Phoenix: The Fall & Rise of Video Games by Leonard Herman

By Leonard Herman

Book Details:

ISBN: 096438485X
EAN: 9780964384859
ASIN: 096438485X
Publisher: Rolenta Press
Publication Date: 2001-07
Number of Pages: 388
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Phoenix: the autumn & upward thrust of Videogames is a publication written by way of Leonard Herman and initially released in December 1994 by means of Rolenta Press. on the time of its book, Phoenix used to be the 1st complete ebook concerning the background of videogames

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Author Name: Leonard Herman

Author Description: Herman, "The video game Scholar", fell in love with videogames the 1st time he performed Pong at an area bowling alley in 1972. He started gathering videogames in 1979 after he bought his first Atari VCS after which started writing his first publication on videogames: ABC To The VCS, which wouldn't be released until eventually 1996. A programmer and technical author via exchange, Mr. Herman based Rolenta Press in 1994 to submit his ebook, Phoenix: the autumn & upward thrust of Videogames, the 1st severe ebook on videogame background. In 2008, video game Informer named Phoenix the #2 publication on videogames in all time. The identify has been referred because the "Bible of the videogame industry".

Mr. Herman has written videogame-related articles for digital Gaming per thirty days, Videogaming Illustrated, legit US Playstation, video games, aspect, Pocket video games, vintage Gamer journal, Manci video games, game Collector, and Gamespot, in addition to enhancing game dealer magazine.

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Kai Lian is a petite woman (4’10” and 90 lbs) in her mid-30s, with unusually long fingernails, clad in simple but immaculate clothing. She was inspired by the cinematic Monk template (p. 36). Her style is Shaolin Kung Fu (p. 194). ST 9 [-10]; DX 14 [80]; IQ 13 [60]; HT 11 [10]. ; HP 9 [0]; Will 14 [5]; Per 13 [0]; FP 14 [9]. 00 [-5]; Basic Move 6 [0]; Dodge 12; Parry 12. Social Background TL: 3 [-10]. CF: Chinese [0]. Languages: English (Broken) [2]; Mandarin (Native) [0]. 00 [0]; Basic Move 6 [0].

193-194); pulp heroes and practical cops prefer Boxing (pp. 152-153); modern vigilantes go for styles with “street cred,” such as Capoeira (pp. 153-154), Jeet Kune Do (p. 164-165), and Kajukenbo (p. 168); and everyone is familiar with the Shurikenjutsu (pp. ” Style Lenses: “Police” is probable for an actual law officer. A vigilante might have “Self-Defense” or “Street,” depending on how aggressive his methods are. Duelist 100 points You’ve studied the fighting arts, typically a knightly or sword style, in order to win duels for profit.

Such claims, in turn, drive skeptics to doubt even believable, well-documented feats, further obscuring matters. Fortunately, the GM has the final say about what’s “real” in his campaign – which is as important as the power level. Feeble (under 25 points): No successful career martial artist will have so few points! Those in other professions will need their points for job skills – they won’t have enough left over for martial-arts abilities. This level best suits the legions of hopeless goons that action heroes wade through in martial-arts movies.

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