Category Archives: role-playing games

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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Some of my favorite video game villains!

One of my vices, if you would call it that, is an endless desire to make ‘top ten’ lists of things. Or top eight, or six… whatever I can find! I’m a lot like John Cusack’s character in High Fidelity … Continue reading

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I wasn’t slain by an elf… I AM an elf!

Now that I’m thinking about role-playing games again, I found a nice questionnaire (h/t The Garbled Zombie) that allows you to determine what sort of Dungeons and Dragons character you would be. It’s a long questionnaire, but quite entertaining to … Continue reading

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