Rage for order: Scum and Villainy in Star Wars Battlefront 2

By Triality Lens “She’s an old-time ambassador of sweet-talking, night-walking games, And she’s known in the darkest clubs for pushing ahead of the dames. If she says she can do it, then she can do it, she don’t make false claims. But she’s a queen and such are queens that your laughter is sucked in […]

DCC Part 2: Combat, Crits, Funnels and Fumbles

  It was a dark world. It’s always a “dark” world. Garun Helrockyr gazed through his mostly empty mug of “lukewarm goat piss;” a paper thin, hoppy “ale” — brewed downstairs in the community tub, no doubt. The dwarf cursed under his breath. An aleslinger behind the sticky bar grinned, elbowing a serving boy playfully while pointing at Garun […]

Wrong bad fun: Why We Play and What Keeps Us Coming Back for More

I’m going to take a break from my regularly scheduled overview of the Dungeon Crawl Classics roleplaying game to discuss something near and dear to my heart as a gamer: We are all doing it wrong. Suppose you are a tried and true fan of one particular game or a particular genre of game. Maybe […]

Rebels — A Darth Parable

  One of my favorite shows on TV is a cartoon created for 7+ year-olds. That’s a tough pill to swallow for serious nerds like me who like to talk about their favorite serious-nerd minutiae and still feel cool about it. One of the tent poles of new nerd-Nirvana is that everything we had to […]

STAR WARS VIII SHOWS US ITS TITLE

Starwars.com has revealed the title of the next Star Wars movie in the Skywalker Saga and it’s “The Last Jedi.” This is Star Wars news, folks. We never bury the lead when it comes to our favorite space opera. The film – which is slated for a December 15, 2017, release –  is written and […]

Spoiler Alert: Your Favorite Show Sucks

AMC’s “The Walking Dead” is deplorable torture porn for people who enjoy bad writing and flagrantly abusive commercial manipulation. The show is the harbinger of a zeitgeist that wants to eliminate the F-word and thinks naked titties on network TV are a bridge too far — but LOVES popped eyeballs and oozing brain matter. Rick […]