Category Archives: Gaming

Small and yet full

One of the most challenging things about playing a tabletop RPG, Dungeons and Dragons being the most well know of them, is not learning all the rules. This is not to say that the rules are easily learned and completely … Continue reading

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What do you do with an empty dungeon?

So, you’ve cleared out a dungeon. All the monsters are slain, the traps disarmed and the treasure looted. Most adventurers move on to the next quest. Let me tell you this, those people are fools! FOOLS! They are leaving gold … Continue reading

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It’s not that kind of game

Is the game part of Role Playing Game ruining RPGs? Generally, games are meant to be won, from tic-tac-toe to Monopoly, there is a winner at the end. Of course, tic-tac-toe played by two people trying to win can only … Continue reading

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That Guy

I just spent the weekend at Pax Unplugged, the first tabletop convention sponsored by guys at Penny Arcade. It was a lot of fun, but the organization needs a lot of work, until my friend Richard showed me where the … Continue reading

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D and PE

One of the problems with playing tabletop RPGs is that is while your characters might be doing amazing physical feats, you are, in fact, sitting down and lets face it, eating unhealthy snacks. So I propose these activities to make … Continue reading

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Why aren’t you afraid?

Monsters are scary. Obviously. In movies, people are chased and more often than not, killed by them. We describe someone who does terrible things as a monster. They are our fears made flesh, terror brought to life. So why are … Continue reading

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Is this Magic?

Magic can be subtle. Often it is not. In movies almost always, in books seemingly less and less. While I do love a big, spectacular light show, I think sometimes more is less. Which leads me to Tolkien, as these … Continue reading

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