Mecha Games and Me – Why I am hyped for Daemon X Machina

Greetings gentle readers.  Today I wanted to talk about the upcoming game Daemon X Machina, releasing on 9/13 for the Nintendo Switch, and why I am personally really excited for it.  And to really drive home why I am excited,…

18 Minutes of Vampire the Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Gameplay: My Thoughts & Observations

Hello everyone! With E3 2019 currently underway lots of new information about various games and upcoming releases is appearing, and IGN recently posted a video showing a little over 18 minutes of Pre Alpha (I wanna stress this, PRE ALPHA)…

Does Dungeons and Dragons have Critical Role to Thank for it’s Resurgence?

Time for another guest post, this time from the folks behind Skullsplitter Dice.  I figured they had something to say, so why not let them say it.  Please be aware my allowance for guest posts at the moment is based…

What really is an RPG?

An interesting thought has been percolating in my head lately regarding the meaning of the term RPG.  A lot of it has to do with my own personal focus on Roleplaying Games, and more to the point what I actually…

Why Play Games?

Something I have been asked a few times, and something that I feel a lot of the older generation doesn’t understand is why people play games.  Gaming has been a part of my life pretty much since I was a…

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…

Who is Terminally Nerdy?

This is a bit of an emotional thing towards the end. Bear with me here. I wanted to give you all an honest look at my life growing up. Why? Wlel, it occurs to me that many new (and old)…

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