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Arrr! It be me, ye favorite pirate cook MUM, back ta remind ya all it be Talk Like a Pirate Day.  One o’ me favorite holidays of the year, next ta good old Plundering Day.  So all ye land lubbers out there best be  speaking the Queen’s English correctly today or we might just have ta keel haul ya.  So everyone say it with me: “Arrrr! It be a fine day for practicing our proper speechifying.”  If you still need a hand, remember there’s always my handy little guide for the nautically impaired available for a small fee, of course.

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~MUM the pirate Cook~

~September 19, 2014~

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~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~

~November 13, 2013~

Arrr! it be me ye favorite pirate cook MUM hear.  I be hijacking The Healer’s post to remind all ye out there that it be Talk Like a Pirate Day.  The second best holiday next to plundering day.  So all ye land lubbers out there that ye best be speaking the queen’s English correctly today or we might just have to keel hall ya.  So everyone say it with me “Arrrr! it be a fine day for practicing are proper speechifying.”  If you still need a hand remember there’s always my handy little guide for the nautically impaired available for a small fee.

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As I was going through my research notes from the last year I noticed some common trends in the holidays I researched for Digby O’Flannagan’s Year of Celebrations logs.  I have collected these observations into a single document and, for completeness sake, I will release them here for all those that have been following these logs.  These notes were also added to the notes section of the collected logs known as A Year of Celebrations: A Year in the Human Lands so if you have purchased that book these notes are redundant but, for those that have bought the individual logs as they came out, this completes the set.

A Year of Celebrations Notes


For those that have not read one of Digby’s logs, each product in the Year of Celebrations line chronicles the traditions and histories of a collection of holidays found throughout the land.  Additionally, further annotation is provided by Digby in the form of advice for performers and merchants.  For the more scholarly (read: Game Masters) I have provided a collection of notes giving advice on how to use the presented holidays in your game and several plot hooks for each holiday.

~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~
~April 24, 2012~

We’re back finally with another Faire and Con Report.  This weekend our roving pirate reporter mum will be attending the Maryland Renaissance Festival.  As always this faire is set during the reign of King Henry the Eighth and every year features a story about his reign. This year Henry is celebrating his 35th year on the throne by planning for the future of his monarchy.  Henry plans to wed his son to the infant Mary Queen of Scots but first he must convince her mother of the arrangement.  This faire is always one of our favorite faires and this year is sure to be no different so if you’re in the neighborhood come out and see it.

~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~
~September 29, 2011~

With the Holiday season upon us, our friend Claus has dropped off a present for all of our friends at Healing Fireball. 

Happy Holidays! 

If you want more Yuletide cheer, cherk out or holiday-themed Two Bit Tables, Gifts with Unique Style and What to Give the Adventurer Who has Everything.

~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~

~December 24, 2010~

With another All Hallows’ Eve upon us, your friends here at Healing Fireball Publications have dug their way out of the grave to bring you a special treat.  Or is it?  Well, that would be up to you, as below we present two free bonus products to be enjoyed on this, the spookiest night of the year.

So, what’s it going to be?

Trick or Treat

 If you enjoyed this little surprise then why don’t you take a look at Ebenezer Killjoy’s latest rant The Sages Must be Crazy: Tricky Treats?  This newest treatise from our noted humorless mage targets those that would pervert sweet treats into devilish tricks and contains a collection of 7 candy-themed spells and 10 sweet alchemical and magical items.  So don’t miss out and trick your party tonight.  It’s time to lighten up your world a little because the sages must be crazy.

~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~

~October 28, 2010~

Clawing its way up from the grave like a hungry zombie, Healing Fireball Publications lurches free of the scythe of death and returns with a vengeance.  It has been a full year since I last posted on this blog and almost a full two months since we posted a new product.  A lot has happened to this company in that time and I do apologize for the missing Faire and Con reports but unfortunately we were not able to make many faires this summer.  I shall hopefully recap the few faires we attended and other interesting happenings in later belated reports.

But now on to the update:  with Halloween approaching, we fittingly shamble back to  life with a candy and mischief-themed product The Sages Must be Crazy: Tricky Treats.  This latest lighter-side-of-gaming product concentrates on candy and sweet-themed spells and items with a mischievous twist.  Additionally, watch for our Halloween bonus products, free on this site: each one contains items that can’t be found in any of our other products.

Additionally, we will be continuing the Two Bit Tables collection of mundane encounters by environment, with locations like swamp and jungle coming.  I am still fine tuning that collection of religious-themed Just Add Dice books and will have them out soon.  Finally, watch this site for more free bonus items in the months to come.  Roaring back to life with a vengeance, your friends at Healing Fireball Publications.

~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~

~October 27, 2010~

As anyone who has followed this blog is aware a large part of what made my posting and publication schedule so sporadic is that I was in the final stages of work on my doctorate in molecular biology.  Well I am proud to announce that I succeeded and am now Dr. Chris Baldi.  However with the completion of this degree also came the end of my job as a researcher and I had to scramble to find new employment.  After a month of unemployment I was finally able to get a post-doc position with a lab in Madison, Wisconsin.  So this meant that I had to pack up our life, find a new apartment and move across the country in a very short time.  So the last few months were spent in a hectic search for an apartment, a frenzy of packing and then an explosion of  unpacking that we are still recovering from.  However, the good news is that once I dig out from under my pile of junk and games I should have more time to devote to Healing Fireball Publications once again.  Hopefully this means that my posts will become more regular.  I would like to take this spot to thank all the fans and friends of Healing Fireball Publications for sticking with us and being patient through this last hectic year.

~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~

~October, 27, 2010~

As previously reported, our resident roving pirate reporter MUM the pirate cook attended the Adventure Pirate Weekend at the Maryland Renaissance Festival a few weeks ago and filed this report.

Arrr! It seems to be me fate that when it comes time to get together with me pirate mates it always goes and rains. But as before the rain could not dampen the spirit of the revelry. I started me day by heading to the White Hart Tavern to start me day with some cider, the Pyrates Royale and the O’ Danny Girls shows. After the shows I spent some time shopping before I got some peasant bread and corn for lunch. We returned to the pub to see the Crimson Pirate show and then went to the Lyric stage to see a comedy show called Hey Nunnie Nunnie. Finale as always the day ended with a raucous pub sing. In all it was another fun and raucous celebration of all things piratical.

Thanks for the report MUM – it sounds like there’s nothing that can keep a good pirate down.

~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~
~October 18, 2008~