You should play The Quiet Year! If, at all possible though, you should not play The Quiet Year in only 1 hour. I was running this as part of an event and only had one hour so the constraints forced my hand somewhat. Here’s how I approached it: Each turn encompassed 3 weeks instead of […]
There are a million and one blog posts for “move from WordPress to Hugo!” out there. This is the opposite of that. Hugo is good I like Hugo a lot. If you need a static site generator I’d recommend it without reservation! Once I had it going it worked very well. I loved how fast […]
Made a marking knife! Not pictured was pretending to be a blacksmith with a propane torch. The blade was shaped from a used jigsaw blade following the instructions on the Lost Art Press Blog. Walnut and cherry from Urbanwood. Epoxy to connect it all up and finished with shellac. It ain’t perfect. It’s serviceable though! […]
Our kitchen peninsula was in dire need of some organization. We also had a blank wall directly above it so…shelves! All of the wood for this project came from Workantile’s storage room: pine slats from someone’s old ikea bed and shelves made from the Baltic birch plywood from an old phone booth project. The screws […]
Made a little caddy for our remotes. The hope is this cuts down on the number of times we have to ask where the Roku remote went. Mitered the edges and reinforced with splines for rigidity and class. Pine reclaimed from the Workantile storage room and walnut from Urbanwood. Finished with shellac.
Made a try square based on plans from Rex Kruger. Shockingly, it’s pretty and pretty square! Walnut and cherry from Urbanwood. Aluminum rod for the pins from Home Depot, who looked at me like I was off my rocker for wanting brass rod. Epoxy to hold in the pins. Finished with shellac.
The Ann Arbor District Library is hosting an Role-Playing Game Fest on September 14th at 1-5pm at the downtown branch! I’ll be running a table there as will Andy Rau, my cohost on Roll for Topic, and John Corey, one of recent guests who actually came on to talk about running games at cons. Please […]
I keep on referencing Dark Forests and realizing that people don’t know what I mean, which is fair because the only place I talk about them is in dark forests. The first place I heard about this was from George who brought it up in one of several dark forests that we interact on. Whenever […]
A friend asked me whether he needed both a miter saw and a circular saw for a project he’s working on. As we were chatting he told me “this should be a blog post” so here we are. Important Note: when we think of tools I think we should focus on access rather than ownership. […]
A Message on Jan. 31st 2011 “oh, btw: I’m working at the workantile exchange today…seems to be very nice” But Why I showed up to Workantile after a year of working from home. To say I was feeling isolated is an understatement. I’d moved to be closer to my then-girlfriend now-wife who was in the […]