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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Hoard of the Dragon Queen – Session 1

Hoard of the Dragon Queen Ghesh, a Dragonling Cleric of Lliiara set off on an adventure from Amn. Traveling with him were the Tiefling siblings Elsen and Kallista; Wizard and Rogue, respectively.  Their journey was leisurely; certainly the easiest gold any of them had made, protecting the simple caravan of items bound for the town

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“Light Stalking” and other misnomers.

You may, or may not be aware of the online piece recently written for the Guardian by Kathleen Hale. As a precursor to what I’m about to write, Kathleen seems like a generally cool person that I wouldn’t mind hanging out with. She is clearly a clever person, with a lot of talent, and an

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G.A.M.E. Panel Notes – Player Retention

Originally I was going to publish my notes with some annotations, but as I started going through fleshing them out a bit, I discovered a well of information that I wanted to get across. So. Here are my notes, typed out like I used them during the panel. I’ll have more details on what I’ll

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Meeting RA Salvatore

So, on Thursday Night, I got to meet RA Salvatore. Here’s a link to his site, if you want to learn a little more about him. When I was 10 years old, the books I had read the most were Animorphs. I loved’em more than anything. I read those, and the Chrestomanci stories, (There were

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September 11th

I am sitting in my chair at work as I write this. It’s 5:07PM and I started thinking about the day. September 11th, 2014. It was 13 years ago when our country, and indeed our world as a result, were changed by a comparative handful of individuals. When people speak about this day, it’s usually

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Online Fundraising

Online Fundraising Every Year I go to an event here in Springfield. It’s a great chance to meet up with like-minded people, and I usually get to get our name out there a bit. Well worth the low price the event costs me. I’m currently trying to decide if I want to dedicated my money

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ALS Challenge and Responses

So, I think pretty much everyone is aware of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, if you’re on Facebook. If you’re not, basically, if you get Nominated, you have to dump a bucket of Ice Water on your head, or donate $100 to ALSA. As of right now, ALSA.org is reporting that the Ice Bucket Challenge

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