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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Day Three

The Chaquicocha campsite was protected by a half-bowl of worn down teeth, the other side spilling out into valley vistas with layered mountains stretching into the horizon. I had hoped to take some pictures by moonlight, but I was too “Newtonian” in my habits. Had the weather cooperated before I went to bed, I would . . . → Read More: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Day Three

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Day Two

There’s no illusion a tent wall provides any kind of a barrier to sound, so anyone bothered by snoring might want to pack earplugs on the Inca Trail. About 4 am, our tents now illuminated by a very bright moon, I could hear our neighbors become progressively more restless. On one side, neither person had . . . → Read More: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Day Two

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Day One

I suppose anxiety works much the same for any life event. After spending the last two days courting Peru, traveling, sightseeing, and adjusting, disliking some aspects while loving others, we were nervous … no amount of book reading or advice really determines your final packing (or … whatever). This night before the start of the . . . → Read More: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Day One

Peru – Cusco and Sacred Valley, Prelude to Inca Trail (Part 1)

I’m always amazed at the opportunities we have through modern transportation. Not too many generations ago, people risked everything to cross oceans and/or large land masses, and, it was very time-consuming. Now we can hop on an airplane and fast track from our community of choice to a destination of choice in a day/night, . . . → Read More: Peru – Cusco and Sacred Valley, Prelude to Inca Trail (Part 1)

Using gaming resources to help your writing – Part 4 – Fate Core and Fate Accelerated RPG systems

A few months ago, I discovered the Fate Role-Playing Game (RPG) system. It made a pretty crazy impression on me and I think it gives the GURPS system (which I talk about here) a solid run for its money. GURPS still has the massive edge on source books and a lot of brainstorming tools, but . . . → Read More: Using gaming resources to help your writing – Part 4 – Fate Core and Fate Accelerated RPG systems