Monthly Archives: August 2018

Decorative vs functional housing #EverquestII #Wildstar

Originally posted on GamingSF:
A recent post about SWTOR housing over at Going Commando, and subsequent comments, started me thinking about what I look for from player housing in MMORPGs. Most of the blog posts I’ve seen about housing relate…

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From the DM’s Chair: Session 7, Ambuscade

Originally posted on Shadowonthewall:
When running D&D, it’s important for the players to have fun. A fact that is rarely considered alongside this is that as a Dungeon Master, you have to have fun too. The role of Dungeon Master…

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Is Xbox All Access a Game-Changer?

Originally posted on VIRTUAL BASTION:
Image © Microsoft Taking a potentially bold step forward, Microsoft recently announced Xbox All Access. Signing up for the two-year, monthly payment program will not only get you a brand new Xbox – the Xbox…

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Is there any point to playing an MMO “once in a while?”

Originally posted on Bio Break:
As I’ve expressed in the past, in an ideal world where I had all the time to game I wanted in addition to everything else in my life, I would most likely be playing (and…

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The Caves of Chaos – Dyson Logos Edition!

Originally posted on Dyson's Dodecahedron:
I’ve been posting the individual Caves of Chaos redrawn in my style (Caves A-F) (Caves G-K) – so this was pretty much inevitable. Here they are all collected into a single massive map. This…

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Now Arriving: Games of September 2018

Originally posted on Gamer Crash:
Here we go, everyone. In years past, September really signaled the start of the Fall/Holiday rush and based on what I’m seeing for 2018, that is absolutely true. After a relative drought of big-name releases,…

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D&D Classics Review: The Grand Duchy of Karameikos

Originally posted on The Learning DM:
It’s a quiet time for the D&D fan. 4th Edition is done, but the new version of the game (whatever it might be called) is months away. Coupled with this lull in activity is…

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Free-to-Play and Me

Originally posted on MMO Juggler:
The observant among you, if there are any readers at all ;), may notice the 3 MMOs I currently play are free-to-play. Does that mean I think the subscription based model is bad? Not really.…

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The Independents: Operators

Originally posted on Cannibal Halfling Gaming:
Welcome back to The Independents! It’s time for a gear-up montage as we check out a new offering from the sibling-run outfit Samjoko Publishing! Action movies and RPGs both grew up around the same…

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Fifth Time is the Charm

Originally posted on The Learning DM:
It has been a long, long time since I have posted. After reviewing a couple D&D Classics releases this past winter, this blog went silent. In April, I made a half-hearted attempt at a…

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