Originally posted 2016-01-15 17:00:36. Winter is insidious.  No matter what you do, it creeps in, past windows and doors, seemingly through walls and floors, and finds its way to you.  When the wind blows, and you hear it outside howling like a hungry beast, you understand the Algonquian stories of Wendigo. And a new chill…

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Originally posted 2015-12-18 08:00:41. There is a gross misconception that my kind are unholy, profane, and outside of the love of God.  This is very untrue.  There are further sentiments that all of us who practice the arcane arts have no true reverence for what is holy and good, and that we are unchristian and…

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Originally posted 2015-10-30 17:00:55. Do you think you can write an average of 1667 words a day, cohesively, and make a story of it?  After all, that’s all it takes to complete NaNoWriMo. November brings National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo, or NaNo for short), and each year brings hordes of people who try to complete…

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Originally posted 2015-10-28 12:00:26. Title: Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons Author: Michael Witwer Published: October 6th, 2015 Pages: 276 Genre: Biography Kid Friendly Rating: Not Applicable.  Kids generally would not grasp the book, short of about age 16. Synopsis:  This is it, the story of the man who…

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Originally posted 2015-10-16 18:00:07. “They say there is no way to measure the absence of light.  I say they’re wrong. “We fear the absence of light, more so in this modern age than ever before.  We light up our cities as the sun sets, praying that the moon will rise and add its light to…

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Originally posted 2015-10-09 10:02:32. The kid was dead, and there wasn’t a damned thing anyone could do about it. And it drove me crazy. He sat in a booth in the café part of my bookstore, just watching life go by around him.  “Watching life go by,” what a terrible phrase, but oh how it…

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Originally posted 2015-10-07 12:00:19. Title:  The Aeronaut’s Windlass Author: Jim Butcher Published: 29 September, 2015 Pages: 630 Genre: Science Fiction/Fantasy: Steampunk Fantasy Series: The Cinder Spires, Volume One Kid Friendly Rating:  Teenagers, 14-15 at the earliest.  Violence and graphic depictions of violence, but without extreme language Synopsis: Spire Albion finds herself and all of her…

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Originally posted 2015-09-29 11:45:46. Who am I?  What am I doing here?  Nah, this isn’t the place for that existential crap.  Well, not yet at least. Who am I? I’m Erik Fry.  I have been a roleplaying gamer for going on twenty-eight years, having cut my teeth on the Moldvay BECMI Basic D&D game.  I’ve…

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Welcome to Flashback Fiction, a new segment on Geeks and Geeklets! We will be posting stories from our Fiction Writing Friday vaults! Enjoy!  _________________ “They say there is no way to measure the absence of light.  I say they’re wrong. “We fear the absence of light, more so in this modern age than ever before….

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Welcome to Flashback Fiction, a new segment on Geeks and Geeklets! We will be posting stories from our Fiction Writing Friday vaults! Enjoy!  _________________ The kid was dead, and there wasn’t a damned thing anyone could do about it. And it drove me crazy. He sat in a booth in the café part of my…

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Mary Sue – originally a term meant to indicate a self-insertion character; a character that embodies the author’s ideal self-expression. I started this article with the above definition intentionally because I am going to destroy it.   One of the things we talk about in roleplaying games is the idea of immersion; that is, the…

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       I crouched low in the snow, my back up against the brick wall behind me.  The long cloak was spread around my form, fallen snow already gathered on it, making me look like a snowdrift.  At least, I hoped it made me look that way.  My hood was pulled low over my…

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