Category Archives: Entertainment

My favorite unusual games of 2022!

I’ve been rather quiet the past week as I’ve been enjoying — and enduring — the holidays with my family. But the end of the year is approaching, and I thought I should do some sort of year-end wrap up. … Continue reading

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Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 29

Let’s recap four more old school Dungeons & Dragons threads that I’ve been posting to Twitter and Mastodon! No time to waste: Death’s Ride (1984), by Garry Spiegle. This is one of those books that I have owned since I … Continue reading

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An Ode to “The Temple of Elemental Evil”

As readers of this blog know, I’ve been doing #OldSchoolDungeonsAndDragons Twitter threads for several years now, but every once in a while I talk about an old product that is too significant to cover in a short tweet thread! Back … Continue reading

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Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 28

It’s been a while since I did some Old School Dungeons & Dragons on Twitter, but I’ve finally gotten myself back into the rhythm! (I am now also posting the threads on Mastodon, given the instability of Twitter.) Hopefully I’ll … Continue reading

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An intro to Mastodon from a relative newcomer!

“So your favorite social media site has been taken over by a bumbling fascist-friendly narcissist.” Mine, too. With Twitter under new management that leaves me very pessimistic about its future as a viable communications site, I’ve been taking a look … Continue reading

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Bite-size horror video games!

The existence of game distributors like Steam and the Epic Store have led to a bit of a Renaissance in short form horror video games. Small teams of developers, even single people, have crafted a variety of games that make … Continue reading

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Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 27

Keeping up my epic long-running series looking at classic Dungeons and Dragons of the TSR era! The Complete Book of Necromancers (1995), by Steve Kurtz. This one is a rarity, and relatively pricey! I finally sucked it up and ordered … Continue reading

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Old School Dungeons & Dragons: Part 26

Time for more old school Dungeons & Dragons, compiled from the threads I post on twitter! Without further ado, let us begin: Lords of Darkness, by Ed Greenwood et al. (1988). This is another one of those reference books that … Continue reading

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Old School Dungeons And Dragons: Part 25

Time for the next installment of old school D&D! I have been buoyed by a visit to Games Plus in Mount Prospect outside of Chicago, which has a massive collection of new and used game stuff! (So expect posts to … Continue reading

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Old School Dungeons and Dragons: Part 24

Twenty-four blog posts about old school Dungeons & Dragons? I can hardly believe I’ve done it! Let’s begin right away: Palace of the Silver Princess (1981), by Tom Moldvay and Jean Wells. This module is one of the true classics, … Continue reading

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