Category Archives: Artists That I Admire

Getting Around

Recently I listened to Roger Zelazny’s Chronicles Of Amber series yet again.  It’s one of my favorite SFF works (and I consider it both Science Fiction and Fantasy).  There are a lot of reasons why, but mostly the characters.  I … Continue reading

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New Blog up on Castalia House

I have never owned a Dungeon Masters Guide.

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What is “Appendix N” and why should you care?

In 1979 a company called Tactical Studies Rules published Dungeon Master’s Guide, which was the third hardcover book in their  extensive reworking of the Dungeons & Dragons game. The growth of the game’s popularity had been explosive, considering that the … Continue reading

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Waiter, there’s a grobginthnik in my x’nibblierk!

Without warning the captured gnomish thief reached into his cloak and removed a g’tharknik– [Hang on, wait–what’s a “g’tharknik” again? Isn’t that the big shaggy animal with horns? How did a gnome fit one of those in his cloak? Is … Continue reading

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Put some Wolff in your stocking!

Mike Wolff is an author that I admire because he has a very delicate touch, as opposed to my own rather ham-fisted style. I reviewed Guiding Council Of Myths And Urban Legends  and while I haven’t gotten around to reviewing … Continue reading

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In the ballet of black light and the agony of the fly we divide and then collide

“It is not that I have no past, rather that it continually fragments on the vivid and terrible ephemera of now. In the long country, cut with rain there is suddenly nowhere to begin.” Samuel Delany, Dhalgren  I am a … Continue reading

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Rogue One: Islands In The Stars

This past weekend I saw Rogue One with my roommate. On leaving the theater, I realized that I had been waiting forty years for this film. A while back I wrote a review of The Force Awakens which I called … Continue reading

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