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About Joshua Garrett

Joshua is a freelance writer, aspiring novelist, and avid table-top gamer who has been in love with the hobby ever since it was first introduced to him by a friend in 1996. Currently he acts as the Gamemaster in three separate games and is also a player in a fourth. When he is not busy rolling dice to save the world or destroying the hopes and dreams of his players, he is usually found either with his nose in a book or working on his own. He has degrees in English, Creative Writing, and Economics.

Here are my most recent posts:

Cutting Off Comcast

Jul 24, 14 Cutting Off Comcast

Posted by in Technology, WTF???

By now, I am sure that a lot of readers have heard about the PR nightmare that the popular Internet service provider Comcast is going through right now thanks to former Comcast customer, Ryan Block, and his posting of the last eight minutes of what should have been a simple customer service call to SoundCloud. If not, go ahead and give it a listen. I can wait.

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Feathery Dinosaurs

Jul 21, 14 Feathery Dinosaurs

Posted by in Miracles Of The Modern, Science

We have come a long way in our understanding and knowledge of dinosaurs since I was a kid. Even just in the last few years, there has been a surge of new information brought to light about our planet’s previous tenants. Take the fact that some dinosaurs had feathers, for example.

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Hello, Jibo

Do you remember Rosie, the robot maid, from the Jetsons? Remember how she was always treated as a character in her own right and not just as an appliance. I will not deny that I have always dreamed about having just such a robot companion. Those dreams will soon become a possible reality.

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So Long And Farewell

Jul 17, 14 So Long And Farewell

Posted by in Gamemaster's Grimoire

Welcome to the final entry of Gamemaster's Grimoire. It has been an amazing ride, but like all good things, it must come to an end.

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Finding A Match

Jul 16, 14 Finding A Match

Posted by in Gamemaster's Grimoire

The multitude of wonderful, creative characters that gamers dream up is always astounding to me, and yet there is the unfortunate problem that not every character can fit in every game.

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Wax Robots

Terminator 2 is one of my favorite science fiction movies. Unlike the T-101, which was little more than a hunter/killer robot, the T-1000 seemed almost alien. As with many other science fiction movies, it made me wonder if we would ever truly have the technology to be able to create something like that.

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The Illusion Of Choice

Jul 15, 14 The Illusion Of Choice

Posted by in Gamemaster's Grimoire

When discussing how Telltale Games's The Wolf Among Us uses many storytelling techniques that apply to tabletop role-playing games, I mentioned and briefly discussed the idea of the illusion of choice. While I summed it up there, I felt that this concept deserves a whole article in-and-of its own and so here it is.

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Drone Photography

Photography is an art, and within the scope of that art is the understanding of how to make light work for the image you are trying to capture. In light of that (forgive the unintentional pun), researchers have developed drones that are able to automatically assume positions needed to produce lighting effects.

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Let Me Tell You A Tale (Part 2)

Jul 14, 14 Let Me Tell You A Tale (Part 2)

Posted by in Gamemaster's Grimoire

The Wolf Among Us is a game based on the Vertigo comic titled Fables, which is a story that asks what if characters from children's stories were living, hiding amongst us, in a small community in New York, the inhuman ones disguising themselves via “glamours” to appear human.

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Run Smarter

It will come as no surprise to anyone who knows me that I have never liked running. For all of you that do not share my disposition towards the accelerated pace, there is a new toy out on the market for you.

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