Matt and Eric talk about Steam Punk, Pagan Love, Exploding Coolers, BJJ, Trans-humanism, Fusion Reactors, X-Rated Holo-Decks, Sloth Eating, and Stone Age Chimps....among other things.
Judy sets down with us to talk about her path to becoming a childrens author and researcher. She then goes into detail on the astonishing discovery that gender plays, or omits, in children's literature. This one was a shocker for us folks!
Matt and Eric: Ayahuasca, Number Stations, The Illuminati, Garageband and David Duchovny. Alone and without supervision, Matt and Eric discuss some of their favorite topics and theories.
In 1988 She graduated with a BFA from Mason Gross (Rutgers) & is now working full time as an artist. She specializes in illustration, painting, photography & graphic design & has a wide variety of clients including publishers, musicians, craft & greeting card companies, historical orgs. & animal rescue groups. She exhibits regularly in galleries & vends at art/craft fairs, Goth/Wiccan events, etc. (She also creates jewelry, cards & T-shirts) She has been a featured artist on radio shows, in newspaper interviews, on a gothic cable TV show & on the Oddities TV show (Science Channel)!
Dr. Young’s career in education spans more than 45 years. As a graduate student in the Ohio University School of Music, he worked as an assistant to the Director of Bands, Dr. Thomas Lee, and a part-time employee in the School of Music Library. Upon graduation, he served more than a decade as the high school band director at Fairfield Union Local Schools (his high school alma mater). He then became an elementary principal, serving in that capacity more than 20 years in both the Northern Local Schools and Lancaster City Schools. While principal of West School in Lancaster, Young was elected by his peers to serve as the president of the Ohio Association of Elementary School Administrators (OAESA) as well as the National Association of Elementary Principals (NAESP), the only past-president of OAESA ever to advance to the elected leadership role of the national association. Upon retirement in 2004, Young played a vital role in the development and growth of the West After School Center before accepting an opportunity to serve as the President & CEO of the Washington, D.C.-based National AfterSchool Association (NAA) in 2010.
Young began teaching music classes as an adjunct at Ohio University-Lancaster in 1983. He currently teaches Introduction to Music Theory (for non-music majors), the History of Rock ‘n’ Roll, an Introduction to Folk Guitar Class, and an Introduction to Teaching class for aspiring middle and high school teachers.
In February 2018, Young will present two workshops at the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Annual Professional Conference in Columbus. His workshop session titles are (1) 101 Tips for Music Teachers (from a Principal’s Perspective) based on content from his book, Enhancing the Professional Practice of Music Teachers: 101 Tips that Principals Want Music Teachers to Know and Do (Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2010) and (2) Navigating the Transition from College to Teaching Music: Tips and Advice from a Principal.
A trombonist, Young has taught dozens of trombone and low students from the Fairfield County area during his career. The Ohio University School of Music faculty and Society of Alumni and Friends recognized him with both an Achievement in Music Award in 2004 and the Service Award in 2007.
I am a practicing Pharmakeute and initiate in the Ash, Birch, and Willow tradition. I hand-make each and every one of my products within a sacred space and with ritual energy, giving loving attention to detail with 100% Certified Organic/Free-Trade/ and or wildcrafted herbs from my own gardens and/or other completely reputable sources. Most of my products were created out of a personal need for something particular, and everything else is inspired by requests from friends and family.
"Our ancient ancestors, those wise-women (and men!) who lived back in the days long before the advent of Christianity, had special knowledge of plants and their powers. They lived in harmony with and had strong, close ties to the Earth and Her gifts. I believe that plants have spirits and that if we take our time and commune with them, the spirit of the plant will speak to us. They will tell us how best to make use of their healing powers if we only pause long enough to listen. It is my sincere desire to forge with the Earth the same type of relationship that our ancestors once had. My learning process will never end and I hope that, even if you do not decide to join me in learning more about the Earth and Her gifts to us, you will at least accompany me on the journey towards health, peace, happiness, and bliss."
Dan Cross wrote the Eldritch RPG and is a founding member of AlpharhythM.
