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This week I’ve been guest-blogging over at Ecstatic Days, the excellent blog of literary-fantasy writer, anthologist, and world traveler, Jeff VanderMeer. While my posts over there focus mostly on writing and neurosis, I’ve also written a bit about the purpose and goals of science fiction, which Jeff thought you all might get a kick out of. It’s called, “The Writer, Found Out,” and it’s a first-draft kind of thing (like everything I write straight onto the Internet), so please be kind.

Since last we spoke, I’ve also begun a new D&D campaign (4th Edition, naturally), in part to learn the system, in part to give an outlet to the ideas I get from reading old sagas and myths, lately, and in part to prepare for the possibility of publishing this campaign. The question, of course, being whether or not it’s a good idea to publish under the GSL at all. What do you think?

Also, and in the spirit of full disclosure, I’ve been playing a lot (a lot) of Lord of the Rings Online. I’ve been poking around the new expansion, Mines of Moria, which releases next month, and doing a lot of gasping aloud at the design. It’s lovely. The past couple of months I’ve been doing some writing related to that game, too, and having a great time along the way. It makes me remember why I played so much WoW for a time and, also, why I do not so much miss WoW. It also really, really makes me want to design and run a fantasy RPG campaign, ergo the aforementioned D&D campaign and possible publishing project.

What about you? What are you playing lately?