Saturday, October 7, 2017

The perils and rewards of shaving

It's fairly well known that Zelazny came up with the idea for Lord of Light after he cut himself shaving and began free-associating about changing bodies and the impact that would have on a society.

I cut myself shaving this morning. I will begin work on my magnum opus as soon as I get this piece of tissue paper off my face.
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Monday, October 2, 2017

Autumn Falls: Twilight Time

Don’t believe what the calendar tells you. Officially, Autumn begins with the September equinox, but around here we know it starts with October.

Or at least it feels that way.

It was my friend Jason who introduced me to the word “crepuscular”. It means pertaining to times of twilight. Dusk or dawn. October is that month, the twilight of the year.

We observed the occasion by drinking our first mug of apple cider, playing Munchkin Cthulhu and reading a chapter of A Night in the Lonesome October.

We intend to watch the first season of Stranger Things, in what will surely become its own October tradition, and I'm beginning to flesh out the ANILO role-playing session we have scheduled for the 28th.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

#RPGaDay 2017 Day 31: What do you anticipate most for gaming in 2018?

What do you anticipate most for gaming in 2018?

RPGaDay 2018, obviously.


I don't have any idea of what will be published in 2018, so I'll answer this is a vaguely aspirational New Year's resolution kind of way.

I'm looking forward to Ni No Kuni 2 on consoles and in finding a regular group again.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

#RPGaDay 2017 Day 30: What RPG Genre Mash-Up Would You Most Like to See?

What RPG Genre Mash-Up Would You Most Like to See?

Hmmm…Steampunk, zombies and a wood chipper.

And stay out of my pop culture!

Almost anything worth mashing up has been done. Most RPGs not laser-focused on a single property have advice for mashing up genres.  We’ve done all the peanut butter and chocolate combinations. The only matches left to make are orange juice and toothpaste.