Class of 2013 · Masters · Organization development · Minneapolis, Minnesota
Class of 2010 · Business Adminstration · Minneapolis, Minnesota
A fast-paced, action and story-oriented RPG of high fantasy, with no restrictive archetypes:
Character concept is king! Cast any spell, wield any weapon desired, possess any power imagined. Players can create detailed characters quickly, with rules that are easy to master and yet offer a lot of scope for clever and creative play. Eldritch Role-Playing Revised now includes the detailed yet adaptable campaign setting, known by sages as Ainerêve, where heroes fulfill their destinies in a world of dream, might and magic. So sharpen your sword, gather your will, and summon your inner strength to prepare for a new game experience…
Born on the 22nd of January 1991 Mugzy had to fight through his adolescent years. Struggling with deep internal stress, he found inspiration in Eminem after his first encounter with Hip-Hop when he heard the song 'The Way I Am'. Mugzy felt that he could strongly relate to the lyrics in Eminem's songs & began to change his image to be a true representative of the Hip-Hop culture.
As he developed his style and studied Hip-Hop, he found further inspiration from the legends: 2 Pac, Biggie, 50 Cent, DMX, & searched further into the roots of Hip-Hop to re-discover artists like Public Enemy, NWA & Nas.
Drawing inspiration from the masters of Hip-Hop & armed with the knowledge earned through years of hardship, Mugzy's rap speaks of truth. A raw truth. A truth that will resound with teenagers that have had to endure self doubt & lack of confidence.
Mugzy emerged from the shadow through Hip-Hop & found a way to express himself through his music by embracing the culture. Mugzy's style is a blend of grit, raw lyrics, aggression and abrasiveness. Mugzy will tell it how it is. Based north of Sydney, Mugzy will not shy away from any challenge to perform on any stage. There are a lot of performers in the scene that prefer to stay in closed groups, but Mugzy is open to collaboration with all artists that are fighting for their dream & are willing to have a go in a spirit of mutual respect. You can expect Mugzy to continue representing the Hip-Hop Culture, never backing away from any challenge well into the future.
An inside look on the KnowSh!tCast and the official launch of our website... P.S. we cant actually put the website here because it contains an actual spelled out "naughty" word......just change the "!" to an "i" and add .com. Otherwise, here are some links to not so naughty stuff of ours you can check out!!!
Ralph Williams, almost always referred to as Skip Williams, is an American game designer. He is married to Penny Williams, who is also involved with the games industry. He is best known as co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition and as the longtime author of Dragon Magazine's column "Sage Advice."
Born in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Williams was informally acquainted with many of the people who developed and influenced the original Dungeons & Dragons game, going to school with Gary Gygax's son Ernie and participating in a gaming group that Gary used to playtest some of the AD&D rules. Williams started out working as a part-time clerk in TSR's Dungeon Hobby Shop in 1976. Williams first worked for TSR in an administrative capacity, working as a cashier, in shipping, and doing various office tasks. Williams directed the Gen Con game fair from 1980-1983. Williams was laid off after a time but continued to work for TSR in a freelance role, performing odd jobs; it was in this circumstance in 1987 that he came to write "Sage Advice" in the pages of Dragon - Williams recalls that Dragon editor Roger E. Moore simply couldn't find anyone else willing to regularly write the column. Williams held the position until 2004. In 1989, Williams joined the RPGA staff for a few years before becoming a roleplaying game designer for TSR. From 1990 to 1992 he was also Associate Editor of Polyhedron magazine.
When TSR was purchased by Wizards of the Coast, he moved from Wisconsin to Washington. Williams was promoted to Senior Designer and worked on the 3rd Edition design team with Monte Cook and Jonathan Tweet. Cook, Tweet, and Williams all contributed to the 3rd edition Players Handbook, Dungeon Master's Guide, and Monster Manual, and then each designer wrote one of the books based on those contributions. Williams also worked on the new edition of the Forgotten Realms campaign setting. Although he was released from Wizards of the Coast in 2002 and has since moved back to Wisconsin, he continued to produce D&D and d20 material on a freelance basis up until 2005. His publications from this time include "Cry Havoc!" published by Monte Cook's Malhavoc Press and Races of the Wild from Wizards of the Coast. He has appeared as the author of the "Ask The Kobold" column for Kobold Quarterly.
