2020 Year in Review

Last week, I shared my reading list from 2020 as part one of summarizing my year. If you're interested in seeing what goes into my mind to create the stuff in this article, you should check it out. This week, I'm going to discuss what I've been working on—both published, and unpublished. The Year of … Continue reading 2020 Year in Review

2020 Reading List

During the 2019 holidays, I had a conversation with my sister about our reading habits. At this time I didn't feel like I read all that much. More than the average American, surely, but probably right around the "one book per month" goal she was considering. Consequently, I decided to spend time this year (2020) … Continue reading 2020 Reading List

First Impressions — “The Red Book of Magic”

I've just finished my first read-through of Chaosium's new release for RuneQuest, The Red Book of Magic. Since my "First Impressions" post was popular last time, I've decided to do so once more. This article is not a review! I haven't played any of the new content provided for RuneQuest, and my read-through was done … Continue reading First Impressions — “The Red Book of Magic”

First Impressions—”The Pegasus Plateau & Other Stories”

Chaosium recently published their third adventure pack for the newest edition of their tabletop roleplaying game RuneQuest: Roleplaying in Glorantha, titled The Pegasus Plateau & Other Stories. I've just finished reading it. In this post, I'm going to take some time to go chapter by chapter through the new book, and talk a little about each. … Continue reading First Impressions—”The Pegasus Plateau & Other Stories”

Overlight Review

"A roleplaying game of kaleidoscopic fantasy." That tagline, combined with the above cover art, intrigued me enough to pick up this 2018 tabletop roleplaying game from Renegade Games. An unusual claim, juxtaposed with thrillingly colorful artwork, offered me enough promise to pick up the core rulebook from my local gaming store. I read the 332-page … Continue reading Overlight Review

Binge-Streaming and the Mini-Series

With the rise and continued growth of services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon's Prime Video, the way in which many people consume stories has changed. Before these streaming services, film stories were presented for consumption in basically two ways: serially over television, or in a one- to three-hour block, as a movie. There were … Continue reading Binge-Streaming and the Mini-Series

The Power of Ten Thousand Words

It is November 7th, 2017. One year and six days ago, I started writing the first draft of my very first novel, The Rule of Iron. I'd dabbled in writing fiction before, but nothing substantial. Nothing significant enough for me to say "I'm a person who writes!" I'm sitting in the same black chair I sat … Continue reading The Power of Ten Thousand Words

Why You Should Try NaNoWriMo

What is NaNoWriMo? NaNoWriMo stands for National Novel Writing Month, which is the name shared by both a nonprofit charity dedicated to writing and literacy as well as the contest they run. The goal is simple: write 50,000 words in the month of November. Okay, maybe it's not that simple. It's a big task, but the … Continue reading Why You Should Try NaNoWriMo

Why We Should Worship Santa Claus

Hello, Internet! I'd like to talk a little about Christmas. It's a wonderful time of the year for many. All holidays are special times for those who celebrate them, but Christmas holds a unique place in my heart due to my family's customs. Every other year, we gather together at my grandparents; the holiday blends … Continue reading Why We Should Worship Santa Claus