Tag Archives: Humor

You Can Do Anything In A Game (But You Can’t Do That)

Last night, on Roll20, I was part of another one-shot playtest of Venger Satanis‘ Crimson Dragon Slayer system. This one got… weird. Now that, in itself, was not unexpected, but the way in which it got weird was interesting. There … Continue reading

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This is how you run an RPG, people.

Last night, on Roll20, I was part of a one-shot playtest of Venger Satanis‘ Crimson Dragon Slayer system. CDS is a “rules light OSR game ruleset”–but that description doesn’t do it justice. Think back to playing with toys as a … Continue reading

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Infinity Wars: Earth’s Mightiest Baking Show

Okay, this will be a critique of the film Avengers: Infinity Wars.  There will be spoilers. If you have not seen the film and intend to, read no further. Spoilers beyond this point. 

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Non-Lethal Mysteries

I think I may be ready to do it again. I have this strange condition–call it “Dr. Jeckyl & The Pied Piper Syndrome” where I am suddenly struck with a completely off the wall idea combined with a compulsion to … Continue reading

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Murder The Tour Guide

“My name is Flint. Flint Norton.  I’m currently clinging to the side of building, five stories above a street that is teeming with undead, all clawing at the bricks and driven by mindless hunger to follow me.  Moving slowly, I … Continue reading

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The Wind From A Distant Storm

This is a subject that I have touched on in this blog before, but I’d like to specifically discuss it in terms of the 21st Century Thrilling Adventure project. I consider the Exotic an indispensable element of the kind of stories … Continue reading

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Enough With This Genre Foolishness Already

Lately I have been seeing some discussion regarding the subject of Genre that has grown acrimonious, with people whom I like and admire on various sides of the question. I’m not going to link to any of the posts because … Continue reading

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I am interviewed by Scott Cole

I ramble about Old Buildings, New Wave, Borrowed Concepts, and Blue Movies on the Castalia House blog.

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Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you

So… I have been very hesitant to come out and say in so many words, “I am working on a new book” because I have had so many false starts over the past year, but I think I’ve gotten to … Continue reading

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Some Notes Towards A Meta-epistemological Manifesto

I had an epiphany today. I have always mistrusted the concept of genre.  It has seemed to me to be both a hobble and a crutch.  By which I mean that by accepting a specific genre designation an author restricted … Continue reading

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