In 2015, he agreed to write scenarios for the Kickstarter "Dungeon of the Day", a Megaton Games production. Williams and his wife Penny live in rural Wisconsin in a century-old farmhouse surrounded by several acres of abandoned farmland.
Playwright Robert Cooperman has been involved with theatre for many years, both in his native New York City and in his current home, Columbus, Ohio. This year, he had the honor to have his play "Instaurito" --and last year to have his play “The Flower Stand”- selected for the New York New Works Theatre Festival. "The Flower Stand" was also produced as a winner of the Midnight Audio Theatre” script writing competition. His full-length play, “Kate ‘n’ Spence,” was produced by the Evolution Theatre Company in 2014 and he has had one-acts performed in New York and Columbus, most recently “Shut Up, Mr. Mandelbaum,” which was a winner of the ETC New Playwrights Festival in 2013. Four of Robert’s short plays have been selected for readings at the Cincinnati Playwright’s Initiative this fall. Robert earned his Ph.D. in English (with Drama as a specialty) from The Ohio State University and is an Adjunct Professor of English and Theatre at Ohio University, Lancaster. He is also the founder and Director of Stage Right Theatrics, a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) corporation that promotes conservative plays and playwrights. In January 2017, Stage Right Theatrics offered the Conservative Theatre Festival in Columbus, Ohio, which featured six new plays with conservative themes (including Mr. Cooperman's "Drop the Barvie!"). Aside from his interest in theatre, Robert is a connoisseur of parrots and an avid New York Yankee fan.
Stage Right Productions, Inc., a non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization promoting conservative-themed plays and the artists who create them. Fancy IRS designations aside, I started this organization to give credence to a truly marginalized group of artists whose voices are systematically silenced. I’m aiming to change all that.
The whole idea of a conservative voice in theatre has, of course, been met with derision and scorn by the tolerant keepers of the arts in this country (and abroad). A number of years ago, Lisa Goldman, the artistic director of the Soho Theatre (London), commented thusly about conservative theatre: "What would a right-wing play have to offer? Anti-democracy, misogyny, bigotry, nostalgia of all kinds?" This silly, simplistic sentiment has been echoed incessantly on both sides of the pond and it continues to be the bludgeon by which the theatre world keeps conservatives at bay. In America, playwright David Mamet, upon announcing his conversion to conservatism in the aptly titled essay, "Why I Am No Longer a Brain-Dead Liberal," was immediately denounced and his canon re-examined. Is there no room for the conservative voice in theatre, even the voice of (arguably) our finest contemporary playwright?
I argue that there is ample room at the theatrical table for the conservative voice, just as there is for LGBT theatre, women’s theatre, Latino/a theatre, and a whole host of other voices that are presumably silenced yet always seem to be heard. I invite you to explore conservative theatre with me, a journey I have started with the presentation of the Conservative Theatre Festival in Columbus, OH on January 7, 2017.
The one message I hope to leave with my audience is simple: disagreement does not equal hate. ® Would that our adversaries understood this very obvious concept.
Brian Stewart is the creative power behind DJversion666, composing industrial music of various sub-genres ranging from goth to industrial metal and everything in between. He also has deejayed at various venues, ranging from gentlemen’s clubs in the State of New Jersey, to industrial dance clubs such as Mojo 13′s Asylum 13 and Solid State, in Wilmington, Delaware.
He continues to work with incredibly talented individuals, including the man behind the project, Exemia, whose list of accomplishments are far to large to summarize on one internet.
His premiere album, Prelude, is his way of kicking down the doors of the music industry to let everyone know he’s arrived.
Genre: Several musical styles all tied into a dark, industrial sound.
This is the baby of: Brian Stewart aka DJversion666- Keyboards, Bass, Vocals, Beatmixing, Sacrilege
Hometown: Brick Township, NJ
Record Label: darkTunes Records
Short Description: I am a former, studied musician who now sculpts sounds using an old Kurzweil K2000, a Fender Jazz fretless bass, some effects, and a peculiar imagination.
