The most metal deaths in Middle Earth

I'm halfway through a post on how I was wrong about the stupid pointlessness of hit points, but I had to stop writing it (temporarily, I promise) because I can't not post this right now. Someone has made a list of the most metal deaths in Middle Earth, and you'd better believe they're not just metal,... Continue Reading →

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Into the weird west: Straight Outta Tombstone

I have to confess, I've never read any "weird western" stories. But I hear that they haven't been super popular over the years, so I guess that's a good enough excuse. You just don't see them very often. And while we're on the subject of confessions, I'll also go ahead and admit that 90% of... Continue Reading →

I assume you've heard of Root by now. If you're behind the curve like me and wondering why all the hype, check out this excellent review. Anybody got a copy I could borrow? h/t rockymountainnavy.wordpress.com

No, there's no such thing as overthinking Tolkien! But if there were, the Armchair Corporal blog might have just done it with Gandalf's plan to enter Mordor. I like it!

A good Western needs good gunplay and a rousing story--and people are saying Netflix's series, "Godless," has the goods.

Visit the Little Fears

Check out the motley cast of artfully doodled characters at Little Fears. I like these little guys a lot. This recent video is a pretty good example of the clever visuals and terrible puns Little Fears will treat you to. https://youtu.be/KQmkNh2nWHI      

Henrietta Voclain’s silverberry wand – a Hufflepuffery special

When we play our family Harry Potter roleplaying game, we each bring a wand to the table. My daughter's character is Henrietta Voclain, a first-year student at Hogwarts, and this is her wand. Hand-carved magic wand: Silverberry, 14 1/2 inches As you can see, it's quite simple, but I like to think it's also elegant... Continue Reading →

Getting ready for some HufflePuffery

For the past few weeks, I've been working on starting up an Etsy shop. It's going to be called HufflePuffery because we're starting out with magic wands and other Harry Potter themed crafts. And also because, as we've been playing our Harry Potter roleplaying game, the whole family has fallen in love with Hufflepuff house.... Continue Reading →

Blueberry Earth sounds so delicious…also dangerous…but mostly delicious

So a sciency type of guy who works at the Oxford Future of Humanity Institute actually wrote a paper on what would happen if the Earth were instantaneously replaced with an equal volume of closely packed (but not compressed) blueberries. Right away we get a Monty Python-esque question: Are these American blueberries or wild European... Continue Reading →

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