Of Finals and Short Blog Posts


This is going to be a short one – this is finals week for me, and while I’ve knocked one down, I still have other on Thursday I’m preparing for. (Two finals for one class! That’s just mean!) In any case, I haven’t had a tremendous amount of time to think about blog topic recently, but I’ll leave you with a couple more pieces of gaming curriculum “Extra Credit” in honor of my finals.

Longmire: An interesting and very well-written cop drama set in modern Wyoming. Sherriff Walt Longmire deals with murders, corruption and limited resources. This show is worth watching for its treatment of small-town dynamics, its characters, and its interesting take on police work. You wouldn’t have to change much to make the setting a post-apocalyptic one instead, and it does a good job of portraying characters that have various levels of respect and affection for each other working together in spite of their differences or failing to work together despite their positive relationship. The books are also supposed to be excellent, but I haven’t tried them, at least not yet.

Anthologies: I’ve plugged the Sojourn series that I’ve been published in a number of times, but any anthology that interests you is going to have at least a few ideas that you can use. I’ve pulled monsters, NPCs, setting elements, and plots from examples I’ve seen in anthologies before, and because the works in an anthology are short, they tend to be dense. Furthermore, if one doesn’t work for you, there’s probably something else in the same book that does.

And that’s going to do it for this week. Next time I’ll be back with a more typical blog post. Good luck to any of you reading this that are also in finals season. May your studies go well and pay off handsomely.

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