Odysseus Trismegistus stood on a rocky headland and gazed out over a shipwrecked-choked sea and, on the dozen-or-so islands he could see from his vantage point, the ruins of sacked and abandoned cities and the scattered remnants of shattered armies. He could see his commander, Essyx, standing nearby and knew that they were experiencing the final moments of a dying world.

A New Year is always an exciting time for me and gives me an opportunity to assess the things I have done over the previous 12 months and to set goals for the coming 12. I am always, admittedly, a bit overambitious in my projections, but that is not necessarily a bad thing, and if I manage to do half of what I hope to then that is usually still more than good enough. 

Ethiopia is one of the oldest, strangest, and most fascinating places in the world and its history, peoples, legends, and folklore can serve as rich sources of inspiration for encounters, whole adventures, or even entire campaigns.

As I write this it is nearing the end of my 11th day in Ethiopia and, exhausted from my travels and associated exertions, I am fighting the urge to lay down and rest before completing a synopsis of what I have thus far accomplished.

Recently I have been sorting through some of the older stuff stored in my office and came across a number of not just interesting but actually significant things.

It may well be that you have considered attempting ghosthunting or some other sort of paranormal investigation. If so, here are a few pieces of advice based on my own experience that might make such an endeavor more productive and enjoyable for you.