Welcome to a whole new year of PTGPTB, and our sixteenth issue. Sweet sixteen and never been linked on the Daily Illuminator. Such is life. Meanwhile, this is issue we have another stab at reviews - a chance for us to pay back all the nice people who send us stuff. Sarah leads off, investigating the shadowy world of Conspiracy X, and then Rotwang takes a swing at the new Star Wars. Batting clean-up is a look at setting design, and a question about the role of competition in RPGs. It's not always pretty, but it sure is entertaining. Check it out. Ed.
Highlights - Sometimes, weird stuff happens...
Once Upon A Time - RPGs can save lives - Steve Darlington
Gaming Links - Become a link in a greater chain - Steve Dempsey
Readers' Forum - Thanks for your time
Review: Conspiracy X - Black trenchcoats on standby - Sarah Hollings
Dr Rotwang vs The Mole People of Venus - The title says it all
Roleplaying is for Losers - Are we gamers or roleplayers? - Steve Darlington
Building a Matriarchy in a Campaign Setting - It's a woman's world... - Jocelyn Robitaille