A Bacon Love Song by ChatGPT

I was playing with ChatGPT tonight and I asked it to write a love song about bacon. I thought the result was pretty good! Verse 1:Sweet, salty, oh so divineBacon, you always make me shineFrom sunrise to sundown, I craveYour flavor and texture, I’ll always save Chorus:Bacon, oh bacon, my love will never fadeYou’re my heart’s desire, my morning paradeEvery sizzle and pop, makes my heart skip a beatTogether forever, our love will be complete Verse 2:In a sandwich, or on its ownYou’re the king of the breakfast throneFrom BLT’s to Club, you steal the showWith you, my love, I’ll… Read More

The Satanic Panic Documentary

Satanic Panic Documentary

My brother-in-law, David Swisher, recommended a documentary about the Satanic Panic to me. It features a gentleman known as the GeekPreacher investigating the Satanic Panic of the 1980s. He talks to several TSR gaming legends (including Tim Kask, Skip Williams, Larry Elmore, Luke Gygax, and more!) about the era and its effects. For me, I started playing Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd edition around 1991 when I was in college. I knew there was some controversy, so at the time, I didn’t really talk about it to people outside of my friend group. I didn’t talk about it to my… Read More

Pathfinder Reflections


I remember how excited I was when Paizo first started putting out Pathfinder adventures/adventure paths for 3.5 (prior to Pathfinder 1st edition) and thinking they had something cool going on. The quality of the products were top-notch from the writing to the quality of the printed book itself. When Pathfinder 1st edition came about, I was pleased with the changes that made the game better. It was truly D&D 3.75 in spirit, if not in name. I collected a LOT of sourcebooks, adventure paths, and standalone adventures. These were the days of my gaming hoarding, and my bookshelves overflowed. Eventually,… Read More

The Captain America in Ukraine Story I Would Love to Write

Red Guardian and Captain America

I have this idea for a Captain America story in mind that I will never get to write. It centers around the Ukraine situation. I think it’s safe to say that Cap would want to take the first plane over there to defend Ukraine. However, the US government would ask him specifically not to go as his involvement could be seen as the involvement of America as a whole, thereby starting World War III. Cap hates this, but he sees the point. That’s when Bucky and Black Widow come up and say, “Don’t worry, Cap, we got this.” As Bucky… Read More

The Haunt Trilogy: Special Edition Review


I recently picked up a copy of The Haunt Trilogy: Special Edition, by Phil Beckwith and Travis Legge, and published by PB Publishing. The contents of this book are a compilation of PB Publishing’s Haunt trilogy of adventures. I should add a disclaimer here that I am friends with Phil Beckwith. I will, however, endeavor to keep this review as unbiased as possible. I purchased a hardcover edition with the PDF. I heartily recommend that if you purchase the print version, you get the PDF version with it as well. I will explain that later. At first glance, this book… Read More

9/11 – 20 Years Later: A Retrospective


I’ve had it in my head of what I wanted to write about today. And as I sit here watching footage of the firefighters, I’m rethinking it. I process things by writing, so please bear with me. On that day, we were all Americans. Not Democrats or Republicans. We stood together as one. As horrific as the attacks were, I felt a sense of pride of being an American. Hell, we were all New Yorkers too. America was at war, but it was a very different type of war than we had ever seen. It wasn’t against a nation; it… Read More

My Experience With Legend of the Five Rings


I got into the Legend of the Five Rings (L5R) tabletop RPG through the 3e version of Oriental Adventures. I got the Rokugan d20 book and a few other d20 books. During that time, I read a ton of the fiction on the FFG website. Some good, some so-so. I got into Heroes of Rokugan, the organized play version. They used the L5R 2e rules (with some 1e thrown in). I’ve had mixed experiences from this. I liked every other game, meaning I didn’t like half of them. L5R is great if you want a Japanese-inspired RPG, but you have… Read More

Thoughts on the Psionics Wizard

Psion by Ben Wootten

There has been an awakening… Background I’ve been a huge fan of psionics since I started playing D&D back in 2nd edition. The very first campaign I played in featured psionics quite a bit, using The Complete Psionics Handbook for the rules. The rules in 3.5’s Expanded Psionics Handbook were also some of my favorites. Bruce Cordell’s work was amazing, as was his work in Malhavoc Press’ psionics books. And I would be remiss if I forgot to mention D&D 4e’s Players Handbook 3. In other words, I’ve been a fan of psionics for quite a while. Psionics in D&D… Read More