Triumphant Return!

Sunday I got back home from Midwinter Gaming Convention https://www.facebook.com/midwintergamingconvention/ which has become an annual, can’t miss event for me. In the past, I’ve gone as booth monkey for Onyx Path, but this year they didn’t need my help at the show, so I volunteered to run three sessions of my convention one-shot, set in […]

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Another Opening of Another Show!

As you read this, I’ll be on the road to the PAX Unplugged gaming convention, taking pace at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in downtown Philadelphia from November 30 through December 2. I’ll be driving a van full of Onyx Path books and booth supplies to the show and back again next week, and it’s an […]

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The Road to Montana (part one)

Last year I was invited to be the Gaming Guest of Honor for 2018 at Great Falls Gaming Rendezvous in Great Falls, Montana. I accepted, and ever since had been planning my trip. I’d never been to Montana before (or the Dakotas for that matter) so there were things I surely needed to experience along […]

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Necessary Evils

I was at the Henry Vilas Zoo recently, and before that the Indianapolis Zoo during GenCon weekend. I enjoy visiting zoos because I love animals — even reptiles, bugs, and fish. They don’t have to be cuddly for me to find them fascinating — though if they aren’t cuddly mammals, odds are good that I […]

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Post-Con Zombieness

I just got back from GenCon on Monday evening, hence this post on Wednesday instead of Monday. Traveling to and from cons can be fun, but the conventions themselves can also be exhausting, particularly if you’re working a booth, as I was most of GenCon weekend. I have to admit, I’m getting too old to […]

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Health Issues, Ahoy!

*Warning: discussion of health issues and bodily fluids will ensue. You’ve been warned.* So I have a health issue known as Edema. My body swells up with excess fluid. I take a drug daily to help me pee out the excess liquid, but lately it’s not as effective as it once was. After I take […]

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What a Monday!

Yeesh; I went to add a new post today, and couldn’t log in. I called my hosting service, and they discovered activity that suggests a brute force attack was underway to try to take control of my website. The IT guy I spoke with suggested it was common practice to break in and use a […]

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The Horror, the Horror

Horror has been a major component of my writing career. Of the sixteen tabletop role-playing projects I’ve worked on that have been published so far, at least ten are overtly horror-themed. Both of my published short stories are horror or dark fantasy. While I have concerns about being pigeonholed, the horror genre has been good […]

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Safe Spaces and Why We Need Them

There’s been some discussion in recent years about safe spaces. Women-only, People Of Color-only spaces that allow those folks to get away for a few minutes or an hour, to decompress and refresh. Arguments have been made for years that these spaces are unnecessary: that they are a drain on resources, and create an exclusionary […]

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