Cyclopaedia 25: Horses

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 25: Horses. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. Sometimes you read one article online and that spirals down a deep rabbit hole, in this case a long horse trail. I read the post Horses Are Not Machines: On Writing the Steeds of Fantasy Fiction by … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 24: Cryptozoology

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 24: Cryptozoology. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. Twenty Four? That means with this article I have completed two years of the Cyclopaedia series. Thanks to all of you for reading along and encouraging me with new topic suggestions. This month’s article was … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 23: Underwater

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 23: Underwater. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea by Jules Verne captivated me from the moment my grandfather shared the book with me. Over the years I have reread the novel numerous times, and I also really … Continue reading

Indulgent Themes

I grew up playing trick-taking games. Hearts, Spades, or the occasional round of Rook. They got my whole family to the table, sure, but what for? I was a kid. The idea of playing cards with numbers on them bigger than the other players’ numbers was hardly a thrilling concept. … Continue reading

Empires Over Engines

There is a bleak beauty that runs throughout the artwork in Scythe. Artist Jakub Rozalski does an amazing job of world building in his images of hulking mechs lumbering in the distance as poor farmers toil in the fields in the foreground. It’s an alternate history where black smoke chugs … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 22: Horror

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 22: Horror. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. When I was younger, I enjoyed watching Scooby Do and being “scared” by the monsters and ghosts early in the episode to later be surprised it was just some guy in a suit. As I … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 21: Pirates

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 21: Pirates. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. While growing up, I was introduced to classic books by my grandfather, including Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island. It was there I was first introduced to the villainous yet adventurous world of pirates. Since then … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 20: Survival

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 20: Survival. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe was one the first books my grandfather loaned to me from his library. He was an avid reader of the classics and when I showed interests in reading more serious books, that was … Continue reading

Gen Con Preview 2: Electric Boogaloo

When I posted my initial preview list of games releasing at Gen Con this year – I commented about being overwhelmed by the number of titles I was interested in. As such, despite a number of companies without any games announced for the list, I wrote my preview anyway. There certainly wasn’t … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 19: Alien Invasion

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 19: Alien Invasion. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series. I remember the first time I saw the 1953 The War of the Worlds movie. I was fascinated by the story line of aliens invading earth. I quickly went and checked out the H.G. Wells book from … Continue reading