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Telling Stories

I’m sitting next to Frank at our weekly gourd band practice. Frank is a journalist. He writes a local history column for the paper in his Kentucky town. 598 more words

And So It Goes

Telling Stories: Safe and sound

I would really like to tell a story wherein the roleplaying community is notably different from the raiding community or the PvP community or any other community and isn’t filled with all sorts of creepy players who will make you want to stop playing altogether. 1,188 more words

Gaming Culture

Telling Stories: Keeping the faith

Whatever you believe in your day-to-day life, religion can have a substantial impact when roleplaying.  It has some real meat to it, as a topic.  There are a lot of ways that you can portray a religious character, a lot of options offered by the game when it comes to how religion is handled, a whole lot of different permutations available.  1,067 more words


Telling Stories: Breaking into the middle

When I first went to college, I had a very simple goal: do better there than I had in high school.  I had a sound guideline to help me establish that, as well.  1,234 more words

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Scriptures for the 5th Sunday after Pentecost: Genesis 25:19-34; Psalm 119:105-112 or Psalm 25; Romans 8:1-11; Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23.

(Matthew‬ ‭13‬:‭1-9, 18-23‬ MSG)  “At about that same time Jesus left the house and sat on the beach. 218 more words

Home is a Place Created in Tales

A review of Amal El-Mohtar’s Mon pays c’est l’hiver (Lackington’s issue one, Winter, 2014 http://lackingtons.com/2014/02/13/mon-pays-cest-lhiver/ )
By Derek Newman-Stille

We pretend that home is an easy concept, something that comes easily, but Amal El-Mohtar’s… 229 more words

Fiction Book Reviews

Telling Stories: Catching up mechanically

When Final Fantasy XIV releases Ninja, it’ll be a nice day for me, particularly singe I’ve been playing one for the past four years.  No, not through an unholy amalgam of abilities put on my bar in service to a rather strange overall cause, but in-character.  1,059 more words