Ramblings

Peace Sells but No One’s Buying – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Peace Talks”

Book Cover for "Peace Talks". Available on Amazon When you’re Harry Dresden, life sometimes gets unnaturally ugly. And then there are times where it gets downright hostile. And then… there are times where everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series has been chugging along now for twenty years and … Continue reading Peace Sells but No One’s Buying – Review of Jim Butcher’s “Peace Talks”

So You Want to Build a Cyberpunk? Part One

Cyberpunk Red core rulebook, by R. Talsorian Games. Available on Amazon If you’ve read any of my previous articles on the subject of R. Talsorian Games’ Cyberpunk Red, you could gather that I’ve been delving deeply into the game system since it was released in late 2020. The previous articles I’ve written have covered each … Continue reading So You Want to Build a Cyberpunk? Part One

The Real Captain America – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode 6 “One World, One People”

And with that, the first season of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier comes to a satisfying, if bittersweet end. So far, I’ve greatly enjoyed Marvel Studios foray into episodic television, with Wandavision tackling grief and how it manifests and now The Falcon and The Winter Soldier tackling issues of race and class politics. There’s … Continue reading The Real Captain America – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode 6 “One World, One People”

Harsh Truths – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode Five “Truth”

After Episode Four, I think we all needed a breather and The Falcon and The Winter Soldier provided one with this week’s episode, “Truth”. Consequences, repercussions, and harsh truths were served up in this episode. But there were also lies and deceptions behind those truths, as seen throughout the interpersonal moments. There’s a lot to … Continue reading Harsh Truths – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” Episode Five “Truth”

Out from the Badlands – Nomads in Cyberpunk Red

Cyberpunk Red Core Rulebook. Available on Amazon When people think of dystopian futures, one of the most prevalent ideas comes from the Mad Max films. Devastated towns, open roads, armored vehicles, leather outfits that wouldn’t be amiss at a BDSM convention, and guns. Lots of guns. In the Dark Future of Cyberpunk Red, the Nomad … Continue reading Out from the Badlands – Nomads in Cyberpunk Red

Episode 6 – Interview with author A.M. Aylward

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ewnkp-1000c87 Sat down for an interview with A.M. Aylward, an independent author. Their debut poetry collection is titled Displaced Egos, available on Amazon in Kindle and Print-on-Demand. If you're interested in purchasing the device I use for podcasting, check out Maono If you've enjoyed this podcast, consider following me on social media. Links can be found … Continue reading Episode 6 – Interview with author A.M. Aylward

Corrupted Symbols – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” episode 4 “The Whole World is Watching”

Whoa… That’s really all I could think at the end of episode 4 of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. In an episode that didn’t lack in any category (I’d say this is easily the best episode of the series to date), the ending left its mark on me and the people I was watching … Continue reading Corrupted Symbols – Review of “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” episode 4 “The Whole World is Watching”

Life Outside – A Poem

It's been awhile since I've posted a new poem on here. Figured I'd post one I wrote while thinking about quarantine back in January 2021. We heard the mist chewing, which didn’t make sense. How could mist, vapor, visible air, chew anything? But it was chewing, gnawing, devouring the meat, sinew, bones, memories, thoughts, fears, … Continue reading Life Outside – A Poem

Everything’s Got a Price – Fixers in Cyberpunk Red

Cyberpunk Red Core Rulebook. Available on Amazon When you look at a setting like Night City in Cyberpunk Red, the first big question is this: How does anything get done in this kind of urban hellscape? From the corporations screwing over everyone, Solos and Netrunners looking to make a quick buck, and the Lawmen working … Continue reading Everything’s Got a Price – Fixers in Cyberpunk Red

Here Come the Fuzz – Lawmen in “Cyberpunk Red”

R. Talsorian Games "Cyberpunk Red". Available on Amazon When the streets of the Dark Future are overrun with shell casings and bodies, the police are just as often there to protect the community as they are to exploit the community. The Lawman Role in Cyberpunk Red presents an interesting conundrum similar to the Exec Role: … Continue reading Here Come the Fuzz – Lawmen in “Cyberpunk Red”