Deadline Cascade

April 16, 2014 Leave a comment

penpaperHere’s an update of stuff I’ve got going on in the writing and podcasting worlds! I recorded this last Sunday evening and for the last few days I’ve been scrambling about finishing up the current project you’ll hear me discuss in this episode. I also mentioned a few publications my work has recently shown up in.

LINKS!

In the Bloodstream

Kaiser’s Gate: Tales From the Front - Amazon / DriveThruRPG

Tsunami Quarterly Review # 4


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Not Everything Sucks

April 7, 2014 Leave a comment

NegativeLet’s have a little chat about negativity and why it’s not as great an idea as it seems.

 


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Deadlands and More Deadlands

April 4, 2014 4 comments
Jackalope

Image courtesy of Imgur.

Sorry about the delay in getting this one posted, folks. This week I’ve been doing the literary equivalent of trying to ski uphill during an avalanche. So I’ve been a wee bit more distracted than usual.

This time I’ve decided to geek out about Deadlands, a Weird Western role playing game. I talk a bit about the game in general, my experiences with it and the various Deadlands campaigns I’m running these days. I also talk a little bit about why I think these particular kinds of genre mashup games work as well as they do.

(No jackalopes were harmed in the making of this podcast.)

 


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Star Thing Apotheosis

March 25, 2014 2 comments

ShipsTime for a bit of a ramble about Star Wars and Star Trek, and how the two seem to have become each other. Over time, Star Wars has become more Star Trek-y and Star Trek has become more Star Wars-y. I wonder where it will lead?


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A Nebulous Doom

March 17, 2014 Leave a comment

ClockworkEver get that feeling like the clock in your head is speeding up and the seconds are ticking away faster and faster because you’re not working on something RIGHT NOW? I certainly do.

Incidentally, if you’re curious about the awesome and entertaining Geologic Podcast, which I mention early on, it can be found at http://www.geologicpodcast.com/.

 


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Filling in the Gaps

March 11, 2014 Leave a comment

fixingabrainI’m fascinated with the way our brains fill in the gaps about people and things when we use social media. So I’ve decided to ramble about it for a bit. :)

 


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The Fred Friendly RPG

March 2, 2014 Leave a comment
Image by Robert Bruce Livingston

Image by Robert Bruce Livingston

At a time that the concept of role-playing had mostly been thought to be the purview of actors and psychiatrists, some folks thought of a different application. No, not Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, but television producer Fred Friendly. The Fred Friendly Seminars got well-known experts together to discuss major issues of the day by participating in a sort of role-playing game – a “hypothetical” moderated by a host. It is this fascinating thing that both is and is not an RPG – one that seemed well-accepted by the mainstream, it would seem – that will be the subject of my ramblings in this episode.

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Fred Friendly Seminars Site

PBS – About Fred Friendly Seminars


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