A Clear, Concise Indictment of D&D

And one that does not make accusations of immorality (well, perhaps a little bit, but not as you might expect).D&D was originally as artificial as chess: ill-assorted groups of ‘adventurers’, patterned vaguely after the Fellowship of the Ring, wandering through improbably spacious underground complexes excavated for no clear reason, practising aggravated assault and grand larceny … Continue reading A Clear, Concise Indictment of D&D

Fight clear.

The Battle for Azeroth is nominally about the game World of Warcraft (WoW). Really, it's just an attempt to cash in on a phenomenon. A bunch of stupid essays dressed up as analysis of MMORPGs with a focus on WoW. I'd kind of like that time back.----------------Listening to: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble - … Continue reading Fight clear.

Book Update

I didn't do a mid-year reading review as I had intended. I've been playing a lot of WoW, and that honestly is what does the most to prevent blogging. A lot of the time I'm on the computer, I'm adventuring in Azeroth.I have other excuses too, in case you're interested. I changed shifts at work … Continue reading Book Update

More WOW

It still crashes my computer sometimes, but other times it works just fine. So I don't know what the deal is. I can play it a bit, but I can't group with anyone because I don't know if my computer is going to give out at a crucial moment and cause everyone to die. Not … Continue reading More WOW

Betting on WOW

What WOW needs is a betting system. Probably the easiest to implement would be one that would allow players to wager on the outcome of their duels. Right now when one duels, the winner gets nothing more than the ephemeral satisfaction of having won. And presumably adding a wager system would still allow people to … Continue reading Betting on WOW