Monthly Archives: April 2017

No More Spirit Animals

Tonight at sundown, “Walpurgis Night” or “Hexennacht” begins. The evening of April 30th through the daylight of May 1st is a traditional pagan holiday in Europe, a turning point of the transition from spring to summer. It’s analogous to Halloween/All … Continue reading

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The Healing Power of Suck

A word about the healing power of sucking at something. I went to karaoke tonight with the full intention of singing less than perfectly. I deliberately picked out a few songs I loved, but had never tried to sing outside … Continue reading

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It takes enormous faith…

It takes enormous faith in humankind to be continually disappointed by people. Personally, I’m pleasantly surprised if most people can get through the day without resorting to cannibalism.

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Norwescon – April 16, 2017

My 1:00 pm panel today was on Video Game Art. But it was Easter Sunday, and only 3 people showed! So we decided to rebel a little. Veteran artist Brian Snoddy and I invited the audience up to our table, … Continue reading

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Norwescon – April 15, 2017

People are continuing to playtest┬áour new board games at Norwescon 40. ­čśÇ Great gamers, great feedback. Many thanks to everyone who turned out to play The Pit and Control! Started my day at a rollicking Video Game panel with Donna … Continue reading

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Standing Up To The Mob

Summary Notes from the Standing Up to the Mob panel.┬á┬áThis was a discussion at Norwescon 40, with┬áCat Rambo, the current President of the Science Fiction Writers of America,┬áMichelle Mickey Schulz, the Editor/Publisher of Geek Girls Rule!, veteran cosplayer Torrey Stenmark … Continue reading

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Norwescon – April 14, 2017

Woot! My team is at Norwescon this weekend play-testing our new board games, The Pit and Control! Come on up to Maxxi’s or down to Evergreen 1 & 2 to throw some dice and kill some monsters. You know you … Continue reading

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Norwescon 40 – April 13, 2017

Just finished my first panel of the convention, “Let’s Design A Monster”, and it was really a gas. Ogre Whiteside and Dylan Templar and I worked with a fantastic audience and whipped up four really horrifying monster concepts. I liked … Continue reading

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Train to Busan (2016)

I’m not going to ruin this movie for you. I loathe spoilers in general, and I loathe spoilers of really good films in particular. I will simply say that this is the best zombie movie I have ever seen. It … Continue reading

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