Category Archives: role-playing games

A gallery of my fantasy miniatures

Time for a little break from physics and fiction!  Though I haven’t been very active recently, for many years I was a hardcore gamer, playing both role-playing game and board games.  In fact, I credit much of my early aptitude … Continue reading

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Richard Garriott on Ultima V

(I’m still working hard on my book!  I’ll throw a few posts out here and there as I find the time.) As a follow-up to my post on “videogames as art“, I decided to buy “The Official Book of Ultima“, … Continue reading

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Video games as art: My favorite games that are more than just ‘point and shoot’

The other night, I stayed up way past my bedtime playing the finale of the video game DragonAge: Origins, the recently released fantasy role-playing game (RPG) by BioWare.  Though the game had a lot of technical limitations that drove me … Continue reading

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Nice interviews with Richard Garriot and Lyn Evans on Vice/VBS.tv

A few months ago, I got a nice email from the folks at Vice Magazine/VBS.tv pointing me to a video interview they did with Richard Garriot (aka “Lord British”), the fabulously wealthy fantasy computer-gaming guru responsible for the Ultima series … Continue reading

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Dave Arneson passes away at 61

And now, we can officially say that it is the end of an era: Dave Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, has died, a little over a year after Gary Gygax passed away.  Though Gygax’s name was much more synonymous … Continue reading

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Very odd odds: Unusual dice

I’m still in the midst of a massive move into a new house, but everything has at least been moved from point A to point B; now the unpacking, organizing and fixing of things begins. I’ll hopefully get back to … Continue reading

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Gary Gygax has died

It’s official: Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, has died.  (My friend PD alerted me to the rumor earlier.) I credit D&D for much of my current science aptitude and creativity.  I was still in grade school when … Continue reading

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