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Progress and Regress on Mad Science Sequel

Several months ago, I completed the Mad Science Institute sequel. Then I decided to scrap it and start over. The bottom line is that I’ve now completed a superior version, with the big change being that it features only Soap’s … Continue reading

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The Tesla Revolution is Here

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the release of Mad Science Institute. When I started working on it about 3 years ago, I knew enough about Nikola Tesla to know that he was the benevolent king of all mad … Continue reading

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Are wizards and mad scientists the same?

Not long ago I was flipping channels and happened to find Back to the Future playing at the same time as Lord of the Rings. Seeing Doc Brown and Gandalf in such close temporal proximity inspired me to tweet “Mad … Continue reading

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Project update for Mad Science Institute sequel

The most common question I get about Mad Science Institute is: When will the sequel land? I love that question because it means that people are as excited for it as I am, so I wanted to give everyone a … Continue reading

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What does it take to become a mad scientist?

I just got some fan mail that I have to share with you. This is from a young man of about 12 years—we’ll call him Brent—whom I met at a recent book signing. He is obviously a very bright boy, … Continue reading

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Mad Science Institute/Hollow Earth Expedition RPG scenario

For you fans of the Ubiquity RPG system, this is the game scenario that I ran last week at Gencon. It’s got some experimental rules for making Mad Science something more usable during scenes (rather than something for NPCs or … Continue reading

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How do we get girls interested in science?

My fellow Mad-Scientist Americans,   The European Commission recently launched a public campaign aimed at getting girls interested in science. Their tactic? Add some pink ribbons and declare that “it’s a girl thing.” It’s sassy, cloying, and kind of annoying. … Continue reading

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A Mad Scientist for President

I’m a mad scientist, and I want to be your president.* Yes, I am one of THOSE mad scientists who creates insane doomsday machines and crazy lizard monsters, but I stand before you (or, rather, sit before my keyboard if … Continue reading

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Dr. Wurmhausen’s Laboratory (Hollow Earth Expedition ssn1 ep33b)

The Nazis led them at gunpoint up a broad flight of stairs to a huge room with a vaulting ceiling. It may have originally been designed as a ballroom that had boasted elegant chandeliers and bright banners but now served … Continue reading

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MAD SCIENCE INSTITUTE chapter 5 part 1

        Chapter 5: Soap “I think you should reconsider that scholarship,” my Dad said as he sat at the kitchen table paying bills. He was resting his forehead on his left palm like he always did when … Continue reading

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