State of Play: Spring 2017 Edition

I have a really good friend who I’ve played rpgs with a lot – probably more than any other person, in fact. I think we’re very compatible as co-players, and i also really enjoy playing when my friend runs the game. I think of our play styles and preferences as being very similar. That’s context. […]

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An Old Clay Jar

There is an old jar of clay that, for various reason throughout the years, has come to be mostly filled with toxins. It wasn’t always so – the jar was originally meant to contain good and wholesome things. But bitter things got mixed in, and they gradually grew and mingled with and eventually overwhelmed the […]

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Finn Cooley: Masks

Name: Finn Cooley [Hero Alias: SilverArm / Argent] Game: Masks: A New Generation Playbook: The Innocent Campaign: The Junior Elite [Fall 2016] 5 sessions Overview Finn Cooley is a 17-year old rookie hero code-named SilverArm who was mysteriously ripped out of his origin timeline in late 1996 and thrust forward twenty years to a new […]

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Sunday Mickery: Guts Over Fear

Content Advisory: A couple of F-bombs visible to the naked eye, plus some ideas that might not sit well with asshats who are trying to keep other people down. For the past few days I’ve been mulling over lots of navel-gazey stuff and during some down-time I made this image. Once again, Eminem reaches out and grabs […]

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Creed

Sacre Bleu Daydream: The Ring

My spirit drowns in a midnight blue-tinted aetherspace where I’ve become enraptured by a mesmerizing amber stone set in a precious silver ring that I was allowed to wear on my pinkie for a few glorious moments but it changed me forever and now my soul is clawing reaching grasping with desperate desire to get back […]

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My Magpie-fest at Origins 2016

I was a player in five Games on Demand slots at Origins ’16, and four of them were Magpie games run by someone from Team Magpie. This year it was two sessions of Urban Shadows, with Marissa Kelly and Derrick Kapchinsky, plus a session of Bluebeard’s Bride under the guidance of Sarah Richardson, and finally […]

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No Longer Riding on the Merry-Go-Rou-Hound

Yesterday I read something where an interviewer asked Yoko Ono what she thought John Lennon would make of social media if he were still alive today. She said, if I recall, that he’d probably like using it, because he used to write letters to air his opinions on things, and that’s a lot of what […]

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Seven Ways I Was Schooled This Week

I learned a few things – or at least reminded of some things I should already have known – this past week. Here’s my account of those lessons. Maybe some of you will get some sense of feeling like you’re not alone in your struggles with schools, and society, and being unique and special, and […]

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Vegas After Midnight: Aces High

I’ve cooked up a set of thematic statements about the four Aces in Vegas After Midnight, and decided to put them in graphic form, like I do. Here they are – the Ace of  Diamonds, the Ace of Spades, the Ace of Hearts and the Ace of Clubs.  

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