Who Can We Trust?

It’s only natural that human beings start life with a set of beliefs and values passed along by their parents. And as we grow up and those beliefs begin to conflict with other people’s views, it’s easy to either cling to our own and deny everyone else’s, or to toss more »

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 »