Gaming movies

A friend of mine suggested two movies. One of these I’ve seen before (Gamers: Dorkness Rising) and the other I haven’t seen> I own most of the D&D movies, even the really especially bad ones. Imagine my delight to find out that there is a D&D movie available on YouTube Read more…

XKCD on gaming

XKCD is a web comic about geek, language, math, and love. And of course, the periodic jab at geek culture like role playing games, science fiction, etc. All fun and done in stick figures. Some times only gamers know exactly how to decipher a manuscript. Never go up against a Read more…

Women fighters in realistic armor

I’ve often complained about the inappropriate armor on female miniatures we use in gaming. Most of the time the figures are scantily clad (especially fighters). Thieves seem to be a little better. Gotta love well-endowed breastplates (aka “boobplate”). My Dungeon Master from the Saturday night gaming group emailed me a Read more…

.NET, Windows XP woes

I’m having to use the Winddow XP virtual machine on the Mac to do character updates for gaming tonight. Stupid fucking Windows keeps asking if I want to reboot. It’s downloading updates in the background even though that was turned off. I get so aggravated with Windows. It’s amazing how Read more…

New game. Time suck.

I enjoy playing games: pen-and-paper RPGs like Dungeons and Dragons (yes people still play it), computer RPGs, MMOs, and all that fun stuff. Bioware, a game company, has a good track record producing RPGs (role-playing games). Bioware produced the Baldur’s Gate series a few years back, a well loved RPG. Read more…

Stella plays GW again!

Stella has taken to watching me play Guild Wars (GW) almost every time I log on to the game. When she is ready to play, she sits about two inches from the monitor and watches the screen intently. She decided to help me play on Saturday when I was talking Read more…

Stella: Gamer kitty!

Today started with a vet visit with Stella for her fluids. She has been so good about it. Surprising, considering that she has limited patience. If something takes longer than five minutes, she will start protesting vigorously. The fluids have made a huge difference for her: the evening after she Read more…

TARDIS MAME Console

Simon Jansen, of www.asciimation.co.nz, has built an incredible replica of a TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space, Doctor Who‘s time machine), complete with a fold-out MAME console for playing retro arcade games. The TARDIS MAME console is obviously a work of love and art. The attention to detail is Read more…