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 [...]
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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 [...]
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, 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 [...]
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 [...]
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! [...]
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. [...]