All posts tagged: role-playing games

Review: Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons and Dragons and the People Who Play It, by David Ewalt (2013)

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Musical Accompaniment: “Ready to Roll”, by Flashlight Brown I’m not entirely sure for which audience David Ewalt’s Of Dice and Men was written. Is the book intended to be picked up by absolute newcomers to the concept of Dungeons and Dragons, or tabletop roleplaying altogether? Is it supposed to be of interest to people who already play, but are interested in the story of the game’s creation? Or is it for readers interested in a memoir of a […]

The Spoiler Show Episode Seven – Video Games

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Hey there hepcats and hepkittens, it’s Friday, and that means another episode of The Spoiler Show! This week, Marcus and myself are joined by my little brother, Ian! We talk about video games, a subject that we’re all pretty proficient in, with topics of discussion ranging from our personal histories with games, favorite games by console, and more! If it sounds like I’m not contributing too much near the end, it’s because I may have drunk […]

The Spoiler Show Episode Three – Dungeons and Dragons with Jeff Turner

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#SpoilerFriday has arrived, bringing with it a new episode of what else, THE SPOILER SHOW! In this thrilling installment, Marcus and I are joined by our old pal Jeff Turner, who’s been a member of our D&D groups from almost the beginning. He tells us tales of the distant past known as the late ’80s – early ’90s, and what it was like to grow up geek in small-town British Columbia. In honour of Wizards […]

The Spoiler Show Episode One

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Really exciting day for me as one of the projects I’ve been planning for the last few months has finally come to fruition. My friend Marcus and I have begun a podcast, which will cover a wide range of topics, like the ENTIRETY OF LITERATURE up to this point in time, or, in this episode, FANTASY BOOKS! It’s called THE SPOILER SHOW, and you can listen to it here. The Spoiler Show Episode One: Books! […]

Thoughtprojektor – Film Noir Emotion Game

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One of my longtime interests has been film noir and its predecessor hardboiled crime fiction. It’s something I wrote about many times while I was at school, and I even went back there a couple of years ago to lecture about it for a class in Comparative Literature. There’s something about the seamy world of double-crossing dames, obsessed detectives and greasy gunsels that just makes me happy, which is kind of strange considering how shitty […]

Downton Abbey D&D Alignment Chart

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Just saw the last episode of Downton Abbey‘s second series, and it was excellent. If you haven’t seen this great show, it’s about the wealthy owners of an English manor house in the 1910s, as well as the servants who live in the “downstairs” world. If you liked the movie Gosford Park from a few years back, or are a fan of good English drama series like Pride and Prejudice or especially Brideshead Revisited, you […]

Postgame Report: Killer Thriller – Death of the Authors

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Enough with the pretentious literary analysis this page has devolved into. If only for a brief interlude, THE GEEK WANTS OUT! So the other weekend some of my friends and I got together to play one of the many tabletop role-playing games I’ve collected but have never been able to use: Killer Thriller. It was an absolutely excellent gaming experience, one of the best I’ve ever taken part in. Killer Thriller is an extremely rules […]

Boardwalk Empire D&D Alignment Chart

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After the huge success of the Deadwood and Community alignment charts, I decided to try one for what was, in my opinion, one of the best new shows of last year. Hopefully the next season starts up soon! Notes: – I had a really tough time finding someone from this show to fill the alignment of Lawful Good. Something about the fact that everyone’s a gangster on this show, I guess. I went with Angela […]

My D&D Campaign Overview Part One – The Companions of the Bouncing Barrel

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With all of the recent discussion of fine works of literature for the past few months, and because I don’t want to read Brideshead Revisited too fast because I’m actually really enjoying it, I felt it was time to inject the “nerding” back into thisnerdinglife. For this reason, I’ll now talk about the current state of the Dungeons and Dragons campaign I’m running, as this is extremely important information that all of you folks at […]

Community D&D Alignment Chart

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So I know there’s another one of these floating out there in the ether, but after tonight’s D&D themed episode (which was pretty great, right?), E. and I decided to make an alignment chart for Community. And here it is: Notes: – E., of the lovely blog Straight on Till Morning, provided quotes this time around, while I found pictures and stuff. I don’t much care for MS Paint anymore. – All of Abed’s best […]