There’s an insidious habit that forms in a lot of my colleagues and I found it forming in myself the last year or so. I imagine there are those in your office or other communities that fall prey to it as well. It would be easy to confuse with workaholism, but I find it to […]
For the last two years, I’ve been the DM for a Dungeons & Dragons game that nominally meets every other week. We’re currently going through the adventure path Out of the Abyss, but we’re over a year in and only just getting to the halfway point in the story. And the characters will need some grinding time before […]
Atomic Game Theory is a YouTube show hosted by Richard Malena. Malena uses conflict theory and math to explain interesting choices in designer board games. There are only three episodes so far, but they cover some great games: Dominion, Sheriff of Nottingham, and Lords of Waterdeep. Richard is a pleasant host and the writing displays clear, […]
The Homebrewery is an amazing tool for making your homebrew D&D adventures print with just as much style and awesomeness of your favorite adventure path. I’m definitely using this for my next homebrewed module. Hat tip to Payton.
Shadows Over Innistrad, the new block of cards for Magic: the Gathering, officially goes on sale Friday. Last weekend I got to play in a prerelease sealed deck tournament at the Louisville Game Shop to get an early experience with these new cards. During a pre-release tournament, each player is a given a special box of six booster […]
Just saving the world while the baby sleeps.
It was never my intention to focus on the Guardian badge in Ingress. Earning it seemed at lot more about how other agents play instead of about how you play. But around day 100 you start to get the itch that this portal might be the one that makes it all the way. Mine finally […]
Tapletop gaming is my preferred leisure time. Some of my favorite nights with friends have been spent playing board games, and recently my social calendar has been spent playing D&D. But one of the great things about being a geek is it’s easy to find joy in others geeking out too. So even though I’ve […]
There were two daily streaks I’ve been managing for months. One was posting daily here on my blog, and the other was hacking daily on Ingress. WordPress.com gives you a cool little notification every time you post if you’re on a posting a streak. Ingress rewards you with a badge, an award they call “Sojourner.” In March both of […]
It’s like finishing a really good book.-My friend Kirsten after tonight’s game It’s an odd feeling to finish this campaign. Our group started playing Dungeons and Dragons together two years ago and I never would guessed it would become our regular thing. The friendships have stayed close and we all liked gaming, so this every-other-week […]