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Five Room DougCon

DougCon 2022 is fast approaching, Oct. 21-23, and while it is primarily focused on board games, this year there may be a couple three table top roleplaying games in the mix. Well, I know there will be at least one… assuming I get my shit together in time. I’ve offered …

Bestiary: Ankheg

Good afternoon, I welcome you to this beastitarium lecture on the anhkheg presented to you by the Agricultural Ministry. I am Professor Grastch Walse of the Rural and Agricultural Fauna Department. Let us begin with an exemplum. Imagine if you will, you are a farmer out in your field. Just …

Lions Game

Sunday was an odyssey. My son decided he wanted to take Heidi and myself to a Detroit Lions game. Yesterday was that game. So, we got up early and drove across the state, weaving through construction barrels, detours, and game day traffic, to meet him at the stadium for a …

Hocus Pocus 2

Three young women accidentally bring back the Sanderson Sisters to modern day Salem and must figure out how to stop the child-hungry witches from wreaking havoc on the world. Hocus Pocus 2 Since Home Depot has had their Christmas decorations on sale for the better part of a week, we …

Thor IV

Last night was movie night around these parts and the movie de jour was Marvel’s Thor Love and Thunder on Disney+. I made spaghetti to celebrate the temporary return of Heidi from her adventures abroad. I have low expectations for the Thor movies. The last one was the best of …

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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

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Five Room DougCon

DougCon 2022 is fast approaching, Oct. 21-23, and while it is primarily focused on board games, this year there may be a couple three table top roleplaying games in the mix. Well, I know there will be at least one… assuming I get my shit together in time. I’ve offered …

Bestiary: Ankheg

Lions Game

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

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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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Lions Game

Sunday was an odyssey. My son decided he wanted to take Heidi and myself to a Detroit Lions game. Yesterday was that game. So, we got up early and drove across the state, weaving through construction barrels, detours, and game day traffic, to meet him at the stadium for a …

It's Super Bowl Sunday

Can't Overcome the Desync

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Lions Game

Sunday was an odyssey. My son decided he wanted to take Heidi and myself to a Detroit Lions game. Yesterday was that game. So, we got up early and drove across the state, weaving through construction barrels, detours, and game day traffic, to meet him at the stadium for a …

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 …