I started writing a new book at the end of September, and the first part takes place in the Old West. I got a chance to beef up on California history last year when I lived near Sacramento, so my heroine is an ex con woman who is forced out of retirement when her last […]

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Posted: October 14, 2016 by Fieldmechanik in Reblogged

Extra Life Events in DuBois, PA



Posted: October 8, 2016 by Fieldmechanik in Steampunk
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Be A Hero! Extra Life Events in DuBois, PA!

Posted: October 8, 2016 by Fieldmechanik in Reblogged


Please join us in gathering to have fun and raise money for sick kids. We will be hosting two Extra Life benefit events for UPMC Pittsburgh Children’s Hospital on Saturday October 29, 2016 and November 5, 2016 at the DuBois Public Library. If you want to play Dungeons & Dragons with use (or learn to play the game) that’s great. But even if you don’t please come out to share in the fun and see what we’re doing to give back to the community!

Please share this post on Social Media! And if you can’t attend, please consider donating $1 to the donation page! Thank you for being a hero!

Extra Life: http://www.extra-life.org/
DONATION PAGE: https://goo.gl/boCB0v
CHECK OUT THE FLIER! http://tinyurl.com/h7qbzee


The Cover Up: D&D Player’s Handbook Part 1

Posted: September 27, 2016 by Fieldmechanik in Reblogged

No Rerolls

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Hello and welcome to The Cover Up! In this column I will be taking a look at probably the first thing you see picking up a new board game or RPG; The Cover. It has to grab the attention, as well as showing what the game inside entails. This is no easy task; as such things can make or break a purchase, and as such gain or lose a lifelong fan. So let’s get stuck in, and judge a book by its cover!

Today is the first outing of this, so I’ve decided to take a look at a giant in the RPG world, Dungeons and Dragons. This legendary series has been in print for over 40 years, with hundreds of products published. The series started off in simple, all-inclusive box sets (which we may look at someday), then split into Basic and Advanced versions. Basic remained in box sets…

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Being a book reviewer is a strange way to choose which books to read. I rarely go to the bookstore anymore because people offer to send me copies of their books, so things like the look of the cover don’t mean as much to me now as they once did. I end up with a very […]

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Posted: September 4, 2016 by Fieldmechanik in Reblogged

Poesy plus Polemics

eye “Watercolor Eye” by rahmschnitzel

the clocks in the eyes

give off silent alarms

overwhelmed by

unwelcome abundance

of aqueous humor

trabecula turned to

embezzling time

an insidious draining

of ocular life through a

terrible tunnel without

any light at its end

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A novelty bustle made to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee celebrations was fitted with a musical box that played ‘God Save the Queen’ each time the wearer sat down. Nov… Source: It’s all bout the Bass: a Steampunk Feminist Perspective of the Novelty Bustle

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It’s official, summer is ending. I was out for a walk with my little canine buddy, Gadget, and we saw a yellow leaf drift from a tree and glide oh-so-poetically to the street. Perhaps the Kickstarter community is preparing for hibernation (or more likely, the first days of school) so there are only two projects to […]

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On Friday, I went to the Brisbane City’s Vintage Market … called ‘Revive’. The idea was to recycle, up-cycle and/or reuse vintage clothing. Now, this isn’t very different to what Steampunk cosplayers do. I have up-cycled clothing to expand my cosplay wardrobe as a Steampunk Enthusiast. I have now discovered the Slow Clothing Movement, which […]

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