Fitness Specter 20 – A Week in the Life

I decided to try a little experiment. What this is will be a hypothetical account of what a week of my life will be in 2015. I am writing this ahead of time, so I may already be doing this. Again, just a little peek at what I think might work. Monday morning: wake up […]

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Chess Specter 4 – Chess on TV

The BBC used to have a show on TV called “the Master Game,” where they’d recreate a chess game that would be interesting to watch (paced well, commentary, great players, etc). Here’s a link to an episode that isn’t ideally what I’m looking at to do for chess in the modern day but there is […]

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Storytelling Specter 8 – Your Universe Isn’t Marvel

Just like the title says, you aren’t Marvel. You aren’t DC, either. Image doesn’t have a shared universe and the best analogy I have is you’re like Dark Horse… you have the basis of a shared universe, but you still don’t have a publisher. In the simplest terms, stop thinking you have something as interesting […]

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Game Specter 10 – Stealing Ideas

If you were a multi-million dollar making film creator, you’d probably not need to worry about running a vampire political intrigue game for your friends. Since you aren’t, or at least if you’re reading this I suspect you aren’t, maybe you want to steal someone else’s idea and put the trappings of whatever game you’re […]

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UFC Specter 3 – Better Than Boxing

I have traditionally been a big boxing fan. When the UFC first started way back in 1993, the novelty of the whole thing wore off rather quickly, especially when you looked at the fact that the guys who rolled around on the mat more than anything else were doing most of the winning. How is […]

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Fitness Specter 19 – Cardio Talk

I’ve talked about cardio before, several times actually, and I think it’s time to delve a little bit more into the idea of what cardio is and what you can be doing to do “cardio” all the time. Cardio is more important than actually lifting the weights, you know. Cardio, in its simplest form, is […]

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Chess Specter 3 – For the Rest of Us

Is my attempt to make a “entertaining version of chess” for the best players in the world? Have you ever thought that the Grandmasters of chess would be interested in doing what I’m proposing? No. This is chess for the rest of us. There are several levels of players in the world of chess. When […]

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Specter Who – The Capaldi Review

Let me start off by giving you the order in which I would rate the Peter Capaldi episodes for Doctor Who. They are, from worst to best: Robot of Sherwood, Deep Breath, Into the Dalek, In the Forest of the Night, the Caretaker, Kill the Moon, Death in Heaven, Listen, Flatline, Dark Water, Time Heist, […]

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Game Specter 9 – What Do You Want Out of a Game?

When you sit at the table and grab your dice and look at a character sheet, what is it (exactly) that you’re looking to get out of a game? I’m here to mention some of the things I see, or think I see, when I sit down at a table and hopefully I can attract […]

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