Follow Me to Dice.Camp!

Two rows of different-colored twenty-sided dice.

With Twitter in a state of near-constant chaos thanks to Elon Musk’s chaotic neutral leadership style, many of my online friends have migrated to Mastodon-based social media alternatives. In particular, many in the RPG community have either moved or set up outposts on, Dice.Camp. Mastodon is an open-source social media application that anyone can use … Read more

Geek Christmas Tree 2022 – Star Wars

An X-Wing Fighter in a Christmas Tree. The cockpit glows blue.

Behold the firepower of this fully armed and operational Geek Tree! Continuing Nuketown’s new tradition of themed Geek Trees (because I have way too many geeky ornaments), this year, I went with a Star Wars theme. It features 48 ornaments ranging from Luke Skywalker (1997) to Obi-Wan Kenobi (2021). The geek tree itself is a 9-foot tall narrow artificial tree … Read more

Getting Ready for Puppy “F”

A Golden Retriever puppy sleeps with his head on a yellow Labrador Retriever

My family started raising Seeing Eye puppies in 2014. We get the pups when they’re seven weeks old and then spend a year teaching them basic obedience and socialization. They go back to the Seeing Eye at around 14-16 months old, where they get a physical and (hopefully) complete their training to become guide dogs … Read more

The Quest to Improve Nuketown’s Core Web Vitals

A graph depicting Nuketown's progress with Core Web Vitals, going from red (poor) in September to Green (good) in December

I started publishing Nuketown in 1996. I started using Google Analytics with Nuketown in 2006. In those early days of the site, Nuketown would get hundreds of page views a day, sometimes hitting a thousand. Over time, traffic declined significantly, partly because I posted less (ok, a lot less), and partly because the rules of … Read more

NuketownSF – Banned Books, Tiny Fonts, The Breach, So Much Space News, Missing Cave Dog

Photographs of the zine-style RPG called The Breach

Nuketown social media posts for, well, pretty much Summer 2022. BOOKS | Reason – How Slaughterhouse-Five Became a Repeated Target of Book Burners GAMES | Looper – Tiny Fonts That Almost Ruined Great Games GAMES | The Breach This looks interesting: “a game set in a dystopian retro-future. Inspired by the great science fiction novels of the 70s, The Breach … Read more


A collection of RPG books on a bookshelf.

RPG a Day is an annual event in which bloggers spend a month talking about different aspects of role-playing games. Keep track of what other bloggers are writing for the event at the official Facebook page. You can also check out my RPG a Day postfests from 2017 and 2018. Day 1: Who would you like to introduce to RPGs? … Read more