I’ve been gaming for most of my life. What that means is that I started gaming when trying to talk about it was bound to get you in trouble. You know, like back in the day: “What’s this…’D&D’ thing you’re doing?”“It’s Dungeons & Dragons – it’s a kind of shared storytelling, where the players get… Continue reading Who do you tell…?
I talked with James Maliszewski yesterday. As some of you may be aware, James’ father is in very poor health and not expected to live much longer. Last year, I went through a similar series of events around the death of my friend Phil, so I have some perspective on what he is going through.… Continue reading James Maliszewski
I’ve recently read a number of comments on Google+ from people who have tried setting up games only to have them fall through, mostly because players didn’t show up. I can’t always tell if this is because they were gaming online or in-person, but either way, gaming didn’t happen. This is a “bad thing” as… Continue reading Starting a Game Club: Timing and Frequency
So it has been two years since I wrote about the original 1977 version of Classic Traveller. When last we left the series, I was about to embark on an examination of the Psionics rules from Book 3, various people had asked for an annotated bibliography, and odd items and lacunae had been brought up… Continue reading Traveller Tuesday Reboot
My Empire of the Petal Throne campaign continues to hum along. What’s been interesting to watch has been how players acclimate to the world. I had introduced Tekumel to my Tuesday night gaming group, who had been playing D&D. Some of them took to it immediately, and others s l o w l y came along.… Continue reading Running Tekumel
Santa Claus was fairly good to me this holiday season. Okay, I’ll admit it, I didn’t get all of the games shown to the right at Yule. However, I did get them over the past few months, and so it’s been kinda special as various things show up in the post. A quick list would include:… Continue reading Yule Loot
Christmas Eve in Minnesota last year Taking a break today from posting anything. I hope you are having a wonderful holiday, no matter your religion or belief, and more gaming is just around the corner. Merry Yule!
UFO recovery seems to be a new part of Kurama‘s mission I wrote a few days ago about the mysterious package received at the University of Chicago. It seems that the entire matter has now been cleared up – albeit in a mostly mundane fashion, and very disappointing to those of us whose subscriptions to… Continue reading You CAN Make This Stuff Up…
One of the interesting results to come out of my recent discussion with Ron Edwards was a keener appreciation for the games industry, and how it affects creativity. I think I am with James Maliszewski when he says on Grognardia that “[i]f anything, I found my enjoyment lessened and a big part of my abandoning… Continue reading The Grind