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You Know You Were an 80s Gamer if…

This is a milestone month for me. We are expecting our third child to come any day now and I turn 40 this Saturday. I started gaming with the Moldvay Basic Set of Dungeons & Dragons, making this my 30th year of gaming as well! Given the fact that I need to lighten my load [...]
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How My First Game Master Shaped My GMing Style

Toys & Games / Role Playing : Gnome Stew (2 years ago)

Many moons ago, when an old Hollywood actor was still serving his first term in the White House and Han Solo was still frozen in carbonite, I learned how to play Dungeons & Dragons (Moldvay) with an older friend. He ended up being D... Read Post

Classical Play: Niche Protection

Toys & Games / Role Playing : Gnome Stew (last year)

Back in my early Dungeons & Dragons (Moldvay/Mentzer) gaming days I used to complain that D&D didn’t have a skill system, which was true, to quote Obi-Wan Kenobi, “from a certain point of view.” Looking at it another way, D&D did ha... Read Post

Why Dungeons & Dragons Is Better Than Video Games Like Grand Theft Auto V

Entertainment : Speakeasy - WSJ.com (last year)

Gamers are going crazy for the new video game Grand Theft Auto V. But low-tech role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons may ultimately be more satisfying. Read Post


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