Exponential Costs

Once you pay the vax geld you’re never rid of the vax....

The Paranoia RPG As a How-To Manual

Remember when they reskinned the Paranoia RPG so that, rather than ‘commie’, everybody ran around accusing their enemies of being ‘terrorists’? That humor gets darker by the day. Remember to eat lots of carbs, stay indoors and sedentary, avoid family and friend, and most important of all: take your...

Give Money to People Who Don’t Hate You

Friend of the blog Jesse White has an exciting new project kicking off tomorrow. DeusVult, a comic that harkens back to the days when comic book companies didn’t hate you, drops onto IndieGoGo.  With tiers for hand-inked pages with several panels on them, as well as full-splash page art, which will sell...

The Two Kinds of Twitter D&D

Here is a handy scientific reference chart, to help you track which one you encounter in the wild:...

Baby’s First Long Form Fiction

Writing terrible screenplays taught me how to write incredible novels. The kind of boilerplate, structure-heavy, paint-by-numbers writing advice powered me through the first quarter of a million (unread and unpublished) words of writing. Screenplays are blueprints. They must be written for a lot of different audiences – everybody but...

Modernist D&D

For those new to the site, “Modernist” is not a compliment.  Every new D&D book that hits the stores looks like this to me: Hence my retreat into the world of miniature wargaming.  If you build your own, they can’t take it from you....

True Detective: Season Two – Better Than They Say

The much maligned second season of True Detective (SPOILER ALERT) makes for better watching than you’ve probably heard.  The critics and the masses loved the first season and demanded more of the same, but different.  They got it, and complained heavily about a sophomore slump.  While it is true...

This Meme is a Keeper

We all know it’s coming. A fake story to cover the fake death of a fake president. Who you got? This is a joke – a very dark one.  But if you know of an actual betting site taking odds, let me know, would you?  ...

An Interesting People

Apparently, I am one of them. Who knew? Alexander Hellene, a fine author in his own right knew. He wrestled me to the ground and wrung some deeply introspective thoughts out of me. There are multiple blog posts worth of content here, content that needed his probing and incisive...