http://www.capricon.org I am very happy to announce that I will be the Fan Guest of Honor at Capricon 44. My fellow guests are fantastic, and I am very lucky to be in their company! With that in mind, what are some provocative – yet important! – topics relevant to science fiction fandom and conventions? Serious… Continue reading I’m a Capricon Guest of Honor!
My World of Tékumel Having played in the world of Tékumel for over 25 years in the original campaign, I never fully understood what Prof. Barker meant by his statement in the Tékumel Sourcebook, “…we cannot keep your Tékumel from drifting away from mine. This is as it should be. You have just bought MY… Continue reading Tékumel Thursday: My World of Tékumel
The Egg of the World is my guide to gaming in the World of Tékumel. I have been working on it since 2011, but only in earnest since October 2021. It started as a thread of discussion on the ODD74 Discussion Board, “You, too, CAN run Empire of the Petal Throne” back in August 2011,… Continue reading The Egg of the World
Part 1: Setting Up Your Tekumel Campaign Having played Tékumel for a very long time with Prof. Barker, I didn’t anticipate some of the choices I would be faced with when running my own Tékumel campaign. I think a lot of Tékumel fans attempting to start a campaign try to encompass all – ALL –… Continue reading Tekumel Thursday: Setting Up Your Campaign
My first roleplaying game was Original Dungeons & Dragons. I started playing D&D sometime in 1975, and I recall buying my first copy of the game at the Little Tin Soldier Shoppe in south Minneapolis, shortly afterwards. At the time, D&D was the only roleplaying game around, and that created an interesting moment in this… Continue reading The Origin of My Viewpoint
James Maliszewski and I have been thinking about doing a podcast about Traveller, with a focus on Classic Traveller and MegaTraveller. We already produce a podcast – the Hall of Blue Illumination – about the world of Tekumel. Since we both have a deep appreciation for Traveller, we thought this might be of interest to… Continue reading Hexadecimal
John M. Ford’s writing will be available again next year. That makes me really happy: Mike was a friend, someone who was happy to talk about almost anything and everything. I knew him for many years, and had expected to know him for many more. Alas, that expectation was cut short by Mike’s death in… Continue reading John M. Ford
The Sandbox of Doom is back. After a two-and-a-half year hiatus, I am bringing my blog back into production. The Sandbox is where I will post my views on various issues in tabletop roleplaying games and gaming in general, as someone who has been playing for a good long time. There are a number of… Continue reading A Fresh Start