Various Stuff & Things – General entries, other articles

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Blood Red Mars Cameo

Due to some strange circumstances and interesting conversations with Ken Spencer, I got put into the Blood Red Mars supplement for the Rocket Age game. As in me, actual me and not something of my design. My only requirement was that I be kilted,…
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Building Strong, Sturdy Book Crates For Modular Bookcases

I’ve moved twice in the last year, and before I settle down for a while I’ll probably move twice more in the next year. I’ve also got a fair amount of books - gaming books, graphic novels, old textbooks, novels, and even a bunch of boardgames of various sizes. These things are all a frigging pain to move around. I’ve got some bookcases, and I’ve built more than my fair share of cinder block bookshelves, but I have always wanted something more modular that I can just grab and move when my space changes or I decide to rearrange my office. Something that I could section different types of books into so that I could expand or reduce sections as my book collections shift over the years.

A Madison Avenue Fiasco Playset

Fiasco is a great game to use to introduce people to tabletop gaming. After running a game of Fiasco for some friends, the subject of doing a Fiasco playset themed off of Mad Men came up. I went looking for one, but couldn't find one that…

International GM’s Day

Today is International Game Master’s day  (http://gmsday.com/) in the tabletop gaming industry. For me, as a Game Master, I want to thank the players. With any game, so much of the success and fun is based off of who is playing and what they…
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Savage Insider #10

I'm very pleased to have contributed an article about power trappings to the latest edition of Savage Insider.  A topic near and dear to my gamer heart, the article examines the thematic elements of powers and how to hand off narrative control…

Various Stuff And Things

Well, I finally got around to  setting up the blog on my website. It's been on my todo list for a while, but I've just now gotten enough of the main site design worked out that I felt comfortable incorporating a wordpress component. So,…