As unlikly as it may seem, "True Story" is a true story. Grrr.
The Poker night I mention is in fact the semi-regular poker night at Phil And Kaja's. Which can be a lot of fun. Other regulars include Payne, the real life model for... Master Payne from Girl Genius. Erin Lindsey, creator of Venus Envy and James "Cheapass" Ernest.
One cool side effect of craming a whole bunch of really wierd people in a room together is things like Dealers Choice the Complete Handbook to Saturday Night Poker. Which started life as Phils notebook of odd (read: "candy-ass") poker rules for when you get sick and tired of Texas Hold 'em.