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Boardgames are Officially Cool

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on March 1, 2016

Here’s an interesting article on the rise of the board game in recent times. Settlers of Catan is the big draw with my minions these days, so who am I to argue?

~AoB

It’s Official, Everyone: Board Games Are Cool Now

Two guys playing Luchador at the London Gaming Market. Photo by Ashton HertzGaming is so close to being fully immersive. Facial recognition software is almost at the point where you can scan your face and render 3D versions of yourself that don’t look like disfigured Marvel villains. Virtual reality headsets—once they’ve sorted out the fact they currently make you feel a bit sick—are nearly able to drop players into the thick of it. Gesture control tech isn’t far off when it comes to characters emulating the movements of players. Humans are almost one with the machine.

So, at first, it strikes me as odd that we’re apparently in the midst of widespread board game revivalism. Why would people be so enthralled with stationary bits of plastic and card when they have all these expansive interactive worlds accessible to them?

“Without a doubt, we are in the middle of the golden age of board games,” says Nick Meenachan, founder of the YouTube channel Board Game Brawl. (more)

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CnC Middle Earth

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on October 14, 2010

Middle Earth MapAwesome thread on the Troll Lord Games Forum discussing adapting Castles & Crusades to the Middle Earth setting. It started a few years ago, but it keeps coming back….Troll Lord Games :: View topic – C&C Middle Earth. One could use a lot of the material for adapting any game to Middle Earth….

~AoB

 

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New Players

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on June 3, 2010

When adding new players to a new gaming group, it can be good, bad, or both. I’ll tell you….we’ve had some rather interesting characters (meaning interesting players actually) over the years. This blogpost by Samuel Van Der Wall seems to touch on a  lot of that.

The Dynamics of Adding a New Player to Your Gaming Group | Roleplaying Pro | Roleplaying Games, Miniatures, DnD, Gaming.

~AoB

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I live….again

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on June 2, 2010

I  live…..again.  OK folks. I’ve officially arrived at a decision. I’m returning to the “active GM” chair. No more just tinkering with mechanics. I’ll aim my tinkering to a specific game/group. And it won’t be for a planned out, extensive campaign. It will be for a one-shot…just to play. That one-shot may grow into something bigger, but for now I’m aiming for a one-shot game. Details to follow…..but as a teaser, I’m thinking some Atlantean Fantasy goodness is in order.

[As an aside, I really need to trim the number of categories I have…..jeesh.]

~AoB

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Back and Boston Herald Anti-gamer

Posted by Adaen of Bridgewater on February 20, 2010

And we’re back! I’ve been MIA for a few months really (wow it goes fast).  Between work, family, and a general high-level of entropy in my corner of the Universe, gaming just hasn’t been able to fit into my life of late (other than reading on odd blog here or there). That being said, we’ve turned a corner and a little bit of space has opened up…so we’ll snatch it and add some gaming back into the mix.

One of the topics that I read of late (in blog posts by The Ogre Lair Times and  Purple Pawn) was the “revelation” by Boston Herald staff writer Laurel J. Sweet that the U of Alabama shooter was a gamer….It seems equally coincidental that she also studied biology, watched TV, and wiped her own ass (sources close to the aledged shooter indicated that her ass-wiping activities dated back to childhood, but declined to be quoted as the investigation is ongoing and they were not authorized to speak with regard to said ass wiping), and voted for Barack Obama……all, subversive activities that obviously led to her murderous rampage. All sarcasm aside, I declare:

Shame on you, Boston Herald! You’ve sunk to tabloid status in my book. Any journalistic organization worth its grit wouldn’t have posted such a sensationalist piece, especially since there have been studies that refute any link to violent crime/suicide and role-playing games….other than to reduce them.

~AoB

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