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Straw Man – Pathfinder Soulbound Doll variant


While reading through some of the strange pushback against calls for inclusiveness in tabletop gaming, I wondered if anyone had statted out a Straw Man. Here’s a quick Straw Man as a variant Soulbound Doll for Pathfinder.

Happy 2016!


Happy holidays, all! ^_^



Ben will have a podcast up soon. In the meantime, here’s an article about the death of Final Fantasy, from Wired… Sigh. Here’s to you, once great series.

Review: Much Ado About Nothing (Joss Whedon)


You might think that on a geek site like this, Joss Whedon would just get a pass. (1) But I’m a big fan of the bard’s Much Ado About Nothing- it’s my favorite Shakespeare play- and I really did enjoy the fairly extravagant Branagh version. So, no free pass for Mr. Whedon… he’d have to […]

Dear Audible: Your DRM sucks


I would love to have the opportunity to easily buy and listen to books in my car. We have a fairly long drive to and from work, and we occasionally take very long drives to visit our families. On the audiobook front, the most popular website appears to be Audible. I tried it once before […]

The Midgard Campaign Setting


The Midgard Campaign Setting has recently been released by Kobold Press. It’s awesome. The Midgard Campaign Setting is based on the home campaign world of famed RPG designer Wolfgang Baur. The patronage project started almost two years ago, and much of that time was spent on the Kobold Quarterly forums, exploring, discussing, and creating the […]

Some Musings on Kobold Press/Open Design


The Midgard Campaign Setting has been released. It’s brilliant. It’s amazing. It’s everything I hoped it would be. I’m proud to have been a part of it, and I have to thank Wolfgang Baur for letting us play with his home campaign setting. I have the PDF, and I’m waiting for the delivery of the […]

BJ’s DnD Setup


In the last podcast we mentioned BJ’s new D&D setup. Check out a few quick photos after the break.

Speaking of isms in geekery…


Lots of things have come up this week. Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting – Author John Scalzi attempts to talk about privilege in a gamified way, because a lot of people get freaked out by the term. A Look at Sexism in Fantasy by Sarah Darkmagic. This is in reaction to the Sexism […]

Sexism in Geek Culture, with a look at Comics


In the most recent Coming Out of the Basement Podcast, we discuss sexism in geek culture, with a bit of a closer look at comics (along with the Mass Effect 3 ending). For the first subject, I had enough sources and examples that I thought it made sense to do a post on the topic. […]