Some evils cannot be concealed by the power of the Elves. Who, then, do you look to? The Dwarves? The Consultants? They hide in their mountains seeking riches. They care nothing for the troubles of others. These perils belong to all the Stakeholders and it is up to them to […]

Collaboration at Rivendell

Go-Live with Gozer the Traveler


When you are on the verge of a fourfold crossrip or the release of a product upgrade to your customers, you might notice a PKE surge of incredible, even dangerous proportions pointing to something big on the horizon. How big? Let’s say this Twinkie represents the stress levels of your […]


You know exactly where you want to be, you just aren’t sure how to get there. What you need is a roadmap. Now don’t be naive, only an idiot would believe someone who told them you could get a roadmap down at the corner QuickieMart. No, I’m sorry, it’s going […]

Roadmap to the city of Tannis

Redundancy with Tomax and Xamot


When one feels pain, so does the other. They see through each others eyes and know the other’s thoughts. Because of a bond linking the two beyond that of most indentical twins, Tomax and Xamot are able to defeat nearly all foes, even Real American Heroes. They are redundant, supporting […]

Strategic Initiative

While your immediate supervisors give you action items and project plans, Schemes of Domination usually come down from the Tower of Orthanc, the Galactic Core and the Executive Boardroom. These strategic initiatives usually include taking over a significant portion of the known universe and are lead by Emperors of ancient […]

Grand Moff Tarkin plans his next strategic initiative

Action Item - Kill 8 Vile Familiars

Action items

Because “tasks” is too brief and “honey dos” is too… well… gay… you will now come away from staff meetings with a list of action items. No big deal. It’s a Quest Log, okay? Sure, there’s probably a lot of things you could be trying out, lots of cool things […]

Take it Offline

Even more annoying than a pointless meeting is when two people get in a pointless argument on pointless topic that has nothing to do with the pointless meeting in the first place. Whoa. Stop right there. I’m sure everyone here in the Matrix is absolutely fascinated with your ideas to […]

Unplug from the Matrix. Take the red pill.

Scotty would frequently think outside the box

Think Outside the Box

When Management says, “We need to think outside the box”, they are basically telling you to take your “We can’t do X, because of Y” and shove it. Management doesn’t want to hear problems, they want to hear solutions. It doesn’t matter if the universal physics of the space-time continuum […]


Synergy┬áis one of the most common, overly used buzzwords in the Corporate Language. You might already have heard it three or four times today in this morning’s staff meeting. Let’s say that I have a 4th level human druid. I’ve got 2 points in my Weather Sense skill and 4 […]

Synergy skills on a bard