Most of the info here relates to Mike's game, called "The Rass Game" after the family all the characters belong to, or "The Pavis Campaign" after the ancient, mostly ruined, perhaps resurgent desert city they live in. The game is a story now more than a decade old, following the Rass family from its dissolute past, fractured by one brother's scorn of the ancestors, to its dangerous, promising future as the leaders of the city. Along the way the newest members of the house have proven themselves by restoring their father to life, through great deeds in the Other Side and in battles both physical and magical.
In recognition of these victories, Will I Am, a strange proto-man who is at once all races and both sexes, has been recognized by the city priesthood as the Champion of Pavis.

And then sometimes we play pirates or the ignorant thanes of a backwoods clan mostly interested in stealing the neighbors' cattle.

Wierdest Spam Subject Line Ever

This just arrived by email.

The radiation and super-serum have accelerated her mental abilities ahead of all her peers, however the increased energy requirements have kept her from putting on large amounts of weight.

The Golden Bough: A Study in Magic and Religion: A New Abridgement from the Second and Third Editions (Oxford World's Classics)

A classic study of the beliefs and institutions of mankind, and the progress through magic and religion to scientific thought, The Golden Bough has a unique status in modern anthropology and literature. First published in 1890, The Golden Bough was eventually issued in a twelve-volume edition (1906-15) which was abridged in 1922 by the author and his wife. That abridgement has never been reconsidered for a modern audience. In it some of the more controversial passages were dropped, including Frazer's daring speculations on the Crucifixion of Christ. For the first time this one-volume edition restores Frazer's bolder theories and sets them within the framework of a valuable introduction and notes. A seminal work of modern anthropolgy, The Golden Bough also influenced many twentieth-century writers, including D H Lawrence, T S Eliot, and Wyndham Lewis.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces (Mythos Books)

Originally written by Campbell in the '40s-- in his pre-Bill Moyers days -- and famous as George Lucas' inspiration for "Star Wars," this book will likewise inspire any writer or reader in its well considered assertion that while all stories have already been told, this is *not* a bad thing, since the *retelling* is still necessary. And while our own life's journey must always be ended alone, the travel is undertaken in the company not only of immediate loved ones and primal passion, but of the heroes and heroines -- and myth-cycles -- that have preceded us.

How Charming

Here's a Nightmare World comic to warm Seaborn Child's heart.

Well, no, not really, because noting will warm her heart at the moment. But she would nod and say "a good bargain."

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Dasdandros the Yinkini

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The Westhill Exiles

Art by Kirk Gisiner, scanning and cleanup by me.

Upgrades coming

Hey I'm upgrading the site today, so you may see some appearance changes, temporary interruptions and then finally some improvements.

Drupal 5.1 here we come!

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A Sign

I don't think it's a good sign when they guy who is supposed to be writing writing QuestWorlds spends his day at a game store demoing some other game.

Just sayin'.

Varchulanga's Rune

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Using the Site

I built this site so my fellow gamers can contribute to it without me having to act as a "gatekeeper" who posts everything others send them.

But people may find it confusing. Certainly, I'd like to see more of you posting more.

Is this system complicated? I don't think so. Adding something to your blog is pretty easy, just a web form.

But in case someone out there with a story to tell is confused by all this stuff, here's a video demo of how the Drupal system works.

So watch that and then post something already!

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