Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Great Courses Listen Throughs

If you’ve been around here any length of time, you’ve likely seen me write about the Great Courses. I’m a huge fan of the courses, and different ones have influenced Kiss My Axe, Centurion, and Nefertiti Overdrive. That might be … Continue reading

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The Admiral: Roaring Currents

I really, really, really … Really wanted to like this movie. It’s Yi Sun-Sin (pronounced Ee Soon-Sheen), my favourite Korean historical personage. He was absolutely amazing – the one bright point in an otherwise disastrous period (the Imjin War when … Continue reading

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Booze-Soaked (more or less) Confession

I have a secret for my writing that isn’t something I generally discuss. Alcohol. The drunk writer is as much a stereotype as the starving, bohemian artist. And for me, drunk doesn’t work. When I drink too much, my typing … Continue reading

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Star Wars: Rebels

My daughters and I are watching Star Wars: Rebels and are really enjoying it. We just finished episode 7 and I am really enjoying it. Not only do I get a chance to enjoy something with my daughters, but Rebels, … Continue reading

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Gen Con Finds: Castle Assault

I don’t play boardgames as much as many people, but we have a few around the house, and as my girls get older, I’m investing in more. When I heard about Castle Assault, I was intrigued and wanted to check … Continue reading

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Gen Con Finds: Cartel

I have actually never played Apocalypse World, but I’ve played Dungeon World and Urban Shadow, both of which are awesome. At Gen Con, I got the chance to play the Powered by the Apocalypse game Cartel in a session run by … Continue reading

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More Canadian Beers, More Canadian Fun

I had another chance to hang out with one of my buddies and test out some beers. Summers are good for that. We started out with Red Racer India Session Ale because I wanted to see if our experience last … Continue reading

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Gen Con Finds: Short Order Heroes

Full disclosure: I met Jesse Butler, the creator of Short Order Heroes, at Gen Con. He’s a great guy and so maybe I’m a little biased regarding his game. I don’t think so, but I just wanted to put that … Continue reading

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I Have Returned!

From Gen Con. This is not a real post, but just a quick note to mention the three things I really loved at this Gen Con. Short Order Heroes – fantastic little RPG using cards to build characters and stories … Continue reading

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