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David Edelstein

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I was the author and editor of a lot of supplements for the In Nomine roleplaying game, by Steve Jackson Games. That's pretty much my only claim to fame, but I guess it makes me a "published author."

You can find my In Nomine page at the "official website" link above. And yes, it really has been five years since I've updated it.

My Ratings

A lot of my ratings are for books I read a long time ago, and my memory is hazy on some of them. I'd likely rate many of them differently if I reread them today.

Okay, so I have created a Booklikes account (Amadan na Briona) and imported all my Goodreads reviews.

After poking around a bit, I have concluded that it's pretty, but I am unimpressed.

Look folks, Goodreads screwed up, and will probably do so again, but I think this drama is much ado about very little. And unless they start killing puppies or something (or another site that is really better come... Read more of this blog post »
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Game Master's Guide (In Nom...

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Angelic Player's Guide

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Superiors 1: War & Honor (I...

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message 5: by Glenn

Glenn Russell Hi David,

Thanks for your comments on the thread of The Stand. Wanted to let you know that I made the decision to remove The Stand. Fortunately, no angry or silly posts on the thread or personal messages – I simply did not want a one star review on my list of reviews. One star reviews are not my style or my personality.

Anyway, thanks for being a gentleman when you were sticking up for a book you love. Appreciated.


Glenn


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Scott Roberts Merry christmas.


Rotuma Thank you for accepting my friend request.


message 2: by Glenn

Glenn Russell Thanks for being friends on Goodreads, David.


message 1: by Kris

Kris Thanks so much for your friend request, David! I'm very happy to accept it. :)


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