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Island 19: A Tale of the Bermuda Triangle

Steer clear of that Jon Del Arroz fella – he is a bad influence. This time he tempted me into parting with my hard earned fiat money in pursuit of a grand old adventure story called Island 19: A Tale of the Bermuda Triangle.  You can back this project yourself over...

Be As Wise As Serpents

In our modern days of enlightened up-side-downism, deducing what the deuce bedevils some far flung corner of the world can be a tricky proposition.  Take the current conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the south Caucasus, for example.  The Ionian Peninsula is a crossroads claimed by a lot of...

Three Laws of Robotics

This is not a game for kids. Well, it can be, but I wouldn’t recommend it. What you’re looking at here is a light card game that amounts to “Blind Indian” on steroids.  The deck consists of three suits (“factions”) of five cards ranked from one to five.  Players...

Dead Hobby Walking

Miniature wargames in general, and historical wargaming in particular, are headed down the same road as every other hobby out there. You’d think those with an interest in history would be better prepared to learn from the history of other hobbies, but it doesn’t look that way. A lot...

The Pulp Mindset

When it comes to mid-length cultural analysis, JD Cowan is one of the best in the blogging business.  His ‘Wasteland and Sky’ has been on my blogroll for years.  He is as adept at noticing trends as he is at digging up hard evidence for the what’s the how’s...

Thor Heyerdahl Vindicated

The pre-history of the Americas is a true dark age – a time of great uncertainty and filled with mysteries for which we may never have solutions.  The most basic of these, who was the first to arrive, remains shrouded in conflicting narratives and contradictory evidence provided by scattered...

T-Bird and Throttle Conclusion

If you’ve missed out on the furious fun of Josh Howard’s  T-Bird and Throttle comics, now is your chance to get in on things with the complete collection. Josh is running the fourth crowd fund for the fourth and final installment of this volume, and the first three issues...

The Humanity

This is what the site of the Hindenberg disaster looks like these days. With just a simple plaque immortalizing the victims of the terrible accident. It’s on a military base, so it doesn’t get many visitors these days.  I stopped to say a few Aves for thee, lads.  Godspeed...

Saint Brigid’s Moneggstery

With the world losing its collective mind, the wife has decided that one thing she will never run short of is eggs. We already had a trio of the little layers, but decided to add a few more ladies to the flock. After a bit of research, I settled...

Another Saint CoronaChan Miracle

Happy Taxman Cometh Day! Looking for a bright silver lining to the plague cloud of imbalanced bodily humours that our friends in China shared with the world? You can find one at a big box store whose name rhymes with Shome Repo. While bopping around running work related and...