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: Teammate 1.2.9 Just a small update this week fixing two Spec Ops bugs and updating the artwork for Bheta-Decima. …

: Teammate 1.2.8 This version adds a new “Quick Score” screen that you can access from the main screen. …

: Teammate 1.2.7 1.2.7 features a completely redesigned the score sheet for Matched Play games. 1.2.7 New score …

: Teammate 1.2.6 I’ve added support for Strike Force Justian to Teammate. For now I’m assuming that the …

: Teammate 1.2.4 Two quality of life enhancements and one wording change to comply with the new Balance Dataslate. …

: Teammate 1.2.3: Ashes of Faith Teammate 1.2.3 adds support for Kill Team: Ashes of Faith. And the Gallus Campaign is in full swing. …

: Teammate 1.2.2 Teammate 1.2.2 adds support for Kill Team: Gallowfall. For Spec Ops games, Critical Ops cards will …

: Just Another Kill Team Podcast: Narrative Episode with David Ely Jason and Travis were nice enough …

: Teammate 1.2.1 Teammate 1.2.1 brings compliance with the newest Balance Dataslate. If your game uses the Critical …

: Teammate 1.2 1.2 adds automatic* support for Spec Ops† and Mission bonuses‡. I’m …

: Teammate 1.1 1.1 adds the Soulshackle teams, Hand of the Archon and Exaction Squad, as well as game history and …

: I’ve published an FAQ document for Teammate. You can find it here. I’ll keep it updated …

: Teammate 1.0.3 Hot on the heels of 1.0.2 comes 1.0.3, which fixes a small bug for teams using the accelerated ranks …

: Teammate 1.0.2 Teammate 1.0.2 is available now. This version adds support for most faction-specific Requisitions …

: Teammate 1.0.1 Teammate 1.0.1 is available now. The big features are enhancements for people who primarily do …

: Teammate 1.0 Teammate: Kill Team Spec Ops Aide is out now. This is an app I’ve been working on throughout …

: Wallachia 2.0.3 Release notes iPad keyboard shortcuts: Use the “[“ and “]” keys to move back/forward a page. ⌘-T …

: Wallachia Chapter 15: Death and Burial Customs of the Wallachian Peasant Chapter fifteen of Wallachia is out. You can read it in the app or listen to the audiobook chapter. …

: 21. Wallachia Chapter 15: Death and Burial Customs of the Wallachian Peasant Abraham and Dragos visit Marian’s farm.

: Oh, and a quick note: I’m now serializing Varney the Vampire in the app. Chapters come out …

: Chapter fifteen of Wallachia should be out tomorrow. I’ve said before that one of the hardest …

: Varney the Vampire Happy new year! Today we start publishing a “new” serial, 1845’s Varney the Vampire or, The Feast of …

: Chapter six of Carmilla, “A Very Strange Agony,” is in the app now. If you didn’t …

: Wallachia 2.0.2 Very small application update coming to the App Store today. In previous versions, fi you had the …

: My own little side project, Dracula Live, is in the home stretch now. The story concludes in early …

: Dracula: A Radio Play, “An adaption of the Bram Stoker novel, written and directed by Cruz Flores,” …

: Wallachia 2.0 A new version of the Wallachia app should be in the App Store shortly. It requires iOS 14, but the …

: Wallachia 1.2.3 Another small bug fix update should be in the App Store now. This fixes a small bug in the Table of …

: 20. Wallachia Chapter 14: The Trial Eugen stands trial.

: When I read ebooks on my phone, I usually do it in landscape mode. I prefer having a wider screen so …

: I noticed a bunch of vampire movie deals on iTunes today: $20 Hotel Transylvania 3-Movie Collection …

: As I schedule the @live_dracula tweets, I’m getting to the parts of the book where much …

: Wallachia 1.2.2 I’ve published a small update to the app. The next major version, 2.0, will require iOS 14. …

: 19. Wallachia Chapter 13: The Mystery of the Blue Flames Marley meets Dracula.

: 18. Wallachia Chapter 12: The Farmer’s Afterlife Abraham has some news to deliver.

: Walachia Chapter 14: The Trial Chapter fourteen of Wallachia is out. Get it from the App Store and read it for free. 🏛Eugen stands …

: On Twitter I posted a few thoughts on the “Log of the Demeter” sections of Dracula, which are …

: New arrivals.

