Religion in Guild Wars 2: The Sylvari

If you are an MMO player like me, you are probably excitedly awaiting the release of Guild Wars 2 at the end of August. If you are an armchair philosopher like me, then you are probably very intrigued by the concepts behind a couple of the races and their relationships with religion. The obvious being [...]

Mobile Gaming Review: “Dungeon Village”

Mobile gaming is a steadily-growing market. An estimated 50.4% of Americans (as of March) now own a smartphone. But I’ll be honest--when the whole discussion on mobile gaming started, I wondered whether or not it would ever really appeal to me and to gamers like me. Sure, Facebook had shown that social and casual games [...]

One-shot RPGs for Gaming Groups in Flux

Recently, my regular D&D group has been meeting very irregularly. A combination of factors conspired to create this situation--among them the release of the D&D Next playtest (very well-received with our group) and some changing work schedules for some of us. Two of our players now arrive much later than we’d like to optimally start, [...]

Meet the New Guys: John Ayers and Josh Bury!

If you haven't noticed over the past few weeks, there are a couple of new faces here at Professor Beej. The response to the recent call for writers was phenomenal, and I can't thank you enough for that. We've had some fantastic folks show interest in joining up, and it makes me sad we couldn't field [...]