The Inquisition: Picking Nits

The Inquisitor is back now after a well-deserved holiday break, and I come bearing gifts: talk about the little nits we pick during our games. This comes at the heels of last week's post┬áregarding how we are all free to choose the rules with which we play. I tend to rely on the wisdom of... Continue Reading →

The Inquisition: Freedom!

The Inquisitor has been on holiday this past week, so I just have a few quick thoughts this week. ┬áNext week we'll continue with our regular features, drilling into the psychological and philosophical aspects of gaming. For now, on the history of the declaration of American Independence, we'll talk about freedom. We've got a lot... Continue Reading →

The Inquisition: Splitting the Party

Sometimes I can tell when I begin writing a post whether it's going to be long and ponderous or a markedly quick burst of text. (Ok, let's be honest, it's almost always the former, despite my best intentions for the latter.) While I generally attempt to be succinct, from time to time there comes a... Continue Reading →

Am I burned out?

By asking a question for my title, I'm not implying that I, your "beloved" author, is burned out in any way shape or form. (Though, I certainly have been before.) I want to talk about how to identify when someone is burned out, what to do to get yourself or a friend out of it,... Continue Reading →

The Suspension of Disbelief

The idea of the "suspension of disbelief", of which you've surely heard, is quite simple: in order for any form of art to be effective, it's viewer (or listener, or whatever) needs to, in some way, suspend his disbelief. The idea was first articulated by Samuel Taylor Coleridge, in his Biographia Literaria, which can be... Continue Reading →

Do Like the Romans Do

This week is actually going to be a short post. I want to talk about a few things that I'm planning to do for the future (kind of a sneak preview), and then give a short talk about the Romans. I'm planning on doing a few different things over the next few weeks/months. As you... Continue Reading →

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