: 17. Wallachia Chapter 11: Nicolae at the Bat Rain cancels Ion’s oină practice.

: Sarah Andersen just published the last strip of her lovely web comic, Fangs.

: Blacula also seems to be free to watch with ads on Amazon Prime.

: I missed this last month when they appeared. Underworld, Underworld Evolution, and Rise of the …

: 16. Wallachia Chapter 10: Red Tower Pass Marley and Margareta go for a ride.

: Dracula Live ’20 is nearing the end of chapter four. Still lots of time to catch up! Follow along on …

: In chapter one of Dracula, there’s an odd scene where the count, pretending to be his own driver, …

: I’ve written a bit here about the disdain for Eastern Europe you find in the travelogues written in …

: Chapter 13: The Mystery of the Blue Flames Chapter thirteen of Wallachia is out. Get it from the App Store and read it for free. Marley meets …

: The Black Vampyre: A Legend of St. Domingo I watched Blacula for the first time yesterday. I’d always assumed it was a campy C-list movie, but …

: 15. Wallachia Chapter 9: Rides in the Rain Father Abraham visits a sick farmer.

: Chapter thirteen of Wallachia should be out tomorrow or Monday. Some things I researched while …

: 14. Wallachia Chapter 8: Goings and Comings The castle learns of Marley’s disappearance.

: Dracula Beats the Communists Bram Stoker’s novel was a mixed blessing for Romania. It attracted …

: Chapter 12: The Farmer’s Afterlife Chapter twelve of Wallachia is out. Get it from the App Store and read it for free (then leave a …

: Rereading each entry to set up @live_dracula will add up to be (I think) my 13th time reading …

: Wonderful Animal Crossing literary reference from Reddit user u/TheyAlmostNamedMe.

: 13. Wallachia Chapter 7: An Imbalance of Humours Marley visits the castle’s dungeon.

: I relish every new Fangs strip. Check it out.

: Here’s a stream of the National Theater’s production of Frankenstein, directed by Danny Boyle and …

: Version 1.2.1 of the Wallachia app should be in the store soon. It adds a bit of mouse and trackpad …

: Dracula Live 2020 My Dracula Live project will be starting up again on the 3rd. I’m moving it over to …

: 12. Wallachia Chapter 6: The Proud Blood of the Wallachian Father Abraham attends the speech by Count Dracula and Negrescu Radu at the castle.

: Wikipedia on Wayside Shrines that can be found throughout parts of Europe (and the forthcoming …

: 11. Wallachia Chapter 5: How to Borrow a Book With the town all at Radu’s speech, Marley and friends “borrow” a book from the …

: Chapter 11: Nicolae at the Bat Chapter 11 of Wallachia is out. Get it from the App Store and read it for free (then tip …

: There’s a new chapter of Wallachia coming later this week. You can download the app now to get …

: Here’s a nice piece about Uncle Iroh in Avatar: The Last Airbender. (And yes, I did put a …

: Valerian - The Complete Collection Sale Tiny behind-the-scenes note: Laureline in Wallachia is named …

: An essential CD that I keep in my car and played for the kids often: David Bowie Narrates …

: Steve Troughton-Smith is running a poll asking about SwiftUI adoption. I haven’t adopted any …

: My stay-at-home listening has been this huge digital boxed set of 70s Bowie: Who Can I Be Now? …

: Benny Beck: Vampire Killer Fun, free four-page comic.

: An advantage of designing my own publishing platform is that I can make sneaky edits whenever I want …

: I’ve been using Ferrite Studio Pro on my iPad with an Apple Pencil to edit the Wallachia audiobook …

: Enna, Bruno (script), Fabio Celoni (art), and Mirka Andolfo (colors). Dracula Starring Mickey Mouse. …

: Mignola, Mike (pencils). Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Topps, 1992. Four-issue adaptation of the film by …

: Bowie, David and David Mallet. “Ashes to Ashes.” 1980. At the time the most expensive music video …

: Picard was quite good but, like most episodes of Discovery, it rarely felt like Star Trek to me. I …

: 10. Wallachia Chapter 4: Evening Tea Ion and Kwasi take Marley to the pub. They hear some music, she notices that something’s up …

: Here’s a summary of a 1701 account by Joseph Pitton de Tournefortof of a Vrykolakas (Greek vampire) …

: It’s hard for me to focus on programming with the kids at home. I have a bunch of ways I want …

: Far Sector continues to be one of the best books going.

