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Laurie Tom
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My Favorite Games of 2017
My gaming backlog is something impressive, as I typically buy a few more than I can play in any given year, and then those extras build up. The result is that I rarely play any game in its year of release unless it's a part of a favorite series, and even th...
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"Kite Dancer" Is Out In Galaxy's Edge
My latest short story "Kite Dancer" is now out in the January 2018 issue of Galaxy's Edge . You might have already heard if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook. This is an alternate World War I with steampunk and wind magic, where China joins the Central ...
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My Favorite Books of 2017
Happy New Year, everyone! It's time to start my 2017 entertainment round-ups, kicking off with the books I read last year. For a while I was afraid that 2017 would be the year of sequels for me, as I continued reading older series that I'd already started,...
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Quality of Life in Dungeon Fighter Online
Merry Christmas, everyone! Hope that you're enjoying some time off, or at least a less hectic time of year. I don't really expect anyone to be reading this today, but it's Monday, so that means a new blog post (and I wrote this ahead of time). As one can ...
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RPG Talk: Dungeon Fighter Online
In which I talk (write) about RPGs from a storytelling perspective... Platform: PC (standalone and on Steam) Release: 2010 (original) and 2015 (global relaunch) I debated whether or not to write an RPG Talk for this one, because the game is rather story lit...
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VN Talk: Collar x Malice - Part 7: "Hidden Route"
This is the final entry in my Collar x Malice VN Talk series. You can find my other entries for the five main routes using the Collar x Malice label on my blog or the RPG/VN Talk tab above, once I have a chance to update it. Note: This route spoils everyth...
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VN Talk: Collar x Malice - Part 6: Aiji Yanagi
Whoops! Missed posting last week. Conventions will do that to. Today I'm going to cover my next installment my Collar x Malice VN Talk series. You can find my VN Talks for the other four routes using the Collar x Malice label on my blog. Aiji Yanagi's ro...
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Loscon 44 Schedule
I will be at Loscon again this weekend, and I'll be on a number of panels. If you happen to be at the convention, feel free to say "Hi!" I'll be there all three days, though I'm only on panels for two of them. And an early Happy Thanksgiving to those in t...
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VN Talk: Collar x Malice - Part 5: Kageyuki Shiraishi
Hey, after a couple weeks away from it, I'm coming back to my discussions on various routes of Collar x Malice for the PS Vita. You can find my VN Talks for the other routes using the Collar x Malice label on my blog. So far I've covered all the default lo...
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Killing It Softly 2 Anthology
Digital Fiction Online has released the second in their horror anthology series Killing It Softly 2 , and I'm in it! You can pick it up on Amazon and it's ridiculously big, with over 30 short stories. And I'm sharing a ToC with Elaine Cunningham. Oh my! ...
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