A few months ago, I bookmarked the Kickstarters for a couple of Western RPGs that looked really cool. I was a wee bit jealous because there they were succeeding at something I wanted to do but didn't yet know how, and also felt like I missed out because they were funded before I even knew... Continue Reading →
A great article comparing the Springfield "trapdoor" rifle carried by Custer's troops to the 1866 Winchester "Yellow Boy" lever-action carried by the Indians that defeated them.
Why you have fallen out of love with A Game of Thrones (guest post at The Mixed GM by Oghma_EM)
The Mixed GM recently posted I cannot keep my character alive...and that's okay. But I'm not so sure about that. He makes a good case, but I'm not fully convinced. True, it's exciting when you know the next move could be your character's last. Your heart starts pounding and you sit trembling on the edge... Continue Reading →
What's more badass than a classic lever-action rifle? If you answered "nothing," you get partial credit. That would have been my answer too. But apparently, this exists. Yes, lever-action rifles have been made -- and presumably, somewhere, also used -- with bayonets. Check it out. According to the auction site, this rifle was manufactured and... Continue Reading →
Primalcraft is a Minecraft mod (currently in development, soon to open for alpha testing) that will dive into stone-age survival in detail...and I can't wait to try it. Here's one example of the coolness: Stone age spears.
A few weeks ago, while reading about the Bog Bodies of Europe, the nucleus of a story flashed into my mind. It gave me goosebumps...partly because that's what happens when something fires up my imagination, and partly because the world in which I envision it has been waiting for me to write a story in... Continue Reading →
I can personally verify a few of these rarely acknowledged truths. Fortunately, I've managed to avoid permanently altering my anatomy...so far. Minor cosmetic damage only. 🙂 SKILLSAW: A portable cutting tool used to make boards too short. BELT SANDER: An electric sanding tool commonly used to convert minor touch-up jobs into major refinishing jobs. WIRE... Continue Reading →
I just now realized that I've been in grave danger of falling prey to the insidious sin of trying to turn roleplaying games into story vehicles. *Crosses self. Out, damned spot!* For all that I talk about telling stories and playing characters in a story, I'm not building a container for stories or even a... Continue Reading →