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Monday, October 26, 2009

Girls and Gaming

I was talking to my pal today and the subject of women and gaming came up. Now girls don't do much gaming but in Utah there is one group that is a all girl group that play. My pal got the chance to GM the group and the funny thing was that he said that they are as bad as guys. They are as much as hackers as guys (at least so he says). They are fighters and not investigators.
Now when I was a GM that there were two gals in my group and they were the lead thinkers in my team. The guys were a bit impulsive (and played into my stories); it was fun but the girls who were the thinkers bailed out their bacon. Now it didn't happen all the time.
I got to thinking what is the difference between the girls that game and the guys?
I don't just want to mention sex as that is a bit bias and perhaps sexist too; so again lets examine it. My first and only thought on the matter is a woman gamer is more inclined to think before cutting into the action. This is not to say that they will not hack the villain to pieces, just they will take their time considering the consequences. That's it. Oh sure there is that time of the month but I would not count that in as gaming occurs so often during the month that its almost irrelevant. Some would like to say that they get more emotionally involved but again they are gamers so that is unpredictable.
Ok I did think of one other thing, now that I think about it. When men play (at least for me) I want men to play men and women to play women, that way when I picture the heroine in rune bikini armor there is not a goatee burning my imagination and ruining that pleasant image. Heaven knows that I love a woman's physique and I just believe that men should not play that roll.
At any rate, that's today's rant.

Monday, October 12, 2009

This gamer lately

I thought that going to work here in the North West, I would be getting more dice action. Well, I was wrong. Its true that I have had two games in the last four months but I was hoping that it would be monthly. So much for thinking.

On the plus side, I am planing a game for the New Years season. I hope that I have a lott of players for Dead Reign. I plan on writing all the characters and just getting in the game when they all get here. I really want a good game that s all.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


I just got my Rifts 41-43. It was awesome. I haven't read them all but it has sparked some work in the old noodle. I just need to work on getting some time. Any suggestions on getting some work done would be appreciated.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Webpage

Well I have broken down and got a web page for all my stuff.

Check it out. Its small (because I made it at 12 in the morning. I apologize for being so late in getting in the digital age but I am working on it. I originally thought that putting my work in a blog would help but the format was all wrong and limited so I have finally created a web page. Enjoy.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

No weekly game

Being without a weekly game has made my gaming ability to go soft, but I have decided to take up my time and talent to do online gaming via chat. Gaming via chat is, I admit, slow but I want to game so bad. I have some great great game materials in mind. I can give you a hint of what is going on but that would be cheating you out of buying gaming material in book. On the other hand is opportunity to just write and write to my hearts content. Its not about the money its a bout the thrill of the game and the creativity that I create. Perhaps I should put it to a vote, eh. At any rate I am going to finish my work on Nightbane Cyberspace I just need someone to bounce ideas from.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Joke gone wrong

Man I have seen a bunch of jokes but this was something that I needed to see.
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Friday, May 15, 2009

More Cyberspawn: Cache Dump

I havent writen in a while on this blog but I have been working on a bunch of little stories to illistrate what Cyberspace looks like. Heres a story for your enjoyment.

Cache Dump

Visit 1

It was called the Cache Dump; the horrid place where hundreds of Free Coders were placed when they were discovered. Mr. White was the director. Only once did I meet with him and I will never forget how awful the place was.

“Good evening, Commissioner. I take it that your trip went well?”

Mr. White sat across from his desk with a large toothed grin. His mouth was unusual as it he articulated each word coming out. His pinstriped suit didn't suit his name at all but his hair did; bleach blond. His wiry body poured himself a cup of coffee.

“Would you care to join me?”

I could only shake my head. Behind him like a trophy was a body in a stretched out form about six feet off the ground. Wrapped about it was wires of every color and size entering and exiting every orifice, suffering. Only once did the body crucified to the wall twitch as if to fight the very thing that held it. The head was fixed to the left and the eye followed me as I spoke. I couldn't help but watch the tear run down their cheek as we spoke.

“Very well then, to what do I owe the privilege of your visit?” Mr. White wasn't fazed at all by the amount of bodies that now upon closer examination decorated the furniture, walls and ceiling.

“I want to speak about the Beast,” I suddenly blurted. The imagery was truly horrifying.

“What about it?” He only took a moment to look up from the saucer that he was sipping from. He was so calm it was disturbing. Those eyes were like small white saucers with a small dot in the middle.

“Well this is the most informed place in all of Cyberspace. I want to know what have you picked from the minds caught here. When will it strike?”

