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Steve Balog
Works at St. Mark's School of Texas
Attended University Of Texas At Dallas,
Lived in Odessa, TX
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1 It was not the being dead that I minded, it was the hours. No one ever calls me up during the day, and most people decide to wait until after midnight,
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Some days ago, I commented on an arxiv paper that had been promoted by the arxiv blog (which, for all I know, has no official connection with the arxiv). This blogpost had an aftermath that gave me something to think. Most of...
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Catching Up
Well, I've run three games so far....well, sort of 3 games so far.  The group is still settling in with each other and I'm still waiting to see if my insistence upon only AD&D 1e with some house rules will scratch everyone's itch.  So, picking up where the ...
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Finally Gaming Again
Well, one of the kids is now in college so I've had to pick up some extra work to help pay for the out-of-state tuition.  This means fewer moments of reflection about gaming and even less time for posting here.  But I'll try to do better. Last night, enough...
Well, one of the kids is now in college so I've had to pick up some extra work to help pay for the out-of-state tuition.  This means fewer moments of reflection about gaming and even less time for posting here.  But I'll try ...
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Glad to hear you're playing again! 
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The Old Games
For the past few weeks, I've been working on cataloging and organizing my bookcase full of gaming books and such.  Since I obviously enjoy the older game systems and their associated modules and settings books, I've got quite a lot of stuff.  The difficulty...
For the past few weeks, I've been working on cataloging and organizing my bookcase full of gaming books and such.  Since I obviously enjoy the older game systems and their associated modules and settings books, I've got quite...
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Computer vs. Tabletop Play
In my comments section, I have been having a great conversation with a former student and now friend about gaming.  He grew up with computer games and (this isn't a knock against you, Charles) often will compare such with tabletop gaming.  It's a good conve...
In my comments section, I have been having a great conversation with a former student and now friend about gaming.  He grew up with computer games and (this isn't a knock against you, Charles) often will compare such with tab...
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....and a cougar named Milf...
Okay, as I've been posting, I'm been working up to running games again.  I've gone through all the angst of "am I really ready to be a DM again?" and "which system to I want to run?" and "how do I make my old stuff still work?" head games.  I've always enjo...
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OD&D vs AD&D 1e vs 3.5/Pathfinder
"Wow...two posts so close together.  I wonder what work he's avoiding?" Yeah...there's stuff I should be doing but I've got a lot on my mind and I've got to get it down here.  This may be a bit rambly.  Sorry. Since I decided to stop playing Pathfinder back...
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A Map of My World
I mentioned a little while ago that I had found my old gaming world.  Here's the map.  I hope it's legible.
I mentioned a little while ago that I had found my old gaming world.  Here's the map.  I hope it's legible.
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Some Random Friday Thoughts
Several things have been occurring in my little world which have had my thoughts jumping from topic to topic in a most unhelpful way.  So, in an effort to gain some control I thought I'd try to nail a few of them down here . My gaming:  Two big events comin...
Several things have been occurring in my little world which have had my thoughts jumping from topic to topic in a most unhelpful way.  So, in an effort to gain some control I thought I'd try to nail a few of them down here . ...
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Reviving Tandok
After a few honey-do's later today, I'm going to get serious about reviving my old homebrewed game world from my college days.  The plan is to rework some of the maps, write up a set of house-rules for 1e AD&D for everyone, and organize my old DM binder wit...
After a few honey-do's later today, I'm going to get serious about reviving my old homebrewed game world from my college days.  The plan is to rework some of the maps, write up a set of house-rules for 1e AD&D for everyone, a...
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This Is My Gaming Approach
Swiped from another source (can I get a link, Chris?): "The role of a superior DM is NOT to tell a story
to his or her players. The DM need only provide an interesting and
challenging environment for the players to explore and then administer
that enviro...
Swiped from another source (can I get a link, Chris?): "The role of a superior DM is NOT to tell a story to his or her players. The DM need only provide an interesting and challenging environment for the players to explore an...
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Physics Teacher, Planetarium Director
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  • St. Mark's School of Texas
    Master Teacher in Physics, 1994 - present
  • Ursuline Academy
    Physics Teacher, 1990 - 1994
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Odessa, TX - Canutillo, TX - El Paso, TX - San Antonio, TX - Pecos, TX - Plano, TX - McKinney, TX
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Still the D&D nerd.
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  • University Of Texas At Dallas,
    Physics, 1984 - 1994
  • University of Texas at El Paso
    Physics/Mathematics, 1980 - 1984
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