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Dispatches from South Korea

I’ve been in South Korea for just over a week, and have been honoured to have participated in my Korean family’s Lunar New Year (Sollal) celebration, which included the sacrifices to the ancestors (which was fruit and prepared food we … Continue reading

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Playing with Age and Gender in Daughter of Glory

In re-working my novel Daughter of Glory into something my daughter might be interested in reading, more than just the plot, some of the characters need to be altered. In the original, Mairwen is an adult, in her early twenties. … Continue reading

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Tweaking the Daughter of Glory

Having recently rediscovered one of my old novels, I’m starting to think that this may be exactly the vehicle for which I’m looking. The main character is a young woman and there is at least one other important female character. … Continue reading

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Forgotten Daughter of Glory

Earlier, I was writing about my concerns with writing a female protagonist. It was after I posted the article that I went and was looking through my old writings and found the folder with Daughter of Glory. Yup. I’d already … Continue reading

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Flooded Steampunk England

It’s late at night and I should be heading to bed, but I also need to get an article up. Sleep is for closers! I was playtesting the scenario building system I’m working on for Nefertiti Overdrive, and the scenario … Continue reading

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The Female Protagonist Dilemma

I’ve got an idea for a new story in the sword noir genre. I decided to use an existing character and started writing. Then I thought, no, this should be set in Everthorn, the default setting for my Sword Noir … Continue reading

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D&D Next, Why Do You Hate Me So?

Having read the latest version of the D&D Next Playtest rules, I’m not a happy camper. Skills are missing. Specialties are missing. These are two of the aspects I loved. I loved the front-loading of complexities and the ability to … Continue reading

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