Category: Games

I’m an avid gamer, D&D player, and I collect/paint wargaming miniatures. I also play the occasional board game.
If I review a specific game or setting, it’ll be in the reviews category, but general thoughts end up here.

December 18, 2020 / Games
Role-playing

I do a lot of pen-and-paper role-playing. If you think that means I dress up all kinky… then no, get your mind out of the gutter and read this first. Normally, I meet up with friends, we sit around a table and play. With a pandemic on, this has become an interesting challenge.

April 5, 2019 / Games
Role-playing

I play D&D about once a week. A friend of mine is taking on the Games Master mantle again, and I’ve been discussing game mastering with him recently. One thing we agree on: don’t be too nice to your players.

May 18, 2018 / Games
November 24, 2017 / Games

NeuromarketingI was at a neuromarketing presentation two weeks ago. When I saw some of the techniques used, I was immediately reminded of video games, specifically of a video Jim Sterling did on some of the practices in video game marketing. Then I read that the Dutch gambling authority is looking into possibly classifying  loot boxes in video games as gambling, as is Belgium and Hawaii. Clearly, something is up.

November 3, 2017 / Games

Role-playingI’ve been playing D&D for a long time, both as a player and as a Dungeon Master. I’ve found that creating a character that works well is harder than you might think. The game aids you with its rules, but most of the work is still up to you. Creating a good character makes the game more enjoyable for you, the other players, and the dungeon master. So, five tips for that.