Cyclopaedia 13: Sword and Sorcery

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 13: Sword and Sorcery. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series.  Number thirteen, the thirteenth article, unlucky thirteen, to some that does bode well. In a dark world full of sorcery and superstition, numbers can have meaning and perhaps foretell that which is yet to … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 12: Fairies

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 12: Fairies. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series. This is a time for celebration. First, I am celebrating one year of writing Cyclopaedia. Thanks to everyone who has read the articles and encouraged me to continue with this monthly series. Second, Christmas quickly approaches … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 11: Cyberpunk

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 11: Cyberpunk. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series. My first time seeing the movie Blade Runner altered my view of cinema and science fiction. The music of Vangelis, the noir narration, the movie’s aesthetic, and the replicant storyline melded together to coalesce as my permanent impression and passion … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 10: Espionage

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 10: Espionage. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series.  As a kid, I grew up watching Get Smart, MacGyver, Mission Impossible, Six Million Dollar Man, and Wild Wild West. I also tried to watch James Bond movies whenever they were on TV with Sean Connery being my favorite bond. I loved watching spy shows to … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 9: Wild West

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 9: Wild West. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. The topic of the Wild West was voted upon by The Tavern Facebook group with a bit of encouragement from me. As a kid, I loved watching The Lone Ranger, The Cisco Kid, and The Rifleman. As I grew … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 8: Mecha

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 8: Mecha. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. Mike Perna, illustrious leader of InnRoads, has often requested Mecha as a topic for Cyclopaedia. This month is for you, Mike. As a child of the ’80s, I was blessed … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 7: Noir

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 7: Noir. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. The topic this month was voted on by the InnRoads Ministries – The Tavern Facebook group yet the inspiration came from recent re-readings of Dresden Files novels and a viewing of … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 6: Space Opera

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 6: Space Opera. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. The topic this month was voted on by the InnRoads Ministries Guild on BGG yet the inspiration came from my recent viewing of the movie, Star Wars: The Force … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 5: Anthropomorphism

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 5: Anthropomorphism. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. This month’s article was inspired by my recent proofreading work on Mutant: Genlab Alpha from Free League Publishing and Modiphius. Working on this book brought back fond memories … Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 4: Gothic

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 4: Gothic. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. This month’s article was inspired by my preparations to run the 5th Ed D&D adventure Curse of Strahd. I have fond memories of playing the original 1st Ed AD&D … Continue reading