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PCR #175  (Vol. 4, No. 31)  This edition is for the week of July 28--August 3, 2003.

"A Tale of Two Cities: St. Petersburg and Tampa - - A Bay Separating A Gulf of Differences"
by Will Moriaty
by Mike Smith
"Spidey Powers for the MTV generation" and "Mr. Monk meets Crazed Fanboy"
by Vinnie B.
How rests the Dungeonmaster?
  by John Lewis
Vacation musings, baseball, and television
 by Brandon Jones
Johnny Depp....28 Days Later....Britney Spears
 by Ashley Lauren
What is an Icon?....Ed-Dee! Ed-Dee!....Legion....Who's Watching The Kids?....I Buried The Lead....Thanks for the Memories....Passing On
by Mike Smith
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Creature's Corner

Greetings and Salutations:
Things are really going nuts here in the castle. There's so much to do and so much to write about that I don't even know where to start. We're working on a new movie (our second one), editing the first movie, working on two new scripts, working two jobs, and writing for this wonderful piece of pop culture called the PCR. I sometimes wonder how I can possibly keep up at this frenzied pace. I do it by relaxing on Thursday nights, lost in a game of Dungeons and Dragons (plus putting in about an hour a day for reading).

Yes, while most people come to a point in their lives when they put away childish things (depending on your viewpoint) I embrace them even more. Bring on the RPG's, comics, Monster Magazines, Action Figures, horror, fantasy and Science Fiction novels, and those incredible horror and Sci-fi movies. I welcome all of it into my life. Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I still like to hang out in creeks and wilderness areas to learn more about Mother Nature's bountiful treasures. And, yes, I do go to the Stock Car Races a few times a year. "It don't get no better'n that folks."

Anyway, I am a Dungeonmaster on Thursday nights who leads a band of unsuspecting adventurers into the perils of a land I call Lewswyrld. It is a land where magic and monsters abound, a land with three moons called "The Three Sisters." Why? Because it's loads of fun, very relaxing, and it gives my fertile imagination a chance to create plots and scenarios for others to enjoy. My story lines all come from my own grey matter, very rarely do I use a module (though I have on rare occasions).

Why am I telling you all this. The fine folks who publish Dungeons and Dragons have revamped the system. Available this month are the revamped versions of the three core books; The Dungeon Master's Guide, The Players Handbook, and The Monster Manual. This new edition has been dubbed version 3.5. Why not 4th edition. Maybe because third edition is only a couple years old itself.

Previous editions lasted for a much longer time with each going eleven years. The current edition is a scant three years old.

With 3.5 just now hitting the stores, it is a perfect time to jump on the bandwagon and immerse yourself in the fantastic world of RPG's.

Anyway, I've run out of time and the castle denizens demand that I spend more time with them so I hope everyone has a great week. C-Ya!!!

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