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10 things gaming taught me about real life

A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Dungeons & Dragons was a big influence on my writing; this past weekend’s article from the New York Times says I’m not the only one.  Authors like China Mieville, Cory Doctorow, and … Continue reading

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when the world was young: dungeons & dragons

The latest in a series about influences from my earlier days   Good grief, is D&D really 40 years old?   I first encountered Dungeons & Dragons back in my sophomore year of high school (so we’re talking 1981 or … Continue reading

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wicked uncle kenton’s way-back video jukebox: halloween edition

It’s that time of year, so let’s get goth:     From 1990, Concrete Blonde with “Bloodletting,” from the album of the same name.  This song was played during many a session of Vampire: The Masquerade, which my gamer friends … Continue reading

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a cracked view of nerdiness

As a regular visitor to the Cracked website, I came across this piece  on “5 things that modern kids don’t understand about being a ‘nerd.’”  Having been one during my high school years (1981-’84)–and still am–I can relate to what … Continue reading

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