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Big Moose Semifinalist!
I am extremely honored, and beyond that, absolutely encouraged to continue seeking publication for this work, and to continue writing others.
The Helmet Story
For lack of a proper blog post, I present this new page for the archives: the history of the Detroit City Football Club Horns Crew helmets:
Everything about metaverse looked awful from the onset, and its ad campaign has done nothing but hint at the inevitability of some sort of bleak, sexless dystopia in which human beings, desperate for real interaction, walk around with plastic boxes strapped to their faces seemingly unaware that what they seek requires them only to breakContinue reading “The Metapocalypse”
Who’s Afraid of ChatGPT?
…if you’re reading this, you probably like human beings with human problems and dumb meat brains, which is what I provide: dumb meat.
Dirt Cheap Dungeons Cavern Set – A Review
I strongly recommend the DCD system for anyone looking to add affordable, easy-to-use walls to their role playing games, and I’ll double down on that recommendation so far as this new Cavern System is concerned.
Intimidation and Persuasion in Dungeons and Dragons
[A] persuaded NPC can be trusted because they act in their own self-interest in addition to whatever communal interest has been established. An intimidated NPC cannot be trusted because they act only in their own self-preservation and share in no communal benefit in so doing.
Race and Dungeons and Dragons: An Unsolicited Opinion – Part 2
When someone’s response to “Black Lives Matter” is “there’s no such thing as race,” you can go ahead and move on with your life because that person literally farts in the bath tub and bites the bubbles.
Race and Dungeons and Dragons: An Unsolicited Opinion – Part 1
The scholarship and culture to which I personally am responding… is still undergoing earth-shaking change. Tolkien… was being quite progressive by suggesting elves, humans, dwarves, and shire-folk could live happily together… but…that is through a contemporary lens problematic. I come here not to bury Tolkien, but to contextualize him…
Rings of Power – First Impressions
I’d make one final note about the casting, and in particular the so-called controversy regarding casting People of Color – literally anyone who has a problem with it should go pound sand and die mad about it.