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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MotW: Spinning Plates

Smokey air from the annual rice burning thick in the air – farmers destroying the unusable parts of their fields once harvesting had completed – the investigators woke to a blood-red sky and debilitating hangovers, undercut by the ear-splitting noise of...

Fish Harassment (HOTS)

In Heroes of the Storm, different characters have different roles and play-styles. I don't just mean the difference between characters who soak damage and those who deal it – any two characters, even those who fall into the same general category, need to emphasize...

Conquest: the Future Promises

Having left the Scarlet Chorus' camp safely, ignoring Voice of Nerat's subtle barbs suggesting that my possession of the Silent Archive could be seen as an affront to Kyros' directive that dangerous knowledge be suppressed for the good of the empire, I took some time...

MotW: People Skills

"Bad news," Tommy shook his head, hanging up his cell phone. "My people have found out the Air Force base experiment not only got delayed, like we wanted, but also moved.""To where?" Ismene asked, a worried look on her face."It's in Rio Linda, out near the emu farms...

The Premise of Adventure

It's now been four full months since my last foray of running a Legends of the Five Rings game finished, capping off no less than six years of gaming. In that chronicle the characters took on two very different enemies of the Emerald Empire – the vile Maho-Tsukai and...

MotW: Labeling Friends

Deciding the forest wasn't a good location for serious conversation, Ismene, Tommy, Tammy, and Seth returned to suburbia. Their new quasi-allies the werewolves had invited them to a private home, to explore the revelations of their shared evening. Harry –...