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Our Foray into Kingdom Death: Monster

My eyes open yet all I see is Darkness. Where am I? WHO am I? Answers evade me. What is that? A tiny pool of amber LIGHT! I rise, unsteady and alone, with naught but a loincloth to cover me. Beneath my feet the uneven, stony surface bites at my…

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The Force Awakened: And It was a Mix Tape

On Friday the 18th Marzio and I went to see Star Wars Episode VII. As each of the trailers was released Marzio got more and more excited, while I held on to my reservations. Like Anakin Skywalker, and most of you, I was left terribly scarred by the prequels. After Lucas’ cinematic abominations,…

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Our Schizophrenic Relationship with Sex and Violence

One of the more frustrating aspects of American culture is our schizophrenic relationship with sexuality and violence in media. As George RR Martin states, Americans have no problem with violence, but sex is a huge issue. For a long time I have grappled with understanding sex and violence in American…

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Happy About Dungeons And Dragons 5.0

2014 marks the 36th anniversary of my life as a gamer. It is also the year that Wizards of the Coast published Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition and most important of all, it is the first year my sixteen year old son has embraced Role Playing Games (RPGs). My Introduction…

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Absinthe Drinkers Love Company

I love-love-LOVE Absinthe! I had only read accounts of la fee verte and when I discovered absinthe was coming back to America I was eager to partake. Scouring every liquor store in Manhattan, I found one where I could pre-order four bottles. Good thing too as the day Lucid arrived, it…

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If You Haven’t Tried Absinthe, You Must!

From a very early age I have been fascinated by the mystique surrounding absinthe. In 1997 when I went to Spain I scoured all of Barcelona asking for the elusive absenta before I was directed by a butcher to a small place in Barrio Gotico. I got lost looking for…

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