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Troy Jones III
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xīn nián kuài lè! (Happy Chinese New Year!)
I got this ballin' Chinese New Year decoration for my office and a DVD about the history of Chinese tea for my willingness to sing the "Gongxi Gongxi" song and "Zhu He Da Jia Xin Nian Hao" solo for the Mandarin class last week. Some people were taking cellp...
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Updates and Milestones: February 1, 2019
Some updates pertaining to Tears of the Gods , blog milestones, Vintage Worlds , and Love in the Ruins . Feel free to ignore the bits you don't care about. The Tears of the Gods I am sad to report that the GM of the Tears of the Gods PbF game has discontinu...
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The Best Views in the Solar System (Handy-Dandy Reference Chart)
NOTE : The following originally appeared on Solar System Heritage . I am reposting it here taking some feedback/corrections into account, and also cleaning up formatting, etc. I am working on a story whose opening scene is planned to be on Callisto with a v...
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Happy National Handwriting Day!
January 23rd is National Handwriting Day , also known as John Hancock's birthday-- he whose handwriting is arguably most famous of all. In honor of this auspicious day, here are a few handwritten pangrams. ("Jackdaws" unfortunately got cut off in the photo,...
Happy National Handwriting Day!
Happy National Handwriting Day!
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Cypher System Character Creator - Now With Delicious Flavors!
I have finally gotten around to adding Flavors to the Cypher System Character Generator . Keep in mind that "[t]he GM should always be involved in flavoring a type." ( TCS Rulebook , page 50). If you are rolling up a player character, you'll want to check w...
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Two-Make-Three Words in Scrabble, Part Two: E-K
This is part two of this series of posts that no one asked for, nor cares about. (But I care, and that's the important thing.) For intro remarks as to what this is all about, see Part One . SYMBOLS *   Word is new for Scrabble, as of OWL 2014 / OSPD5 †   Wo...
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A Ruinman's Villanelle
This poem will be (probably) my submission for the Love In the Ruins project (scroll down to the row of asterisks). This particular anthology is planned to include both prose and poetry. And since I am equally mediocre at both, I thought I'd give poetry a t...
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Some Updates and What-Have-You
A few updates for the handful of people who follow the blog. Tears of the Gods : The play-by-forum game this is based on is still ongoing, but there was a long hiatus over the holidays. Hoping the pace will pick back up this month. Regardless, I believe the...
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Ja'ek and the Beanstalk
This is a short story I submitted to CypherCaster magazine almost a year ago (in the spring of '17). They deferred on publishing it then, and by now I think it's safe to say they aren't going to publish it at all, so I figure I may as well publish it here. ...
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Thoughts on the Ninth (and Eighth) Worlds
People often ask, in regards to Numenera , how can it be that no one knows what happened to the "eight prior worlds", yet we somehow know that there were eight such worlds, no more, no less? Or: where did humans come (back) from? Or: why hasn't the sun rend...
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