Archive > November 2008

For all your assassination needs…

Ninjalistics.com is now live(ish) and provides services and expertise in the growing field of death from the shadows. I have the honour to serve as assistant junior quality assurance and ISO9000 compliance officer, with special responsibility for shuriken. Check it out!

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Irishgaming.com

I’m very pleased to see that Irishgaming.com is back up and running regularly. The site and its associated mailing list were the catalyst for a golden age (or possibly silver age) of Irish con organising and cross-pollination. I started freelancing directly because of my experience writing games for cons, and I was able to point [...]

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12 games you should play before you become overly morbid

There’s a meme going around about the 12 rpgs you should play before you die (and as an aside, I loathe that expression; here are the things you do before you die, die, die). Here’s my list, with the caveat that it’s really just ‘twelve games that are interesting and worth playing.’ D&D: It’s the [...]

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Mr. Belvedere was a mutant ant

  I’ve been playing Fallout 3 in my free time lately (free time, by the way, is currently defined as ‘time when I should be sleeping, but I’m not sleeping), and it put me in mind of The One Piece Of Writing I’ll Be Remembered For, which I wrote many years ago on the old [...]

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The strata of my youth

I’ve been clearing a lot of junk out of my mother’s house over the last week (trying to get the place ready for her impending return from the hospital), and today I cleared out my old bedroom. Unsurprisingly, it was a journey into nostalgia and very bad sci-fi books. Some observations: There were definite phases [...]

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Certain things take priority

On Monday night, I got a phone call telling me my mother had been hospitalised, suffering from a mystery ailment that was manifesting basically as extreme terror and existential dread. I’ve been at her bedside almost constantly from Tuesday afternoon (I was in Dublin on Monday) since then, barring a few brief breaks for sleep [...]

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