Thursday, April 22, 2010

Holy crap I'm Excited

The Deck of Many Things; past, present, and now in a luxurious new easy-to-be-imprisoned case!

Has this or any form of this deck every appeared in a novel, FR, D&D, Eberron, Dragonlance, Ravenloft, or other?

Because, I think I’d really like to see it. I wonder if there is time to change up the plot in what I’m currently working on. You, know, just to send things careening wildly off the tracks. Hmm… Better think on this further before I do anything hasty.

But, before I go, could I have two draws from the Deck please?

Monday, April 19, 2010

Media Blitz

I am snowed under by media to be read, listened to, watched, played, or written. I'm currently reading 2 books on my kindle app (on phone and mac), listening to an audio book on my phone, in the middle of watching a couple different HBO shows via netflix streaming, and have a couple hard-copy books and DVDs lent to me by friends that I look forward to watching/reading.

Not to mention the huge backlog of podcasts I listen to fairly regularly. Which I'm behind on because of the aforementioned audiobook. As it happens, I signed up for the 1 audiobook a month plan at, so I've got a lot more audiobooks in my future.

I'm also writing a novel in my free time (and if I could say more about that, I would), and proofing Key of Stars (due back to editor May 3rd).

And as it turns out, I'm also trying to teach myself Objective C, which is great fun. When I can find the time to sit down with my manual!

Time was I used to play Xbox 360, and I was up to date on all the games. No more. Not enough time. Though I suppose when the next must-have title emerges, that'll change. Starcraft II I think. If it ever comes out . . .

So like I said, I've got a lot of media to consume (and produce). Some days, such as right now when I've got a cold to drag me down, I feel burdened. Like it's just too much of a first world problem. So maybe I should give another $25 to Kiva, chuck the rest, and re-read my old copy of The Hobbit for the 20th time.  Sounding pretty good...

Friday, April 16, 2010

Gamma World

I'm very excited to see the art for Gamma World has dropped.

That's right, mutant. It's go time. You can handle a little radiation, can't you? How about if I promise to give you a plasma rifle? Yeah, I thought so.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

New Blog Template

I've been sort of jealous of all the folks using wordpress to trick out their blogs with new templates as the mood suits them. I'm on Blogger, I thought, and my only chance for individuality was to design my own theme, which with the help of a friend, I'd sort of done.

I was very surprised and happy to find out today when I did a search for "blogger themes." I discovered a whole world of templates created by designers. For instance, this very cool theme called Starry Night (I think). Isn't it sweet?

Tuesday, April 6, 2010


Once my wardrobe consisted mainly of free t-shirts I got through TSR and Wizards. They were uniformly black. These days, the only black game shirt I have is a retro Advanced D&D one I paid for.

But I got a cool new free t-shirt today that says We Make The Rules, with some cool framing art. On the back it reads Wizards of the Coast R&D. And unlike all my old shirts that were 1 size too large for me, it fits!

Looking forward to adding it to the shirt "rotation." Yes, little things like this make me happy :-).

(Speaking of cool t-shirts, today I'm wearing a shirt that show 5 "test your psychic ability cards" Zener cards, under which reads Teach The Controversy.)