Defeating Ithaqua

Yesterday at the breakfast table (after breakfast; I’m not a barbarian), I finally beat Ithaqua with a random team of investigators. I mean beat him. This crew was so well prepared they could have walked out his cave right into the Nyarlathotep scenario, beat him, and so on down the more »

Feeding Ithaqua

Search for “Elder Sign” on my blog, and you’ll find a whole series of posts about my forays into the app, battles fought, best and worst characters, best teams for different Great Old Ones, and so on. Lately I’ve been back at it with a fresh install, on a new more »

To Gygax

I had thought this sonnet lost! But I found it yesterday, while sorting through some old boxes of games and memorabilia, and I don’t think I’ve shared it publicly before. I wrote it for Gary Gygax after having worked with him on the Dangerous Journeys role-playing game. Like countless hobby more »

Glitter Ball

I live next door to two toddling granddaughters. It should come as no surprise that their house and ours, and everything inside, are dusted with glitter. That got me thinking about where glitter must come from. Are there glitter factories? Can you imagine an explosion in a glitter factory? Or more »