Welcome to the Sideshow: The Dark Art of David Hartman

Posted in EpicTable Blog on June 15, 2008 at 11:24 pm

I don’t recall how I stumbled upon David Hartman’s site: http://www.sideshowmonkey.com/. Maybe I don’t remember how I got there because I spent the next couple hours lost in this dark little world he’s created.

Did I mention it’s dark? Yeah, a lot of David’s work is pretty dark, and it’s not going to be everyone’s cup of tea (which is an oddly inappropriate expression to use when talking about monsters, zombies, and the like), but there’s a comic/pulp feel his work that I really like. …continue reading Welcome to the Sideshow: The Dark Art of David Hartman


Thoughts on “My Life with Master”

Posted in EpicTable Blog on June 7, 2008 at 2:00 am

In a recent post, I talked about the value of trying other game systems, particularly the so-called “narrative games” or “story games”. All this was a little abstract, and it strikes me that saying “this is a good thing” without really explaining why isn’t terribly helpful. In this post, I look at a specific example: my recent experience with My Life with Master. …continue reading Thoughts on “My Life with Master”


Sound of a Desert Nightmare

Posted in EpicTable Blog on February 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm

album cover - Necronomicon by Nox ArcanaAwhile back, I talked about artwork that inspires me as a GM. My game is currently in a three week hiatus while I plot the campaign’s next chapter, which includes a trip to a not-very-nice desert location.

My plotting was thrown into high gear this weekend when I just stumbled upon the album, “Necronomicon”, from a band called Nox Arcana. …continue reading Sound of a Desert Nightmare


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