Screw You, Pikachu!

Yeah, I realized I missed posting last week. Truth is, I’ve been obsessed with something lately — to the point where I’ve stopped thinking about much else. Back in June, my “friends” Matt McElroy and Monica Valentinelli were trying to convince me that I should give Pokemon Go! a try. They were having fun with […]

Grand Masquerade Trip Report, Part Two of Two

Day the Sixth (Saturday September 3): Another dull day at the booth. Booth time was interrupted by a keynote address at noon. Since they closed the registration room and that’s where the Onyx Path table was located, I was sprung to go listen. Big plans ahead for the World of Darkness, folks. After we closed […]

Grand Masquerade Trip Report, Part One of Two

This blog post originally appeared as a series of Facebook posts, cataloging my trip to New Orleans, Louisiana for the Grand Masquerade, a gaming convention focusing primarily on Live Action Role-Playing (or LARP, for short). I have collected these posts, edited them for clarity (and brevity) and present them to you here for your enjoyment. […]

Summer Game Recommendations

It’s nearly summertime, and that means summer vacations are a thing many people have to contend with. Fear not! I have a few recommendations for good, portable games to help the summer hours pass in entertaining fashion. These are games that kids will enjoy, but that will also keep adults amused for hours on end. […]

Crushing Hopes and Dreams — AGAIN!

For the third year in a row, I’ve been a guest judge at Waunakee High School’s Game Design and Theory classes. Taught by long-time friend, colleague, and gaming buddy Aaron Pavao, the class teaches students the elements of game design, and the dizzying array of ways to employ them.

My Favorite Tabletop RPGs

I’ve worked in the games industry now since 1984. Most of that time was spent working retail, some in distribution, some working for a manufacturer, but all of that time was spent gaming, and trying out new stuff. I enjoy roleplaying as much now as I did in my teens, even though most of the […]

Holiday Game Recommendations

In case you weren’t aware, my day job involves working with games – either at the local games store where I log a few hours a week, or doing freelance writing for companies within the game industry. As such, I present ten favorite games I’d like to recommend to help you pass the time at […]