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Food for Thought: 2017-06-05

Posted on May 31st, 2017

Here are some of the reads & comics I’ve found thought-provoking over the last week. Ranked in priority-reading order:The Intercept reminds us that war is hideous, and Memorial Day tries to make us feel better about it: https://theintercept.com/2017/05/29/we-need-memorial-day-to-obscure-the-unbearable-truth-about-war/Cory Doctorow advertises for his latest book, but also talks about how technology can both aid and combat inequality: https://www.theguardian.com/inequality/2017/may/31/technolog...

On Not Being a Terrible Fan

Posted on April 13th, 2016

“I can’t believe the next movie isn’t ready, yet. They need to get off their asses and get it done." “Is she ever going to finish the next book? What is she doing working on other stuff instead of publishing the next book?" “Uhhh, I helped fund this game, why isn’t it ready, yet? I demand a refund!" I am pretty sure you have heard a lot of statements like this. They come from a good place: we are excited about something that is being made! But they can also turn shortsighted, selfish, and ot...

#RPGaDAY2015

Posted on August 23rd, 2015

1: Forthcoming game you’re most looking forward to Project:Dark. I backed this Kickstarter and have since played it a couple times with the creator. It is amazing because it gives us a new core conceit to play with (characters are assumed to be stealthy rather than combative), because the the rules & setting(s) richly intertwine, and because the players get to use poker cards! 2: Kickstarted game you’re most pleased you’ve backed. Fate. I’ve backed a lot of games on Kickstarter. Leaving out p...

GenCon 2015 Wrap-Up

Posted on August 2nd, 2015

TL:DR: Obtained: Pack O Game, Drinking Quest special map, Skorne Empire, Torchbearer combo pack, Paizo NPC face cards Played: Trash Planet, Eclipse Phase (Fate), Dungeon World, Project: Dark, Mind’s Eye Theater: Anarchs Ran: Of Dreams and Nightmares Wednesday: As usual, I went early to get my will call items on Wednesday. I wasn’t able to stick around and do some free Wednesday night events (this time) because I was completing preparations for our Thursday night event. Thursday: We got...

GenCon 2014 Wrap-Up

Posted on August 17th, 2014

Table of Contents/TL;DR I am excited about Project:Dark Ran my first GenCon event Enjoyed the 7th Sea LARP, again Enjoyed my annual Eclipse Phase game and also talked Fate of Transhumanity Went to some good panels Had some serendipitous moments Saw cool people and got some cool stuff Played Project:Dark with the creator, Will Hindmarch. I have been anticipating this game because I enjoy Will's work, because I have play-tested one of his games in the past (sadly, one that never got produ...

Todd Grotenhuis

Professionally an Information Security Specialist, Politically an Abolitionist, Theologically an Anabaptist