Part Fifty: 2014. Popular! You’re Gonna be Popular… A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches

Popular And we’re back, embarking on a journey into the fifth decade of modern gaming history. But before we go any further, let’s check in on my own gaming activities for the year 2014. The birthplace of Aerokidz Aerokidz and Roll20 Our DM for the “Dads & Kids” gaming group bowed out, so I picked … Continue reading Part Fifty: 2014. Popular! You’re Gonna be Popular… A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches

Part Forty-Nine: 2004-2013, Summarizing the Fourth Decade of Modern RPGs. A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches

Four decades of role-playing games. Forty years, that’s huge. That’s not an unusual adult lifetime (IE, twenty years growing up, then forty as an adult). Forty years certainly covers multiple generations, and that includes not only players but writers. Many folks working on games at this point may not have even been born back in … Continue reading Part Forty-Nine: 2004-2013, Summarizing the Fourth Decade of Modern RPGs. A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches

Artist Retrospectives IV – Arthur Rackham

Undine Arthur Rackham was an English illustrator whose life spanned the years between 1867 and 1939. He is considered to fit into the Art Noveau style, something organic and sensuous. The Goblin Market He illustrated a number of works both great and fanciful. His style could range from brooding to elated, from dramatic to joyous. … Continue reading Artist Retrospectives IV – Arthur Rackham

Part Forty-Eight: 2013. Nothing Personal, It’s Just Business. A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door.” Let’s start this post with my own gaming adventures in 2013. This year, three dads started meeting at our local game store, Aero Hobbies, along with our kids, for Basic D&D! Five kids, three dads. Then we added another dad and his two kids! Chad was … Continue reading Part Forty-Eight: 2013. Nothing Personal, It’s Just Business. A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches

Part Forty-Seven: 2012, Somebody That I Used to Know. A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches

No, not this A lot happened in 2012, and I don’t mean the Emmerich film or the Mayans. Sit back and get comfortable, this could take a while. By the pricking of my thumb... Ray Bradbury Bradbury was an author who won a Pulitzer and the National Medal of Arts. You might know him from … Continue reading Part Forty-Seven: 2012, Somebody That I Used to Know. A Historical Overview of Role-playing from the Trenches