Historical gaming has a problem. It isn't a big problem, not yet, but it could become one. People who enjoy historic wargaming tend to look like me; stunningly handsome, but a bit gray. I won't go so far as to say we're a dying breed, because that isn't true at all; a visit to Historicon... Continue Reading →
If you are a person you have undoubtedly had someone from an older generation make some kind of reference to "The Good Ol’ Days." These days are generally invoked when you, the "whippersnapper" talks about something from the present that is complicated, frustrating, or contentious. I’m from America, so The Good Ol’ Days are the... Continue Reading →
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 →
As promised, this week I'm going to talk more about what I called The Ephemeral Art, a.k.a. role-playing. Why did I call role-playing the ephemeral art? Well, once you play a game, for the most part, it's gone. There are scant remnants in the form of notes, Cheetos crumbs, possibly doodles drawn, but mostly the... Continue Reading →
This week's post sprung from a comment made to me by my GM after our most recent session. She said "its pretty amazing how much your recaps have simply become the canon of the game." She was referring to my habit of writing recaps and sending them to our gaming group over email following each... Continue Reading →
Alright, it is. A little bit. As you almost certainly already know, Wizards of the Coast recently announced that the company had begun development of Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition, accompanied by a call to gamers to participate in the process of creating the new edition. Many of us DnD-ers are quite internet savvy and have... Continue Reading →
Currently on episode 62, the 20-something minute podcasts are spanning the entire history of the Roman empire, from Aeneas's (Aeneaus'? The grammatical evidence I'm finding points both ways) arrival in Italy to currently Claudius taking control after Caligula's interesting time in power.