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The Crystal Ball: GenCon 2013

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Ladies and gentlemen, it is that time of the year again, as GenCon is literally next week! I’m as excited as one can get without experiencing incontinency. It’s the 46th year of the biggest gaming convention in North America. Like last year, GenCon broke pre-registration records, and we’ll probably see record-breaking attendance numbers this year as well. This year in particular is going to be extra-special, but I can’t reveal why just yet. A tease, I know, but if I told now, it’d spoil the surprise for someone special!

For such an important yearly pilgrimage to the nerd holy land, one must be armed with the knowledge of just what to spend your accumulated wealth on. Let’s look into the crystal ball and divine what goodies will be available at GenCon! Read the rest of this entry

Savage Worlds: Never A Dull Moment

I’ve played many an RPG in my time. I like to think of myself as a “Renaissance nerd,” having a wide variety of refined tastes and broad knowledge of gaming. Whether this is the truth, or a self-serving brazen exaggeration is up for debate.
When I’m in the mood, I’ll often revisit favorite RPGs. As mentioned before; I love a wide variety of RPGs. However, there are a select few that never fail to inspire me to start up another campaign, or take the books off of my shelf just to read them for fun.

If I had to name a favorite RPG of all-time, it would be Ars Magica (Atlas Games), for obvious and very biased reasons. Also quite apparent to readers is my fondness for Shadowrun (Catalyst Game Labs). Also in my top five RPGs is a little gem called Deadlands (Pinnacle Entertainment Group) by Shane Lacy Hensley (great guy, by the way!). Read the rest of this entry