Author Archives: John Kovalic

Check That – DORK TOWER 07.01.15

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The Force Awakens to Spoilers – DORK TOWER 05.01.16

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Warpcon And On and On

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Happy 2016! Just a quick note to let you guys know that I’m going back to Warpcon in a few weeks, and I’m as giddy as a Japanese anime schoolgirl before the tentacles arrive. WHAT: Warpcon 2016 WHEN: January 29-31. 2016 WHERE: University College, Cork Warpcon is one of those conventions that’s become like family […]

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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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