What does the building of the first modern sewer have to do with some of our most important lessons in medicine? First in a series of historical articles that will explain the author's love affair with the Industrial era.
Five core philosophies on how to have the most fun running games for your players, and be frustrated less. Good luck, have fun.
Spider is a huge bastard. His defining trait, in fact, is being the biggest fucking asshole to absolutely everyone, all the time, forever. So who better than the king of bastards to speak about why your protagonist doesn’t have to be likable to be sympathetic?
So how do we know when a long-running show should keep going, and how do we know when it's time to finish with dignity? How long should a series be, whether it be television or manga or fan fiction?
By most every metric you really care to mention, the goddamn Batman is a goddamn Mary Sue. He checks all the boxes, every time, up and down and backwards and forwards. So how is he still fantastic?
It's an expression among writers; Pantsers write by the seat of their pants going where the work takes them, plotters sit down and get the whole thing structured and organized before word one hits the page. So what's the difference, really?
One of my most popular pieces: Why new storytellers write about rape, drugs, suicide and abortion.
The prophet wears a denim jacket, and when the man bounces around the stage like some guys' Dad's accountant he preaches his gospel.