The Rituals

Last week Andrei wrote about his first ever Dungeons & Dragons game, and about how board games and role playing games are not direct competitors. The story of his first role playing adventure reminded me of the times when I used to play RPG on a more regular basis – and of something that is… Read More The Rituals

Dungeons & Dragons or why board games and RPGs are not in direct competition

My friends and pretty much all the people who know me are aware – and sometimes make fun – of the fact that I am the “mechanics guy”. I care a lot more about how the game plays and about the interactions between game pieces than about the theme of the game. I would often… Read More Dungeons & Dragons or why board games and RPGs are not in direct competition

Humour me

There are few things more awkward in normal, everyday life than an unfunny joke – especially if the only person laughing is also the person telling it. Whenever telling a joke, we ran the risk of being not understood or misunderstood, and we often try to figure out beforehand, if what we’re about to say… Read More Humour me