Right now I’m running a Dresden Files RPG game, continuing the story we wove when we Alpha tested the game back in 2008-9. I realized the other day that a stole a bit of the plot, and some of the planned ending from one of my favorite video games–Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals.
Victory, but at a high cost. Continue Reading “Victory, but at what Cost?”
I enjoy video games. I have since I was a little kid. I prefer RPGs and Action Adventure games to First-Person Shooters. I mostly play games for the story first, the gameplay second, and the graphics dead last. My two favorite games of all time are Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals (SNES) which came out fifteen years ago and Final Fantasy III/Six (SNES/PS1) which was seventeen years ago. A game that looks shiny and pretty but sucks for story isn’t a game I will enjoy. Continue Reading “There is no Cow Level!”
I am a bit of a bibliophile. It’s a lot like saying rain is a bit wet, the sun is a bit warm, and the ocean is a bit salty. I’m also a fast reader; I finish books in single sittings more often than not. My favorite genre is Urban Fantasy but I’ll read things from almost any genre. It kinda distresses me how many romance novels I own (not quite a dozen) though since it is one of my least favorite genres. Continue Reading “Friday Reads: Actresses, Zombies, Vampires, Seekers, and Diviners”
I’ve been crocheting for over a year, successfully crocheting for about eight months. When I say ‘successfully’, I mean actually being able to make something that resembles what I was going for. Before the Mini-Thulu I made last October, I had a series of EPIC triangles (because I would miss stitches so the work got smaller as I went along) and one really, really, really long 2″ wide strap that was excellent practice. Continue Reading “Crocheting is so fun! Crocheting is so fun! Now lets take a break and see what we have done!”
Welcome to the Ivory Tower. It’s a bit sparse in here for the moment but I’ll get it filled up in no time.
Expect to expect the unexpected here. I have more interests than I have time to work on them all. One day I may be crocheting a gift for a friend or family member, the next day I may sit and read a book or two in a single sitting, the next I may break out my pots and pans and cook up a storm (and swear up one when I have to clean up the resulting mess), the next I may type furiously at the keyboard to write, while the next I may decide to sit and slay demons or micromanage Sims for a few hours.
Google tells me that an Ivory Tower is “a state of privileged seclusion from the facts and practicalities of the real world.” This isn’t the real world. This is my world (but they know me here, so it’s okay).
That was only partially the reason I chose it. I had originally wanted to go with “Closet of Doom” (because I have a room in my house named thus), but I realized that would have some connotations to it that I didn’t want. I tend to add “of doom” to a lot of things (my other blogs are named/renamed to have ‘of doom’ at the end) because, well I don’t remember exactly why. Probably because of the Munchkin card “Duck of Doom” (You should know better than to pick up a duck in a dungeon! Lose two levels!).
The main reason I chose the name is because The Ivory Tower is a fictional bar that exists in the 1920’s AND 2010’s Dresden Files RPG game we played/are playing as well as the story/world/work-in-progress I’m slowly working on writing. It is accorded neutral territory/sanctuary and a home-away-from-home for a lot of the characters from both games. And now it is mine too.
Have a seat, there’s coffee on the counter. I’ll try not to be too boring with my obsessive rambling about this, that, and the other things. That would be a horrible fate.