October 2017 Blog Carnival – Superstitions! Superstitions can be based in mythology, folklore, or local legends. Also, superstitions can range from the mundane, such as covering mirrors after a death […]
Vampiric brawls at 30,000 feet, blasting helicopters out of the sky with homemade bazoookas, and exploding priests, oh my! How could you not like this show? Based on the Preacher […]
It’s rare that I feel like I have anything I feel like commenting about concerning tabletop roleplaying games these days. Not that I’m not involved in the hobby, quite the […]
Another Gen Con has come and gone (been history for at least a couple of weeks now) and I’m sure there are plenty of gamers feeling the PostGenConBlues… which can […]
It was recently announced that my alma mater, Indiana University & Purdue University of Indianapolis was selected by Gen Con to be the pilot school in their forthcoming Educational Partners Program. So I called up a former professor of mine, and good friend, Mat Powers to find out more about what this partnership means. Mat, who is a lecturer for the Media Arts & Science program at the IU School of Informatics, spearheads IUPUI’s part in the partnership. Mat was contacted a couple of months ago by Jake Theis, the senior marketing & communications manager for Gen Con, LLC about participating in the program. Unfortunately, I can’t share much about what they’re cooking up, because IUPUI and Gen Con don’t want to announce anything too early as they are still working out the details. Since the program is in its infancy, the partnership is exploring all their options.
Local Indianapolis brewer, Sun King (literally a block away from where I work, big fan of their Sunlight Cream Ale) will be crafting the (first) official beer for GenCon this […]
Transgaming is a nascent game design paradigm that provides interconnected gaming experiences. Two or more different games share the same the world and actions where events in one game also affect all other games sharing the world. For example, a real time strategy game that determines the vehicles and tech levels available to the players of a first person shooter. Though the concept isn’t new, CCP’s Dust 514 is the first title to provide a transgaming experience.
Yesterday was an interesting day for tabletop roleplaying games and crowdfunding (or at least interesting for me). I managed to publish my Age of Patronage article just as the Gamerati […]
Societal trends usually ebb and flow like the swing of a pendulum and we’re seeing the beginning of the return swing for the system of funding creatives known as patronage. […]
Mad Brew shows you how to create a custom Wild West Logo for your campaign using Illustrator and Photoshop.