Operation Gaia Call for Art

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The Changeling Artist Collective will be hosting a fundraiser auction, January 20th through January 27th. 100% of profits (excluding shipping) will be donated to the National Audubon Society. We are inviting guest artists to participate in this event. Donated works should be small (5” x 7” or smaller, recommended). This … Continue reading

Kickstarter Reward Level: Vanity Press – Yrisa’s Nightmare and Rats in the Streets

“If I buy my way into RPG freelancing, will I ever be taken seriously?” To obtain a job and be successful at it, generally, you need the applicable skills for that profession and you have to prove you possess said skills. I want to move from a role-playing game wanna-lancer to a freelance writer. … Continue reading

How to spot and ignore fake news stories

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Can we talk? Look… I don’t know whether or not fake news influenced the election. I don’t know…and I don’t care. But what I do know is this: an incredible amount of otherwise intelligent-seeming people have started a trend on the internet: posting (and believing) news stories that are so obviously false, … Continue reading

A Thought for Every Thanksgiving!

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  It’s holiday season here in the USA. Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year’s, and blah, blah, blah… For various reasons, families are gathering, football is being watched, and liquor is being poured. Suppose you had a little more control over this whole thing. Imagine you’ve been put in charge of creating a new … Continue reading

What’s the best way to get to know someone?

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It’s obvious. Get my book. Available now It’s the very first of my books with cover art straight from the paintbrush of my five-year old son. (<<< That’s actually true.) It’s… The Ultimate Get to Know Someone Quiz The most entertainment you can squeeze into 101 pages. Pass it around to friends … Continue reading

Ten Courses Every College Should Offer

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I’ve been thinking. Dangerous, I know. In universities across the globe, professors teach math, science, language, and philosophy. Trade schools give students the gift of mastering a specific skill. Liberal arts universities offer so-called ‘well-rounded’ class structure. Schools teach many things, most of which are probably forgotten the moment a student … Continue reading

A Thought for Every Thursday – The Omega Project

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Welcome to the latest installment of my new weekly series, A Thought for Every Thursday. Every Thursday I’ll pose a question (or several) regarding a specific current event, a modern moral issue, or a philosophical conundrum. Instead of answering it myself, I’ll look to you for the resolution. It’s all … Continue reading

Kickstart the Comic – Quest for the Last Tree

Every couple of weeks I journey to my local comic book store, pick up an ever-growing stack of comics, rinse and repeat. I have to keep reminding myself as an independent comic writer, that there are others struggling to get their voices and stories heard. Many of them have turned … Continue reading

Vanity Press: What Kickstarter Rewards Did I Miss? – The Faerie Ring

Current State? Role-playing game wanna-lancer. Mission? To become a RPG freelancer. Plan? Pledging for writing credits in other creator’s RPG Kickstarters. That’s the situation now, but what about the past? Are there any un-mined RPG writing credits in Kickstarter’s long tail of products? As it turns out, yes. The projects I didn’t back… Some are … Continue reading

Gift Books for the Holidays

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Got a few stockings to stuff? Have a friend you have no idea what to get for Christmas (or a birthday?) Need something for under $10? Solutions await thee. Welcome to the Coffee Table Philosophy series. These slim, sexy coffee table books are full of fun questions and quizzes to keep anyone (or … Continue reading

A Thought for Every Thursday – Thunderbolts from Above

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Welcome to the latest installment of my new weekly series, A Thought for Every Thursday. Every Thursday I’ll pose a question (or several) regarding a specific current event, a modern moral issue, or a philosophical conundrum. Instead of answering it myself, I’ll look to you for the resolution. It’s all … Continue reading

My Beef with all the Quotes on the Internet

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Quotes, quotes…everywhere. We see them on our Facebook feeds, on people’s T-shirts, on bumper stickers, and on the walls of houses and offices across the land. Some are funny. Some are dull. Some have a grain of truth, while others are contradictory. And many quotes are credited to people who never said the … Continue reading

A Thought for Every Thursday – Gotta Love It

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Welcome to the latest installment of my new weekly series, A Thought for Every Thursday. Every Thursday I’ll pose a question (or several) regarding a specific current event, a modern moral issue, or a philosophical conundrum. Instead of answering it myself, I’ll look to you for the resolution. It’s all … Continue reading

Vanity Press: What Kickstarter Rewards Are Available? – Apocalypse the Risen RPG

I am building a resume of tabletop role-playing game writing credits by buying them from Kickstarter. The goal is to go from a RPG wanna-lancer to a paid freelancer. It’s… well, it’s my personal demon. To that end, there is an option to pay to write about that or any type … Continue reading

10 Questions for When You’re Tipsy

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It’s late. You’ve had a few adult beverages. You’re with a few friends. Or maybe you’re alone. It’s time to break out ten questions you might not ask if you were sober. * * * Let’s Get Physical  Assuming one-on-one combat, what percentage of the world’s population could you handle … Continue reading

Giving away the Graveyard

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That’s right. I’m giving away four free softcover editions of my spooky novella, The Hecatomb. All you have to do is click the creepy cover below. It’ll take you to Goodreads, where you can get clicky and enter to win a signed copy. There’s no catch. Entries are valid from … Continue reading

Vanity Press: What Kickstarter Rewards Are Available? – The Dread House and Salt in Wounds Tabletop Setting

I want to freelance in the tabletop role-playing game industry. To get there, I’m buying a resume of writing credits via Kickstarter rewards. So far, I’ve largely bought into D&D 5e. But the RPG industry is wider than D&D and I want to add as many systems to my resume … Continue reading

A Thought for Every Thursday – How or Why?

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Welcome to the latest installment of my new weekly series, A Thought for Every Thursday. Every Thursday at Tessera Guild I’ll pose a question (or several) regarding a specific current event, a modern moral issue, or a philosophical conundrum. Instead of answering it myself, I’ll look to you for the resolution. … Continue reading

Vanity Press: What Kickstarter Rewards Are Available? – Embers of the Forgotten Kingdom and Manastorm

My journey from tabletop role-playing game wanna-lancer to freelancer involves buying into the right projects (chronicled here). To build my vanity press resume, I review a number Kickstarters. Here’s a few standout projects with vanity press options. * * * Manastorm – A Pathfinder-Compatible Campaign Setting by Terran Empire Publishing … Continue reading

Nine Weird Things About the Internet Today

One-hundred years from now, I’m convinced most of the modern world will have almost no reason to walk outside their front door. Ever. Just think about it. The internet (if it isn’t already) will be all-powerful. Every consumer good will be deliverable instantly. Anyone will be able to contact anyone FTL … Continue reading