Wednesday, August 12, 2020

When All You See Are Gridded Maps, Everything Looks Like A Battle

I don't remember where I read this exactly, but I know that, when it comes to playing tabletop RPGs, any time the battlemap comes out, it can only mean one thing. When playing around a table with a group, this isn't necessarily such a big problem, since it makes it easier to role play, you can captivate your audience, capture their attention, and don't need to worry about having something to throw in front of their faces to keep the players paying attention. However, playing using a virtual tabletop, especially when no one has a camera, it makes it a bit harder to do, so having visual props is helpful.

However, it isn't always necessarily the best, depending on the prop.

There might be spoilers ahead for Lost Laboratory of Kwalish, so you have been warned.

Saturday, May 06, 2017

The Cryptozoology & Paranormal Museum of Littleton, NC

In case you didn't know, today was Obscura Day. Honestly, I had never heard of it before, but David Plotz, who is one of the hosts of the Political Gabfest from Slate, is the CEO of the company and he talked about it quite often on the podcast, so I felt the need to participate by finding some event to go to. There were a few in DC, one in Staunton, VA, but they all cost money, and I wasn't honestly very interested in them. Then I saw that there was a celebration for the new Bigfoot statue at the Cryptozoology and Paranormal Museum in Littleton, NC. Littleton, NC, is a small town in Halifax County with a population of about 670 people. I had to go.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

How I Spent My Morning

I was standing in my kitchen, making coffee with my Aeropress, when I heard a noise. The noise sounded like something plastic bounced off something metal and then landed on the floor. I looked around the kitchen floor, I have a very small kitchen, and was unable to find any random bits of plastic that didn't belong. On a whim, I decided to look behind the stove as well, since there is a very sizable gap between the stove and the wall. Sitting in the gap was a bottle of Purell hand sanitizer, but nothing else was readily apparent. Forgetting about the sound, since I could find nothing amiss, I went back to making my coffee.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Flying Home

The plane lands. The phones come out. Airplane mode off. Phone calls. Text messages.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Annie, Are you Ok?

Last night, I went with a few friends to see Alien Ant Farm perform at the Adelphia Music Hall in Marietta. I was never a fan, knowing only their cover of Smooth Criminal, but this was my last opportunity to hang out with my friend Deborah before I move to Richmond in just over a week.

I still can't believe I'm doing that, but I digess.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014

The Big Move: Chapter 1

In which our hero has a place to live in RVA and begins to get more nervous about the entire idea of moving…