Linkfest 2020-11-27: Black Friday Edition

The Dispossession of the Post-war Boom

A look at what changed in one neighborhood in Buffalo between the 1920s and the 1950s, as reflected in the houses buit.

Lore and RPGs

The Last Redoubt offers up a defense of not investing too heavily in lore, the background information of RPGs, as it hampers gameplay.


Gunslinger Girl Anime Review

Gunslinger Girl [Amazon link] is a story both about the fractious nature of Italian politics and the consequences borne by the players in the Great Game of politics by other means.


Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

Brian Niemeier advocates watching the sequel to Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure [Amazon link], and argues that it surpasses the original, no mean feat. Both movies are $0.99 to rent today on Amazon, so why not give them a try?


The Long View: Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt

John J. Reilly review’s Anne Rice’s first-person tale of the life of Christ, from the brief period where she reverted to the Catholicism of her youth.


Ben Cheah’s logistics focused dungeon crawler [with a background of moral discovery] is on sale for $0.99 on Amazon. Check my review here.

Rob Kroese’s alternative history tale of Vikings and recovering lost technology [Amazon link] makes me feel like I know nothing. It’s always fun to speculate how you would rebuild civilization if you had to, but Rob crafted a fine story about it too. My review is here.

Arnold Kling: Virus Update

Arnold Kling wants to know why the rate of infection in the Pfizer trial was lower than the general population. I suspect inclusion/exclusion criteria for the trial affect who is allowed in, but Arnold has lots of follow-ups on his blog.


Gideon Ira: Knight of the Blood Cross: Deus Vult Wastelanders Book 1

I put Adam Lane Smith’s Gideon Ira series in the “stupid but awesome” category of books. I find it rather fun. My review is here. You can pick it up for $0.99 today [Amazon link].


D. J. Bodden’s teenaged vampire story hooked me even though urban fantasy isn’t my thing.