Becoming the Dungeon Master

Many eons ago a group of us friends became mildly interested in trying Dungeons and Dragons.  A 3rd version of the basic set was purchased along with a Monster Manual.  No one really read the rules, there was no Dungeon Master, we created dungeons on graph paper.  The game we played vaguely resembled the game … Read more

Video Game Photography: Taking Photos in a Virtual World

As a budding amateur photographer I have always wanted to take great photographs.  Turns out some of my best photographs so far have been taken with a virtual lens.  Video game photography has become easier than ever with new tools on both PC’s and home consoles finally making it worth stopping to enjoy the beauty … Read more

Comic Books and my 40 Year History of Reading Superheroes and Funny Pages

I have been reading comic books since as long as I can remember.  In those early years the comic books I read were varied.  Reading comic books as a kid it was more about what was available as opposed to reading certain comic books month after month.  Back then I didn’t much know what I … Read more

How I Learned to Stop Being a Collector and to Start Enjoying my Collection

I’m a collector, a visit to my toy room is all it takes to see that.  I’m a collector of toys, movies, books and comic books, games and video games.  As a collector though I often lose out on much of the enjoyment of the exact things I’m collecting.  As a child I played with … Read more

The 12 Completions in 12 Months Video Game Challenge

12 Games in 12 Months

It’s a brand new year and rather than set some tired old “exercise more, eat better” resolution I’m setting a video game challenge.  Much like a lot of gamers I have a tendency to purchase games and then purchase other games before getting to the end of the previous ones.  I have an enormous Steam library … Read more

Discovering the Magic of Tabletop Games

Discover the Magic of Tabletop Games

My Introduction to Tabletop Games A few years ago a couple friends invited me over to play a tabletop game called Settlers of Catan.  At a time when most game invites meant Texas Hold ’em the idea of playing a board game was very different.  The game had a pretty easy instruction set, but was … Read more