Not too much new and exciting - I'm having fun researching the Ottoman Empire and Chinese history for some gaming projects I'm involved with. Are there any roleplaying games aside from the various incarnations of Tekumel
which have used elements of Ottoman culture, and if not why not?
My friend Ceredwyn, lost in the Desert of the Real without a blog of her own, has gotten some good news on the medical front. Apparently the frightening array of blood tests
conducted on her revealed a thyroid condition. So now she's on meds and has lost weight, sleeps better and actually has circulation in her hands and feet now. Of course, it's only a matter of time before she mutates into a vicious predator forced to consume several times her own body weight in fresh meat each day to live
, but I'm several states away and thus not terribly concerned.