Category Archives: On Publishing

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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Frank settled down in the Valley, hung his wild years on a nail he drove through his wife’s forehead

“Some things are so small that you don’t notice them. Others are so big you run right into them before you know what they are.” –Samuel Delany, Einstein Intersection Imagine that you and a group of friends have been in … Continue reading

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The Five Pillars Of Pulp Revival

Opening Note One: There is some difference in meaning between the terms “Pulp Revolution” and “Pulp Revival”. The Revolution, I feel, is concerned with the publishing and distribution of literary works, ways to enhance discoverability and inform readers of the … Continue reading

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Putting the Weird back into Weird Tales

In response to my recent post on the Pulp Revival movement, Rampant Coyote of Rampant Games wrote What Is The Pulp Aesthetic? He makes a number of good points, but the one that I’d like to address at the moment is … Continue reading

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Some Notes Towards A Pulp Revival Manifesto

In yesterday’s post I wrote about the Pulp Revival, and I–rather off the top of my head–listed a handful of characteristics of what I consider the Pulp Revival Aesthetic.  I would like to discuss that list in more detail today. … Continue reading

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