Jul
31
2016
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My short-short Patreon story “From “Tales From The Columbian Alliance””

Actually, let me put up this short-short story now, because otherwise it won’t go up for a few days: From “Tales From The Columbian Alliance”.  I’ve been contemplating writing fiction based on gaming worlds.  And, also, how to keep it from sucking.

As always, my Patreon is here.

Jul
31
2016
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‘Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This).’

I gotta be up extra early for the VACATION, sorry.

Jul
31
2016
3

I think I’ve got the title right for my Washingcon BubbleGUMSHOE game.

I’m going to go with Danger-prone Daphne and the Dossier of Madness. Yes… yes, the Scooby-Doo will be strong in this one. Although, obviously, this is going to be a Mystery Gang where Daphne’s running things in proper teen sleuth fashion. Fred can still do the traps, though.

I know that folks have volunteered to help me test-drive the adventure, once it’s up… well, this and next week is when I’m going to block it all out on paper, or at least pixels. I’ll have plenty of time for myself, and I can’t binge-watch Netflix all day.

…I can’t, right?  They must have some sort of safety valve installed, I assume.

Jul
31
2016
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My Patreon short-short-short story: ‘Vacation.’

Heh. ‘Vacation‘ merely happened to be on the rotation, just as I’m about to take one. But I’ve always thought that the larger point is valid. People do stuff that ostensibly doesn’t suit them all the time.

As always, my Patreon is here.  And monthly stuff drops tonight!  Woo-hoo! Or at least woo.

Jul
31
2016
1

My PJ Lifestyle piece on kids in RPGs.

Found here. Short version: you’d expect that you’d see kids more often in tabletop RPGs. I mean, they’re pretty much ubiquitous in real life.

Jul
31
2016
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Been building beds and getting ready for the trip.

A few days of west and welaxation at wast. …And I’m typically the Bugs Bunny type (at least, on my good days), so I should be golden, here. Hey, it’s August. Even people like me get vacations, right?

Jul
30
2016
4

Was this live-action Beauty and the Beast movie as bizarre as it looks?

Because it looks pretty freaking bizarre. And not just because it’s French, although that’s not hurting the surrealism level any.  I’m getting a definite ‘French Revolution’ vibe off of this one, which is something that I normally do not associate with Beauty and the Beast.

And no, this is not the Disney flick. This apparently came out a couple of years ago. And the fact that I’ve never heard of it probably is significant.

Jul
30
2016
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I am having the Vacation Dread.

Basically, I am even now getting terrified that the Delta Green shipment will land on my doorstep when I’m off for a couple of days drinking rum punches and trying manfully not to correct tour guides on their 18th Century spooky American folklore.  Seriously, Colonial Williamsburg trips a lot of the wrong sensors for me. I keep reacting to the people there likey they’re essentially out-of-period rogue SCAdians, but they’re not: and that’s more of a problem than it sounds, because it means that I keep assuming that anybody talking about, say, a phantom Arctic ghost ship will have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in that particular interdisciplinary topic.   (more…)

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Jul
30
2016
10

Adventure Seed: Vengeance of the Weevil Empire.

Vengeance of the Weevil Empire

“Good morning, Agents. [Picture appears, of an elderly Caucasian male with glasses and a short beard]  This is a picture of Harvey Grisham of Tuttle, Kentucky.  On May 17, 1995 he opened his back door to discover that an alien colony ship had crash-landed in his very extensive and back yard.  The ship was from the Radiant Glorious Space Weevil Empire (their own name for themselves cannot be translated into a human language), and had been damaged while heading for an uninhabited colony world. Please note that the average Space Weevil [picture appears, of a beetle-like creature wearing a shiny jumpsuit, with a penny for scale] is about three quarters of an inch long, which meant that the entire colony ship – one rated for about 100,000 colonists – was about the length and volume of a mid-sized car.

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Jul
30
2016
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In the Mail: the Timewatch RPG!

Finally came:

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Time-travel RPG using the GUMSHOE rules, and with any luck it’ll be popular enough to support supplements. I have a couple of ideas along those lines, you see…

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