Last night was President Obama’s State of the Union address. There has been no shortage of people analyzing every word, every gesture, and every possible reaction. YAWN! I thought the State of the Union would be a perfect time for some real random fun. That’s right; it’s time for the triumphant comeback of “President Obama’s 500 Promises”!

Back in June 2009 I interviewed Alaric Albertsson, author of “Travels Through Middle Earth: The Path of a Saxon Pagon”. When given the opportunity to ask me any question, he asked, “Where can I find a publisher for a very nice deck of Anglo-Saxon rune cards? The man who did the art work for the deck has put in countless hours to ensure that each card illustrated the meaning of the relevant passage in the Anglo Saxon Rune Poem. I really want to see this deck eventually reach its intended audience. Maybe one of your subscribers has the answer?”

I answered, “One place you might want to contact is US Games, they publish loads of awesome decks (many of which get reviewed here on the website). Also, you could always save up some cash, maybe find a few investors, and publish the deck yourself. Thanks to the wonders of the world wide web, you can reach an international market fairly easily.”

Well now Alaric is back to let us know how it all turned out!

After much thought I realize that my website, The Magical Buffet, is suffering from a tangible set back. No matter how successful this website might ever be, regardless of how much notoriety I personally gain, The Magical Buffet will never be as successful as it could have been because I did not let the guys who create “Savage Worlds” name this website.

A while back Lynn, my friend at U.S. Games, asked if I have any interest in dragons. Of course I do, because really, who doesn’t? I’m glad I said yes because I got the wonderful surprise of a copy of the new “Imperial Dragon Oracle” by Andy Baggott and Peter Pracownik. Does the name Pracownik ring a bell for some of you? It should.

Who is Santa Muerte? Only one way to find out, click on in.

Leandra Witchwood, of the Leandra Draconis Witchwood blog, shares her personal story of spiritual transformation.

Wondering what to do with all those Amazon, Borders, and Barnes and Noble gift certificates you got this holiday season? Allow me to make a suggestion.

Anyone who reads The Magical Buffet knows that I’m a big fan of music and a total geek for symbolism. So how excited was I to find a website that discussed occult symbolism in music videos and pop culture? Very happy.

Click on in for 10 questions with The Vigilant Citizen!

There is a Garfield strip I remember from my youth. In it, the new year has started and as one would suspect, Garfield is holed up in his cat bed covered by his blanket with no inclination to get up. Then Jon tries to reason with him that it’s a NEW YEAR, to which Garfield responds to by sticking his paw out of his box and feels the air. Funny, he says, feels like the same old year to me. (Or something to that effect) However off my paraphrasing here may have been, the spirit is just right, feels like the same old year to me.