: Here’s a chilling 13th century Wallachian legend about Manoli, a stonemason tasked by Radu the …

: Sypha calls Jason Isaacs’s character in season three of Castlevania a “township …

: Classic Vampire Stories You Can Read for Free I’ve read a good portion of the vampire stories published prior to 1900. Here are what I …

: Important research on Bunnicula from The Flophouse. 🐰🧛🏻‍♂️

: 9. Wallachia Chapter 3: Rumors, Lamentations, and Thunderstorms Father Abraham faces the possibility there’s been a murder in the village.

: DRACULA, MOTHERFKER by de Campi and Henderson coming this fall New graphic novel from Image due out …

: Feeling miserably weak? Have a ghastly pale complexion (but without anæmic signs)? Sterterous …

: The Legend of Poenari Citadel Good piece on this now-ruined fortress that Vlad III Dracula used. My …

: It’s fortunate that Warren Ellis knew to sprinkle dashes of camp and levity into Castlevania.

: I’m trying to figure out how Oină works. A maybe-predecessor to baseball, it’s a national sport in …

: There’s a small scene in the first episode of season three of Castlevania where there’s some …

: Chapter 10, “Red Tower Pass” I’ve just released chapter 10 of Wallachia, “Red Tower Pass.” Horses and vampires …

: Chapter 10 is written and edited. I need to read it over a few more times, then record the audio for …

: 8. Wallachia Chapter 2: Six Hundred and Eighty Steps We follow Ion up the steps to Castelul Argeş, see a little of what life is like for those who work …

: Today, February 24, is the date of the events of the pilot of Twin Peaks. From there the first …

: Bugs Bunny in Transylvania 6-5000. (Unfortunately the WB only has a shortened version up on …

: “Transylvania” by Jake Kaufman for the NES DuckTales game.

: Sengir Vampire. Art by Anson Maddocks.

: I was very excited about this week’s Doctor Who. Shelley, Byron, and Polidori really did spend time …

: David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve in 1983’s The Hunger. [I initially mis-typed this as …

: 7. Wallachia Chapter 1: Welcome to Wallachia Chapter 1 of Wallachia: A Penny Dreadful by David Ely. The previous six episodes have comprised the …

: I don’t know how well it works digitally, but The Terrifics 25 is a very fun issue. It lets you make …

: Batman & Dracula: Red Rain is a fun “Elseworlds” Story by Doug Moench. Here’s a collection that …

: Turnu Roșu Pass along the Olt River near the southern Transylvania-northern Wallachia border. 1831 …

: 6. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 6: Home At Last Corina and Dominic arrive at her village. This marks the end of the Flowers of Transylvania novella. …

: My brain woke me up at 4:00 or so this morning because it had finally figured out the line of …

: John Williams wrote the score for 1979’s Dracula starring Frank Langella.

: A Bit More on Count Von Count Inspired by this letter Children’s Workshop got about Count von Count, here are a few more …

: Naturally, Count von Count has a Twitter account: @CountVonCount. It’s frightfully, …

: In 1989 Children’s Television Workshop received a letter expressing concern that Sesame …

: Ruins of Ravencroft: Dracula №1: Ravencroft Institute for the Criminally Insane appeared to be a …

: 5. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 5: As the World Falls Down The morning after finding something terrible beneath the chapel in the village, Corina despairs.

: Chapter 9, “Rides in the Rain” is out now. Father Abraham takes a ride in the rain to …

: I’m hoping to have chapter 9 out tomorrow or Thursday. If tomorrow’s a snow day it might slow me …

: BBC One has posted a few short documentaries about its new Dracula series (on Netflix in the US): …

: The count’s ring in the Dracula series is the symbol of the Order of the Dragon. Here’s a shot of …

: In the BBC/Netflix show, Count Dracula has a new trick: learning languages by drinking blood. Here …

: I quite liked the first episode of BBC One/Netflix’s Dracula. It plays with the source well and …

: 4. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 4: Into the Labyrinth Corina and the girls visit the village, and she makes a startling discovery.

