Author Archives: jenicek

Don’t fill up on bread!

When I was a kid and went out for dinner with my folks, the refrain was always the same, “Don’t fill up on bread!” That’s really hard because bread is delicious and when you add butter, who could resist? Also, … Continue reading

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Good Luck or Bad

What is to be lucky? For most of us, it means that good things happen to lucky people. If you have an attractive partner or a good job, the response is that person is “Lucky.” Which is a weirdly passive … Continue reading

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Yes and roll those dice

I ran two sessions of Numenera for Free RPG Day this past Saturday and rather than using a pre-written adventure, I employed my improv skills to craft these adventures. Here are some thoughts on how to do that at your … Continue reading

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New Kaiju

The latest Godzilla movie, Godzilla, King of the Monsters is full of amazing fights between Kaiju, AKA giant monsters. Hoping to continue the trend, studios have announced the following spin-offs. Godzilla versus Low Self-Esteem- After destroying Tokyo for the umpteenth … Continue reading

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Error, Error

There was an error on my last post that I’d like to address. I have it on good authority that the inertialess drive first appeared in “Triplanetary” published in 1934, not in 1948. I have adjusted my original entry to … Continue reading

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Mad Science and Magic, Together At Last

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” -Arthur C. Clarke The above is very well known and often quoted rule, at least by fans of science fiction and fantasy. And the reason that this bon mot is so often … Continue reading

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Why am I doing this?

Why do I write? That’s a question often asked of writers. Of course, there are the stock answers, “I have stories to tell”, or “I’m compelled to by my nature.” There are few writers who don’t feel that way, myself … Continue reading

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