Long Description: This page shares information about the latest original music and dj mixes (of other industrial artists) for your listening pleasure.
Most of the original music is available for download, free of charge at either https://soundcloud.com/djversion666 or https://djversion666.bandcamp.com/
Bio: DJversion666 was originally a moniker used to poke fun at the ridiculous names DJs call themselves (DJversion666 is a dj, as well as a musician, after all). A few years ago, he started releasing his older, original works onto various media outlets which spawned a desire to write newer music. His love for the industrial sound is apparent in his creations. What started out as an outlet for the noises in his head, became a life of its own. Now, it sits and waits to pounce on every note that is fed into it. DJversion666 is a slave to his own creations.
Personal Interests: I’m a computer junkie and a techno-whore. The first step is admitting it. I feel like a weight has been lifted.
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Hi! My name is Stephen D. Sullivan, and I’ve been working professionally in fantasy publishing as an author, artist, and editor since 1980.
I was a TSR editor and artist during the early days of Dungeons & Dragons, and I helped found Pacesetter Ltd., creators of CHILL and a bunch of other award-winning games. Over the years, I’ve written and created art for some of the best known properties in the world including Star Wars, The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Iron Man. For the past 25 years, I’ve been a freelancer most of the time (though I’ve occasionally taken a staff position to help pay the bills). I co-hosted Uncanny Radio — where I was known as “Manwolf” — with my friend Linda Godfrey, and nowadays I make occasional appearances on Vince Rotolo’s B-Movie Cast podcast.
An ultra-brief version of my life story goes like this:
I was born in 1959, grew up in Massachusetts, attended SMU (U. Mass, Dartmouth), and moved to Wisconsin to work on Dungeons & Dragons in 1980.
I’ve been here ever since, writing stories, drawing, gaming, raising kids with my wife (whom I’ve been with since 1980 as well), and taking on miscellaneous strange projects – like Uncanny Radio and Time Wankers.
I’ve had more than 50 books published (counting the anthologies and the ghost-written stuff only alluded to on this site) and written a boat-load of short stories. I’ve worked on more comics and games than I can easily count. Along the way, I’ve won some cool, prestigious awards. In my “spare” time, I also run a small publishing house, Walkabout Publishing.
As always, I’m happy just to be making a living (if you can call it that), doing what I love.
Ken St. Andre - Education - Arizona State University - B.A. in English, Liberal Arts, English - 1965 – 1970 - M.L.S. University of Arizona. Kenneth Eugene St. Andre (born on April 28, 1947 in Ogden, Utah) is an American fantasy author and game designer, best known for his work with Tunnels & Trolls and Wasteland. He has been an active member of The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America since 1989.
Ken St. Andre first saw the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game in April 1975, and after deciding that the rules did not make sense, so designed a simpler game of his own. St. Andre eventually called his game Tunnels & Trolls, and printed 100 copies of the first edition in 1975. He asked Rick Loomis of Flying Buffalo to take 40 copies to Origins that July to sell; when every copy sold, Flying Buffalo picked up the rights to T&T later that year and published a second edition under their own brand in December 1975. In addition to writing the game rules, Ken was one of the creators of solitaire adventures which allowed players to experience the game without a game master or judge. St. Andre has written many modules and stand-alone adventures for Tunnels and Trolls.
St. Andre designed Starfaring, published by Flying Buffalo in 1976 as the first-ever science fiction roleplaying game. His third game, Monsters! Monsters!, was published by Metagaming Concepts in 1976, although Flying Buffalo got the rights to print a second edition in 1979. He also wrote the gamebooks Deathtrap Equalizer Dungeon and Naked Doom in 1977 after Loomis's own Buffalo Castle. He designed Chaosium's first licensed role-playing game, Stormbringer, in 1981.
