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Nathan Hicks
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Nothing is Sound, Fading West, and Good-bye for Now...
I feel it appropriate to end this blog with a post about Switchfoot. Their albums have been a part of my life for the past ten years and (at least in my opinion) tell of why I'm closing this blog out. So sit tight, I've got one last story for this blog befo...

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Spyder's Burner: Supporting PC's
About a month ago I wrote an article about how I found the structure of Beliefs were working in my Burning Wheel game Oasis. T'was a good article and a lot of people seemed to pass it around, but then Andy asked "what about Intra-Party Beliefs? How does thi...

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These Are Some of My Favorite Things
RPG: Burning Wheel People struggling to become something more in a dark, but hopeful, world. The mechanics are complicated and deep.Consequences really hurt. There's a million skills that could be all put down to thirty. Fight! is long and painful And chara...

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God and Nature
The other day I was assigned to a detail that took me way out into the boonies of the military base where I am stationed. It wasn't a very glamorous detail. It had me near the big wigs of my installation, which meant I really had to be extra careful about h...

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What Hell on Wheels Taught Me About Being a GM
I blame my mom for this one. We had gone over to my parents' house for vacation and had a blast. Having family around to take Micah when Maria and I were tired was a godsend, particularly after that grueling 22 hour trip where we discovered that Micah doesn...

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What Joss Whedon Has Taught Me About GMing
I decided to rewatch some of SHIELD Season 2, and a lot of things clicked into place for me as far as my own approach to GMing. I've long called Joss Whedon my spirit animal and find that even the worst of his shows have something in them that I want to lea...
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