Tag Archives: Videos

December Board and Card Game Patents

Dear Patent Office: It’s 2011. Why don’t you accept videos in your submissions, in addition to the wholly inadequate pictures? It would make the patents a lot easier to understand. Team matching – From Microsoft. Using the ELO system to form teams. The abstract, and in fact the entire patent, doesn’t actually say that the patent actually does anything, only that the patent MAY do something; MAY…

Ink Nouveau/Goulet Pen Company are having a survey and giveaway!

If you’re into fountain pens, be sure to check it out .   Ink Nouveau is a great site that really shows off what makes a quality blog: engagement, passion, and hard work.  The articles and videos there are a treasure trove for anyone seeking information about fountain pens.   The Goulet Pen Company is also quickly becoming my pen resource of choice (they gave me a free …

What Improv Has Taught Me About GMing

Great stuff.

JourneyQuest Season Finale – Duplicitous Bastards

The JourneyQuest season one finale is live!  In Duplicitous Bastards we learn a bit about a betrayal. You know something? I really like cats. Technorati Tags: journequest , role playing games , videos , dead gentlemen Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: JourneyQuest Episode 3 – Orcish grammar and fighting rivers JourneyQuest Episodes 1 and 2 available! From the makers of Gamers: Dorkness Rising JourneyQuest! Episodes 4 and 5 © admin for Troll in the Corner , 2010. …

All This And Psionic Spam: Examining Psionics, Part 4 of 5

Last time out, I started examining the concept of The Internet as an analogy or metaphor for Psionics, especially telepathy – but ran out of time after looking at only 7 web phenomena of a planned 21. So here we go, with the next seven: 8. The World Wide Web Everyone knows someone else who knows something useful. This information is the telepathic equivalent of a hyperlink, a connection…

Web Clip Wednesday: We have a vampire problem.

Vampires over done or just abused. One thing is for sure, they need to get their fangs back and quit being such wussies. See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

Going to Essen tomorrow!

Tweet Tomorrow is a big day in my gaming-calendar: The Spiel 2010 in Essen starts! I assume, that “Spiel” or “Essen” don’t ring any bells with quite a few of my readers here at Stargazer’s World, especially the non-european ones. So let me explain: The “ Spiel ” (German for “game” or “play”) is an annual gaming fair held…

Web Clip Wednesday: 30 Days of Night

Halloween is just around the corner so it’s to get into the “spirit” of things. Morgan Spurlock’s “30 Days of Night” – watch more funny videos

Game Bandit—Game Design Edition

Game designer/consultancy/blog MetaGames will be giving away a new game from the Essen Spiel game fair . Prize drawing entries for following on Twitter and answering a survey. Neoncon has made arrangements with several game publishers to offer hotel room upgrades and $20 registration discounts. Neoncon is a November game convention in Las Vegas with a strong track of game design and publishing seminars. For…

(Call of) Cthulhu meets Old Spice

Gamer Media, Parody and Negative Stereotypes

Tweet For at least the past year now, a close friend and gaming partner of mine has been trying to get me to watch The Gamers 2: Dorkness Rising . I refused because of what I initially thought was lack of time, but as she kept asking and I kept refusing I began to realize that something else was pushing me to reject it. I finally realized…

Gaming to save the world

Jane McGonigal’s TED Talk about how online gaming can benefit the world. While the idea is a bit out there, it’s definitely interesting and many of the elements she talks about can also be applied to tabletop roleplaying games.

Gamma World Unboxed

Check out the video here .

Web Clip Wednesday: Oh, Ray Bradbury

This was a pretty big geeky hit last week and for those of you that missed it. It’s another music video and that is not kid or work safe. So you have been warned. F*ck Me, Ray Bradbury – watch more funny videos

John Wick’s Cat System is Being Ripped Off!

John Wick , known for his creative efforts on the Legend of the 5 Rings RPG, the Houses of the Blooded RPG, his Play Dirty Youtube videos, and a great deal of other works, has just announced on Facebook that his indie role playing game Cat , released in 2005 by Wicked Dead Brewing Company , is currently being plagiarised and sold on the popular self-publishing website …

(i)Pawn Uses Playing Pieces on iPhone

It looks like just a concept right now, but if it becomes a reality, that would be awesome for board games on the iPhone. (i)Pawn seems to use different voltage cell-sized batteies to distinguish different playing pieces on the iPhone (I’m guessing iPad too.) Volumique is working on the app, and has some videos of it in motion …

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 .

D Total

Inspired by Youseph’s and Bridget’s Gamescience dice reviews, I searched the internet for more information on Gamescience dice. I watched a couple of YouTube videos of Lou Zocchi explaining why his dice are far superior to any other  dice, before I stumbled upon this very interesting video about the D Total! I didn’t get any of those at Gen Con, because they were a bit too expensive for my …

Web Clip Wes: Video Game Super Easy Mode

Don’t you wish real life had a super easy mode too. Oh, well. Enjoy! See more funny videos and funny pictures at CollegeHumor.

Remembering A Legend

Gary Gygax, was a writer and game designer. In the 1960s Gygax founded Gen Con . In 1971 he help develop the war game Chainmail. He co-founded the company Tactical Studies Rules (TSR) , and in 1974 Gary Gygax along with Dave Arneson created the legendary Role Playing Game, Dungeons & Dragons . As players of the role playing games we all owe a great debt to Gary…