With Liz Danforth and Michael Stackpole, St. Andre designed the computer roleplaying game Wasteland, published by Interplay in 1988. Tunnels & Trolls was published in a new 5.5 edition in 2005 by Flying Buffalo, with new rules, background and variants by St. Andre. Fiery Dragon Productions published a heavily revised seventh edition in 2005, with revisions by St. Andre. St. Andre produced T&T adventures such as Hot Pursuit (2007). St. Andre continued to design T&T adventures for Flying Buffalo, including Khara Kang's Random Rainbow Maze (2010), Deep Delving (2011) and A Traveler's Tale (2011). In 2008, he modified the 7th edition Tunnels and Trolls to bring the game world into modern times and turned it into a superhero RPG called Power Trip.
In 1986, Ken was also the first editor for a fan club newsletter based around the Adventure Construction Set video game, one of the rare cases of a professional designer leading gamer activities for another designer's game.
St. Andre was chosen by vote as a "famous game designer" to be featured as the king of spades in Flying Buffalo's 2014 Famous Game Designers Playing Card Deck.
My real claim to fame comes from having created TUNNELS AND TROLLS way back in 1975. Although it came out several months after the original Dungeons and Dragons, it was the first role-playing game in the U.S. to actually bear a copyright notice.
MICHAEL SINGER DOBSON is an internationally known project management consultant, author, and lecturer. He’s the author of twenty books on various aspects of project management, office politics, organizational dynamics, and personal growth. A popular seminar leader and keynote speaker, Dobson brings a practical real-world background, good humor, and a dynamic personal style to make his topics come alive.
His book ENLIGHTENED OFFICE POLITICS (with Deborah Dobson) was named one of LIBRARY JOURNAL’s Top 100 Business Books for 2001. His novels FOX ON THE RHINE and MACARTHUR’S WAR (both with Douglas NIles) were both selections of the Military Book Club. His simulation game BATTLESYSTEM (also with Doug Niles) won the H. G. Wells Award.
His professional career prior to becoming a consultant includes:
•Vice President of Discovery Software International, marketing and project management for commercial software development
•Vice President of Games Workshop (US), marketing and business development for a UK-based game and toy company
•Director of Marketing and New Product Development for TSR, Inc., a Wisconsin-based game company
•President of Michael Dobson & Associates, a career counseling firm
•Senior Consultant of The Résumé Place, Washington, DC, specializing in Federal employment strategies
•Presentation Specialist/Museum Technician, Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, helping to build the world’s most popular museum, with both curatorial/project management and public operations roles
His client list has included the U.S. Navy’s nuclear program, Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Union Carbide, NASA, GSA Public Building Service, Australian State Rail, and many others. He recently authored the “Decision-Making” chapter for a NASA-sponsored textbook on systems engineering. He’s given well over a thousand seminars on three continents. Michael is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute.
He lives in the Washington, DC, suburbs with his wife and frequent co-author Deborah Singer Dobson, an organizational development executive, their son James, two Shelties and a tarantula—and the only Apollo spacesuit in private hands.
Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org. For Michael’s fiction, visit www.dobsonbooks.com.
Before starting Timespinner Press and the The Story of a Special Day series, Michael Dobson had already written over 25 books, including novels, management and project management books, and historical studies.
Dobson was part of the original team that built and opened the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. He wrote and developed exhibits, authored articles for Smithsonian books on aircraft, and managed public operations of the Albert Einstein Spacearium. In the 1980s, Dobson was head of game design and marketing for TSR, publishers of Dungeons & Dragons, leading an exceptional creative team in the development of cutting-edge entertainment products.
His bestselling book Practical Project Management has been called “the best project management book ever written. His book Enlightened Office Politics (co-authored with his wife Deborah) was named one of the 100 Best Business Books of 2001 by the prestigious Library Journal. Two of his novels were selected by the Military Book Club, and he won the H. G. Wells Award for game design for AD&D Battlesystem. His books have been translated into Chinese, German, Polish, and other languages.
In 2010, Dobson was awarded the Samaritan Medal for Peace and Humanitarian Service by the indigenous Samaritan people for his work in Israel and Palestine. He is the world’s only private owner of an Apollo spacesuit.
We talk with Jim Ward about his early life involving games, his past vocations, time at TSR, and current and future projects.
Jim Ward is a published author of multiple role playing games e.g. Metamorphosis Alpha and Gamma World, CCG's e.g. Spellfire and Dragon Ball Z and author of multiple novels and gaming books including the popular Storytellers Thesaurus.