: This was in my Christmas cracker tonight.

: Chapter 8 of Wallachia, “Goings and Comings,” is out now. The Order gets some orders The trouble …

: 3. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 3: Day and Night in Castle Dracula Corina and Dominic connect; she starts having bad dreams.

: I let myself, somehow, sleep on the first book of Pullman’s new Dark Materials series, “The Book of …

: Vampires in The Green Lantern: Blackstars The second issue of The Green Lantern: Blackstars by Grant Morrison, Xermanico, and Steve Oliff has …

: 2. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 2: The Lord Who Receives Many Guests Corina awakens in Castle Dracula and discovers that she’s not alone.

: Audiobook chapters of Wallachia are now available as a podcast, starting with the first chapter of …

: Chapter 7, “An Imbalance of Humours,” is out now. 🥖Ion arranges to buy some old bread. …

: Having a nice cup of 🍵green tea while I get chapter seven ready to publish.

: Units of Measurement in Wallachia Throughout Wallachia, whenever I refer to a distance, weight, etc., I try to use the era-appropriate …

: 1. Flowers of Transylvania Chapter 1: The Princess of Springtime Transylvania. The first day of spring, 1741. Corina is the jewel of her village. She’s been …

: Development Log: Fleurons part 2 As discussed previously, I use little fleurons to give the text a little bit of flourish here and …

: Wallachia v1.2.0 Big announcement: Wallachia is now completely free to read or listen to; no subscription required. …

: I fully expected to do a few rounds with app review before this was ready. Big update coming soon.

: Cannot say I agree that “fugly” is a suitable synonym for “homely,” Apple thesaurus.

: Also, Dracula Live has now concluded. Here’s the complete table of contents. I might do a …

: Chapter 6, “The Proud Blood of the Wallachian,” is out now. 🗣Father Abraham overhears some gossip. …

: Suzerainty: a position of control by a sovereign or state over another state that is internally …

: Dracula Live ends tomorrow. Well, most of the action is happening just about right now, but Mina and …

: I made a little teaser and a webpage for my novella, Flowers of Transylvania. It’s only $2.99 …

: iOS 13.2-related emoji follow-up: the 🧄garlic is new, 🧛🏻gender-neutral vampire was already in (news …

: iOS 13.2 includes an important new emoji to protect yourself from digital vampires: 🧄.

: Count Dracula & Vlad the Impaler Q: Is Count Dracula based on Vlad the Impaler? A: In name only. Bram Stoker, writing in the 1890s, …

: To promote the new animated Addams Family movie, MGM has uploaded a number of full episodes of the …

: And (un)naturally, Lord Vampyre and his bride ¹ glow in the dark. She doesn’t have a name, just …

: No Vampyre Castle is complete without a zombie chauffeur-driven hearse.

: Looking for a short vampire book to read before Halloween? Flowers of Transylvania is only $2.99. In …

: Wallachia v1.1.1 A very minor update, 1.1.1, has been approved and will be coming to you shortly. It fixes a bug that …

: Chapter 5, “How to Borrow a Book,” is now available. Alt title: “The Gang Robs the Church.” Also, we …

: The Vampyre and Carmilla Both The Vampyre and Carmilla are in the public domain. You can download ebooks of them for free …

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: Van Helsing and friends are waiting in Varna. The count is retreating to Transylvania aboard the …

: Gay Characters and Homophobia in Wallachia My wording in the video, that I “realized” Ion and Kwasi were gay, is intentional. The …

: A number of the Addams Family strips feature bats and coffins, but this one, from The Charles Addams …

: Book keeping: Most of the events in Dracula Live from here on out move to the Eastern European Time …

: Research question: would coffee have been consumed in 1816 Wallachia? Wikipedia says it got to …

: Out today: Tomb of Dracula: The Complete Collection vol. 3 by Marv Wolfman et al. (Also a new volume …

: This morning’s Dracula Live posts are long, I know, but also have a ton of good action in …

: This evening’s Dracula Live entry is a big one. Van Helsing enumerates a number of the count’s …

: From Cinemassacre: Which film adaptation of Dracula is the most faithful to the book?

