At Last!

Achtung! Cthulhu Guide to the Pacific Front At long last, a book I worked on nearly a year ago has finally gone to press. Available now in several ebook formats, with print copies showing up in stores — at a guess — within a month or so. Since the Achtung! Cthulhu Guide to the Pacific…

The Ethics of Cheating

A while back I received issue #8 of Andrew Hooper’s excellent fanzine FLAG, in which he opined about the issue of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, specifically in Baseball. Being something of a baseball fan I took interest in what Andy has to say on the topic: I don’t always agree with Andy, but his writing…

Do Awards Really Matter?

So the question I would pose to readers is this: Do you buy a book or game, or have a greater degree of interest in it because it won an award? A perfect example would be the American film industry’s Academy Awards. Regularly, film buffs are given a second chance to see the films once…

Crushing Hopes and Dreams

Last week I was invited by friend and gaming buddy Aaron Pavao to judge two groups of student game designs last week at the high school where he teaches — among other things — game design and theory. While I can think of several people in the area who might have been better choices —…

My Social Media Dilemma

I was a little under the weather last week. I also had a very time-sensitive short project fall into may lap that required some immediate attention, so I was not able to post as usual. I’m back in the saddle now and ready to talk about all kinds of stuff. As soon as I get…