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Geeky Clean!

Tweet This post is a bit of a follow-up to what I posted yesterday. Finding a unique gift for a gamer is sometimes not that easy. And it gets worth if the gift should appeal to a non-gamer as well. Usually that’s an almost impossible feat. But there’s also Geeky Clean . Geeky Clean is a very small company which creates beautifully hand-crafted …

Geeky Clean!

Tweet This post is a bit of a follow-up to what I posted yesterday. Finding a unique gift for a gamer is sometimes not that easy. And it gets worth if the gift should appeal to a non-gamer as well. Usually that’s an almost impossible feat. But there’s also Geeky Clean . Geeky Clean is a very small company which creates beautifully hand-crafted…

I laugh and I cry at Knights…

Tweet Besides being a longtime gamer I have other hobbies. For the longest time I’ve been a comic book fan, I’ve written about it before ( here and here ), and even if I don’t read that many these days (Fables, The Walking Dead are among the few that make the cut) there is one comic that I can’t take …

The State of the Industry and SPIEL

Tweet On last Saturday I attended SPIEL, the international game and toy fair in Essen, Germany. It’s the largest consumer fair of its kind with over 150,000 people attending every year. Especially this year roleplaying game fans in Germany have noticed that there were less RPG publishers at SPIEL than last year and theorized that the RPG hobby is in the decline. For various reasons this contradicts what I…

Small Press Publisher Spotlight: Rogue Games

Tweet If you have been following this blog for the last two years you’ve probably noticed that I have a spot for the small press publishers. In my humble opinion, in the recent years the most innovative games have been released not by the major publishers (like WotC, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games etc.) but by small companies. One of these companies is Rogue Games , which is …

Audio Blitz! People and Interviews from GenCon

I already linked you all to my time talking to Keith Baker at GenCon , but there are a lot of other great people that I talked to, and the audio is ready to go, do why not put the links down so you can feed your ears? The audio this time around was all processed by Ethan Parker of Gamer’s Haven fame. I …

Wil Wheaton’s talk at GenCon 2010

I’ve seen a few links around the RPG blogs but the talk deserves more attention. I can completely identify with most of his experiences, especially his recollections from what it was like playing D&D when I was a kid. Part 1 Part 2 You can find the links to the rest of the parts of the talk on youtube here .

GenCon 2010 Expanded Coverage – Candid Keith Baker

I had some random things happen to me when I went to GenCon, but nothing was more random than my Thursday afternoon. I had forgotten one of the most important thing about going to a big convention, something that got me through Origins without crashing and burning: I had forgotten to take a solid afternoon break. When I was at Origins, every …

Kickin’ it old-school with the crew from RPG Circus

For quite some time the crew of RPG Circus and me tried to figure out how to get me on their show. Alas because of the different time zones this has been more problematic than we anticipated. But when I decided to attend Gen Con this year, we planned to record something in Indianapolis. So on one of the “ Four Best…

Gen Con: A Happy Gamer!

Daniel M. Perez from Highmoon Games just sent me this photo of a very happy gamer. If you are at Gen Con and not smiling like that guy, you’re doing it wrong. Too bad it’s still 12 months to Gen Con 2011!

Gen Con: GM’s Jam!

One of the highlights of this year’s Gen Con was definitely the GM’s Jam seminar. Since I had brought my video camera with me, I recorded the whole thing and uploaded it to blip.tv . Alas I forgot to bring a tripod, so the video is a bit shaky at times. But aside from that, the video should be fine. Part 1: Part 2: I hope you enjoy the video!…

Gen Con: GM’s Jam!

One of the highlights of this year’s Gen Con was definitely the GM’s Jam seminar. Since I had brought my video camera with me, I recorded the whole thing and uploaded it to blip.tv . Alas I forgot to bring a tripod, so the video is a bit shaky at times. But aside from that, the video should be fine. Part 1: Part 2: I hope…

Gen Con: Crafty Games Interview

I finally had some time to edit the video interview I did with the nice guys from  Crafty Games . If you are even remotely interested in Spycraft or Fantasy Craft, you have to check this out. Please excuse the background noise, but there was nothing I could do to avoid it. That’s Gen Con for you. And next time I’ll remember to pack a tripod! Thanks…

GenCon 2010 – Photodump

As I said when I posted my Photodump for Origins, I’m not the best in the world at remembering to take pictures when I’m at a convention. I thought I did better this time, but when I looked at how many pictures I managed to take, I still found myself wishing I had taken more. Oh well. Them’s the breaks, as they say (do they say that?)…

GenCon 2010 – Retrospective

I’ve had at least a full 24 hours to think about my time at GenCon, and I still don’t know if I am able to sort through everything properly. Given the scope of the show, that’s not terribly surprising. GenCon is the biggest gathering of gamer and gamer-related awesomeness that I have ever seen. I guess, for me, the best place to start with with my …

GenCon 2010 – Days 4 & 5: Double-Day Recap

So much of a convention like this just seems to pass in a blur. I know that I’ve talked to a lot of really cool people, but if I had to name them or step knee-deep into a fire-ant hive, I’d have burning welts all over my lower legs. (Did I really just write that? Must have, no one else is…

Gen Con: Last Day

Today I did an interview with Alex and Patrick from Crafty Games. It was really fun talking to the guys and they revealed some of their future plans. When everything goes as planned, I’ll release the video in the coming days. Another video to be released as soon as I am home is a recording of the DMs Jam seminar. …

ENnie Award Winners

Here are the 2010 ENnie Awards winners. Best Game Silver: Shadowrun Gold: Pathfinder Product of the Year Silver: Eclipse Phase Gold: Pathfinder Best Cover Art Silver: Eclipse Phase Gold: Pathfinder Bestiary Best Interior Art Silver: Shadowrun 20th Gold: Pathfinder Core Rulebook Best Cartography Silver: Aces & Eights: Judas Crossing Gold: Pathfinder City Map Folio Best Writing Silver: Victoriana Gold: Eclipse Phase Best Production Values Silver: Shadowrun Gold: Pathfinder Best Rules Silver…

Gen Con: Third Day

Yesterday was a long day. I think we didn’t return to Zach’s house before midnight, but, guys, we had a lot fun. Richard Iorio planned to run a game of Shadow, Swords and Spell for us, but he wasn’t feeling that well, so Zachary stepped in and prepared something in just 45 minutes. But even though he had only that much time to think about and …

GenCon 2010 – Day 3 Ennies and Such

My third day in Indianapolis dawned…. well, I’m sure that it did dawn, but unlike when I went to Origins, I am getting a lot more sleep here. Not sure if that means I’m doing this right, or doing it wrong, but I feel better. Anyway, I got up at around 8:30, which was nice, and walked over to the Convention Center. The Morning The morning was an…