Archive for the ‘Incarnadine Press’ Category

Metatopia 2014

09Nov14

I think this was the best time I’ve had at Metatopia yet, and that’s saying quite a bit. Many thanks to Avie and Vinny and our hard-working hospitable hosts from Double Exposure for making this amazing gathering possible. *With Great Power* My first moments at the convention were the first playtest of my newly-revised kappa […]


Just got back from a tremendously, awesomely fun weekend at DEXCON! Many thanks to the wonderful Double Exposure staff who put on such a great show, as always. Due to holiday obligations, our convention started on Friday morning. During event signup, I had wanted to run an extra game to expand the schedule, but knew […]


Dreamation 2013

25Feb13

I have never had a bad convention experience at Dreamation, but this year’s was one of the best ever! Low stress, lots of excitement and enthusiasm on faces both old and new made for a very, very good time. I kicked off the convention with my newest Mouse Guard scenario “Death Among the Drifts.” It’s […]


Just got back from a really, really great DEXCON. Played games, ran games, chatted with people, ate good food. Couldn’t ask for anything more. My Thursday afternoon Mobile Frame Zero game only had one player show up. He was a Kickstarter supporter, and I mentioned that the game really sings with three players, but we […]


Just to make the announcement all official-like: I will be re-designing, re-writing, and re-publishing With Great Power. The entire system will be redesigned to handle superheroic melodrama better than ever. The book will be completely rewritten with new aspects, sample characters and scenarios. My goal is to have the game ready for sale by DEXCON 2013. I […]


Camp Nerdly 2012 was a really great time. Thanks to all who made camp possible and run so very smoothly. I played a number of unsavory characters early in the con and then put on my white hat to finish off the convention on a positive note. Friday night saw Kat, Remi, Georgianna, and me […]


I woke up with an idea for a story. It’s set in the Liberty League universe that I have used for my With Great Power… convention events. What do you think? ******** THE STALWART in “The Cold, Hard Truth” by Michael S. Miller The Armor of Truth was going to fail. Already a dent in […]


Chef’d!

24Jul11

A week of ups and downs, but my game chef entry is finally done: Exiles of Will is away. Here’s the intro: The glories of the canon are past, but five wandering characters live on. Although their plays have finished, and their epilogues have been spoken, some characters have still not found peace. They have […]


My head cold is just as bad now as it was when I arrived at Dreamation, but I feel a whole lot better. After one of the most trying months of my life, we managed to make it through the wilds of New Jersey on Friday night, with barely an hour to spare. I ran […]


All good things must come to an end. Over the next few weeks, Incarnadine Press will be shutting down operations. My life has changed considerably in the last six months, and I have found myself unable to devote any time to game publishing. I believe that when the party’s over, somebody ought to turn out […]


Going to a Double Exposure convention is always a little bit like going home. You see friends you haven’t seen in far too long, you talk until your voice goes raw, and you smile until your face aches. Or at least I do. Thursday We were doing convention prep until the wee hours of the […]


Maybe so many years of really, really great years at Origins set the bar too high. Maybe the staff and software changes at GAMA came too late to be truly integrated into convention management. Maybe the stars were just wrong. Whatever the reason, Origins 2010 was plagued with numerous drawbacks and pitfalls. On the whole, the people made for a positive experience, but I was left wondering if we’ll return next year.


The fine folks over at Minions of the Monster Master have podcasted their actual play of With Great Power… and blogged about it. Check it out! I love how they use minis on the pages of conflict to illustrate who’s fighting who.


I’ve been unhappy with superhero comics for a number of years. Part of it is due to a lack of a browse-able comic book store in the area. As titles I liked came to an end, I wasn’t able to find new things to like. Every now and then, I’d pick up the odd issue […]


Last night, I spoke with Clyde on his cool podcast, Theory from the Closet. He let me ramble on for the better part an hour about Serial Homicide Unit, Discernment, and related topics. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!


Due to the increase in intrusive advertising and other technical issues, I’ll be leaving LiveJournal for the greener pastures of WordPress. My new blog is Multitudinous Seas. I’ll be posting updates here at least through the 10 Favorite Mechanics series, but eventually I’ll be posting over there exclusively. I have the day off work Monday […]



For months and months, I’ve been somebody else. A troubled, heartsick, disgusted, frustrated, isolated, curmudgeonly version of me. Not every day, but more often than not. And for the last four days, I had a chance to take off that heavy, confining suit, and put on a better skin–to be a better version of me. […]


I’m taking a rest between the Christmas festivities at my mom’s house and taking everyone over to Kat’s family for the next phase. And what to my wondering eyes should appear, but James Nostack writing an awesome actual play about his With Great Power… A completely unexpected Christmas treat!


The only time I can recall online discussion of a game of mine making me smile was an ancient RPG.net thread that called FVLMINATA the “worst initiative system of all time.” I relished the fact that I had outraged someone’s (several people’s, actually) sensibilities. I’m a moderate at heart. I’m not in-your-face. I’m not offensive. […]