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Lord of the Rings Online is the Best Storydriven MMO


And it's not even close.

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We're All On Forums Now


Forums like Portal of Evil and Something Awful shape current social media discourse in ways which are way more far-reaching than the size of those sites would indicate. A response to Gavin Mueller.

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Summer 2016 Check-in


There's new stuff coming for ACTION MOVIE WORLD, different stuff coming in video games writing, the same stuff in pro wrestling writing, and school is neat

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Confessions of a Middle Aged English Student


How we think of school and work have become completely unmoored from reality.

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ACTION MOVIE WORLD: First Blood Play Reports


Being two play reports from the campaign of a happy player

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ACTION MOVIE WORLD: First Blood is out


I've been working on this roleplaying game for a good long while. It's out now.

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Professional Wrestling is the American Dream


Dusty Rhodes died today. I contributed an essay to Nathan Paoletta's pro wrestling roleplaying game, "World Wide Wrestling" (as well as serving as editor). With Nathan's permission, I'm printing it here in tribute to one of the greats. I'm godawful upset. RIP Dusty.

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The Physical Language of Action Movies


I was tagged into a conversation on G+ today about action movies and violence. It was a small circle conversation, so I'll refrain from giving names, but it was an interesting discussion about violence, maleness, and media.

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The Maturing of the One Ring - Songbook


​Songs are a big part of fantasy literature, especially where Tolkien is concerned. Setting aside whether you like Tolkien's verse, a Middle-earth game must have rules for songs to be complete.

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The Maturing of The One Ring - Rivendell


I don't post much here. I'm a bad blogger. But I'm going to fire this up again in the next few days for something which is, compared to my last few posts oh so long ago, fairly trivial. Which is all good by me, since trivial means I'm having fun.

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