New Tales From the Scrypt Series

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I just got back from recording this week’s edition of Tales From the Scrypt. The reason I’m posting about it here is that it’s  the beginning of something I hope will be special. I’m doing an eight part series on the week leading up to Jesus’ death on the cross and his resurrection on that first Easter Sunday.

[Note: I just got a call that I need to go back and do it again. I recorded it the first time but hit the wrong button so it actually didn’t record. The second time through I thought it went really well. Just heard they had a technical glitch and so I’m off to go back into town and try it again! It worked.]

Yep – eight weeks which is by far the longest series I’ve done so far and I have to say I’m really looking forward to it. You can listen online at

Doing this show has been a really interesting experience for me. At first I had some trouble with it because what I do on the show is tell stories. But what I’ve done for a long, long time now is teach Scripture. So my first impulse was to dig into the passage and find the meaning and the message. When I teach and preach I try to be very careful not to add anything to the text or take anything away for that matter. To be a good teacher you have to be precise and drive to the point.

Not so much with story telling. It’s taken a while to learn this how to do this. It’s a skill that’s closely related to teaching and preaching but is different. Now I do add somethings in that aren’t spelled out in the text, like how someone feels, or a dramatic description of what’s happening, etc. You have to do that if you want to be a good story teller.

I love writing these little stories now. I’m 64 and am leaning a new skill and having a great time doing so. 

Retirement? Bah Humbug to that!!  I’m too busy having fun, and am planning on expanding my ministry into other areas as well when the time is right and I am able to do so.

Anyway, if you get to listen to the show let me know. It comes on on Thursday mornings, sometime between 9:30 and 10:00 AM. Keith does live radio so there’s no set time to air the program. So if you tune in at 9:30 Arizona Time you should hear it.

New Tales From the Scrypt Series

Tigers on the Hunt – Kursk DLC

This is a short review of a very long game – the new Tigers on the Hunt DLC which covers parts of the Battle of Kursk.

At first it doesn’t sound very big, after all it only covers three battles – Psel Bridgehead, Slaughter of  Prokhorovka , and finally Bled White. But since these are each at least 3 day battles and each day is 12 turns, well you can see it all adds up.

They’ve changed the scale of the game from each turn being minutes to about 2 hours each. So there’s 8 turns of daylight and 4 night time turns. But inspite of this the game plays the same and so far – I haven’t gotten to any night turns yet – plays very well.

It’s great to see this game getting plugged into some historical situations and of course there’s few things larger or more important than the Battle of Kursk.

My video introduction is below as well as the first video of playing through the whole thing! A big undertaking but one that I’m enjoying. If you are at all into this kind of thing I highly recommend you pick up this little beauty. Just remember, this is an add on so you have to own Tigers on the Hunt for this to work.

Thank you Matrix Games for the free review copy.

Tigers on the Hunt – Kursk DLC