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Today’s studio project: sketch of actor Brian Cranston, as an old school private eye….


The Hype Strikes Back: (Possible) 2016 RPG Releases

About a year ago I wrote about RPG releases I was looking forward to in 2015, and examining the list now is pretty embarrassing. Of the ten games I mentioned, … 1,752 more words


Spotlight Cards

Index cards are a GM’s best friend. Remember the Hipster PDA?

I hate forgetting to give each player time in the spotlight. Therefore, I love having an index card for each player. 423 more words


Mulling Over Gumshoe’s 2015 Stuff

by Mary W Maxwell

Dee McLachlan has asked me to ‘rank’ a few of the things published at Gumshoe in 2015. The first one that comes to mind is James O’Neill’s piece comparing JFK’s death to 9-11. 2,102 more words


2015 in Review: My Games

December is a time for meditation and self-reflection, to review the year that has almost passed and see what lessons can be learned for the future. 2,673 more words


The Big Sleep – Raymond Chandler (Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century #96)

This is part of a series of occasional posts where I look at works from Le Monde’s 100 Books of the Century. Please see the separate page (link at the top) for the full list of books and an explanation of why I would do such a thing. 726 more words