Sea serpents! Mysteries!

It's 1899. A tramp steamer rides out a tsunami in the South Pacific, and then visits some of the devastated islands in search of news and cargo. On one particularly remote island, the natives tell of a gigantic two-headed sea serpent that washed up on a beach in the tsunami's wake. The steamer's captain is... Continue Reading →

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Government shutdown: An eyewitness report of anarchy and mayhem from Gunpowder and Ink.

National Nothing Day (belated)

So it turns out that yesterday was National Nothing Day. I would have posted about it yesterday, but you know... National Nothing Day. The only thing better than this would be if National Donut Day happened to be on the same date. Doing nothing and eating donuts? Now that's something -- I mean nothing? --... Continue Reading →

Rounding up the mavericks

So I missed my usual post last Thursday. Looking at the blog stats, it's easy to tell; people don't visit when there's nothing to visit. As for why I missed it, that's a tale as old as time. And probably less interesting than watching paint dry. Boiling it down to the essence, a multitude of... Continue Reading →

Smokey D. Bugbear

This made me laugh. A lot. If you've ever played a fantasy RPG, you'll probably laugh, too. Smokey D. Bugbear, from claudiopozas.com via Lake Geneva Games and Claudio Pozas.

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

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      

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 →

World Anvil – A new worldbuilding tool

Are you a world builder? Writer? Tabletop roleplaying gamer? If so, you need to check out World Anvil. It's an online world-building tool designed to help you create your world and present it to the public. There are also features specifically for tabletop gaming, giving DMs and players a place to build campaigns and share... Continue Reading →

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