This blog has been a long time in the making. For a couple of years, I maintained a blog about social ballroom dancing, but that site is mostly an archive to which I am no longer regularly posting now. Somehow I kind of ran out of things to say about dancing. Mostly I “blame” the growing interest in gaming which has consumed more and more of my free time over the past few years.
I’ve been writing and playing larps in the MIT and SGS styles for three years now. I’ve been playing board games for four years, with a preference for games with a strong element of chance and/or cooperative games. Most recently, I’ve started exploring the world of tabletops through Mage the Ascension and Traveller: The New Era.
Somewhere along the way it occurred to me that I wanted to share the experiences I was having. This blog feels part personal journal – to record thoughts and impressions on games, part journalistic – to present to a wider audience the characters and stories we create, and the lives they live, and part journey – a chronicle of the things I learn and notice about game and character creation, and how the hypothetical scenarios that games let us play out reveal fundamental truths about humanity, and human nature.
For the moment, I am the sole author, but I hope that once I have the blog running for a while, I can convince some of my friends to also contribute. We’d really love to connect with other gaming communities in the SF bay area and the world over, so I encourage you to reach out to us through this blog. Comment on posts, contact me about being a guest author, share ideas for games, borrow ours, lend us yours, and generally play games and have fun!
“Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult”