Monthly Archives: July 2014

Excessive Fiction

I mentioned in an earlier post that I was working on some fiction inspired by the same computer game that is inspiring me to work on an RPG. The game is Borderlands (right now, Borderlands 2) and the RPG I’m … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-up for 27 July 2014

“Fever” by the Black Keys. I really enjoyed El Camino, but I had no idea this was the Black Keys when it became an earworm for me. Luckily Live 88.5, my local station, has a song list on its website, … Continue reading

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Mandarins of Manchukuo: After Action Report

The playtest for the Pulp version of A Team of Losers went exceedingly well last night, both from a story level and mechanically. In this post, I’ll talk about the story, mostly as a reference for those players who were … Continue reading

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Fiction, RPGs and Personal Preference

I’ve started a few short fiction vignettes. They are not complete stories so they are not technically flash fiction. This is more about setting mood or illuminating characters. The two pieces I’ve done, each under 750 words, have been inspired … Continue reading

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Weekly Round-Up for 20 July 2014

Hawaii by Said the Whale. It was the song “Willow” that led me to checking out the Said the Whale website. I generally always look to see if there is an option to buy digital from the artist, on the … Continue reading

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Review: Slate Money

The online magazine Slate has a great set of podcasts, the best of which, in my opinion, is the Political Gabfest. On the strength of the Political Gabfest, I purchased a membership to Slate Plus, which – among other advantages … Continue reading

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Playing vs. Producing: Fight!

It’s true that I’m using time I could be productive to play a computer game. I could be finishing one of my in progress stories. I could be working on improving one of my in progress RPGs. I could go … Continue reading

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On the Border . . . lands

So big. So angry. So dead. If you recognize that quote, you know where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. And what I’ve been doing is playing computer games. It’s not all I’ve been doing, but it has taken … Continue reading

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Gone Baby Gone – A Review

I liked Ben Affleck’s directing in Argo and I loved the Town. I don’t think it’s a great choice for a director to also be the star, but Kenneth Brannagh has proved me wrong on many an occasion. Friday night, … Continue reading

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