The Man in the High Castle

I just finished watching season four of this show, and I thought I’d write a post about it. Overall I give it four stars out of five, and recommend you catch it. Especially if you're a younger viewer without a good working knowledge of World War II. But I’ll try to avoid spoilers. First of … Continue reading The Man in the High Castle

Dave Arneson, and Internet Feuding

Today, October 1st, is Dave Arneson's birthday. He is credited as the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons. I wrote a post early in September in which I reacted to the resurrection of a very old argument about who contributed more to the creation of D&D, Arneson or Gary Gygax. I was more than a little … Continue reading Dave Arneson, and Internet Feuding

“I’ll Take Game Designers for $500, Alex. Who Were Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson?”

The old argument has re-surfaced online recently. Who deserves more credit for creating Dungeons and Dragons, and thus the modern concept of role-playing games, Gary Gygax or Dave Arneson? Personally, I can’t believe this topic is still floating around today, and I don’t know why anyone cares to argue it. Both men’s names appear on … Continue reading “I’ll Take Game Designers for $500, Alex. Who Were Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson?”

Regarding Pay-TV, over whatever transport mechanism

A blog I follow posted about the number of subscription choices that would be required to watch SF&F shows that are behind paywalls. I felt compelled to respond, as I disagreed with some of his underlying assumptions. I've written about this more than once. The increase in monetization comes about only because consumers cooperate. If … Continue reading Regarding Pay-TV, over whatever transport mechanism