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Happy Holidays, Los Angeles

­čś│The scene in California is straight out of a Roland Emmerich film Posted by Barstool Sports on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 I awoke this morning to find this seemingly impossible video on my news feed. Every time I see something … 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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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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Christmas Memories of Mister Bear

Mr. Bear walks into the room while I am putting on Christmas clothes for a Christmas party. MB: “I don’t think that Christmas movies are really trying.” ME: “In what sense?” MB: “I just searched through the Netflix Christmas movie … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Memorial: Morris Dembo, Revisited

  On Father’s Day in 2013, I wrote a memorial for my grandfather Morris Dembo, accompanied by a scan of the photo above. At the time, I was simply trying to write down as much as I knew and remembered … Continue reading

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Indie Meals – Wolf Mother Stew

I worked out this recipe a two years ago, during an indie summer in Vancouver. All game development jobs seem to involve some lapses of self-care, and it’s pretty common to see game devs in any segment of the industry … Continue reading

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