John Booth

Writer John Booth lives in northeast Ohio with his wife and daughter. He is the author of the book "Collect All 21! Memoirs of a Star Wars Geek – The First 30 Years."

Brave the Danger of the ‘Deadly Doodles’ Dungeon

Rather than a “roll-and-draw,” 'Deadly Doodles' is described as a “draw-and-draw” game for 1-4 players ages 8 and up.

XYZ Game Labs’ ‘ArchRavels’ – Cast On!

GeekDad takes a peek at XYZ Game Labs' forthcoming knitting-themed 'ArchRavels,' unveiled at Gen Con 2019 and fully funded on…

‘Wisdom from Mom’ – Advice for Living: Something for Pretty Much Everyone

Jenny Bristol's latest book, her first foray into non-fiction, gives us nice reminders that everyone can use a little wisdom…

Sneak Peek: Gaming with GeekDad at Gen Con

Gen Con 2019 is nearly upon us, and the GeekDad team is excited for so many reasons - not the…

Family Fun in the ‘RobotLab’

Should you and your family visit XYZ Game Labs' RobotLab card game? GeekDad gave it a whirl at Gen Con…

‘The Dungeon Alphabet’ – A to Z for Your RPG

GeekDad reviews the expanded fourth printing of Goodman Games' 'The Dungeon Alphabet: An A-to-Z Reference for Classic Dungeon Design.'

Kickstarter Alert: ‘Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons’

The filmmakers behind the upcoming documentary 'Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons' have launched a Kickstarter…

‘Dungeon Fantasy’ – Powered by GURPS

'Dungeon Fantasy - Powered by GURPS' from Steve Jackson Games is everything you need to get started with the system,…

Two Bees, or Not Two Bees: That Is ‘Munchkin Shakespeare,’ No Question.

Last year, Steve Jackson Games got me to break a six-year Kickstarter-free streak with two personally-irresistible projects, one of which…

Gen Con 2017: Talking and Testing ‘Tunnels & Trolls’

When I played the demo version of the Tunnels & Trolls Adventures app at last year's Gen Con, I was…

Gen Con 2017: Steve Jackson Games – ‘Munchkin’ and More

I always look forward to visiting the Steve Jackson Games team at Gen Con. Here's what's new this year!

NASCRAG: 38 Gen Con Years and Counting

If role-playing at Gen Con is your thing, you might look into putting some table time with NASCRAG on your…

Time Travel and ‘Star Wars’ Fandom: Steve Sansweet and Rancho Obi-Wan

There was a time machine in the main hall at 'Star Wars' Celebration. At least, it felt that way to…

Talking ‘Star Wars: Smuggler’s Revenge’ With Writer F.J. DeSanto

The "Smuggler's Trilogy" of 'Star Wars' radio plays came to an end at Celebration Orlando, wrapping up with 'Smuggler's Revenge'…

‘Star Wars’ Celebration Orlando: What We Loved

One of the neatest things about a Star Wars Celebration is its' single-universe focus means pretty much everyone in attendance…

New ‘Star Wars’ Goodies from ThinkGeek

The ThinkGeek team unveiled some new 'Star Wars' goodies at their Celebration Orlando booth at the opening of the convention.

Designing ‘Rogue One’: Doug Chiang at ‘Star Wars’ Celebration

In a presentation at 'Star Wars' Celebration in Orlando, 'Rogue One' production designer Doug Chiang offered a neat look into…

Limitless Adventures: Tools for Fifth Edition D&D Building

Limitless Adventures creates and sells PDF collections of standalone encounters, side quests, locations, and non-player characters using Wizards of the…

Len Peralta Debuts ‘HeelCut’

Take a peek at prolific artist and geek dad Len Peralta's new autobiographical comic, 'HeelCut.'

‘Munchkin’ – A Little Holidays, A Little Horror

'Munchkin' is ready for the holidays with their Zombie game and Christmas Lite expansion pack.

GeekDad Review: Wyvren Gaming’s ‘Onami’

Wyvren Gaming (the misspelling is intentional) successfully Kickstarted Onami back in May, and reached out to GeekDad prior to this…

GeekDad Review: ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Tyrants of the Underdark’

GeekDad reviews 'Dungeons & Dragons: Tyrants of the Underdark,' the newest board game from the creators of 'Lords of Waterdeep.'

‘Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons’

Check out the teaser trailer for the upcoming documentary "Eye of the Beholder: The Art of Dungeons & Dragons"

Kickstarter Alert: ‘Dungeon Fantasy’ RPG, Powered by ‘GURPS’

Steve Jackson Games is Kickstarting 'Dungeon Fantasy' RPG, a standalone boxed set that will contain everything needed to play a…

Newest ‘Munchkin’ Set Brings ‘Grimm Tidings’

Steve Jackson Games' newest 'Munchkin' set brings 'Grimm Tidings' in a folktale-inspired edition of the card game.

Gen Con 2016: MetaArcade Platform Demo

GeekDad test-drives MetaArcade's digital edition of a classic 'Tunnels & Trolls' RPG solo adventure.

Gen Con 2016 Role-Playing Old and New

Role-playing at Gen Con is always a treat: This year, GeekDad John Booth learned the 41-year-old classic 'Tunnels & Trolls',…

‘Munchkin’ at 15: A Gen Con Interview

Steve Jackson Games launched 'Munchkin' at Gen Con 2001—15 years prior to this year's recently-concluded convention—so naturally, it's time for…

‘The Munchkin Book – The Official Companion’

In a series of essays from geek gamers, 'The Munchkin Book: The Official Companion' celebrates Steve Jackson Games' popular card…

Going Back to a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Until this past weekend, it had been 35 years since I hadn't seen a new 'Star Wars' movie on or…

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