Boppin’ and Blog Hoppin’: Day Twenty-Eight

The Finale! What’s the single most important lesson you’ve learned from DnD? As I just said, I’ve taken a lot from DnD. My teaching style is profoundly influenced by my growth as a DM, which is how I can walk into a classroom where there are three of seven students present, only two of whom […]

Boppin’ and Blog Hoppin’: Day Eighteen

What’s the first gaming convention you attended? I’ve done the convention thing twice. Twice! I’m from Wyoming, it’s not really a thing. We do have some friends who hit up Comic-Con in Denver, and graciously invite us every year, but that is a very different thing to me. For instance, I had to look up […]

Boppin’ and Blog Hoppin’: Day Fourteen

Did you meet your significant other while playing D&D? Does he or she still play? (Also there’s some bullshit about protesting Valentine’s Day with a monster) As I type this I’m catching up on an old episode of My Brother, My Brother, and Me; specifically episode 103, KORBEN DALLAS. Travis (your middlest brother) just told […]

Boppin’ and Blog Hoppin’: Day Twelve

First store where you bought your gaming supplies. Does it still exist? Hastings. You ever been to a Hastings? My experience in the last couple of years at Hastings makes this question somewhat challenging to answer. Back in the day, Hastings was kind of like a…bookier Best Buy? Like, you’d go there to buy books, […]

A-Z Action: I Should Have Used H for HeroQuest

Because, seriously, HeroQuest. It’s important to understand that I wouldn’t be a gamer today if it wasn’t for HeroQuest. And as I owe every major social (and thereby both romantic and professional) accomplishment past the age of about 10 to Dungeons and Dragons, I would literally not be here today if it wasn’t for HeroQuest. […]

>A-Z Action: G iz da Greenskinz!

>Orcs are important. They’re so iconic to a fantasy setting that when they crop up in Sucker Punch, it’s not even necessary to ever say the name. You see the gross-skinned dudes and recognize them immediately. I’ve written something in the neighborhood of seven different campaign worlds in the last sixteen or so years, and […]