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Accursed RPG Kickstarter Launches on Friday the 13th, 2013

Accursed RPG Kickstarter Launches on Friday the 13th, 2013

The Accursed RPG launches on Kickstarter on Friday the 13th with witches and monsters in a world overrun by evil. Read More

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Getting Back Into The Groove

Having a baby seems to disrupt things in your life, but that’s to be expected. But I didn’t expect some of the things that fell to the wayside. Now that my daughter is three years old, I’m finally getting back into a groove with some of the geeky pursuits I had put on the back burner. I… Read More

Chocolate Gamer Dice

Pardon the cliches flying here, but what does a lady geek want more than her dice recreated in chocolate? For $15 towards this Kickstarter project, you get a complete set–D4, D6, D8, D10, D12, and D20 recreated in Ghirardelli 60% cacao. I bet they’d go really well with a bite of chocolate space invader. Read More

Glitch Gone Wild?

After signing myself up for Glitch, I decided to let my kids develop characters of their own (under my e-mail addresses and with my close supervision). Over the weekend my oldest son took a trip to the dark side of Glitch: “Glitch Hell“. Simply put, you visit Hell by dying. You can visit Hell several times,… Read More

Fitocracy – A Geeky Way to Track Weight Loss

Losing weight can be a challenge, but if you treat it like a quest in a roleplaying game, might actually make working out fun! I am overweight. Not terribly, but enough that I’m not very happy with my current weight / shape. Add in the fact that I had a c-section with my daughter, and… Read More

How To Get Laid in Every RPG Session

I refer to role-playing, not actually having sex with your fellow gamers (unless it’s a whole different kind of role-playing group.) I played a character for about a year that had had sex every single gaming session (not alone), and you can do it too! I did not set out to make such a stud,… Read More

The French Side of… Steampunk Literature

Les Moutons électriques (Electric Sheep, just like Philip K. Dick’s famous novel) is a French publisher that offers some wonderful collections for every geek. Its bibliothèque rouge (Red Library) proposes biographies of imaginary characters in a convincing academic style. One can read Les nombreuses vies de… (The many lives of…) Harry Potter, Jane Austen, Dracula… Read More

The French Side of… RPG

I don’t know if you had the same feeling in the US, but for a while, we French RPG players were quite convinced we were the last generation of a very brief-lived phenomenon. Younger people seemed to mark no interest at all in our favorite hobby. We saw people growing (relatively) older around RPG tables… Read More

CABIN FEVER: Help For RPG-Frustrated New Parents

Imagine your kid is too young to care about the weather outside. Imagine (s)he’s so young (s)he won’t even notice it’s snowing, except if you stick his/her tiny nose to the window and point the strange white falling things, exclaiming loudly “Look! It’s snowing!” (or “Regarde! Il neige!” if your geekling is supposed to understand… Read More

Geek the Vote: Politics for Kids

The number of American political geeks under age eighteen is predictably low. I mean, why should kids geek out about something they can’t even participate in? The better question is: Why shouldn‘t they? Kids aren’t allowed to vote, but that doesn’t mean they’re incapable of understanding what’s going on around them. Besides, kids are natural… Read More