Monthly Archives: September 2015

No Tears for the Dead

When I read the synopsis for No Tears for the Dead, it reminded me of the Killer. An assassin makes a mistake and kills a young child. Guilt-ridden, he decides to save his next target, the child’s mother. The director … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Akhenaten

Welcome back to the Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt listen through, and this time we’re looking at someone as different in his own way as Hatshepsut when it came to being a pharaoh: Akhenaten, who Dr. Brier calls the heretic … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Hatshepsut Part II

So, we’re still talking about episode 3 in the Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt series. Last post, I exclaimed my one real concern with the lecture – the dismissal of the possibility that Hatshepsut led the military – but this … Continue reading

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Castle Assault

This is an expansion of a review published back in August after Gen Con. The actual game wasn’t out at that time, so I decided to put out the full review when the game got released. I’ve been reliably informed … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Hatshepsut

We’re on the third episode of Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, and I’m actually worried that I’m not gushing enough about these. Total disclosure: the links to the Great Courses are part of an affiliate program and if you purchase … Continue reading

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Beyond the Pool of Stars

One of the high points of Gen Con for me was meeting and chatting with Howard Andrew Jones. I’ve known Howard for quite some time since he generously offered a couple of stories for Sword’s Edge when it was an … Continue reading

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Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt – Sneferu

For the second episode/lecture in the Great Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt series from the Great Courses, Dr. Bob Brier takes us to c. 2600 BCE and the reign of Sneferu, the first pharaoh with a real pyramid as a tomb. … Continue reading

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