Author: Patrick

CincyCon Schedule

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I will be at CincyCon this weekend (Friday 3/21-Sunday 3/23).  As usual, I am running PFS exclusively, and I am overdosing.  My schedule is as follows: Friday Mar 21 2-6pm PDT GMing Library of the Lion (levels 1-5) 7-11pm PDT…

Who’s Yer Con

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Later this month I will be attending Who’s Yer Con in Indianapolis.  On the off chance any of my local readers are putting in appearances, it would be awesome to see you–swing by the PFS section and say hi!  In…

silence is Au

There’s something almost sacred about waking up in the morning and not speaking.  I can go hours without opening my mouth, listening to the background static of my house, taking in the sights and sounds of the Internet without interacting.…

Hobo-a-go-go

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Since my last two posts were about my travels, I figured I might as well post another: My itinerant (or “Varisian,” as John so dorkishly put it) lifestyle is being extended to include the whole summer.  We left San Diego…

I Spoke Too Soon!

I received a last-minute invitation to a PhD program that starts this fall. I will be moving to Ohio, in the general vicinity of Cincinnati, this summer. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a few thousand things to accomplish…

Wondrous Item Submission

As will shortly be revealed in our next podcast, neither John nor I made it to round two of the RPG Superstar contest.  We have, however, decided to reveal our entries.  My item is actually from a game I played…

How to Be a Better Player

Today’s link is just a quickie, which apparently will make John happy. Er, let me rephrase that. Today’s link does not require a lot of commentary, which apparently is John’s MO. It’s a collection of articles by blogger Peter Amthor on…

today’s amused observation

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I woke up this morning with many things to do, only to realize I was out of coffee.  So, en route to the laundromat, I stopped at 7-Eleven.  I didn’t realize it was Free Coffee Day until I was inside…

My Conjecture Schedule

Fri 10/5  3:00 PM: The Normality Field: Why Isn’t It the Future Yet? Special note!  John and I will be on this panel together.  Watch me talk circles around him! In 1993, William Gibson said “The future is already here—it’s…

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From the “this is why I’m fat” files, I give you my birthday cake, made by my awesome girlfriend.  This is a Chocolate Stout Cake, with buttercream frosting, and the decorations are done with Nutella-infused buttercream, which is just genius,…

San Diego Public Market

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Recently, there was a Kickstarter that floated past my awareness for a Public Market in San Diego.  As with so many Kickstarters, it flew past its goal and was raved about by supporters.  Unlike many that we’re starting to hear…

Miss Feathers

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As many of you know, I’ve been playing a lot of Pathfinder Society lately. One really amusing thing that I encountered again this past weekend is a character available for GM use in a two-part scenario set in the intentionally…

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A while back, somebody–probably Scalzi, this seems like his sort of thing–published a list of science fiction movies that shouldn’t be missed by any fan of the genre.  As I recall it included really good ones and really bad ones, and…

Anamnesis

I’ve been a little busy between school and trying to fix the podcast that John broke, so instead of trying to come up with some cat macro like John would, I’m going to introduce you to a word that amused…

PS3 might suck after all

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It wasn’t that long ago that I decided to switch teams: I traded in my 360 for a PS3. On the whole I’ve found that to be the right decision. While PSN is less popular with my friends than XBL,…