James Floyd Kelly

James Floyd Kelly (aka DM Jim) is an avid RPGer and wargamer... and writer. He is the editor of the new gaming magazine, Bexim's Bazaar (beximsbazaar.com) and hosts The Tabletop Engineer YouTube Channel that focuses on creating terrain for gaming.

The ‘Dungeons & Dragons: A Young Adventurer’s Guide’ Series Begins

D&D's popularity is at an all-time high right now. There are a lot of new players coming to the game,…

‘Frostgrave’ Campaign Battle Report #5 — The Living Museum

Here in Atlanta, Georgia, there are twelve of us who are playing in a 'Frostgrave' campaign. Below is an account…

Southern Fried Gaming Expo – July 12-14, 2019 — Atlanta, Georgia

I've been fortunate enough to live in Atlanta and be able to attend the Southern Fried Gaming Expo for the…

Jack McDevitt Delivers a Solid Sci-Fi Mystery in ‘Octavia Gone’

I've written many times in the past about my fascination and love for the works of Jack McDevitt. Steven King…

Big or Giant ‘Book of Sci-Fi Battle Mats’ — Why Not Both?

The folks over at Loke Battle Mats have done it again. They've released an invaluable new product for RPG and…

‘Frostgrave’ Campaign Battle Report #3 — The Silent Tower

Here in Atlanta, Georgia, there are twelve of us who are playing in a 'Frostgrave' campaign. Below is an account…

‘Frostgrave’ Campaign Battle Report #2 — Genie in the Bottle

Here in Atlanta, Georgia, there are twelve of us who are playing in a 'Frostgrave' campaign. Below is an account…

Geek Links: ‘100% Unofficial Fortnite Essential Guide’

I don't play video games much these days. I enjoy them, but I just don't have a lot of time…

Craft Your Own Hand-Bound Book

I like to watch people make books, and I like to see the materials that go into the crafting of…

‘BattleTech’ — Giant Mech Warfare in the 31st Century

'BattleTech' is a tabletop wargame that puts players in the cockpit of giant mechanical robots (called BattleMechs). These MechWarriors duke it…

Frostgrave Campaign Battle Report — The Mausoleum

My opponent, Sebastian, and I created a three-dimensional area of battle, with plenty of places to hide and block line-of-sight...…

The ‘Giant Book of Battle Mats’ Is THE Must-Have for DMs/GMs

The folks at Loke Battle Mats have upped their game. They've just released the new Giant Book of Battle Mats;…

Vintok Split — Super-Portable Second Screen for Laptop Users

As a laptop user, I no longer have to miss the usefulness of a second screen AND I don't have…

The Best Gorramn ‘Firefly’ Resource Book Yet

My favorite sourcebook for all things Firefly has been the 'Firefly: A Celebration' book from Titan Books. That award has…

The Haynes ‘YT-1300 Millennium Falcon Owners’ Workshop Manual’

I've had a fascination with the Millennium Falcon since I first saw it on the big screen in 1977. Back…

Turn Your World Upside Down with ‘Stranger Things’ Official Guide

For 'Stranger Things' fans who are anxiously waiting to see where the summer of '85 takes Mike and Will and…

Collaborative Storytelling RPG — Join the ‘Kids on Bikes’

I grew up on a steady diet of adventures featuring kids in danger. Scooby Doo. Johnny Quest. The Goonies. ET.…

Book Review: ‘The World According to Tom Hanks’

'The World According to Tom Hanks' is THE book that fans of the actor deserve. While I'm a huge fan…

The Onikuma II Stereo Gaming Headset

True story. When the gaming headphones arrived and I unboxed it, my boys actually argued for over 10 minutes on…

Geek Links REMINDER: Dragons Here, Dragons There, Dragons Everywhere!

There are two new Kickstarters related to gaming and dragons, and there's still plenty of time to back them if…

Geek Links: Puzzle Artifacts From The Enigma Emporium

Geeks LOVE puzzles—escape rooms, crosswords, murder mysteries... the list goes on. Well, I've got a new one to add to…

‘Rolled & Told’ – Monthly D&D Adventure and Comic Book September 2018

'Rolled & Told' Issue #1 is out -- a comic book filled with D&D adventures, articles, artwork, and more.

New Deduction-Style Game ‘Cryptid’ From Osprey Games

'Cryptid' is a 3-to-5-player game from Osprey Games that has players searching for an elusive creature. Each player takes on the…

Geek Links: Dragons Here, Dragons There, Dragons Everywhere!

There are two new Kickstarters related to gaming and dragons, and there's still plenty of time to back them if…

8 Reasons We Need Kids Playing RPGs

If you're a parent or legal guardian or after-school club leader or whatever... and you've never played an RPG, let…

Geek Links: ‘Algorithms’ — New Magazine Aimed at Young Coders

If you've got a young coder under your roof or maybe you're a teacher looking for some additional resources for…

‘KeyForge: Call of the Archons’ from Fantasy Flight Games

'KeyForge' is a card-game for two players from Fantasy Flight Games. Players take on the role of an Archon, a leader…

Solid D&D 5e Adventure to Train New (and Young) DMs

I don't believe there is any one right way for a DM to learn the ropes (other than actually sitting…

The Evil From 1981 Is BACK!!! GeekDad Retro Gaming: ‘Dark Tower’

As I continue digging down into my box of retro games and activities, I'd like to share with you another…

A Monthly D&D 5e Adventure in a Comic Book — ‘Rolled & Told’

Rolled & Told is going to be a monthly comic release that has an interesting premise -- inside its pages…