: Chatted with Apple support today. TV OS’s new multi-user system requires you to either A) add …

: I made a little video about my favorite set of Heroes of the Storm skins, the “Hallow’s …

: Setting up next week’s Dracula Live posts, I see a few cracks in the epistolary format. The …

: Wallachia v1.1.0 is out now if you have iOS 13. It adds dark mode and fixes a bug where audiobooks …

: “Buffy vs Dracula” vs Dracula This week, the wonderful podcast @BufferingCast covered “Buffy vs. Dracula,” the season …

: Development Log: Dark Mode Website I spent a little time tonight adding some dark mode colors to the website. I did it the slightly …

: Lastly for now, the unoffiicial subtitle of this chapter might as well be, “I read Emily …

: This is the first chapter I’ve published post-launch, so that’s invigorating. It took me a while to …

: Wallachia chapter three, “Rumors, Lamentations, and Werewolves” is out now. You can …

: If all goes well, chapter three of Wallachia will be out tomorrow. It’s called “Rumors, …

: Today in 1893 we have Van Helsing recommending a blood transfusion to help Lucy. The transfusion was …

: When I read all of Dracula and broke it up by dates and times, I was looking forward to the period …

: Dark Mode development wasn’t too hard. I switched to the system semantic colors and put a 90% …

: Development Log: Fleurons Very early on in the design process for Wallachia I decided that I’d be writing the book using a …

: Today over at Dracula Live, we get both our first reference to Van Helsing followed closely by a …

: Wallachia Launch Follow-Through Reading Brent Simmons’s piece about following-through on the launch of the excellent NetNewsWire, I …

: Flowers of Transylvania, the prelude I wrote to Wallachia, is now available on Kindle and Apple …

: Here’s a longer trailer, featuring me! 📚

: Development Log: Wallachia's App Icon I’m not much of a visual designer. I know the basics and think I have an adequate aesthetic …

: Here’s the press kit for Wallachia. I’ll say yes to essentially any podcast or interview …

: Here is the excellent cover that Samantha Lane Fiddy painted for Wallachia. 📚🎨

: Never fear, this account will continue to republish Dracula live, from 1893. If you’ve been …

: Teaser for Wallachia Here’s the teaser trailer for Wallachia, my new serial vampire book.

: Forgetting Sarah Marshall featured a silly but earnest puppetry performance of a Dracula-themed rock …

: Note: today’s letter from Sister Agatha was written 12 August. It’ll take a week for the …

: Happy August! Today, in 1893, sailers aboard the Demeter are falling one-by-one to their unseen …

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: My copy of Dracula Starring Mickey Mouse just arrived!

: I’ve updated the Table of Contents for Dracula Live. I have to do it manually but I’ve …

: Jason Kottke’s Live TV Coverage of the Apollo 11 Landing and Moon Walk using CBS’s footage just went …

: From today’s Dracula Live entry, Backsheesh: n. (in parts of Asia) a small sum of money given as …

: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the 1992 film by Francis Ford Coppola, is on sale for $4.99 this week on …

: Today’s Dracula Live entry concludes chapter four. We’ve already read from chapter five; Mina and …

: I schedule Dracula Live posts two weeks ahead of time. Today there was only one to do! We have …

: If you’ve been sleeping on starting Dracula, we’re only up to chapter 4 in our live read-along. …

: The Castlevania Anniversary Collection is out now for Nintendo Switch. It has eight games and …

: Next entry will go up later tonight. There’s no date listed but the letter say it’s a Wednesday, and …

: Today we have our first post that comes out of order with respect to the original Dracula novel: a …

: Working out the Dracula Live chronology can be tricky even with dated entries! This morning, Harker …

: So what does it look like? I like the tall, jagged versions depicted in Vampire Hunter D, …

: Castle Dracula With Harker taking a day off today to rest after arriving at his destination, I’ll write a …

: Beware Saint George’s Eve Here’s a bit of history on the superstitions that feature into the …

: Maybe I should have worked out a cross-promotion with @vampireweekend. “Listen to the new record …

: My posts are currently at the top of both /r/dracula and /r/vampires! They’re not big subreddits, …

: Jonathan Harker’s train just left Munich for Vienna, then on to Transylvania.

: Announcing Dracula Live. I’ve taken the text of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, broken each …

: In one week: Dracula Live. 🧛🏻‍♂️🕗