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

Ready Player One Video Game Replay

A male teenager climbs up the side of a stack of mobile homes, looking off into the distance, where he sees a dystopian skyline. Cover art from the novel version of Ready Player One

Welcome to the Ready Player One Video Game Replay! Ernst Cline’s dystopian novel Ready Player One (Amazon) is set in a cyberpunk-ish future in which climate change, economic upheaval, pandemics, and other catastrophes have transformed our world. Poverty is rampant, with many people living on the fringes of big cities in the hopes of scraping … Read more

The Trail to Philmont

In January 2020, my son and I started on the trail to Philmont – a six-month training project aimed at developing the strength, endurance, and skills needed for a 12-day, 60-mile backpacking trek at Philmont Scout Rank in Cimarron, New Mexico. We were supposed to go in late-June/early July 2020, but the COVID-19 pandemic forced … Read more

Ornament-a-Day 2019

A close up shot of a starship ornament in an evergreen tree. Another starship, blurry in appearance, is in the background.

The Geek Tree has a long and storied history at Nuketown. Beginning with a humble 4-foot tree back in the late 1990s, the Geek Tree is now a 9-foot-tall (albeit narrow) tree packed with ornaments from dozens of movies, TV shows, books, and other geeky inspirations. While I’ve spent a fair amount of time discussing the … Read more


A close up view of the graphic for RPG a Day.

RPG a Day is an annual celebration of role-playing games in which bloggers, podcasters, vidcasts, and streams come together to talk about the hobby. Nuketown participated in 2017 and 2018. With 2019, they’ve changed the format up a bit. Instead of single sentence prompts for each day, they’ve gone with a single word. This Nuketown page serves … Read more

All These Worlds…

A view of Saturn backlit by the sun.

Whether it’s the subterranean world beneath our feet, other planets racing through the sky, or intersections with other planes of existence, the worlds we can visit through role-playing games are infinite. The November 2018 RPG Blog Carnival hopes to capture a few of them. The topic is inspired by the final message from the David … Read more


A close up view of the spines of numerous role-playing game books.

RPG-a-Day is an annual event in which bloggers spend a month talking about different aspects of role-playing games. I enjoyed participating in the event in 2017 and decided to do it again in 2018. Keep track of what other bloggers are writing for the event at the official Facebook page.  Last year I wrote my entries … Read more


A fantasy map of the planet Terminus

Spellcrash is a gonzo Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting I’m building featuring dying gods, trapped demons, impossible worlds and the most bizarre monsters the game’s ever known. It’s built around the cursed star system of Star’s End, which unerringly draws the lost and insane to it like bees to nectar. The Star’s End System My … Read more

Dicember 2017

Tales of a GM organized the 12 Days of Dicember, a project dedicated dice in all their randomized glory. Here are my entries for the 2017 iteration: Day 1: The Ragnorak Dice Day 2: Oldest Dice Day 3: Favorite Game Day 4: Strangest Die Day 5: Ground Rules Day 6: d12 Day 7: Best Pattern Day 8: … Read more

Prologue 2017

A brilliant pink, orange, and yellow sunset fades to blue. Power lines and trees are backlit by the sunset.

Prologue 2017 was a test project I ran while doing the redesign. The goal of the project was to experiment with different ways of incorporating photos into the design, as well as seeing how I could post a project with daily updates. Prologue 001: Sandy Hook, NJ Prologue 002: Play Ball! Prologue 003: Defending the … Read more