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Introducing Forged Lord Comics

Posted on July 17, 2013 by in Iron Empires | Comments Off

Some twenty years ago, I was approached at a comic convention by a skinny teenager with black-rimmed glasses.  He said “I’m Luke Crane! I  love the Iron Empires!  I want to do a role playing game based on your comics!”  I don’t remember what I said.  I hope I was polite and encouraging.  I know I shared his enthusiasm [...]

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Posted on July 12, 2013 by in Iron Empires | Comments Off

The singers of songs will remember me.  I am Most Devout Count Sekaman Comor Udulor, Forged Lord of Valabham, Lion of Lasyé,  Blessed of Ahmilahk. My father, cherish his memory, was a great and noble lord, but he was obsessed with the details of governance.   Diplomacy, finance, law and policy are necessary to good governance, but are [...]

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This is the way the world ends.

Posted on July 7, 2013 by in Iron Empires | Comments Off

THIS THE WAY THE WORLD ENDS – NOT WITH A BANG BUT A WHIMPER We are the lesser sons of greater fathers. There was a time, ten thousand years ago, when explorers leapt from world to world like wildfire. There was a great age of discovery, when our scientists wrested secret after secret from the cosmos. There were telepaths to look inside [...]

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How the Interstellar Medium Affects Distortion Technology

Posted on June 5, 2013 by in Iron Empires | Comments Off

In the Iron Empires, space travel is accomplished by way of the Distortion Drive.  This technology functions optimally in a vacuum, being extremely sensitive to even the smallest amount of matter in the drive’s active envelope.  Thus the “terrain” of space is of crucial importance to any Hammer Lord. The Interstellar Medium [...]

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His Infinite Strip

Posted on March 10, 2012 by in Coffee Shop Chatter, Making Art | Comments Off

When I was a teenager, growing up in Syracuse NY, I used to spend all of my available money on art books. Not just any art books, not the educational books my parents bought me about “fine” artists, all safely carrying society’s seal of approval. These were books with titles like “The Fantastic Art of Boris Vallejo”. Books crammed [...]

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