Author Archives: Matt Wedel

Some reasons why Hera Syndulla rules

Hera Syndulla from Star Wars: Rebels is awesome for many reasons. She’s a great leader, who isn’t perfect, and doesn’t always succeed, and sometimes believes in people more than they deserve, and when she does succeed, it’s usually by being … Continue reading

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The Haunted Helm: an adventure for Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game

I have an adventure out in the new issue of the Star Wars Adventurer’s Journal, called “The Haunted Helm” (download link at the bottom of this post). It started as an adventure that I wrote and ran for London back … Continue reading

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Review: Star Wars: Outer Rim is a light RPG in a board game box

One of my favorite new games is Outer Rim, the latest Star Wars board game from Fantasy Flight. I’ve played probably 8 or 9 sessions with my son, London, and one 3-player session with London and our friend Peter Kloess. … Continue reading

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Review: Mythic Odysseys of Theros is an awesome tool for DMs

From what I’ve seen, the campaign books for D&D 5e just keep getting better and better. London and I have picked up three of the recent releases: Explorer’s Guide to Wildemount, Eberron: Rising from the Last War, and most recently … Continue reading

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New D&D stuff: character sheet notepad, and my first d30

London and I have been playing D&D again lately.¬†Our table is not huge, and with maps, minis, and rulebooks, it can get a little crowded. Also, we like to be able to take D&D on the road when we go … Continue reading

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I finally, finally published something for Star Wars: the Roleplaying Game

Today sees the completion of a quest 25 years in the making for me–and if you just want the file, it’s at the bottom of the post. But first, some backstory. In the mid-90s, West End Games published a quarterly … Continue reading

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Yay Triops!

Yep, after many years of casual interest that never quite got me to pull the trigger, I have decided to kick off my self-isolation by raising <i>Triops</i>, the little crustaceans that haven’t changed morphologically since the Triassic Period. The video … Continue reading

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Yay shramps!

Perhaps inevitably, reading about marimo got me interested in red cherry shrimp, and now we have some. We started with 10 and had a couple of mysterious deaths in the first week. That’s stopped, thank goodness, and our surviving eight … Continue reading

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Yay marimo!

When I blogged about my aquarium three years ago, I neglected to mention one of our favorite residents–and the only one of the original gang still alive at this point: Grand Moss Tarkin. GMT is a marimo “moss ball”. Marimo … Continue reading

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What did The Last Jedi leave behind?

As much enjoyment as I’ve gotten from TLJ in the past (see this and this), I am coming to hate it more and more. Yes, J.J. Abrams left whoever was coming after TFA with a lot of mystery boxes–Rey’s parents, … Continue reading

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