A New Type of Tabletop Gaming: ePawn Arena

ePawn Arena

I love the mash-up of digital and analog, particularly when it comes to games. It hasn’t always been done well, but I love to see the ways that people are experimenting to combine the fun of playing board games with the powerful capabilities of smartphones and tablets. The latest device to come across my radar is the ePawn Arena. Continue reading

Add a Little Mystery to Your Summer

Sherlock Holmes

The twins and I usually set a theme for our summer. This year, we’re having a summer of mystery. We’ve dusted off my dad’s old copies of Sherlock Holmes, downloaded a few podcasts, and found some games to play on the app store. Want to join along? Continue reading

Unboxing the ’80s With Wil Wheaton and Quarterly.co

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As luck would have it, my Quarterly Co. Wil Wheaton box was delivered the day I went out of town last week, so, as soon as I got home yesterday, I tore into it to see what magical wonders of the ’80s awaited me. I was pretty happy with the first box and was very hopeful for this second, much larger box. Continue reading

Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo 2015 – Recap

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For Father’s Day 2015, I spent a good amount of time with my family that included a nice trip to the pool on a 95+ degree day in Atlanta. But earlier that day, I spent two hours reliving some of my favorite moments from my childhood at the 2015 Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo… and it was glorious. Continue reading

What Are Your Favorite Geek Podcasts?

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Though I’m partial to Welcome to ‘Night Vale’ or the ‘Nerdist’ podcast, I’ve been listening instead to Adam Cadre’s new ‘Radio K’ podcast, an hour discussion about interactive fiction. My only complaint is that there are only two episodes currently in the queue, so I’m anxiously awaiting for Cadre to make more. Continue reading

Stack Overflow: Game On

Stack Overflow Game On

Insert quarter, press start! Today’s Stack Overflow is all about videogames—they’ve long since left behind their humble beginnings and are now a multi-billion dollar industry with opening weekends that leave movies in the dust. So it’s no wonder they inspire a lot of writing. Continue reading

The Bard Is Back : ‘The Bard’s Tale IV’

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Anybody growing up playing RPG videogames in the ’80s and ’90s played at least one Interplay game and has at least heard of ‘The Bard’s Tale’ series. Now, 30 years after the first game’s launch, the bard is back in ‘The Bard’s Tale IV’. Continue reading

My First Foamsmithing: Link’s Hylian Shield

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With a desire to also be awesome, I recently interviewed Bill Doran, one of the top foamsmiths around, and reviewed his book, ‘Foamsmith: How to Create Foam Armor Costumes.’ I then set off to make my first piece of armor–Link’s Hylian Shield of ‘Zelda’ fame. Continue reading

Final Fantasy VII Remake Announced

Final Fantasy VII Remake

The Final Fantasy franchise has been one of the most successful Japanese Role Playing Games (JRPG’s) of all time. The most celebrated of that series is Final Fantasy VII, and for the first time in years it looks like it will finally get a fresh shot of Mako energy with a full-HD remake for the PlayStation 4. Continue reading

Commuter Gamer: Get Your Fallout Fix With ‘Fallout Shelter’ on iOS

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve been dying for the next ‘Fallout’ game and all of Bethesda’s E3 ‘Fallout 4′ news has done less to quench your thirst then to increase your appetite for more. Thankfully, ‘Fallout Shelter’, an iOS game, was released last night to help with your craving. Continue reading

Announcing ‘The Art of World of Warcraft’ 2015

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Following the 20th anniversary of the Warcraft universe, Blizzard is releasing ‘The Art of World of Warcraft.’ Hitting the shelves on June 16th, this collection includes hundreds of sketches, concept drawings, and articles discussing the Warcraft universe. Continue reading