Making Character Creation Count

My wife and I have been getting back into gaming, most notably board gaming, but at least kicking around the idea of playing RPGs too.  I used to be a big tabletop gamer, I started playing in 1974 with Chainmail, then moved into the first edition of Dungeons & Dragons.  While it’s not something I’ve […]

MMOs: Those Who Fail To Understand History…

You know, I’ve come to realize that you get clueless fanatics in all walks of life, not just religion.  There’s a small but vocal faction of the MMO community who are old-school gamers, people who started with Ultima Online and Evercrack and they just can’t understand why the gaming world doesn’t still revolve around the […]

Mistaken Fantasies of Ownership

Wondercon is coming up at the end of the month and, of course, we’re going.  Don’t worry, I’ll do what I always do, post progress reports for the convention on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights and will have regular posts those days as well.  However, that’s not what this article is all about. I see […]

Game Review: Far Cry 3

I don’t usually do video game reviews, most games that I play just don’t warrant the time, they’re fun while they last and when I’m done, I uninstall them, put them away and probably won’t even think about them for a year or so when I’m bored.  Very few games have any longevity for me, […]

Hobby Loyalty

I seriously don’t get the desire of hobbyists to have utter loyalty to the source of their hobbydom, even when that source is really screwing up.  I see this kind of fanatical devotion in a lot of hobbies, in fact, maybe in all hobbies, where people think they somehow owe it to companies or organizations […]

I Could Use Some Input

As anyone who reads the blog regularly knows, I write about a wide variety of subject matter here, from atheism and religion to movie and TV reviews and I think that a lot of the non-atheism-related posts go largely unappreciated.  You know me, I don’t really care about readership, but as I was talking to […]

What To Do With Skyrim?

I love Skyrim.  It’s probably one of the best games to come out in years.  I’ve loved all of the Elder Scrolls games but there’s something about Skyrim that just beats them all.  No matter how glitchy it is, you go back to it time and time again and those glitches look good.  However, while […]

“I Hate Tombs”?!?!?!?

They’ve got another trailer out for the new Tomb Raider game, now coming first quarter next year.  I used to like the old Tomb Raider games, even with their awful controls.  My wife was a big fan, it’s one of the few platformers that she was really good at.  The original series of games done […]

Whatever Happened to Fun?

I don’t know why I bother reading the MMORPG forums since I don’t play MMOs anymore.  It’s mostly that I have no time for them, but to be honest, they’re not that much fun for me. That said though, someone started a humorous thread about what needs to change in MMOs and while I agree […]