So what's going on in the life of Alan these days. This poor blog has been a bit neglected. Moving The wife got a new job, so we're moving! As I can work anywhere, it's really irrelevant where we live. However, this means my day is filled with work. Frantic packing. Stress. But it'll be … Continue reading A boring life update post.
I've received a few questions on what is happening to the TinyD6 line, and the products I had brought with me and created with Nocturnal Media in the aftermath of Stewart Wieck's passing. This is the official statement: Effective August 1st, Gallant Knight Games will be stepping back out from underneath the Nocturnal Media publishing umbrella. As Stewart’s brother Steve steps in … Continue reading Gallant Knight Games and the Future
Another Vinyl review. You're welcome. Today I'm reviewing Popular Problems by Leonard Cohen (one of my absolute favorite albums). It's Cohen's 13th studio album and was recorded when he was 80 (!). Popular Problems was released in 2014. I got my copy from a local Barnes & Noble. It's a single disc, ten track album. PHYSICAL IMPRESSIONS This record … Continue reading Vinyl Review: Popular Problems by Leonard Cohen
One of my big "off-line" hobbies is listening to, and getting vinyl records. This week I got Chris Stapleton's Traveller record, so here's a review! Traveller is a 2015 release by Stapleton and is his first debut album (although he's done lots of work on very popular country songs as a lyricist and backing vocalist). I got my copy … Continue reading Vinyl Review: Traveller by Chris Stapleton
On Thursday, June 22nd, my employer, mentor, and close friend Stewart Wieck passed. A great many folks said very nice things about Stewart, such as HERE on rpg.net, HERE at Chaosium's website, and HERE on Onyx Path's website. (There's many more, but those are a few). Stewart touched a lot of lives, and much will be … Continue reading In Memoriam: Stewart Wieck
Recently, Wife (whom I've been trying to get into wargaming with me) and I decided to give the historical war game Saga a try. I'm a huge sucker for historical war games, and even more of a sucker for 28mm or 15mm war games. However, locally, 32mm science fiction and fantasy rule the game tables, … Continue reading The Beginning of a Saga
A friend asked me to respond to this article with my thoughts. As my thoughts were longer than the communication medium (Twitter) allowed me to respond easily, I decided to collate them into this blog post. I mostly agreed, but I felt my own article on my favorite RPG would be worth it (plus I needed … Continue reading Alan’s Unofficial (& Totally Biased) Essential Pendragon RPG Book Guide
Wow. 2016 has been a pretty bonkers year as far as things go. Shall we recap? 1.) I ran my first Kickstarter for a Gallant Knight Games product! (Tiny Frontiers!) We delivered the PDF 5 months early, and the physical book 3 months early. Reviews have been good! Especially for a first effort. Is it … Continue reading Crazy End to a Crazy Year.
So, I'm doing a non-review of my favorite RPG products of the year. I don't review RPG products anymore, but I can certainly tell you what I loved. This is simply my impressions and responses to products that have come out. Consider these recommendations, but there are so many great RPGs out there. It was … Continue reading Top Ten RPGs of 2016
I'm not really a person who gets invested in celebrity as a concept. There's actors I like and follow, musicians I enjoy, but I don't really tie my personal life or feelings up in them or their works. That being said, Leonard Cohen was a massive influence on my musical listening and personal life. The … Continue reading Leonard Cohen