On Video Game Nostalgia

One of the things I hate more than anything in the world are hypermasculine, manly-man stereotypes. I can't stand them, and I do everything in my power to subvert them whenever possible. So when I got an email about a service called Man Crates, you can understand that my first reaction was...umm...what? Now, this is not a [...]

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, [...]

[Danger Room] Marvel RPG Custom Datafile – Setzer Gabbiani (Final Fantasy VI)

Welcome back, True Believers! In the Danger Room, we’ll look at a custom Marvel Heroic Roleplaying datafile together (either one of my own creation, or someone else’s) and go over the design points of the character. Last week, I showed you how open the possibilities were in Marvel Heroic Roleplaying for creating a character from [...]