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Hello World #4

Happy Friday, folks. Just some random thoughts before I disappear into reading books and bingewatching The Umbrella Academy over the weekend.

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Vacation of a sort

This weekend my wife and son and I took off for Cincinnati for a couple of days. The hotel is nearly empty and everything smells like strawberry disinfectant and bleach, which sounds unpleasant but is somewhat comforting. Ohio is now under a mandatory mask order, and thus far people seem to be mostly obeying it. We’ll see how long that lasts. We don’t have a ton of plans...let’s face it, there is not much to do that isn’t super risky. We heading up to Lebanon OH to go to my so so favorite used video game store, and the…

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New Books! New Games!

It’s been a good week for books and games in the Vermiller household. A number of new goodies have arrived. The big excitement is a game I kickstarted arrived. Vaesen is an RPG based on Nordic horror myths and legends. In the game, you and your party are a group of individuals in the 1800s. You each have the Sight, and have come together in Uppsala Sweden to re-establish The Society, a conclave of people researching the supernatural world. The authors have done a masterful job of making a system that is familiar (there are similarities Fate, Call of…

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Hello World #3

Hello world, It's been a minute. Here's what up in my little world: That's about all for now. Let's be careful out there, -Chris

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When Is It Okay

The country has been intense of late. This weekend, I spent some time trying to relax a bit by playing a video game. The game was Expeditions: Viking. I spent hours pretending to be a viking thane from 800 A.D. protecting his hold from outside enemies. it was a pretty good time. There came a point in the game when I, as the player, was facing an unarmed opponent. And that opponent said, "I am unarmed. You would kill an unarmed man?" This is a common theme in a lot of frontier/medieval games and stories. Only a man without…

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