Tag Archive | gaming

First Mathsquad Podcast


Tweet of the Day: Purging the Fear  ——- Another day, another podcast. This one tackles tabletop RPGs. So give it a go: ——-

Kingmaker: Atreius’ Diary


Tweet of the Day: First Mentor: The Social Media Jedi of WANATribe, Kristen Lamb ——– Waterday, Richfest, 599 CY Rita knows, she always knows. And that mischievous grin hasn’t left her face the whole day. Sure I came in late last night, or early this morning, blast the dogs for waking the whole house up, […]

TV Tropes Monday: Prisoner’s Plot Dilemma


    Tweet of the Day: Why It Might Actually Suck to Live in the Harry Potter Universe ——- This is the second trope I’ve discovered yet I could not find on the TV Tropes page: the Prisoner’s Plot Dilemma. So, what is the Prisoner’s Plot Dilemma? It is when a character is: When a […]

Gamers: It’s Not About You


Tweet of the Day: Kristin’s Big Announcement ——- Note: What I am about to write applies, sadly enough, to any fandom. You have been warned. I just had several “conversations” with several gamers both on the Jimquisition and on YouTube and I noticed one thing: the fan doesn’t like to have their assumption challenged. Why? […]

Space for Rent: The Gordian Knot of Interactive Fiction


    Tweet of the Day:  Stop Saying You Only Care About Quality in the Same Breath That You Argue Against Diversity ——- It seems that the confusion between what is and isn’t a game continues. I heard two video game podcast struggle with that issue when discussing a new product called Everyone Gone to […]

Sunday Thoughts: G-G, Rabid Puppies and “My Way or Else!”


  Tweet of the Day: The Rise of Science Fiction Romance ——- This is the kind of post that normally belongs  under Space for Rent, but I thought it was better to fire it off now before the idea turned stale inside my brain. It came about because I made the stupid mistake of commenting […]

Space for Rent: Lessons Learned Returns


    Just a quick update to say that my You Tube channel on games and gaming is back in action. Check out the latest installment here: Enjoy! 😀

Lessons Learned: Politics in Video Games


Tweet of the Day: Upcoming Attractions: A Brief History Of Time Travel Documentary ——- My first official video on my new video game You Tube channel is up. I discuss the idea that video games and politics don’t mix. An idea that I find rather naive. Visit the channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSJwmEVas6IDMKaE3YA9_rA Link to the video […]

Weekend Roundup: October 5 – 11


Tweet of the Day: Bulfinch’s Mythology as Myth-Making ——- About a month ago I wrote about so called Gamer Gate on this blog. I laid down some of my thoughts about it in a “split down the middle and see what is inside” kind of way.  While most of my points were pro-consumer and critical […]

D&D Turns 40: Four Decades of Adventure!


Tweet of the Day: The Cobbled Wall: a eulogy for a ghost house. ——- Tolkien might have codified the modern fantasy genre: the elves, dwarfs and humans battling against orcs with the help of mighty wizards and magical swords. But it was in 1974 that little game released by Tactical Studies Rules out of Lake […]