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The Plainclothes Clown

Saving The World From Boredom, One Mind At A Time


Works and Writings

All these links lead to PDFs.

Self - Published Roleplaying Supplements

Carbide Weapons (roleplaying supplement for Legend)

(roleplaying supplement for Mongoose Publishing's Legend)

Potion Creation in Legend (roleplaying supplement for Mongoose Publishing's Legend)

Reptilians of Legend (roleplaying supplement for Mongoose Publishing's Legend)

Published Articles

Signs & Portents 90 ("Balancing The Books," p. 40, and "The Flying Money Pit, p. 46")

Signs & Portents 89 ("The Thing In The Pit," p. 40)

Signs & Portents 87 ("Old Flames," p. 52)

Signs & Portents 72 ("Disintegrators and Nuclear Dampers," p. 54)

Signs & Portents 70 ("Non-Lethal Weapons," p. 55)

Signs & Portents 69 ("Shirts, Pants and Patron Catchers," p. 55)

Signs & Portents 64 ("Medic!, Part 2," p. 23)

Signs & Portents 63 ("Medic!, Part 1," p. 42)

Other Contributions

My writings have appeared in the Mongoose Traveller Compendium, 1 and 2, and also in the White Wolf books Hunter: the Vigil Core Rulebook, Hunter: the Vigil: Night Stalkers and World of Darkness: Dogs of War.

Quotes I Live By

"I am Chaos. I am the substance from which your artists and scientists build rhythms. I am the spirit with which your children and clowns laugh in happy anarchy. I am Chaos. I am alive, and I tell you that you are free." - The Goddess Eris, Principia Discordia

"There is nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight." - Lon Chaney, Snr.

"Vita hominum altos recessus magnasque latebras habet" - Pliny the Younger (Trans.: "A man's life contains hidden depths and large secret spaces."

"Lasciate ogne speranza, voi ch'intrate" - Dante Alighieri, The Divine Comedy - words inscribed upon the very gates of Hell

"For hate cannot be overcome by hate. Only through love may hate be overturned. That is a Law Eternal." - Pali Tripitaka Buddhism

"Do What Thou Wilt shall be The Whole of The Law. For Love is The Law -- Love under Will." - Aleister Crowley

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Isaac Asimov, from Foundation

Star Trek Q Quotes

"This is as real as your so-called life gets." - Q

"To learn about you is frankly provocative ... but you're next of kin to chaos." - Capt. Picard to Q

"It's not safe out here. It's wondrous, with treasures to satiate desires both subtle and gross. But it's not for the timid." - Q

Other Quotes

"We are dreamers, shapers, singers and makers." - Elric, technomage, Babylon 5

"Y’know, when you’re a kid, they tell you it’s all “grow up, get a job, get married, get a house, have a kid”, and that’s it. But the truth is, the world is so much stranger than that. It’s so much darker ... and so much madder ... and so ... much ... better." - Elton Pope, Doctor Who

"You know what scares me? Is that when it happens ... when it comes over me and I totally lose control ... I like it." - Bruce Banner, Hulk

"I'd only told them the truth. Was that so selfish? Our integrity sells for so little, but it is all we really have. It is the very last inch of us, but within that inch, we are free." - Valerie, V For Vendetta

Lines from The Bard Quoted In V For Vendetta:

"We are oft to blame in this. 'Tis too much proved that with devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself." (Hamlet 3.1.46-49)

"And thus I clothe my naked villainy/With old odd ends, stol'n forth of holy writ;/And seem a saint, when most I play the devil" (Richard III (play) 1.3.336-38)

"I dare do all that may become a man; Who dares do more is none." (Macbeth 1.7.17-18)

Quotes From Eleanor Roosevelt

"Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do, and damned if you don't." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Friendship with oneself is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt