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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.
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Not feeling the Booklove

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 comes a Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.5 · 148 ratings · 13 reviews · 16 distinct worksSimilar authors
Game Master's Guide (In Nom...

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Corporeal Player's Guide (I...

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Angelic Player's Guide

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Superiors 1: War & Honor (I...

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Oblomov Thanks for accepting my invite, David.


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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.


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Glenn Russell Thanks for being friends on Goodreads, David.


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


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