State of the Nerd – 11/2018

Greetings gentle readers, to my first in what I hope to be a semi regularly column I am calling “State of the Nerd” where I talk about whats going on with me, my life, the site, the streams, and everything…

The Mathematics & Reality of Twitch

So I wrote a thread (https://twitter.com/cbsa82/status/1047196476047278080) about this yesterday mostly because my Wife had got me thinking about this and a few folks suggested I go a little more in depth about Twitch and how it functions from the perspective…

The Dirty Secret of Community and Fandom

Yes, its a clickbaity title Alright. Time for a bit of a feather ruffling discussion about the concept of Community, and fandom, and all that jazz. About 8 months ago I talked about Word of Mouth (and I still stand…

My Favorite Tabletop RPG System

Is not 5th Edition Dungeons and Dragons. Hell, it’s not ANY edition of DND, or even a d20 / OSR based system. Despite the fact that I started my Tabletop life with 2nd Ed DND and Tunnels and Trolls, and while these…

State of the Nerd – March 2018

I figured I would take a minute and update all my readers (I have readers? Thats weird) about where things are going and how I am doing. So far, personally, 2018 has been extremely unpleasant. My hands are starting to…

Fame: Its such an Odd Thing from the Inside

Fame is an odd thing. Now I don’t consider myself a celebrity by any means.  Sure, I am fairly well known comparatively on twitter, oddly enough, and I recently was given an honorary membership to World Anvil (thanks guys) for…

4th Edition: Was it really that bad?

The answer to that question is no, by the way.  But it’s interesting to discuss why. 4th Edition DND gets a lot of hate on the internet from the old guard.  The folks who started in 3rd Edition or earlier…

The Past Revisited – Actual Play Streams/Podcasts: Perception vs Reality

The Past Revisited – Actual Play Streams/Podcasts: Perception vs Reality

So, my first Patreon Supported post.  Feels good!  This is for the Blog Carnival I found thanks to Chris (HI CHRIS!) and the idea was to write a sequel about a previous blog post you had done (The Topic is…

The Responsibilities of being a Critic/Reviewer

After watching that video by Thomas of SFF180 I had been thinking about the responsibilities of being a critic or reviewer. If you have not watched it I suggest you do. While its not focused on the topic exactly as…

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