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Roll For Initiative
In March of this year, 2023, a big-budget D&D movie is being released starring Chris Pine, Michelle Rodriguez, Regé-Jean Page, and Hugh Grant. The trailers indicate lots of action and Owlbears or at least one of those. It was also … Continue reading
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New Year, I Guess
It’s a brand new year. A completely arbitrary demarcation that we as a species, at least in the west, have all agreed upon. Does it have any real significance, other than what we attribute to it? Who can say? Even … Continue reading
Listen up, True Believers!
I’m taking a break from Da Great Goblin Rebellion this week to share with you all something that happened to me. Full warning, if you are expecting a profound moment of clarity, cool your jets. It’s not that sort of … Continue reading
He wandered through the stacks, looking for something. His fingertips brushed over the spines of books. It all seemed familiar, but the comfort that usually accompanied the sensation was absent. All subjects had been explored, extensively, and any related topics … Continue reading
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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 a 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 dropped … 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
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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