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An Introduction to Cascadia Explorers

Image from popejon2 from Paddington, Australia

Some time ago I started a volunteer project to develop a video game for Pacific Spirt Park Society; the project has evolved and taken on a life of it's own, and like much of the things I have done in my life, was something I was drastically underprepared for, but took on as a learning experience.

The game, currently in active development, focuses on teaching the player about the nature of invasive species.  Rather than taking a more traditional edutainment approach of having the student iterate through a lesson and quiz model, I ...

The Omnivore's Dilemma

I recently read the Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan, and it was a pretty eye opening in relation to how much modern farming has diverged from farming practices even as recently as the last few decades.  I spent alot of time helping out in a bunch of different ways with gardening and such when I was kid, and also spent more than one summer helping out on farms, taking care of animals and stuff like that, but all that experience was 20 or more years ago, and certainly didn't involve any of the style of industrial farms described ...

With Politicians like these... Part V


So apparently the Conservative Party is jumping on the bandwagon that Justin Trudeau assaulted Ruth Ellen Brosseau and saying that it's the worst thing they've seen in the House of Commons.

The video (IMO) speaks for itself, and it looks like he bumped into her by accident, but it's not my place to judge what happened.

In contrast, the Rona Amprose and the Conservative Party of Canada voted against a motion to build a national plan to address violence against women. It's hard to take these politicians seriously when lose it over what looks like an ...

[5e] Class: Mystic Theurge

I spent some time working through some updates of a couple of 3.5 prestige classes, and came up with some concepts that I think work somewhat well, borrowing a touch from Pathfinder as well. The first one is the Mystic Theurge; if you would prefer a PDF version of the document, you can find it hosted on Google Docs.

When working through a 5e Theurge, I considered that in most past editions, the Mystic Theurge was considered a painful trap due to nerfed caster levels, and spell slot progression. 5e multiclassing patches alot of that up, so the Mystic ...

[5e] Class: Harper Agent

Harper Agent

Dedicated to fighting evil, seeking out forgotten lore, and preserving the balance between nature and civilization, the Harpers are a semi-secret organization spread across Faerûn.

Comprised most frequently of Bards, the Harper Agents are the eyes and hands of the Harpers in the field.

The Harper Agent




Harpers Inspiration


Harper Spellcasting




Ability Score Improvement


Additional Blessings


Mystra’s Boon



In order to advance as a Harper Agent, you must meet the following prerequisites (in addition to the multi-classing prerequisites for your existing class ...