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Too Many Books to Read

19 December, 2014

I don’t do enough meaningful reading* and I’m starting to get a huge backlog. This is a problem. There are so many books, novels, magazines, blogs, etc. out there that I find interesting and want to enjoy. I frequently have dozens of RSS feeds, wishlisted books, and bookmarked articles to read. They are just sitting […]

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Switching to Android

17 December, 2014

Quite a few people are surprised when I tell them that my new phone is an Android phone and they are even more surprised when I tell them that it is a older Android phone. Let’s talk about how this came to be. The long hard look at the phone bill Now that the two-year […]

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Nominated for an ENnie Award

15 July, 2014

My Fate SRD site has been nominated for an ENnie for Best Web Site! I could not be more overjoyed! I’ve been a gamer for a long time, more than twenty years, and I’ve always wanted to be involved in the larger gamer community. I GM a lot and so I write a lot of […]

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Adding Flourish to a CSS Animation

02 July, 2014

I’m new to animation in CSS. I’ve read The CSS Animations Pocket Guide and explored tutorials online, doing little code sketches of things to get a handle on the new possibilities. So while working with one of the other designers on a landing page I saw a possibility for adding a small animated flourish. The […]

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How I Setup a Junkyard Boss Fight in Fate

02 June, 2014

For my Fate RPG campaign Brewed Awakening the most recent story arc ended with a big fight scene in a junkyard. This is a writeup of how I ran it. The Cast Involved The heroes: James, Alcholic Alchemist Wizard Apprentice Reba, Accidental Voodoo Student Becca, Psychic Honor Roll Student Markos, Greek Geek Artificer The bad […]

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Recap Aspects in Fate

31 May, 2014

For the past eight years I’ve been running a wiki that hosts information about all the RPG games that I’ve played and run. Say what you will about being OCD, but being able to go back and reference those notes is handy and allows me to wax nostalgic from time-to-time. My players understand that part […]

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Best Man Speech

27 May, 2014

I had the honor over the weekend to be the best man for my good friend Eric. We were dressed to the nines and wearing kilts. 🙂 So during the reception I got to give a speech. Never hand me a microphone in front of a group of people, because I will talk, talk, talk. […]

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Fate Pickup Game – Save the Ghostbusters

24 May, 2014

So this weekend I was the best man for my friend Eric’s wedding. At the rehearsal dinner, Sean Patrick Fannon was lamenting that he never gets to play (he always GMs) and that he has never played Fate. So I decided to run an ad hoc FAE game because I love improv games. During dinner […]

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The Humble Walleri, Another Fantasy Humanoid

02 May, 2014

As I mentioned in previous post my brain is stuck on creating new fantasy races for RPGs by using real world creatures as inspiration. Today’s inspiration is the Gerenuk. Some of the highlights that catch my imagination: Herd animal Runs very fast The long neck is pretty ridiculous looking Renown as a humble creature. From […]

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