Category: Writing

writing, gaming, creating

Diverse Bloggery

In the past I looked to focus the content of multiple blogs under the banner of boreders. Now, I have decided that it might be better to stick with the original format. In truth, I think the idea probably stemmed from the fallow state of multiple blogs. If I have many blogs with occasional postings,…
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April 26, 2017 0

The Effects of RPGs on Me

RPGaDay Day #7 asks: What aspect of RPGs has had the biggest effect on you? There existence has impacted me significantly, as without them and my interest in them, I would never have got into writing in the way I have. I spent about 10 years running play-by-mail games in the late 80s and early…
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August 17, 2016 0

Proudest Character Moment

RPGaDay Day #3 asks: Character moment you are proudest of? I’m going to go weird and wild here┬ábecause my proudest character moment is a setting. The Underplex In 2004 (or thereabouts), I got the chance to help with the text of PARANOIA XP. I got the job of working through the skills and service groups,…
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August 16, 2016 0

L is for Lip Balm

For today, I return to h2g2 where I spent many great years. I mean years – given this entry comes from 2007 and my original entries appeared in 1999. Here I handled the subject of Lip Balm Addiction, something that I have struggled with myself. I started playing musical instruments – like the tenor horn…
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April 14, 2016 0

E is for Explosive

Conceived and patented by the prolific inventor Arthur Paul Pedrick, the Internally Explosive Nail is a display of lateral thinking that pervades Pedrick’s work. Whereas so many people mutter “I could have done that” after the event, here is a man who charges forward and seizes the moment. In 2000, I published this article as…
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April 6, 2016 0

A is for A to Z Challenge

I guess it would have to take some sort of event to get me back into the business of blogging regularly. Not that I haven’t been blogging at all… just not here. At The Iron Pact I have been writing pretty much every day for over a month. I think it might be safe to…
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April 1, 2016 0

Storms of Creativity

I generally hate any article that comes with a Top 10 title. Yes, they pull people in. Yes, they sometimes work on me, like a Venus Flytrap lures with the sweet scent of rotting meat. As it happens I immediately saw the sense in half this link-fest of a Lifehacker piece on brainstorming. Finding ideas…
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January 13, 2016 0

Reading and Writing

Heck, today is just going to have to be one of those days when I simply type something out for the sake of typing. That isn’t to say that I might not turn this into something with a little more purpose and value. However, to do that certainly normally requires that I have some measure…
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October 31, 2015 0

Maelstrom Beggars Companion Appears

A year ago, I set about writing a Beggars Companion supplement for Maelstrom. Having struggled to write PARANOIA: The Underplex, a process that seemed to span a whole year and still turned out a product that felt a little wayward, I wanted to set myself a clear goal. At a minimum of 1,500 words a…
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November 28, 2011 0