Fun & Games

I’ve spent a large portion of my life playing – and writing for – tabletop role-playing games. I have a few favorites to be sure, and I’d like to spend this week’s post talking about some of them – what I like about them, and why. First up is the Big Daddy of all tabletop […]

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Cryptid-a-Go-Go

Cryptids fascinate me. Having had a few supernatural experiences myself – even been on ghost hunting expeditions once or twice – the hook for High Weirdness has been set firmly in my cheek. I thought I’d spend some time talking about a few of my favorites, and I hope you’ll find one or two that […]

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Sifting Through Memories

This autumn has been declared the Season of Decluttering at our house, and I’ve been sorting through boxes and bags of stuff trying to winnow down the crap-ton of my stuff into a mere mountain’s worth. Along the way, I’ve found a few interesting artifacts – ones that triggered memories of places visited, fortunes lost, […]

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Keeping It Together

The last few months have been difficult ones for all of us. For myself, I’m doing my best to keep it together. Staying home so much is fine; I have T and the cats for company, and if I really need a change of scenery, I mask up and go out for a walk and […]

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Friends Like These

I’ve been pondering the nature of friendship lately. In these turbulent times, it seems that virtual connection is pretty much all we’re going to get without risking the health and safety of others. It’s unsatisfying, but seeing people’s faces on a computer or phone screen and chatting with them is vastly preferable to attending their […]

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Covidween Celebrations!

For a great many people I know, Hallowe’en is their favorite holiday of the year. Autumn weather, trick-or-treaters, leaves crunching under your feet and a hot beverage to chase away the chill are just some of the many delights of the season. COVID-19 has changed the way we do things, so in most municipalities trick-or-treating […]

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New Book I Worked On!

Since March of 2020, I’ve been working on an ebook. It’s a collection of 10 short stories that draw inspiration from the setting of White Wolf’s Werewolf: the Apocalypse tabletop role-playing game. More specifically, the stories are about the other were-creatures in the world: bats, bears, foxes, crows, spiders, and many more – the list […]

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The Sweetest Season

With Hallowe’en bearing down upon us, in past years it’s always been time to think about candy. For T and I, thoughts run along the lines of “what can we get to give out that’s good, but that isn’t so tempting for us to eat?” The problem, of course, is that we realize we really […]

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New Book On the Horizon!

In February, an idea was pitched to me about an anthology of stories set in the world of the Werewolf: the Apocalypse role-playing game. I was interested; previously, I’d written a story for an ebook called Darkened Streets (https://www.storytellersvault.com/product/294150/Darkened-Streets?term=Darkened+Streets) set in the same group of worlds that included the Werewolf setting, but focusing on stories […]

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REAL Religious Persecution

It’s almost Hallowe’en time again, and I’d like to take a moment to talk about one of my least-favorite Hallowe’en symbols: the Wicked Witch. Much-maligned in folklore, witches suffer from bad press at the hands of an aggressive and ruthless enemy. As far back as there have been humans, there were wise women (and men) […]

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