James M. Ward went to college to gain an education degree with majors in English and History. In 1974 he met Gary Gygax and began to turn out fantasy and science fiction product. Highlights of that work include:
- METAMORPHOSIS ALPHA the first science fiction RPG
- The Lost 77 Worlds science fiction apocalyptic RPG
- GAMMA WORLD the first apocalypse RPG
- DEITIES & DEMIGODS
- GREYHAWK ADVENTURES
- Hundreds of articles in STRATIGIC REVIEW, DRAGON MAGAZINE, POLYHEDRON, SCRYE, and CRUSADER journal.
He has had success with several game companies: the GREAT SHAKES CHARLIE BROWN game, TAINTED LANDS the horror rpg, OF GODS AND MONSTERS, DARK OUTPOST, DARK VISITOR, and DARK COLONY.
With his love of games and gaming he also took time to write a few novels along the way. His POOLS OF RADIANCE trilogy was on several best sellers lists and translated into 6 different languages. His HALCYON BLYTHE MIDSHIP WIZARD pair of novels hit the locus best seller list and was translated into Spanish and German. He did a series of game books in the Pick-a-Path style: TIME CURE, LOST PRINCE, G. I. JOE OPERATION WEAPONS DISASTER, LIGHT ON QUEST MOUNTAIN, and THE RING, THE SWORD, AND THE UNICORN.
He has worked with several Hollywood production houses doing things like the animated cartoon G.I. JOE THE MOUNTAIN, Cap Com TOWER OF DOOM Video game, DC comics and several lines of fantasy licenses, and the HE-MAN series of Golden Books from Western Publishing.
Part of his list of honors include: Canadian Young Readers Choice Award for Midshipwizard Halcyon Blithe, Dragon Ball Z best CCG of the year, voted into the Game Designer Hall of Fame, and the TSR $2 million plaque for personally making TSR $2 million in one year.
He’s been pleasantly married for a little over 43 years, has three grown sons, and six amazing grandchildren. He still tries to play games every week and can be talked into going to a convention or two every year.
The Intoxicating Cat Hall, founding member of the band Dissonance.
An evening conversation with professional vocalist and lyricist Cat Hall, founding member of the band Dissonance.
Join us for a chronological history of Cat/Dissonance as we discuss her albums and current/future projects.
We take a deep dive with our guest Published Author and Game Designer Richard Balsley to talk about the history of tabletop game design and the state of modern day game creation.
The Occidental Taoist joins us for a discussion on Comparative Metaphysics......and other things.....
Ancient Aliens, Coral Castle, Sink Holes, a rod no bigger than your thumb and movies we don't like.
KSC-008 [REMASTERED] Orch OR. Orchestrated Reduction of Quantum Entangled Information in Micro-tubules in the Brain......because, what else would we be talking about on a Friday night?
Satanism, Metal Music, Dungeons and Dragons and Light Beer.... Big brother Shane Frazier joins me and Eric D. Smith on his thesis about the Satanic Panic of the 70's and 80's.....
Millennials, K-POP and the end of everything. We talk to one of the much vilified Millennials to find of if things are as bad as old people say.... The answers may surprise you!!!!
Chinese Medicine and Sexual Alchemy!!!! WHAT"S NOT TO LOVE!?!?!?! Co-host Eric D. Smith and I set down with Chinese Medicine practitioner Jeff Coté to discuss Chinese Medicine......and other things....
[REMASTERED] Trippy Gods, Gods on High and Gary Gygax... I sit down with the Mad Historian Eric D. Smith to discuss psychotropic drugs and their influence on ancient religions. Yes, it gets strange.......
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[REMASTERED] Greatest Stories Ever Told........Again..... Great conversation with my friend and a student of history Eric D. Smith about the common threads of all major religions. This one gets weird!!!!
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I wanted to understand heroin addicts better......so I talked to one. It was fascinating to get his take on many stereotypes, stigmas and issues surrounding addiction. If you find this interesting or helpful please like and share.
Mexicans aren't stealing your jobs.......I am!