Quite by accident the other night I found myself staring at a television set tuned to a channel of which I did not know and was presented with the opening scenes to a show of which I was not familiar with. As the scenes unfolded, with contestants introducing themselves, their names in flowery almost Celtic-like … Continue reading A L.A.R.P. by any other name – ABC’s The Quest
Maybe it’s the because the arguably most well-known Table-top/Role-playing convention in the North-East falls on the July 4 weekend, the country’s Independence Day, but my recent trek out to Jersey for this years Dexcon brought with it a strange but welcome moment of reflection about the landscape beyond the Convention itself. First, DexCon 17 was … Continue reading Beyond the Con – DexCon 17
Last month I went and saw Thor: The Dark World, the latest in the Hollywood onslaught of Marvel films that have graced the screen since their re-boot with the X-Men franchise way back in 2000. It was a decent film, one that delved further into the conflict between Thor and his brother, but also brought … Continue reading Drow – The Other Elven Meat
"My Gremlin fires off his laser at you and you die!" "No wait, my goblin is way too dexterous to get hit, and he fires off his laser at you and you die!" "Please-my Gremlin's way faster than your goblin and your laser, he dodges, fires again, and you die!" [Repeat, ad infinitum] That about … Continue reading Game Review : Story War
With the rise of Kickstarter, strategy, card and board game designers have been given access to a pool of potential customers and funding that spans the entire globe. This shift in public awareness has fundamentally changed the way independent companies can bring their ideas to the market, allowing everyone from sole operators to experienced creators the chance to … Continue reading Independent Game Designer Spotlight & Interview: Clance M. Morring – BATTLE THIS!
A little over a year ago one of my weekend Gamer’s showed up with a card game he bought through Kickstarter. The cards were stock, the quality of the ink wasn’t the greatest, and the concept behind the game was a little odd: players had to acquire a certain number of evil babies, babies who … Continue reading Game Review (Sort-of) : Evil Baby Orphanage
One of the most often played classes of the Dungeons & Dragons pantheon is the Druid. Based upon the historical priests of the same name from Celtish antiquity, the beliefs and practices of these real-world members of this ancient Order of mystics share a great many similarities with other tribalistic societies throughout the ages.Native American … Continue reading Classical Classes: The (Native American) Druid: Compendium