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Shadowrun: Fetishes and Foci


    Seattle, the Sprawl, the Metroplex, was a city. And cities, cities have character. Cities have history. Cities, real ones, not the hallow constructs of corporate suburbia or that drek they fed you in the trids, live and breath. The denizens make them, well, unique. The built the cities, they kept the cities, the […]

Shadowrun: And Now We Are Here….


  I jammed a finger in my ear to block out the sounds of the PCH. The long distance charges on the pay phone ate at my patience. What I heard made it worse. “Listen kid, this is just the way it is,” said the guttural voice on the other end. “But I can help,” […]

Mass Effect/AEC: Chapter 13 (c.3): MagLev


  Novgorod to Moscow Railway Line, Russian Federation,Earth, Sol System, Local Group,  October 3, 2197 “Matching speed and holding steady at 350 kph,” said lieutenant Andrews from the shuttle cockpit. Utah nodded in response. The shuttle and the train carriage doors open simultaneously. I jumped the gap, followed by Pasha and Utah.  Utah scanned the […]

ME2: One Night in Nos Astra with….Tali


  Azure, Nos Astra, Illium, A few days after the destruction of the Alpha Relay… As much as he loved the Normandy, his ship, Shepard longed for a quiet moment in the sun, without bullets buzzing overhead or explosions tearing down the scenery. A quiet moment to feel the wind brush against his skin as […]

Tales from the D&D Table: Not the Best Man for the Job.


  Tweet of the Day: Why Characters Need Choices in Fiction  “You’re going to be late,” Liandra said, her nose buried in her book. I adjusted my pantaloons, “I will not be late. I am never late.” “Just like you were not late for Da and Ma anniversary?” she asked. I tucked in my shirt, […]

Perimeter


Karla stretched her legs. Every step she took sent small spasms of pain through her joints. She felt every cramp through out her body as tense muscles sought release from hours spent withing the confines of power armor.  The constant threat of attack just made it worse. Endless days on the perimeter watching a tidal […]

We Are Orcs


  Tweet of the Day: Nine Adorable Pets in Space Illustrated    She answered the insult with a swift stroke of her sword. The severed head left a bloody smear in the fresh snow. Gasha planted a foot on the prince’s corpse and bellowed to others, “Orc women are smart because orcs are smart. Orc […]

Home Just in Time for Xmas Eve


  Tweet of the Day: Bad Life Decisions: Mary Robinette Kowal Reads Theodore Beale. Sexily. ——- They weaved through the throng of last minute Christmas shoppers their hands tightly clasp. Tina talked non-stop, about the weather, holidays parties,  and gifts. She listened to every word, hung on every sigh and laugh. The only thing that […]

Holidays….


Tweet of the Day: Technology Will Save Our Future ——– She gave her pulse rifle the once over. It was one of those things a soldier did during “dead” time, the space between shooting and being shot at. Intermittent lights flashed though the bunker firing slits. It wasn’t the fireworks of her youth spent underfoot […]

Wizard’s World War (s.4)- Dispatch 4: The Ship of Fools


Tweet of the Day: SF Obscure: Alien Nation ——- Season 1, 2 & 3 – Season 4 Premiere – Dispatch 3 – Dispatch 5 ——- On a  barge on the river Ífingr A single moment crystallized the madness of our mission to sever the alliance between the giants and our enemies. Thousands of baying, braying, […]