James Abels

James Abels

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Keep Voting!

Keep voting! If not for yourself, than for us!

31 October 2018 @ 10:00AM

Babels at the Museum

Babels and I went to the Florida Museum of Natural History with my parents. He was pretty excited about the teeth.

3 October 2018 @ 10:00AM

Waterdeep Bar Fight (In Three Acts)

Time for a bar fight! Round 2. Dovan goes down. A win for the good guys!

31 August 2018 @ 10:00PM

DragonCon Room View

Our view from our room at DragonCon 2018.

30 August 2018 @ 10:00AM


Breakfast! Reminds me of a very important breakfast date 6 years ago.

15 July 2018 @ 10:00AM

Tomb of Annihilation

Back in my 2018 Life Update post, I mentioned starting a new Adventurers League Tomb of Annihilation campaign. At DragonCon, David and…

19 March 2018 @ 10:00AM

Wakanda Forever

Sorry for the late post. I got lost in Wakanda. This is an amazing movie. One worthy of all the praise its receiving. And we don’t need to…

7 March 2018 @ 10:00AM

2018 Reading Goal

Along with a return to blogging and emerging from my newborn cocoon, I have set a goal to read, on average, one book a week. To that end, I…

26 February 2018 @ 10:00AM

2018 Update

Life Update Welcome back to Concreate Chaos, life preparing for and with an infant has been crazy. I started wrapping up my commitments…

19 February 2018 @ 10:00AM

Brendan Cosplay - Planning

Planning With Babels going as Salamence and my Lucas costume being a bit well-worn, I’ve decided its time for a new Pokémon trainer…

19 June 2017 @ 10:00AM

Wander-Lost Recap 1

Kicking off a new campaign is always fun. New settings, new characters, new adventures. Wander-Lost is no exception. As the Matrix of GMship…

29 September 2016 @ 10:00AM

Wander-Lost Introducing Chase Starryeyes

In the previous post , I introduced the new campaign, Wander-Lost, being run for my regular RPG group. We play bi-weekly and fill the…

23 September 2016 @ 10:00AM

Wander-Lost Intro

As we enter the autumn season, my main RPG group has wrapped up another campaign. This summer, our brave astronauts landed on Mars. They…

22 September 2016 @ 10:00AM

OctoPi 3

In December, we bought a Lulzbot Mini from Aleph Objects and it has been a fantastic purchase. Our first few months of ownership saw a…

22 August 2016 @ 10:00AM

1GAM January Postmortem

January is in the rear view mirror and I’m happy to say I completed a game. Sure there’s no art. And it’s short. But it plays as I had hoped…

1 February 2016 @ 10:00AM

Department of Collections - Character Creation

Finally! Character Creation. It’s taken a while to get here but here we are at last. At the end of the Time and Tide Campaign, we spent a…

22 January 2016 @ 10:00AM

Game Night for 1GAM

I decided to participate in 1GAM as part of my resolutions for 2016. The theme for January is hobby. The first few weeks of January have…

20 January 2016 @ 10:00AM

Learning 3D Modeling

For a while, I’ve been struggling with continuing to work through the drawing exercises as part of Learning to Draw . The last exercise I…

18 January 2016 @ 10:00AM

My Next RPG Campaign - Concept Refinements

When we last left off, I came to the conclusion I wanted to run a pulp heroes campaign . Today, I’ll discuss refining that idea and some of…

15 January 2016 @ 10:00AM

N7 LootCrate

I’m not the easiest person to buy a gift for. I have a few wishlists scattered across the internet. But this Christmas, I knew exactly what…

13 January 2016 @ 10:00AM

LDJAM 34 Post Mortem

For the past year, I’ve been participating in the Ludum Dare game jam every few months. I started by joining up with some friends, A Flat…

11 January 2016 @ 10:00AM

Learning to Draw - Hands

It’s been a while since I’ve worked on my drawing. I’ll admit a big part of that is that I struggled with the current exercise and gave up…

8 January 2016 @ 10:00AM

Hello 2016!

While I’m not a fan of celebrating on New Year’s Eve, I am fond of turning the page onto a new year. The clean slate. The upcoming events…

1 January 2016 @ 10:00AM