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The Quest For Legitimacy

One of the things I enjoy doing is watching people play games, or watching people talk about games and game playing, which is what one does when one takes games more seriously than perhaps they were meant to do. One … Continue reading

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Book Review: Answers In The Form Of Questions

Answers In The Form Of Questions: A Definitive History And Insider’s Guide To Jeopardy!, by Claire McNear This book did a good job for me in introducing a world in which I am but a peripheral figure [1], namely the … Continue reading

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The Dilemmas Of Time And Resources In Politics & War

As someone who is fond of games of logistics [1], I thought it would be worthwhile to comment at least a little bit about one of the games I play called Politics & War, and some of the aspects of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Star Trek Adventures: The Roleplaying Game: Core Rulebook

Star Trek Adventures:  The Roleplaying Game:  Core Rulebook, by various authors If you have read a lot of core rulebooks for various roleplaying games as I have, this book will be very familiar to you.  As I said, it was … Continue reading

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Is Creativity A Blessing Or A Curse?

I often find myself wondering whether creativity is a blessing or a curse.  Frequently I come up with ideas of something that would be worthwhile in some particular situation despite lacking the skills to always implement such an idea myself.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Star Wars: Force And Destiny Roleplaying Game

Star Wars:  Force And Destiny Roleplaying Game, by Fantasy Flight Games One might wonder why it is that there are three separate but very similar role playing games relating to Star Wars that were roughly simultaneously released on the market.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Star Wars: Edge Of Empire Roleplaying Game

Star Wars:  Edge Of Empire Roleplaying Game:  Core Rulebook, by Fantasy Flight Games As one might expect, there is a great deal of similarity between the various Star Wars roleplaying games.  Those who have played some of the core rulebooks … Continue reading

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Book Review: Star Wars: Age Of Rebellion Roleplaying Game

Star Wars:  Age Of Rebellion Role Playing Game:  Core Rulebook, by Fantasy Flight Games It is easy to see how this game would be appealing to many people.  Despite the fact that it is missing my favorite player race (Devaronian, … Continue reading

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Book Review: Legend Of The Five Rings: 4th Edition

Legend Of The Five Rings:  4th Edition, by Shawn Carman, Robert Hobart, Jim Pinto, and Brian Yoon A coworker of mine has played this game, and I can see why he enjoyed it so much given his interest in Japanese … Continue reading

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Book Review: King Arthur Pendragon

King Arthur Pendragon, by Greg Stafford This game has a lot of rolls in it.  If your idea of a fun role playing game is a dark fantasy version of the Arturian legends with lots of magic and as many … Continue reading

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