Author Archives: JGS editor

Cephalopods of the Multiverse

Mark A. Carnall Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Oxford, UK. Email: mark.carnall (at) oum.ox.ac (dot) uk Download PDF Magic the Gathering (MTG) is a popular trading and collectible card game, first published by Wizards of the Coast in 1993. … Continue reading

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Moa v Superman

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF During his heroic career Superman fought several foes. Some of these stories are truly memorable, like The Death of … Continue reading

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Douglas Adams and the world’s largest, fattest and least-able-to-fly parrot

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF “The system of life on this planet is so astoundingly complex that it was a long time before man … Continue reading

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The entomological diversity of Pokémon

Rebecca N. Kittel Museum Wiesbaden, Hessisches Landesmuseum für Kunst und Natur, Wiesbaden, Germany. Email: rebecca.n.kittel (at) gmail (dot) com. Download PDF Pocket Monsters or as they are better known, Pokémon, are playable monsters which first appeared in the 1990’s as … Continue reading

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What is the answer to Life, the Universe and Everything?

Deep Thought Pan-Dimension. Download PDF Forty-two. FUTURE WORK This is quite definitely the answer to the ultimate question. The problem, though, is that no one ever actually knew what the ultimate question was. As such, the next step for this … Continue reading

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Zoological Nomenclature of Ice and Fire

Evangelos Vlachos CONICET & Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio, Trelew, Chubut, Argentina. Email: evlacho (at) mef (dot) org (dot) ar Download PDF Valar gūrēñis — All men must learn The diversity of the World of Ice and Fire (Westeros, Essos and … Continue reading

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One squid to rule them all

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF When it was released in 2014, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment) proved to be the game … Continue reading

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Dogū: from prehistoric figurines to collectible pocket monsters

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Wellington, New Zealand. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF As an avid consumer of Japanese video games during my early teens, particularly of the RPG sort, I could … Continue reading

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The heritage futurism of Blade Runner: 2049

Andrew Reinhard Department of Archaeology, University of York. York, United Kingdom. Email: adr520 (at) york (dot) ac (dot) uk Download PDF Blade Runner: 2049 (Columbia Pictures/ Warner Bros.) is the most archaeological film I have ever seen, and even though … Continue reading

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History’s first Easter egg

Rodrigo B. Salvador Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. Email: salvador.rodrigo.b (at) gmail (dot) com Download PDF Any gamer worth of his/her salt is well acquainted with the term “Easter egg”. It designates any sort of secret message or … Continue reading

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