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Big Map

I screen captured some google maps with the labels turned off and stitched them together. Then I tweaked the color, contrast, and depth. Put the whole thing in Photoshop and started rebuilding it. It’s not done, but I’m not really sure what else will get added, removed, or changed. I …

Secret Formula

I’m going to reveal the secret formula that turns the real world into the Realms of Adventure. So here’s where it starts. Take the 2020 census population number of any given place and divide by ten. Bam! You know the size of that same place on Marsilon. Pretty easy conversion. …

70 is the Real 67

I had an article from MarketWatch show up in my Google news feed this afternoon. Just in case my spirits weren’t low enough, the author of this article tells me I’m going to need three more years of working to get my full retirement. Which, while it would give me …

Saltmarsh Becomes Eureka

I don’t want to run the Ghosts of Saltmarsh parts of my Adventure in a giant city like Waterdeep or Greyhawk, but I think the town as presented in the book is a little on the small side. Also, the source material seems at odds with itself over how big …

Early Start to DnD

My niece is too old for the ABC and 123 books and she is too young for the Young Adventurers books. But my sister-in-law just had a baby and the next day I found these at a resale shop in Muskegon. It might be coincidence or perhaps it is the …

Video Posts

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August is Falling

This song got me through a dark place during a dark time in the dark. This band and everything behind them is a reflection of my soul. So good. So deep. So emo.

Bo Breaks Down Anti-Lockdown Arguments

Disney+ in the House

Friday Film Day

Audio Posts

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Recommendation: The Vintage RPG Podcast

In our ongoing campaign to make you like the things we like. We here at arohen present you with a podcast we listen to every Monday morning: The Vintage RPG Podcast. Here is a link to their episode on mimics from last Monday. Join Stu Horvath (Vintage RPG, Unwinnable) and …

Dungeon Master of None

Truckcast #130: The Pandemic

Truckcast Posts

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Big Map

I screen captured some google maps with the labels turned off and stitched them together. Then I tweaked the color, contrast, and depth. Put the whole thing in Photoshop and started rebuilding it. It’s not done, but I’m not really sure what else will get added, removed, or changed. I …

Secret Formula

70 is the Real 67

Technology

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App Problems

While no excuses will be made for the lack of updates to the archive of blog posts, as that is an increasingly intimidating and convoluted process. The lack of recent updates actually does require addressing. The most recent batch of posts updating the status of things around here were being …

Disaster Averted

Front to Back

Setting the Categories

More Hours Needed

Lifestyle

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70 is the Real 67

I had an article from MarketWatch show up in my Google news feed this afternoon. Just in case my spirits weren’t low enough, the author of this article tells me I’m going to need three more years of working to get my full retirement. Which, while it would give me …

Early Start to DnD

Thoughts: 1¢ Value

It’s a Nonstarter

Sports

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It's Super Bowl Sunday

Patriots. Eagles. Super Bowl. It’s that time of year folks. Time for a night of junk food, munchies, pizza, and the greatest commercials mankind has ever created. Also, I think there will be some football game or some such. As far as teams go, this one is a big “who …

Can't Overcome the Desync

Origins of First and Ten

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Out of Practice

It’s kinda ridiculous how much time I have spent today trying to think of something to put on this blog. And yet, this was the best I could come up with. The worst part is, I haven’t even finished the Guitar Build post I’ve been working on for two days. …

New Site. New Tools. Same Old Issues.

I’m trying this again. Probably, you figured that out already, as this site has been back up since April. This time around I’m using DreamHost as my web hosting provider. I picked out one of their dedicated WordPress plans. As part of that plan I have access to the BoldGrid …

What Am I Doing?

One of the biggest problems I’ve always had with my website is that I don’t honestly know what I’m trying to project or have a cohesive message. Initially the brand was me, Ronn McCarrick, and then the brand became arohen and I’ve toyed with things like Blackmoon, Rampant Lion, Creative …

Made It All The Way Around

Here I’m singin’ happy birthdayBetter think about the about the wish I makeThis year gone by ain’t been a piece of cakeEveryday’s a revolutionPull it together and it comes undoneJust one more candle and a trip around the sunI’m just hangin’ on while this old world keeps spinningAnd it’s good …