THE BINDER OF SHAME - RPG rants and other possible non-fiction

The Binder of Shame by Francis Hogan



Fully Employed But Half Awake
Full Frontal Fatherhood
Back To The Futon
A Little Something For Daddy
Another Alarming Night In The Life Of Al Bruno III
Claw And Order
February: The Month's That Trying To Kill Me
Suburban Wormholes And Plainer Things
Tales From The Suburban Apocalypse
All I Want For Christmas Is A Clean Rap Sheet
Everything Must Go
Sandbagged
HP Lovecraft's 'The Aristocrats!'




The RPG.net Rants
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2002 was the year I first started to post stories for the amusement of others. (Aside from that shameful X-FILES fan fiction of course.) I began with these gaming anecdotes that I shared on the forums of RPG.net, a relatively safe haven for me at the time. They were strange little tales told in a kind of screenplay format that I used when I sketched out story dialogue.


The first one was pretty simple but as they went on they became more and more grandiose but they were raw and fun little bits of humor. I never bothered to proofread the things or set up any real kind of coherence or internal continuity- although snippets of these tales do show up in PRICE BEAKS AND HEARTACHES.

I'm posting them to the blog so I can add them to version of THE BINDER OF SHAME I keep here. I will do the first two today and then set up one a week until they're all there.

I've moved on a lot since I first created them but many of the folks that first came to know me through them are still reading my work now and they still keep finding new readers all the time.

If you have no idea what I am talking about prepare to be amazed, amused and offended.

And be warned these stories appear exactly as I did when I posted them on the forums. I haven't tried to edit them for fear of diluting their raw power.

Also I'm pretty damn lazy...

RPG.NET rant #3 A Night At The Inn, A Day At The Racists
RPG.NET rant #4 The God Trip
RPG.NET rant #5 Achy Breaky Mythos
RPG.NET rant #6 Monty Python Mishaps In The Deepest Pit Of Homebrew Hell