Climbing Out, Cleaning Up, Moving On

Each day most of us get out of bed and clean ourselves up, put on decent clothes, smile when we see others, and present a positive image to the world. “I’m doing fine, things are handled, nothing is really bothering me.” This extends to the online world, where we curate pictures and words to very […]

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Remembering History, And Its Damn Good Teacher

Have you ever sat down and thought about the people who made a profound impact on your life? You would likely begin with parents, close friends, personal mentors, inspirational heroes, and if you’re very lucky, teachers. Friday night I learned that my high school history teacher passed away. We were not friends, and in fact […]

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Hitting the Reset Button

Most people engage in self-evaluation and goal-setting at the end of the year or as the new one begins. For me it typically comes up on my birthday, as my brain inevitably begins to focus on questions like “What have you accomplished?” and “What the hell is wrong with you?” In years past I’ve given myself a pat […]

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Work In Progress: The Deck of Many Chores

I have a number of concrete projects going into the new year — g’bye 2016, we won’t miss you! — including RPG stuff, card games, fiction, and more. But I also have a few ideas that have been little more than vague, unformed blobs. Spending some time pushing these concepts forward is a a goal for 2017. The first […]

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Close to Home … An Autobiographical Review of Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons

Close to Home … An Autobiographical Review of Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons There is no such thing as an unbiased review, but in this instance my prejudices go beyond the norm. I love Michael Witwer’s biography of the late Gary Gygax, but I’m also connected to the material […]

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Writer, Unblock Thyself

Look up at the masthead and below my name you see “Writer • Game Designer.” Notice which one comes first, despite the fact that professionally most people associate me with dozens of roleplaying game titles. And while game writing most certainly is writing, along with the nonfiction articles and blogs I’ve done, when I call myself a “Writer” in the […]

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Adventures in Catfishing

Jamie’s Note: Wow, I haven’t updated this thing for nearly a year. Oops. Been pre-occupied with my daughter’s battle with blood cancer. See our website for information if you would like to know more or order some of the fun, geeky items we have for sale to help out our family. Otherwise, enjoy the new content! […]

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We’re All Weird: Felicia Day Memoir Review

It looked like she was patting our booth reassuringly, or perhaps performing an understated interpretive dance. As I returned from the Starbucks located a convenient dozen yards from our booth, I realized the tiny redhead had reverse-wrapped packing tape around her hand. I set our coffee order down. “Um, what the hell are you doing?” […]

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3 Reasons I Love Metamorphosis Alpha

Quick Metamorphosis Alpha RPG Purchase Links: Pre-Order Physical Book + PDF Download eBook/PDF Only from Signal Fire Studios eBook/PDF Only from DriveThruRPG (This post was originally published in 2013, but in celebration of the eBook launch of the new Metamorphosis Alpha eBook and upcoming “dead tree” version, I’m bringing this back for everyone to know […]

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The Dress

Why I Love The Dress Debate

Yesterday the internet collectively lost its damn mind over a picture of a dress. On the same day the FCC made a landmark decision over Net Neutrality, Russia threatened to cut gas to Europe, and an American atheist blogger was hacked to death with machetes in Bangladesh … we’re mostly talking about a dress. Also, llamas. […]

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