Monthly Archives: February 2014

Discussion Over. Why Are You Still Talking?

14th Amendment, folks. Law of the land:  AMENDMENT XIV SECTION 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No … Continue reading

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Art is Terror

Art is terror. It is a sublime expression of human frailty and the urge to rise beyond it, capped by the fear that we cannot. If you feel scared when pursuing your art, then you’re doing it right.  By definition, … Continue reading

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Appendix: A Game of You (Part 3.5 of 3)

As a supplement to the three-part article I’ve been posting these last few days (and as part of the original article series in newWitch magazine), I commend the following works to gamers intrigued by “real world” magical/ spiritual elements. Cited authors … Continue reading

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Gaming: From Premise to Print (Part 3 of 3)

“The number one rule,” I said, “in storytelling is this: Keep your audience engaged!” It was winter 2008, and the geeky kid had become the seasoned pro, standing in front of two dozen students and teaching a course inconceivable in 1978: … Continue reading

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Gaming: Serious Fun (Part 2 of 3)

“It’s all yours. We don’t have the slightest idea what to do with it.” So spoke Ken Cliffe, my boss at White Wolf Game Studio, as he handed me the advance copy of Mage: The Ascension, first edition. This was 1993, … Continue reading

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Gaming: The Magic Avatar (Part 1 of 3)

It began with little soldiers and bright books in a shopping mall. I was 14 and hated life. Smart, reclusive and what would later be called dyslexic, I was living with my dad in Springfield, VA. My family had just … Continue reading

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