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This is an open letter to Wizards of the Coast in a bid to stave off the flight of GSL companies and promote an atmosphere of mutualism to better all parties. Dear Wizards: I’ll attempt to word this letter in a fashion that promotes compromise and expresses my understanding of the situation. It  starts with […]

Protected: GAMA Trade Show 2011 LiveBlog

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GAMA Trade Show 2011 Wizards of the Coast Seminar Liveblog

Caught the endc of the MTG seminar. Some grumpy re|tailers indeed. [Save] by Trask via iPhone at Wed Mar 16 09:59:55 2011 Yeah. It is heated. Mostly about WOTC cutting back on promo stuff. by Haaldaar via iPhone at Wed Mar 16 10:01:28 2011 Starting soon. The Inside Scoop: product plans and the story of […]

Review: Livescribe Pulse Smartpen as a DM Tool

Review: Livescribe Pulse Smartpen as a DM Tool

I know this is a game site, but sometimes I go off the reservation if I find something useful to gamers. In this case, it is a Livescribe 2 GB Pulse Smartpen.  I received my Pulse as a Christmas gift and found it very game-useful and worthy of a post.  The Pulse is a large […]

DARPA Needs  Gamers

DARPA Needs Gamers

DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency is famous for putting money into all kinds of projects with defense applications. Arpanet, the precursor of the Internet being the most famous but hardly their only effort. Other DARPA-funded projects include powered exoskeletons, driverless car competitions, molten munitions, onion network routing and stealth boats.  Given their track […]

The Ultimate Geek Showcase Showdown

The Ultimate Geek Showcase Showdown

I was alerted to a very interesting happening on Daytime Television yesterday (2/16/11). And by my father, of all people (of course he is retired and can watch daytime TV). On the venerable game show, The Price is Right, they had a rather interesting prize package for their Showcase Showdown. In addition to a new […]

Game Day Report - The Dragon Age RPG

Game Day Report – The Dragon Age RPG

I am in love! Maybe it is a Valentine’s hangover? Nope. Maybe it is the beautiful Arizona winters? Nah. Maybe it is puppies and kittens, unicorns and rainbows? Oh heavens no. It is sword and steel! It is blood and vengeance! It is the coming of the Blight! It is the Dragon Age Roleplaying game! […]

An Assassin, a Mystic and Two Nightbanes Walk Into a Bar

An Assassin, a Mystic and Two Nightbanes Walk Into a Bar

Role-playing campaigns often start in a bar, public house or other public meeting space.   Players take turns describing their PC in general terms, sit at the bar and wait for the plot hook to sink in to their back and adventuring begins. There is nothing wrong with this, but it feels forced and artificial. […]

GTS Kickstarter Project Ends Tonight!

Our Kickstarter project to raise funds for GTS reporting ends in 12 hours! This is your last chance to get great access to the primary hobby game trade show of 2011. Trask