Tabletop Tuesday — Character Generation with Mutants & Masterminds

It might be obvious to anyone who ever read, well, anything I've written, but I'm a bit of a nerd. Okay, I'm a lot of a nerd, and specifically, I'm very much a gaming nerd. Tabletop board games and role-playing games have been a staple of my entertainment and social circles since I was a … Continue reading Tabletop Tuesday — Character Generation with Mutants & Masterminds

Short Stories 366:365 — “The Prisoner,” by Richard Lee Byers

I'm back to Powered Up! An Earth Prime Anthology today, and this time I'm basically reading what felt more-or-less like Captain America and John Constantine team-up fanfic, and I say that with the utmost respect and joy. Because Richard Lee Byers's "The Prisoner" combines the "modified soldier" hero of Victor ("the Sentinel") with an Irish … Continue reading Short Stories 366:365 — “The Prisoner,” by Richard Lee Byers

Short Stories 366:308 — “New Girls,” by Crystal Frasier

Okay, so it's likely no secret that during the pandemic here I fell happily into a Mutants & Masterminds hole. It's a superhero role-playing game from Green Ronin Press, and the joy of it is in the flexibility: you can make pretty much any character you can think of. But the "default" setting of the … Continue reading Short Stories 366:308 — “New Girls,” by Crystal Frasier