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Stephen Klow
Bloomington, IN
Old school gamer reconnecting with pencil, paper, and polyhedral dice.
Interests: Military history, current events, cooking, good old-fashioned pencil-paper roleplaying and tabletop games.
Recent Activity
The world's first lab-grown burger has been cooked and eaten at a news conference in London. Scientists took cells from a cow and, at an institute in the Netherlands, turned them into strips of muscle that they combined to make a patty. One food expert said it was "close to... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 5, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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The good ol days of History Channel (source) I don't need to tell y'all about the sad state of cable entertainment like MTV or CNN. Sadly History Channel has long fallen into the abyss of mindless reality shows like "Ice Road Truckers" or "Pawn Stars." But the straw broke when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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Working on words As of now, that is what I am now calling my journey back to writing. Books and blogs don't write themselves, right? Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
I placed an order for the 4th edition Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) Players Handbook with the local game store. They set up the order, but the store clerk then told me about Pathfinder-another roleplaying game that expanded on the previous edition of D&D. I politely thanked him and kept the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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So now that the cobwebs and dust have been cleared from the blog... After an extended time of self re-examination (longer than I anticipated), I have decided to end my years of playing online games as well as other video games. As fun as they were, they became boring. I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
I have been betrayed by my own Master! After completing Plan Zero, Boss made his move sooner than expected. I need to close the blog and focus on revenge. May The Force serve me well. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
This day in 1915, Austro-Hungarian forces, with much needed help from German troops, pushed Russian troops from Przemysl, the northeastern-most point of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in modern day Poland. This fortress was taken from Austria-Hungary earlier that year by a sizable Russian force. A British observer derisively commented that Russian... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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from History Gallery site A young Virginia militia officer, George Washington, experienced his first battle on this day in 1754 which would end in an international incident sparking the French-Indian War (later the Seven Years War). Near the forks of the Ohio River, a small French scouting party, led by... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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General "Stonewall" Jackson The American Civil War was well into its second year with dim prospects for the Union. Confederate General Robert E. Lee had defeated the Union's Army of the Potomac under Major General Joseph Hooker at the battle of Chancellorsville, arguably Lee's greatest victory. With the Union once... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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I feel Sithy! Oh so Sithy!... Year 13 ATC, Day 80 A lot has happened since my last entry. The completion of my primary missions, not to mention operational security, took priority over writing. So to begin... Plan Zero Boss and his boss, Darth Vengean, have plotted to toss aside... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
The Martha Beck exercises have really been helping me relax and clear the mental clutter. As such, the posts will become more frequent as have my naps of the past weeks. However, no more late weekend nights gaming! There will be time for that during the day when I am... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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Nice suit, eh? 13 ATC: Day 69 Alderran! At last, Jaesa's homeworld and hopefully my final attempt to draw her and Master Karr into the open. Nice place. Mountains, trees, even snow in places. But it's no vacation spot now. Alderran seceded from the Republic after The Great War and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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13 ATC Day 48 Another dust ball...but it has spirit. Tattoine: Boss was pleased with my work in securing his spy network. Now the mission to find Master Karr and his Padawan can begin. After meeting my contact: a scout named Sharack Breev, my path is set. I am walking... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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Oh! Can I shoot it?!? :) 13 ATC Day 40 So busy of late. Already completed several of my tasks but spent too much time meditating on the Dark Side and slaughtering enough Republic troops and rebel scum to fill a cruiser. And still no journal updates. Fortunately my service... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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13 ATC Day 24 I meet with my contact on Dirt, I mean Balmorra. Lieutenant Malavai Quinn, operations specialist from the Imperial military. His boots shine better than mine! Jealous! A bit of a brown noser. Overly serious. I don't think my sassy partner Vette will see eye-to-eye with Mr.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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13 ATC Day 23 My (Task)Master Darth Baras (I'll just call him Boss from now on) has the info needed to send me to my first off-world assignment: Balmorra. His primary concern is over a Padawan under Jedi Master Nomen Karr who allegedly has the ability to sense a person's... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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13 ATC: Day 17 A quick note before we arrive at Balmorra...My boss gave me a sleek new ride! Fury-class Heavy Interceptor The ship is a two deck long ranged corvette, well armed and shielded with the maneuverability to match most fighters. I intend to personally test its tactical capabilities... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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(Russian troops) Russia's military appeared to be in decline by the time of the First World War. The words "poorly trained and incompetently led" would be repeated in numerous history books and documentaries. It is true that Russia was beaten time and again by German forces. However, they were able... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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Feb 11, 2013
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Vette and me! NO! I am not the Twi'lek! 13 ATC: Day 14 (13 years After The Treaty of Coruscant) Well here I am, a Sith apprentice at last. Many deadly trials in Korriban honed me into a hard, lethal machine. Now I serve as an enforcer to one Darth... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
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The Russian Army circa World War One (The History Place website) Though the Second World War initially took me into the world of history as a small boy, the one event that drew me was the Russian Revolution. There was a certain captivation with the subject; even today when I... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2013 at Wars of My Worlds
Now I will begin a more focused blog beginning with the Russian military at the turn of the twentieth century. Stay tuned... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at Wars of My Worlds