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Paizo's Pathfinder Society Does Gen Con Right!

Paizo’s Pathfinder Society Does Gen Con Right!

Paizo’s Pathfinder Society rarely merits mention on Livingdice because I do not participate in the campaign. Nothing against it, in fact I like the Pathfinder system, but I only have a finite amount of gaming time. Yesterday Haaldaar forwarded me an email from Paizo regarding their Gen Con plans that impressed me enough to write […]

Vul-Con 2012 Report

Vul-Con 2012 Report

Vul-Con went off last weekend and this my report on the event itself  and the games I played.  Since Livingdice.com sponsored the event I am utterly biased in favor of the convention, but that bias is not really need because my crony Werlen and I had a great time and look forward to next year’s […]

Dice Rolling & The Illusion of Control

Dice Rolling & The Illusion of Control

My players and I recently had the opportunity to test out a new set of rules. No, I won’t reveal which or what level the tests are at, though I will admit that the rules in question are not ours. A heated conversation began to develop over the control of dice—who rolls what and why. […]

The New John Carter Movie Worries Me

The New John Carter Movie Worries Me

Edgar Rice Burroughs holds a special place in my heart after a misspent youth spent reading up on Barsoom and Pelucidar. Joy filled my soul when I heard a John Carter movie was under development…until I saw the trailer. I really, really want this move to be amazing, but dread fills me. Please do not […]

Unicorn City--When RPG Gamers Found a New Civilization

Unicorn City–When RPG Gamers Found a New Civilization

“Unicorn City” , the movie  looks like a big-budget (relatively speaking) version of “The Gamers.” Essentially, a gamer trying to land a management job at the massive game company “Warlocks of the Beach” decides to organize a new real-world city with his gaming buddies to prove his worth.  I am not sure if it will […]

A Subjective Review of my Objective Review of Star Wars: The Old Republic

What is bias? Wikipedia solidifies it as “an inclination to present or hold a partial perspective at the expense of (possibly equally valid) alternatives.” To be unbiased is to practice absolute impartiality, practice being emphasized. When people review movies or spout their political beliefs, even if they claim impartiality, how could they prove that objectivism? […]

John Christopher 1922-2012

Tor.com reported the passing of John Christopher today.  This saddens me greatly as I was a tremendous fan of the “Tripods” young adult sci-fi series many years ago. I learned critical life skills like how to evade capture, blow up alien war machines and the best way to infiltrate an alien city masquerading as a […]

Metamorphosis Alpha Arrives from Lulu

Metamorphosis Alpha Arrives from Lulu

The  Metamorphosis Alpha game itself is all that I expected, pure old-school gaming. This is not really a review, just a report on the whole Lulu experience. Honestly, the production quality is much better than expected. My experience with print-on-demand ranges from acceptable to awful, so the quality of this book is a nice surprise. […]

Add 4.5 Gigabytes to Your Dropbox for Free

Lifehacker has a great post about adding 4.5 gig to your Dropbox by participating in  a beta test. It does require a bit of work (uploading 4.5 gig of files for the test), but I already got 2 gig in upgrades in about 2 hours. Warning: this is bandwidth intensive, so if you are on […]

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