What would the world do without roleplaying games?
...We'd leave our computers and socialize with face-to-face actual,
breathing humans, just like normal people. But never mind that.
Camping Tips for LARPers
and SCAdians - A beginner's guide. New!
Kumiho, Huli Jing, Fox - Asian fox spirits in all their bibliographic
glory. A resource for people who plan to play kitsune.
Japanese Blood Types and Personality
- Why are brooding heroes always type A? Why are ditzy heroines
always type B? How come we know this about them, anyway? New
and improved: ...So Western blood type theories mean
that Sailor Moon's a cavegirl?
An Etiquette Lesson for Gamers
French Arthurian Names
- Coguillanz, Breri, Guengasouain, Erec, Archedeclin... Subdivided
into men's names,
place names, and
Japanese Girls' Names
and Japanese Boys' Names
(New!) - Common Japanese girls'
names from the last century and a half, with a list of the most
popular names since 1994.
Geishas' Names - Geishas' professional
18th-Century English Women's Names
- I got sick of hunting up character names and compiled this short
set of lists.
Victorian Names - Male
and female names from the posher parts of the 19th century.
Names from Prester John's
Kingdom - Odd and wonderful names from a medieval miracle story.
It Crawled from the Spam Jar
It Crawled from the Spam Jar, Too
- Spammers come up with the coolest names.
Logs Guides Snark -
Notes, comments, and
anguished libidinous erudite
musings upon the various games I've played through the years. Spoilers
The Useless Guide
to Final Fantasy IX · Final
Fantasy X · Final
Final Fantasy 7 ·
Story · Xenosaga
Years ago I was in a game called Take My Wings, a meditative
and philosophical reflection upon gay angels and the sadists
who love them. The game's long dead and the site's barely
linked to the rest of the Internet, but the pages still get
hundreds of hits a month from people Googling for angel information.
Somewhere out there is a small child blithely telling her
Sunday-school class that the Archangel Raphael was kicked
out of heaven for dissection. That gives me a happy in so
Azrael, pretty crossdressing
angel of death
Gabriel, angel of the
Raphael, insane sadistic
angel of "healing"
Michael, angel of justice
Uriel, Sapphic angel of...
uh... We never figured this one out
Israfel, angel of song
Nathanael, angel of
sharp pointy things and problem child
Kemuel, angel who guards
the prisoners in Heaven
telepathic demon of hawtness
Zadkiel, angel of loopiness,
whose life's goal is to spank a camel
Abdiel, sweet and nurturing
and very, very lost in the game
Freyr, displaced Skraeling
angel/god of plants
and vastly amusing demon-child
Shekhina, not your
mama's Jewish personification of enlightenment
Samael, bifurcated creepiness
Lucifer, drama wonk