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[Book Review] Jack of Shadows by Roger Zelazny ***

This novel is a difficult one to review. Thoroughly engaging all the way through it presses a philosophy upon the reader and is not concluded in a satisfactory way.

Zelazny's writing is fantastic and his prose, while mostly simple, flows like rolling hills. The backdrop is a world that could be ours in the past, future or alternate present; however it could easily just be another planet or dimension. What it is, as with most of his writing, is unique.

Furiously Eclectic Twitter OSRIC RPG Part 1


Captured by slavers and stuck in a hold on a generic galley freed by a storm.... Sort of....

Using Twitter to Game

It may seem like an odd platform and there are indeed limitations.

As you play, use your imagination and see your twitter account as a real character you're playing as if it's a play. What are their motivations? What would they do in this circumstance? Or, just hack stuff and take their treasure.

You will run into things where hack and slash will get you all killed, but it would be a glorious defeat, or at least somewhat memorable....

Bludgeon Mistress (House Rules for OSRIC)

FETOR uses OSRIC as it's base and the rules are available for free at

    FETOR's House Rules!

-5 hit points is dead however honour dice can save you

All attributes have a % beside them but it's not necessary to add them until something alters an attribute or second level when attributes may start to rise.

Character Creation

We use to roll random numbers.

Character creation goes like this:

[2016-08-26] Vacation

Vacation. What is it? Relaxation? Adventure? Time to do all those things you normally don’t have time for? Emptying yourself? Filling yourself?

I sit here by a pool, a beautiful companion by my side and realize how much I struggle to get away from it all, in peace. What is ‘it all?’ Working for the man? Chores? Nagging? Family? Urban areas?

[2016-08-23] Notes to Ponder

Someone recently mentioned that I was into music based on my twitter feed. It took me back however with some thought, I guess I use Soundcloud to share music that's new too me and touches me somehow.

The reality is that I don't listen to enough music. 

Music inspires, brings back memories, induces feelings, and among other things, soothes the savage beast within.

It can pull you out of a funk or deepen it. It can relax your soul and bring a smile to your face. Music can make you cry.

[Hacker-Pschorr] Weisse (Germany) in a 500ml brown bottle @5.5% ****

traditional wheat beer appropriately labelled “Weisse” comes from a company that may have a history as far back as 1417.

The name Hacker-Pschorr dates back to the marriage of Teresia Hacker and Joseph Pschorr. Under the couple’s leadership, Hacker-Pschorr advanced to become Munich’s leading major brewery in the 18th century.

[Guinness] Blonde in a 473ml Tall Boy @ 5% alc/vol

Guinness Blonde American Lager
473ml Tall Boy Can
5% alc./vol.

"Made with American hops."

Guinness pandering to the USA but I can't say how that's going for them. Here in Canada, it's a hit.

It pours easily as a clear bronze liquid with decent head that mostly dissipates leaving but a thin film. It smells like citrus hops.

When sipping this dynamic beer, the initial hoppy bitterness swirls inside your mouth as bubbles grow and dive for your stomach imparting a mild bitter aftertaste.

[LA] Mordecai Ferris the Fiery Human | Starting Avatar

The Human, Mordecai Ferris

Health 55; Precision 59; Speed 14 (12 with Mail); AEPs 56; Defence 7 (.5 Mail)

56 Geourgy
47 Weapons
33 Physique
22 Learning
10 Archery

$25K, club, colourful cape with boots and cap, warhorse (Courser), torch, hammer and chisel, sling, 100 clay balls, half steel mail, rapier, burn healing salve (7 doses), backpack, belt pouch, shoulder pouch, colourful clothing, crossbow, Geourgy command circle materials, Geourgy protection circle materials, 2 tablets.


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