For my course, I’m working my way through Michael Bennett and Edward Walt’s Counterdeception: Principles and Applications for National Security. So far, I am not enthralled, but it does have a great overview of deception theory and thinkers.
I’m also reading The Shield of the Great Leader: the Armed Forces of North Korea by Joseph S. Bermudez Jr. which came out in 2001. The Korean People’s Army has surely changed dramatically since then, however it is great for historical knowledge, as a snapshot in time, and still certainly has a lot of validity as much of the information – especially structurally – is still relevant.
I started a new campaign for one of my RPG groups in Ottawa. We’re using Sword’s Edge to run a high fantasy game set in a second world based on Koryo-era Korea. The character creation and first session went quite well.
I’m also having a hard time with my fiction commission. What should be the easiest part has turned out to be the hardest as I am having a hard time moving the characters into the final position. I’m trying to make it flow with everything that has come before, but my brain isn’t playing nice. I’m going to take another crack at it tonight.
I’m slowly working my way through the Fall of Rome podcasts and am on episode 6, which talks about the fall of Roman Britain.
That’s all for now. I want to use my time to pound away at the commission, which is almost complete.