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Stefan Shirley (Esteban)
"Don`t be foolish. A castle without a crypt is like a unicorn without a horn."
Circle me for: Tabletop Gaming of all kinds. Or, if you know me in meat space. That's pretty much all I'm online for. Never mind here. Just in general: games, "staying in touch."

Follow me at:
Twitter: for most of the links I see fit to share. It's basically a live feed from my tablet.
Right here on Google+: for stuff too long for Twitter, but too short for a blog post. Also, most random status updates go here (As it turns out, it looks like going forward into 2015 google+ will just be the place to watch for blog updates - if you don't subscribe to the RSS. I'm not taking the trouble to post here as often as I thought I would.)

What I want to be when I grow up:
So far I've had dreams of being a Green Lantern, Jedi, and Santa Claus "when I grow up" all dashed. Now, I'm grown up and I guess it may finally be time for a plan... D?
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Esteban, Doctor Checkmate, Crooked Rook, Peregrine "Bright" Brighteadow, I roll dice, and variations of all of the above
I am Doctor Checkmate. I am not just Doctor Checkmate. I am not a just Doctor Checkmate. I am not a well adjusted Doctor Checkmate. I am not a maladjusted Doctor Checkmate. OK... that last one... that might be open to debate... Wild Card, Mind Control Consultant, Iconoclast, Hobby Gamer Geek, Devil's Advocate, Angler, Omnivorous Epicurean, Anachropunk, Pragmatechnologist & Itinerant Semi-Pro IT Tech.
Mad, yo! However, they do not, in fact, pay the bills.
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Gamera rocks
Gamera has a very different vibe from the Godzilla movies. I suppose to some one who either doesn't like giant monster flicks or perhaps hasn't seen enough of them to draw comparisons, a lot of Gamera (particularly the early stuff) would scan as "godzilla.....
"Mind your purse strings?" Sir, I take offense to that. Surely, after equipping all over my fine township, you have nothing left to take. You take me for some fool of a tallfellow? A klepto goblin, perhaps? I take offense.
Part Three to follow almost immediately.
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Ever wonder what happened to the sloth's speed? Goblins stole it. Problem is, these days the resale value isn't what it used to be.
Short version: Precious little.
Atomic Robo
I don't mean to be rude, but why aren't you reading Atomic Robo? You're reading my blog, and you could be reading Atomic Robo. I don't know whether to be flattered... or, terrified by... what I can only assume is a cry for help. Look. Let's talk. What your ...
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Productivity, ahoy!
Part Three of Three. Gods of Refuge.
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