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The Path to a Munchkin Pathfinder Cover

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I should be in Hannover, right now, getting ready for the big 20th anniversary party of Hannover Spielt. Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. Most of yesterday afternoon was spent at Dane County Regional Airport, watching the weather reports from Minneapolis and Detroit. It made for fine television, really. Much better than watching cable news […]

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Condescending Doctors and 2013′s Con Schedule

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  First off: HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful Mother, who really is quite remarkable. (Her only real fault is having a birthday that falls on Tax Day here in the United States, but I blame that on the US government, which switched the day several decades ago.) Secondly: despite the danger of this blog turn […]

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Silurian Homesick Blues

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  OK. If there’s a “Doctor Who Fans”/”Classic Bob Dylan Fans”  Venn diagram, then at midnight, last night, it finally intersected – Population: me. I glanced at Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde album, I got a stupid, stupid idea, and the above happened. At best – best – there are two things to take away […]

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In his Lovely Pink Nursery…Great Cthulhu Waits Dreaming

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Best. Nursery. Ever? Last year, Dork Tower reader and Munchkin player Jason Cline commissioned a very large drawing of Chibithulhu from me, for his daughter’s nursery. (On occasion, I have free time (I KNOW, right?) and take some commissions. I don’t, right now. Please don’t ask, or I may start to whimper. I promise to […]

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Heck of a Job, Brownie!

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Daughter, Age 4, adores her daycare. It’s a very spiffy place, and wifey and I likewise love it enormously. It’s also just over a mile away from my studio, and fifteen minutes out of downtown Madison. So while technically it’s on the other side of town from our house, Madison is not a very big […]

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Muskrat Ramblings: Rest in Peace, Phyllis; Orphanage Funds update

  Tremendously sad news for the Gaming industry: Phyllis Opolko, a wonderful woman and possibly the first person I knew in the games industry, passed away a few days ago. I first met her in the late 80s or early 90s, when she was working for Avalon Hill, and I was trying to sneak games […]

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Lunch Hour Flash Charity update – You WERE Amazing!

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  HOLY. FRACK. YOU PEOPLE! The one-hour Flash Charity drive for the water tanks for the Haitian orphanage raised the the $700 needed…IN UNDER TEN MINUTES! By the end of it all, all the levels were sold out, we and we raised somewhere between $2,000 and $2,300 for the orphanage. The cool thing about this? […]

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LUNCH-HOUR FLASH CHARITY! Let’s be amazing!

My friend Michael Webb is one of the finest people I know. Seriously. This is one very, very good human being. The sort of person we all wish we were, particularly when you wake up hung-over. Not that this has ever happened to me. Ever. A good friend of Michael’s runs an orphanage in Haiti. […]

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Life

Young young young young young young young young young young young young young young young young young young young young young young young young young young FUCK now OLD? what the FUCK???? = Life – John

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Be My Valentine, BABY!

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  Need a free, last-miute Valentine’s Day card? OF COURSE YOU DO, my little Kobolds! Click on this link for a PDF of a Kobolds Ate My Baby Valentine I just came up with. All you have to do is print it on 8.5×11″ paper, and fold it up! AND WHILE YOU’RE AT IT, download […]

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