The question seemed to stun him for a moment. He paused to think then stared at the ceiling. “Frankly Commissioner, I don't know. You see thousands of minds are admitted here daily and all of that must be sorted and cataloged. I frankly have not had the time to find the Beast with all the work that has piled on my desk.”

His desk was clear except a body locked inside behind the glass shape with a face locked in a scream and I am sure it would have screamed if its mouth was not occupied by the contents of his desk.

“Metaphorically speaking of course”. He continued after I had unconscionably raised an eyebrow.

“Well,” I continued, “you will keep me informed when word gets to your ears.”

“Oh yes indeed I will” He crossed his legs and sipped again. “Indeed I will”, he repeated. He put down his drink got up, walked around the desk and extended his hand to shake mine. His smile was eerie but warm.

That was six months ago. I still have not received any word from Mr. White as to his progress but I am heading towards the Dump as others call it now and will get more information.

Visit 2

Mr. White eagerly greeted me when I arrived at the Dump.

“You'll be glad to know Commissioner that I have heard word of the Beast and when it will strike as well as some of its chief targets.”

I couldn't smile but nodded politely.

“But first,” he continued with his perfect white smile, “let me show you of our processing procedure.”

I winced at the thought as I recalled the bodies everywhere, but politely smiled and gestured for him to lead the way.

From the comfort of his “Game Cube” we watched as his drones took one of their victims and roughly place him (or was it her) against the live wall that was being built by the Dump's self building sequence. Thousands of small and large wires came alive when the body was placed against it and began sewing the body into the works pinning it down and assimilating the body in a matter of minutes. The victim was only able to scream for a moment while the wires did their magic and found their place inside the mind and body of its new host. Shortly the screaming stopped. The eyes of the victim were constantly looking for salvation but from our view showed none.

Mr. White jumped out his chair after the experience. “I completely forgot my manors; tea or coffee?”

I didn't speak. I could only watch in complete amazement as he poured himself some more coffee with out the least remorse for what had just happened. After pouring himself a cup he spun on his heal. “I'm sorry, you didn't reply. Is everything alright?”

All I could do is feel sick to my stomach. “No. Uh... yes”, I said shaking my head slowly, “everything is fine. Is that the process of acquiring data?”

Mr White ignored my expression. He was engulfed in his drink sipping it slowly and enjoying the process of acquiring data. He watched for a moment before remembered to answer the question.

“Oh yes you asked a question and the answer is an astounding Yes”, he said mater-of-factually. “Its quite interesting what is gained by complete assimilation and watching it isn't half bad either. Surely you didn't think that we here at the Dump were going to interrogate and spend months weeding though lies and allegations. This is the 21st century Commissioner. The process must be quick if we are going to get ahead of all the riffraff that is swarming around. Yes I know that it looks crewel but I assure you that all the data is perfectly safe and can be recalled at a moments notice.”

We had a nice talk about the Beast but for the life of me I couldn't recall it because of the sharp imagery permanently burned in my mind. Mr. White is one very dangerous individual. Other sites are not so dangerous.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Are all the gamers dead?

Ok, this is just a random rant to see if anyone is listening. Gamers out there we need to create the next generation of gamers soon so that we can keep a game and legacy going. Now I have talked to gamers and I have seen a few gamers that have passed the game book to their sons and daughters but this needs to spread to their friends and their communities.

Now my son has taken a liking to games but has no friends that have come over... yet. We hope to move soon to a place where that is a more common place. My son Mo wants to play and it's is fun; I just need to find a community that would be more warm to their neighbors and friends. (Man I miss gaming.)

Back in the old days (a decade ago) I had pals that would gather together and eat and play games until late into the night. Now I have children and live in a place that is a bit cold to neubs like me and my family (mainly because we don't share the community's religion. I want to move back and soon so that me and my son can experience this together.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Cyberspace 2

Man I am having trouble writing this. Every time I think that I have an edge on it, more wild ideas some rushing in my head. That and the characters that have to be created to enhance the experience. That and these pictures that add to the experience don't fit on all the work (pictures make the article).
Lately I have been looking up movies and talking to family and friends attempting to find out about the things that they want to see in the whole article. Bit by bit it should come but for now I really need to do those characters.

The national Debt

Now here is a debt that no one can get out of.
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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Star Wars

George needed to be immortalized and he was or it at least looks like it. This was cool It was as awesome as the Dark ObeOne, speaking of witch i need to post that image too. I'll need to get that one.
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Friday, January 16, 2009


Here is to the death to a great actor.
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