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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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Small and yet full

One of the most challenging things about playing a tabletop RPG, Dungeons and Dragons being the most well know of them, is not learning all the rules. This is not to say that the rules are easily learned and completely … Continue reading

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It’s not that kind of game

Is the game part of Role Playing Game ruining RPGs? Generally, games are meant to be won, from tic-tac-toe to Monopoly, there is a winner at the end. Of course, tic-tac-toe played by two people trying to win can only … Continue reading

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Why aren’t you afraid?

Monsters are scary. Obviously. In movies, people are chased and more often than not, killed by them. We describe someone who does terrible things as a monster. They are our fears made flesh, terror brought to life. So why are … Continue reading

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It will all work out (Not really)

When I was nine or ten, my mother gave me a copy of The Hobbit, thinking quite rightly, that it would be the sort of story I would enjoy. When I got the riddle game with Gollum deep under the … Continue reading

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