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December 31, 2019

I just watched this video from the Wandering DMs (Dan Collins and Paul Siegel) about their experiences with playing/running games at conventions as compared to long-running campaigns.  Aside from being interesting in its own right, it was fairly relevant to me since I j...

December 28, 2019

I got things back into a more typical routine for this week.  Unfortunately, it seems like I tried to push myself more than I should've, so I ended up with strains in both legs' hamstrings.  Nothing too seriously, so I expect to bounce back fairly quickly, but I did pus...

December 23, 2019

Rolling around the Internet recently led me to this post by James Young (owner of Ten Foot Polemic) on how he uses skill checks in his OSR games.  Aside from other points which I agree with by and large, he mentions that he avoids using ability checks because PC ability...

December 22, 2019

Circumstances early in this week led me to favoring pass/fail workouts on the first few days, so I decided to just make that a thing for the week as a whole.  Unfortunately, I misread my log of last week's workouts while I was setting things up, so my rep targets for fi...

December 19, 2019

One of my early recipe posts was for Orange Chocolate Heresy cake.  With my recent excursions into vegan cooking, I did some experimenting and came up with an suitable (albeit orange-free) revision of it.  Not that there's any apparent reason why it couldn't work with o...

December 14, 2019

As we near the end of another calendar year, I'd like to take a moment to say to anyone who happens to be reading this blog and thinking about getting themselves into better shape that you should start doing something.  It doesn't have to be any particular program or ro...

December 8, 2019

Rating: C+ (overall), C- (The Black Company) / C+ (Shadows Linger) / C+ (The White Rose)
Length: 704 pages, slightly larger than standard paperback page size, standard paperback font size

Before I say anything about this collection, I feel compelled to point out that I g...

December 8, 2019

Between having a busy schedule at the start of the week, having some accumulated fatigue from full loads for the past three weeks, and having a bit of soreness in my right ankle at the tail end of the week, I went with only four workouts for this week.  The latter issue...

December 1, 2019

Flax seed eggs turned out to be a lie, at least in so far as using them as a direct substitute for regular eggs.  Yes, the flax seed meal does react in a roughly 1:3 mix with water to turn into a goopy sludge, but that sludge is really only responsible for replacing the...

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