Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Well, posts have been slow, and I'll show you why...

Yep, we've got a new baby!  And yes, I'm reading him The Hobbit even though he's not even a month old yet.  Never too early to start.  I actually wish I'd done this when our first son was born, but in the moves from Japan to Korea to the U.S. and back to Korea, I got rid of my old paperback copy, and by the time I finally got around to ordering the hardback edition seen above, my son didn't want anything to do with a story that didn't have big bright pictures on every page.

Anyway, I'm not sure when I'll get back to work on Chanbara (I've got ideas, just not much time to work on them) or to running the Isle of Dread game.  Especially since I've got the final semester of grad school classes starting soon, and then a dissertation to tackle. 

I also came up with an idea for a Flying Swordsmen set of adventures using the 5-Room Dungeon format, thanks to using some of them for the Hi/Lo Heroes game I'm running with one of my private English students. 

Anyway, enough blathering about me.  If you're also on Google+, check out +Jez Gordon's Anti-GenCon events this weekend.  Lots of online games to play (and not just OSR stuff) this weekend.  I won't have the time, I figure, but hey, you might!


  1. Congratulations on your recent arrival! Your post reminded me that I miss reading "my" books to my son - he's at that bright pictures on every page stage now, too.

  2. Good on you! Two more and you can have an entire party!

  3. Congratulations on the wonderful addition to your family (and excellent choice on reading materials)!