Tag Archives: Baltimore

Come For The Seafood, Stay For The Mind-Numbing Supernatural Terror

I was thumbing through the Dresden Files RPG base book, Your Story, for the first time and encountered a delightful surprise.

While the primary action in the Dresden Files universe takes place in Chicago (which is fleshed out in the second book, Our World), the authors saw fit to include 30+ pages adapting the namesake city of Cecil Calvert, the Second Baron of Baltimore, into location for the game. Some particular locations of amusement:

  • National AquariumTheme: Tourist Magnet; liner notes: ‘This whole facility screams “fight scene”.’
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital Theme: Knowledge Is Power; highlighted text: ‘PC’s can find respite here, provided their insurance cards are up to date’, liner note response: ‘Injuries you get in my line of work aren’t usually covered anyway.’
  • Francis Scott Key BridgeOther Aspect: Sweet Merciful gods This Is A Tall Bridge; liner notes: ‘Darian, you had fight scenes in mind with this, didn’t you?’

YES.

Man, I was aiming to get my Pathfinder campaign off the ground next, but, hmmm…

Roughly Speaking: a primer on Zika, & some words on HIV in Baltimore

CC BY-NC-ND image by  IAEA Imagebank via Flickr
CC BY-NC-ND image by IAEA Imagebank via Flickr

Dan Rodricks has migrated his audio work from NPR to the new podcast audio show from the Baltimore Sun, Roughly Speaking. Needless to say, it’s an outstanding program, especially for anyone interested in keeping their finger on the pulse of all things Baltimore. This past Friday, Dan interviewed me for a primer on the latest newsworthy emerging pathogen, Zika virus. I also discussed happenings with HIV in Baltimore on a previous show, and am looking forward to being on with him every month or so. More to come!