At the Edge

You’ve heard the saying before, “I stood at the edge of darkness, looking into the abyss, and the Abyss blinked.” – or the not-as-oft portrayed version, “I stood at the edge of darkness, looking into the abyss, and I blinked.” Both are very evocative of the characters they’re trying to represent: One is a tough

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Every Day

I’ve been trying to work on writing something by hand in my journal every day. I have a portable one that I write a single page entry in, and I have another covered in a houndstooth design that I have two entries in. The project has been… interesting. I’ve only spent about a week writing

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DEATH

AT LAST, SIR TERRY, WE MUST WALK TOGETHER. Terry took Death’s arm and followed him through the doors and on to the black desert under the endless night. The End.   It has been quite a while since I’ve had to deal with death in any real or meaningful way. The last family death that

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News writing

My copy of “The Assoicated Press Guide to News Writing” came in the mail today. I finished the first chapter, and I already love this book. More to follow.

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Writing Prompts

I’ve been working on writing prompts for a while. I thought I would share some of them with you. Use freely as you wish. A card player discovers that the card game he loves playing is real, and that his battles are actually wars taking place in another dimension. People have learned how to upload

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Hoard of the Dragon Queen – Session 2

The Mayor actually turned out to be “Governor Nighthill” – Governor being his first name, oddly enough. He was indeed an elderly man, stooped and wizened from his advanced years. But his eyes were bright as he quickly pointed to the surrounding area and begged the heroes to help save his town. As he was

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Mental Disorders

I don’t understand the fascination people have with self-diagnosing serious mental disorders, and laughing about it like it is some kind of joke. I, myself, have occasionally used the colloquial phrase, “Sorry, my OCD made me do that.” when I’ve done something stereotypically OCD. Something you’d see Tony Shalhoub do in passing on Monk when

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The one where I nerd out a bit

So, pardon me for a moment as I freak out and have tons of happy-go-lucky James time. RA Salvatore posted this today. So. Freakin’. Stoked. That’s my favorite author, retweeting and talking about my tweet!

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Player Retention

I published an eBook based on an earlier blog post. That blog post detailed my notes from a panel that I did back in October for Springfield G.A.M.E. You can find my eBook here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00P841VBA It’s called “Player Retention” and it focuses primarily on keeping players coming back to your gaming table each week by

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