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Book Review: Adventures In Middle Earth: Player’s Guide

Adventures In Middle Earth:  Player’s Guide, by Cubicle 7 As someone who greatly appreciates the universe of Middle Earth and is always looking to master new rulebooks for role playing games, both for playing purposes and to help keep my … Continue reading

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Book Review: Adventures In Middle Earth: Loremaster’s Guide

Adventures In Middle Earth:  Loremaster’s Guide, by Amanda Valentine As someone who is fond of the universe of Tolkien’s novel’s, and of tabletop roleplaying games in particular, I suppose it was only a matter of time before I came across … Continue reading

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Book Review: Doctor Who Roleplaying Game

Doctor Who Roleplaying Game, by Cubicle Seven As someone who reads a lot of roleplaying guides [1], I suppose it was inevitable that I would come across a roleplaying guide based on the popular Doctor Who universe.  Any universe that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying: Basic Game

Marvel Heroic Roleplaying:  Basic Game, by Cam Banks For a variety of reasons, I enjoy seeing how people are able to transfer the popularity of various creative properties into the world of tabletop role playing games [1].  Given that role … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Complete Manual Of Positional Chess

The Complete Manual Of Positional Chess:  The Russian Chess School 2.0 – Opening And Middlegame, by Konstantin Sakaev & Konstantin Landa I must admit that I enjoyed this book, but perhaps not for the reasons the authors wrote it.  There … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mastering Positional Chess

Mastering Positional Chess:  Practical Lessons Of A Junior World Champion, by Daniel Naroditsky This is the sort of book that one can approach with different attitudes.  On the one hand, as the youngest person to write a book about chess, … Continue reading

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The Surprising Depth Of NCAA Football 2014

As I have noted elsewhere [1], I greatly enjoy the gameplay videos that various YouTubers have for NCAA Football 2014.  I cheer on imaginary football programs like the University of Georgia-Fairburn Pandas or the University of Alaska Golden Eagles or … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winning Chess Strategies

Winning Chess Strategies, by Yasser Seirawan with Jeremy Silman Humorously enough, I finished reading this book shortly after playing my first face-to-face chess game in a few years, which I lost (alas) in a tough endgame after a largely closed … Continue reading

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Book Review: Play Winning Chess

Play Winning Chess, by Yasser Seirawan with Jeremy Silman This is the second book by the authors that I have written, and it suffers from a bit of a Goldilocks problem.  If the first book I read by the author … Continue reading

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You Are The Last One Of Your Kind

In the contemporary world, there is a great deal of interest among many people or companies in having the first of some kind.  Cell phone providers brag about having the first new generation phone or next generation data network, and … Continue reading

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