The Move is done

Almost, anyway. August was a strange month, full of changes. I closed my glass shop, inventoried and sold the contents, took down the sign, shut down my studio website. 36 years cutting glass, 23 of them on my own in art glass. I had a weird moment when I wiped down the vehicle after taking […]

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Steelheart Pt. IV

The ‘once-a-month’ crew showed up last Saturday for the next episode of the Steelheart Saga. (yes, that’s what I’m calling it. Because it sounds cool) Recap: 1. Our heroes scoured the Wilds for clues to the location of the Tomb of Alrik Steelheart, ancient king and hero of the Dwarf clans. 2. The party entered […]

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Rowville Rescue

An INSURGENT EARTH AAR The Rowville Resistance Cell was at it again last night, responding to a frantic call on a CB radio. Apparently, a survivor was hiding in Dryden’s Ditch, an old farm on the outskirts of town. According to the survivor, old Dryden himself had made a last stand there, taking down half-a-dozen […]

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Insurgent Earth

I’m pleased to announce that Insurgent Earth is finally done. Insurgent Earth is a tabletop war game in which players take the role of survivors in the chaotic days following a massive invasion of Earth by an advanced alien civilization. In Insurgent Earth, the players are not Generals or Admirals, Presidents or Prime Ministers, they’re […]

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Recent Brushwork – pt. 2

Our weekly group is getting ready to try the sci-fi, transhuman RPG Eclipse Phase 2.0 , so I slapped color on a bunch of Privateer Press’ Warcaster Neo-Mechanika miniatures to use as character and major NPC figs. I don’t play W N-M, or any PP games for that matter, and there doesn’t seem to be […]

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Steelheart Saga – Part 3

A TANGLED WEB The once-a-month group met last Saturday for part three of their Nightwatch adventure. Play testing some simple RPG rules, I incorporated a little ‘theater of the mind’ narrative scenario in the first half of the session before the inevitable combat. Previously, on “The Steelheart Saga“ Having scoured the wilderness for clues to […]

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Rowville Fuel Storage and Transport

An INSURGENT EARTH AAR After their semi-successful shopping trip downtown, the Rowville Resistance Cell sneaked into the fuel depot a few days later. Located in an industrial park on the outskirts of town, the facility sees regular invader traffic and worse, is home to a strange alien transmitter of some kind that is guarded round-the-clock […]

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Insurgent Earth Notes 1

Last week’s Insurgent Earth mission was postponed due to Real Life commitments, so here’s a short post to go over some basics of the game instead. For those already familiar with Exploit Zero and Nightwatch, IE will be another Solo/Cooperative game. In this case, players take the role of Resistance fighters struggling against alien invaders […]

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The Rowville Run

AN INSURGENT EARTH AAR Rowville… a nice town. A quiet town. A good place to raise your kids. Its Main Street was sprinkled with quaint, Mom-n-Pop shops, a Big-n-Juicy Burgers, Sweet Tooths ice cream, one of those shiny aluminum, all-night diners with the neon tube signs, tidy offices for the Sherrif, the PTA, and the […]

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Steelheart’s Tomb

A Nightwatch AAR Lazarus Sturn slid the iron door aside. There was a deep grinding noise, then a gust of air, sudden and sick as a dying man’s gasp. Beorn’s torch guttered. Hard shadows shifted on a dozen, steep granite stairs that descended into the earth and disappeared in the black maw of a stone […]

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