The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors, a review
If you’ve never played “rock, paper, scissors” then you’re lying, or skipped childhood and were grown in a government laboratory. Even then I’d have a hard time believing you. The infamy of this classic game makes the goofy children’s book The Legend of Rock, Paper, Scissors by Drew Daywalt and illustrator Adam Rex an easy… Read more
Re-writing books, a few thoughts
What’s done is done. For the tl;dr crowd, that’s my take on whether re-writing an older book is a worthwhile endeavour or not. However, it’s a movement that is both controversial and increasingly popular. As far as I can tell, this first became a newsworthy idea when it was reported that Roald Dahl’s books were… Read more
All hail small cons!
The summer is fast approaching and there is an increasing amount of “Con-related” emails showing up in my inbox. However, most attention is typically fixated on one convention, sort of the convention, if you will. That’s right, Gen Con. In early August Indianapolis will once again host one of the biggest gaming conventions in the… Read more
How do you consume media?
The other day I was wandering through the digital alleyways of current events, and saw an article about iTunes, and how it should never go away. Curious, I read it and began mulling media consumption. Both personally and professionally, the article struck a nerve. It sounded like how people discussed Google shutting down Google Play… Read more
Big Sword: Graves & Groves, a review
Big Sword: Graves & Groves By W. Gage Berry, Phillip du Plessis, and Jeremy Shuman c2023 Price $10.00 USD Some games cultivate a very particular aesthetic and Dungeon Crawl Classics is one of them. Products such as the zine Big Sword: Graves & Groves by Toxins & Tonics fit the style of DCC perfectly. In… Read more
Grammar and geekdom
What is the grammatically correct way to write the word, “murderhobo”? Should it be one word? Two words? Hyphenated? It’s an odd topic, but it feels like it’s appropriate for this site. Essentially, murderhobo is a sort of compound word. Anyone familiar with tabletop gaming knows the concept. The question a reader might have right… Read more