Author Archives: atroll

Castalia House Fantasy Literature Interview

Last year (2015) I did an online interview to help Jeff with a book he said he was writing. He published the interview at Castalia.com, and I promptly forgot about it. Last week (Mar. 28, 2016) I noticed it and … Continue reading

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The Angel of Death and Other Snippers and Snippets

1 At the Library 1:15 p.m. At the library where my desk Is piled high with books to evaluate. Working on them at reference desk. Adding them in Or throwing them back. Generous people keep me supplied with stuff to … Continue reading

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The Gods of Trollworld

When the great Wizard Wars ended, there remained 849 great wizards in Trollworld. Legends of their activities remained among their subject peoples, and over time, became the basis of many religions. Truly, those ancient magic-workers were of godlike power. Many … Continue reading

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Personal Game Archaeology–Another Dig

Personal Game Archaeology Grumpy Note: This document was created with Word. Formatting was apparently lost in pasting it into this blog form. Sorry. WHAT THIS IS: For the last couple of weeks, I have been going through some of my … Continue reading

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Khazan Descriptive Essay 1989

I am aware that my thinking changes over time. It mutates and things now are not the same as they were then. While going through papers to send off to Tim Hutchings for his university collection of game designer materials, … Continue reading

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Fruitbat and Fungus

Introduction: I am a game designer, not a one-trick pony. I just found the rules for this old game designed back in 1978 with Daniel Carver, but it’s mostly mine. I’m retyping the rules exactly as they appeared then in … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels I Have Read

Public libraries have been offering comics in the form of graphic novels for a couple of decades now. There is so much good stuff being published (and also tons of crap), and I have been using libraries to try and … Continue reading

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The Lost City

Look what I found while digging through a box of old papers. Back in the day I used to like to draw fantasy maps and dungeons and stuff. ¬†As you can see, I am no artist, but the ideas are … Continue reading

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Hello world!

Welcome to WordPress.com! This is your very first post. Click the Edit link to modify or delete it, or start a new post. If you like, use this post to tell readers why you started this blog and what you … Continue reading

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