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Indie Tabletop RPGs: They Exist, They’re Cheap…and You’ll Love Them

A while back I was preparing to start up a family role-playing campaign. My plan was to start us off with AD&D, which is the role-playing game I had played most often. Annika was around 10 at the time and I … Continue reading

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1:1 is the New 4×3

In the past few weeks, square crops of movie trailers have been showing up, mostly on Facebook and Twitter. They were clearly created for the benefit of viewers using a phone in portrait orientation. People in my extended Twitter circles … Continue reading

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My complicated Relationship with First-Person Shooters

This is me playing Call of Duty, Far Cry 3, Battlefield or Medal of Honor:   This is me playing Resistance, Borderlands, Left 4 Dead, Half-life 2, Halo and Destiny:    

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Initial Thoughts on The Force Awakens

It’s all spoilers, people. You have been warned! At the time of this writing, I’ve seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens twice three times: once with Beca and Annika on opening day, once with Beca and my sister-in-law on Christmas Eve, … Continue reading

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They Live: Alley Fight

ANNOUNCER How long do you think a fight scene should last on screen? MAN I don’t know. Two minutes? ANNNOUNCER Try a little longer. MAN Two and a half? ANNNOUNCER Not quite. Try again. MAN Certainly not three minutes? ANNNOUNCER … Continue reading

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Generational Learning Styles – Louie

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Star Maps

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Episode II Holograms

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Tad’s Podcast Recommendations

I have a long commute. I listen to lots of podcasts. I want other people to listen to the podcasts that I like, and I’ve spent a long time finding a bunch of them that I find reliably entertaining and/or … Continue reading

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Lord Vader Breaks Down A.B.C.

Darth Vader is here from downtown, here from Emperor and Tarkin, on a mission of mercy…

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