It’s in the Cards


The Loveshade Family

The Loveshade Family was fortunate enough to have snagged the coveted Ace of Hearts position in the Flying Buffalo Famous Game Designers Poker Deck for 2014 (say that three times fast).  The four kings (the honored game designers) for 2014 are Richard Berg, Tom Dalgliesh,  Liz Danforth, and Ken St Andre.  S John Ross, who penned the foreword for Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht, was a finalist.

We’re currently down to the final art tweaking stretch for the Ace of Hearts.  The deck should be available at Origins, Gen Con, and on our website in June 2014.  So look for it!

Congraduations Mindy and Austra!

Mindy just graduated from college with a Music Major and a Chemistry Minor. She’s not as good as me in English because she doesn’t know how to get any letter other than A’s! lol

Austra just graduated from high school and she was almost salutatorian! Really she should have been valedictorian but I won’t go into that. But she did great and she’s going to a great college!

You might know Mindy by her Discordian name of Fairy Princess Yoshikyoko. Austra uses the Discordian name of Sister Lorraine of Fairy Tree.  They both contributed to Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht.

Congratulations graduates!

Any opinion of a member or associate of The Loveshade Family does not necessarily reflect the views of the family.

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: Out of Print

edttos_frontcover_alp_noDoes Goddess Eris give es faithful followers immunity to the real world?  Apparently not.

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht is currently out of print.  ‘What?’ you say.  ‘Didn’t it just get published in October of last year (or March of last year depending upon whom you ask)?  What happened?  Was it:’

1) Because of death threats made against Reverend Loveshade?  No.  The latest threats were apparently someone’s idea of a joke.

2) Because of plagarism as accused on  No.  The accusations were apparently someone’s idea of a joke.

3) Because the book is obscene/pornographic/illegal?  No.  The concerns were apparently someone’s paranoia.  The book’s contents really were inspected before publication by Government Agents.

4) Because Reverend Loveshade started a retro-hippie-anarchist-Kerista-Koresh-inspired-freelove-family-nudist commune invaded by government agents?  No.  The commune-in-progress was never invaded but quietly moved to another and better location and is alive, doing well, and slowly growing.

5) Because The Agents of Greyface, The Illuminati, and Adam Weishaupt are still out there?  Now you may be on to something.  But remember, it’s not over til it’s over….

Lowest listed price on for Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht is now $527.72 + $3.99 shipping.  Seriously.  Want one a whole lot cheaper?  We still have a few copies left.  Contact us at the address at

Views and opinions of an individual member of The Loveshade Family do not necessarily reflect those of the entire family.

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: Illegal Again?

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: in trouble all over again

Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht is in trouble all over again.

The latest challenge to the book’s legality comes not from a small town Texas police department.  It doesn’t come from a big city Texas police department either, and it’s not from the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  This time, it’s an entirely new group that’s making the challenge: Discordians.

“Discordians?”  Yes.  “Plagiarism” has now been added to the list of charges against the book.  But the charges are vague.

“This book contains work that was plagiarized….”

“This book contains works penned by several of my personal friends….’

“You can read a lot of this free on the internet. That’s where Loveshade got it. Without permission.”

Interestingly, none of them mention any actual names of pieces or people.  Also interesting, none of them have “Amazon Verified Purchase” under their names, meaning they might–or might not–have seen the book.

Now if only this tempest in a teapot would explode to the point the general public would see it.  That would be something.

But are the claims true?  Get the book and see for yourself:


Order of the Pineapple Winners 2013

The Disorder of the Pineapple

The envelop for The Order of the Pineapple, please. The pineapples go to:

Adam Gorightly and S. John Ross.

S. John Ross (Pope Leo). The mind behind Novus Ordo Discordia, the Gospel of St. Pesher the Gardener, author of Steve Jackson Games’ Warehouse 23, creator of Risus and fonts used by Discordians, and “foreplayer” (foreword writer) for Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht. Patriarch Wilhelm Leonardo Pesher-Principle was a major contributor to Apocrypha Discordia, likely the first (and often considered one of the best) Discordian work of the 21st century.
Adam Gorightly. Author of The Prankster and the Conspiracy: The Story of Kerry Thornley and How He Met Oswald and Inspired the Counterculture. This is considered the primary work covering Thornley and the early Discordians, and uncovered much that was unknown. The Shadow Over Santa Susana: Black Magic, Mind Control, and “The Manson Family” Mythos is one of the most complete compilations of Charles Manson and the Manson family. He is known as the “Crackpot Historian.”
The Order of the Pineapple (aka The DisOrder of the Pineapple) honors those who contribute to discord and ek-sen-trik tendencies above and beyond the call of duty. It was first given in 1982 and is given each year on January 18 which is Pat Pineapple Day. Last year’s winners were Doctor Demento and R. Crumb. To see a list of all winners, visit
Congratulations to the new winners! Remember to eat something having to with pineapple on January 18!