How I Write an Adventure, part 1 – Introduction
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I’ve had a few people ask me, over the years, how to prepare an adventure for a tabletop role-playing game….

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Con Report: Can-Con 2015
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As I type this, I’m at the bus station, ready to head back to Toronto from Can-Con 2015.  Had an…

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Explaining Diversity, and Faits Accomplis
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There are a few fandoms I follow where I see people arguing why certain forms of diversity are or aren’t…

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Five Horror Movies of the New Millennium
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The A. V. Club posted their list of “The 25 best horror movies since 2000“. Of these twenty-five, I’ve seen…

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The Most Important Note in Music
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The most important note in all of music is in Ludwig van Beethoven’s 9th symphony, in the fourth movement –…

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DC’s Past and Future
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[There’s a minor correction, noted at the bottom.] The first Saturday in May is traditionally Free Comic Book Day.  Comics…

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Stars in a Young Universe
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Episode 4 of the new “Cosmos” was titled “A Sky Full of Ghosts”. In it, Neil deGrasse Tyson showed a…

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Haiku Reviews: Muppets * 2, Grizzly Park, Ancillary Justice, Gigli
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“Muppets Most Wanted” (2014 film) in haiku: Fucked up and funny. A lesser film than the last. I hope there…

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Movies in Haiku: Robocop, 300, Lego, Hyenas, Nazis!
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“Robocop” (2014) in haiku: Less fun than before; Surprising thoughtful sci fi. So close to Bechdel. “300: Rise of an…

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Better to Light a Candle – Orson Scott Card and DC Entertainment
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Arright.  So.  DC hired Orson Scott Card to write “Adventures of Superman”, a weekly digital series. Mr. Card sits on the board…

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