Farewell, Greenfield

June 24, 2020

On the ranking of things I get to write, this one ranks at the bottom of the scale. I’ve been putting it off for a week or so, “waiting for more information” I’ve been telling myself, but it is time.…

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Black Lives Matter

June 5, 2020

Reagan famously referred to the United States as a shining city on a hill with the eyes of all people upon us.  Today, that shining city has risen up in protest because we have manifestly failed to live up to

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Sherlock Holmes Day

May 21, 2020

Tomorrow is Sherlock Holmes Day!  Mystery and deduction fans rejoice in honor of the most famous consulting detective of all time.  As a lifelong fan, here are some fun bits of trivia I’d like to share:

Sherlock’s first appearance in …

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The Barrister Bounce Back Plan

May 13, 2020

Update 30 June 2020: the sustained protests against police violence has created a natural experiment that has produced the heartening if unsurprising finding that the proper use of masks really does significantly reduce the transmission of SARS-COV-2.  While our Barrister …

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How to sew a face mask with minimal skills and materials

April 7, 2020

The first time I had to sew something by hand because I didn’t have access to a sewing machine, it felt like it was going to take an eternity.  (If you must know, it was a Captain Jack Sparrow costume,

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Abyss Modified-Session 37, The Final Showdown

January 19, 2020

Notes from the DM: Abyss Modified is a Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign based on the Out of the Abyss prepublished adventure, so there might be spoilers if you are planning to play that campaign. It has home brew

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Abyss Modified-Session 36

January 13, 2020

Notes from the DM: Abyss Modified is a Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign based on the Out of the Abyss prepublished adventure, so there might be spoilers if you are planning to play that campaign. It has home brew

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Making Dice—Day 4: Finishing and Polishing

January 11, 2020

Start making your own dice—from start to finish!

Check out Day Three: Demolding, if you missed it last time, or get started at Day One.

Day Four: Finishing and Polishing

You would’ve noticed when pulling your dice that …

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Starting an RPG Campaign: The Map

When you sit down to begin building an RPG campaign, where do you start? Do you start with a story that you want the players to follow? A Big Bad that you want them to defeat? Perhaps a map and …

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Abyss Modified-Session 35

January 6, 2020

Notes from the DM: Abyss Modified is a Fifth Edition Dungeons and Dragons campaign based on the Out of the Abyss prepublished adventure, so there might be spoilers if you are planning to play that campaign. It has home brew

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