2020, Blog Notes

February, 2020

When I first started writing Dyvers years ago I set a daily posting goal for myself that I maintained for nearly five years before things went sideways. Posting daily pushed me to find new ways to be creative and to keep challenging myself to do something new. Creatively there have been few periods in my… Continue reading February, 2020

2020, Blog Notes

2020 in Review

2020 was a hard year in a lot of ways. Personally, I went through a restructure at work that took up a lot of my bandwidth for most of the spring and summer. I saw good friends lose their jobs and watched others struggle in their new positions. I've been lucky so far in that… Continue reading 2020 in Review

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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

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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?