Author Archives: John Kovalic

Crawling Into 2016

2015 was a year. As has been the case for quite some time, the takeaway from it all is that I am ridiculously blessed. You can insert “privileged” or “lucky” for “blessed,” if you’re so inclined. I’m not sure which applies more. All I know is I’m incredibly fortunate to find myself in a position […]

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Deck Them Halls! – DORK TOWER 23.12.15

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The Spoiler Blame Game

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  When are we officially allowed to talk about this? Surely the Internet has set a date. I *really* want to talk about this. — John Kovalic (@muskrat_john) December 18, 2015 Who’s at fault when a movie gets spoiled?  My take: Opening weekend, the fault is 100% on the person (here simply known as “the Spoiler”) leaking the spoiler. […]

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Star Wars Openings, Past and Present

Star Wars Openings, Past: STAR WARS (1977) – I’d read about “Star Wars” crossing the Atlantic, on a 747, possibly listening to Fleetwood Mac on the god-awful earbuds you rented from the airlines for $4, back then. I was 14, and the summer holidays were upon us. We were returning Stateside to visit my grandparents, and drive across […]

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Mandelbrother Can You Spare a Dime – DORK TOWER 08.12.15

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DM Me (Part II)

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Here’s the thing: Not long after painting minis again, and running my first DMing sessions in, what, 15 years for my nieces and nephews, I stumbled across some old files I’d saved. My campaign maps from the late 80s and early 90s. And lightbulbs went off. The Southern Lands are not particularly auspicious, as roleplaging campaigns go. […]

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SPOILER ALERT! – Dork Tower 03.12.

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Theonow and Theoden – DORK TOWER 1.12.15

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DM me! (Part I)

Schnick and Schnack lead the way!

Last weekend, for the first time in maybe 15 years (and possibly – gulp – more), I DM’ed me some Dungeons and Dragons. This may come as a surprise to some folks, given the roleplaying cred of my comic strip, Dork Tower. It sure shocked the heck out of me, once I did the maths. Don’t […]

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The Beard Award – DORK TOWER, 25.11.15

DORK ADDENDA: “Movember is the month formerly known as November…” Also as noted – I’m just too lazy to shave.

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