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A Game-Designer’s Sketchpad

ShareTweet Lately I’ve been spending more time than is probably healthy poking Legendary, the homebrew fantasy tabletop RPG that I’ve been tinkering with since, oh, 2003. Initially inspired by 1st Ed. Exalted’s concept of stunts, built around problems of mechanically … Continue reading

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Season Five Spoilers

ShareTweet I’m talking about the season finale of Game of Thrones. If you haven’t seen it and don’t want to be spoiled, read no further. Oh, there’s also a spoiler for the end of Robin Hobb’s Royal Assassin, so be … Continue reading

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There and Back Again III: Die Harder

ShareTweet “Custody Battle,” my contribution to the Fallen World Anthology that will be released in 2015, was posted in its entirety in the developer blog on Sunday. You can read it for free here (link is at the bottom of … Continue reading

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Home is Behind, the World Ahead

ShareTweet It is strange to be writing a blog post not about a movie or TV show or book but about a movie trailer, but I feel compelled to do so today. This isn’t because the trailer made me want … Continue reading

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Family Feud of Thrones

ShareTweet I’ve been watching the new season of Game of Thrones, which continues to be better than the books, in my opinion. I’m going to try to avoid significant spoilers, but there may be some back-handed references to things in … Continue reading

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Dissecting a Trope – First Love as Last Love

ShareTweet The trope I’m dissecting today has been a bit of a pet peeve of mine for a number of years. It works like this: The protagonist falls in love for the first time during the story and ends the … Continue reading

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Demon, Demons, and Revisions

ShareTweet First off, Demon: The Descent was released into the world yesterday. Maybe it Fell. Maybe it was pushed. I suppose it depends on the story you’re trying to tell. I’ve had a lot of fun doing freelance work for … Continue reading

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Another of the Hero’s Hundred Thousand Faces

ShareTweet I finished N.K. Jemisin’s The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms this past week and enjoyed it much more than I expected. I helped vote it in as my Goodreads book club’s next series mostly on the strength of Susan Voss’s glowing … Continue reading

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Playing with The Hobbit

ShareTweet Beth and I finally had a chance to watch The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug over the weekend. Generally speaking I enjoyed it very much, but not for the reasons I expected. Peter Jackson got mad props from Tolkien … Continue reading

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A Codex of Complaints about Jim Butcher’s Furies of Calderon

ShareTweet As folks who follow this blog have probably figured out by now, I’m a huge fan of fantasy – particularly various flavors of high fantasy (fantasy set in another world). I read fantasy because I genuinely enjoy it. However, … Continue reading

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