2020, Blog Notes

I’m Back

Sorry for the long delay in getting back to blogging. My new computer finally arrived and that means that I've got a lot of catching up to do. So the plans going forward: Best Reads of the Week: I'll resume this series starting with the first week of August. I might try to catch up… Continue reading I’m Back

2018, 2019, Blog Notes

2019 Year in Review

One of the things that I have done over the years on Dyvers was a breakdown of my quarterly performance for my readers so that they could see how I was doing on the blog as far as my readership went and my engagement with my readers. These posts helped me contextualize the way that… Continue reading 2019 Year in Review

2019 Great Blog Roll Call, 2020 Great Blog Roll Call, AD&D 2e, Blog Notes, D&D 5e, Goals, Warlords of the Accordlands

Projects and Progress

We’re officially at the tail end of July and I’m still going with this blog! I’m not as prolific as I was hoping to be when I launched it in December of 2018 but we’re moving in the right direction. So what I’d like to do today is talk a bit about where I’m planning… Continue reading Projects and Progress

Blog Notes

Upgrading the Harbrace After Nearly 30 Years of Use

For the last 29ish years I've been using the Eleventh Edition of the Hodges' Harbrace College Handbook. This has kept me in safe ground as far as citations go but it doesn't reflect any of the newer media - like websites and whatnot. A few years ago I found the MLA STYLE GUIDE online and… Continue reading Upgrading the Harbrace After Nearly 30 Years of Use

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What Constitutes a Metaplot in Role-Playing Games?

A "metaplot" is an overarching story within a role-playing game that spans across several modules, or supplements, or across multiple media formats which collectively tells a story within the context of the game world. Examples of metaplots from the early days of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (AD&D 1e) include such adventures as the super module… Continue reading What Constitutes a Metaplot in Role-Playing Games?

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2019 is Here and I Barely Remember 2018

Just a quick, little post to help keep my goals in mind so that I can look back here at the end of 2019 and see how far I've come along. 2019 Goals Cut my physical library down by at least half. A lot of these books are just taking up space and it's time… Continue reading 2019 is Here and I Barely Remember 2018