About

Hi,

I'm Marc. I like to write but my job doesn't afford me much opportunity to get creative. In 2014 I made a resolution to write more, just for my own enjoyment if nothing else. It took a while, but by the time the middle of the year had come I was putting out short "flash fiction" pieces of prose three times a week. They had open ends, and were intended for people who played Numenera, a RPG I am rather fond of, to use as jumping off points for their own stories, or even just as inspiration for what could be.

After attending my first GenCon in 2014 I decided to launch this blog (or maybe re-launch as I had attempted something similar years before).

I've been playing RPGs for nearly 25 years.  A not entirely comprehensive list:
  • Numenera
  • The Strange
  • Cypher System
  • Dragon AGE & Fantasy AGE
  • Shadowrun (2nd & 3rd Editions)
  • Nightbane/Nightspawn
  • Palladium Fantasy RPG
  • TMNT & Other Strangeness
  • Ninjas and Superspies
  • Heroes Unlimited
  • The Aeon Trinity - Trinity, Aberrant, & Adventure!
  • Scion
  • Mutants & Masterminds
  • Rifts
  • FATE
  • AD&D 2nd Ed (which I honestly didn't care for)
I'm missing or leaving out plenty, especially games I played only once or twice, and a handful I read but never played for various reasons.  Games like Deadlands & Star Wars, or Fiasco & Durance. Lots of games over the years. 

Most recent on that list that get a lot of play are Dragon AGE, which has some of the most fun and dynamic combat play I have ever played due to the stunt system it uses, and Numenera, which I can honestly say is my hands down favorite RPG to run thanks to the Cypher System which just makes it easy to be GM.

I have played and run games with friends and strangers; in person, by video chat, by text chat, play by post and play by email. While playing in person with friends is certainly the gold standard there is something to be said for the immersive level of play one can get out of a good play by post with people who write well.

But I digress, on with the show, err, blog...