and so forth.)

-- In totally unrelated news, Jeremy @ Destroy All Podcasts loves Macross 7 and isn't afraid to let everyone know it. At least, that was the impression I got from the now-vanished comments thread that was attached to that episode of the show; haven't had time to give the show a listen yet.

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  • Without ordering online, the artbook took 8 months to reach my shores. That's... reasonable.

    By Blogger StudioMMG, at 27 March, 2008 17:31  

  • Yeah, as usual, the comments thread for the Macross 7 podcast turned into an out and out flamewar. Oh well. -Jeremy

    By Blogger Karaoke, at 28 March, 2008 13:29  

  • I've pre-ordered Robotech The Shadow Chronicles sourcebook (app.) a few weeks ago from's oneline store, and it has yet to arrive on my doorstep.

    Once it does, I'll check it out and I will give out my two cents on it.

    By Blogger Callie, at 28 March, 2008 22:24  

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