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Poetic Musings

Thank you for taking this literary journey with me! Here I post personal thoughts on social issues, reflections about day-to-day living, and of course a healthy amount of stories inspired by the many games I’ve played over the years. I try to update several times a week, and genuinely appreciate the care and support of all who read these words, whether the post is fanciful or heartfelt.

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The Foundation of Evil

The Foundation of Evil

The songs of early-morning birds heralded the arrival of another blessed day in the kingdom of Arlon. For decades the empire had enjoyed prosperity and growth unknown at any time before; their heroes had chased the very gods of Evil themselves back to their dark...

The High Cost of Living

The High Cost of Living

His companion’s leather armour creaked loudly in the still quiet of the temple’s inner sanctum. Joachim wished Reybeard could stay still for even a moment, but daren’t risk more of their hosts’ ire by trying to shush him. It had not been easy, finding a church to the...

Self-Hosted Applications I Wish I Needed

Self-Hosted Applications I Wish I Needed

I am a huge fan of applications and programs that can be self-hosted, meaning they don’t require any outside service or provider to work—an analog analogue would be owning DVDs versus borrowing them from the library*, or having your own security system instead of...

Night Sweats

Night Sweats

The sound of a heavy revolver being cocked snapped Carl from his fitful dreams, eyes frantically searching for the weapon, only to find it in his own shaking hand. His head and the firearm dropped back to the bed as one, and he spent long minutes trying to control his...

Collaborative Campaign Creation

Collaborative Campaign Creation

Role-playing games are a great opportunity to step away from everyday mundanity and embrace the escapism that can be found by portraying someone else, in a different world, for a while. In the past I’ve written about the importance of everyone being on the same page...

Of Parents and Heroes

Of Parents and Heroes

Once, the People stood beneath the radiant gaze of Bright Eyes, and alone felt her warmth. She was our lover, a mother to all the creatures of the world, and the beloved lady of the People. Her eye was that of kindness, of protection, of truth. Her mate, the Pale Eye,...