Category Archives: Games

[REVIEW] Fiasco, Pt. 1: Search & Setup

Over the next few weeks, I’ll be taking an in depth look at one of the latest and most exciting discoveries I’ve made on the gaming front. I’m admittedly late to the party on this one, but I still felt it warranted special mention. That, and I needed an excuse to share my own gaming story. Regardless of your experience level with games, you’ll find in Fiasco an accessible (and inexpensive) system that all but guarantees many evenings of fun for anyone with a couple of friends and anything approaching a human level of creativity. One disclaimer to start us off, however: this write-up is not a how-to-play guide. While I will be exploring most of the game’s mechanics at a high level, I will not be going out of my way to explain every detail. If you’re interested in the nitty-gritty, pick up a copy of the book or the pdf. I don’t think you’ll regret it. Continue reading

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Expectations

If my first post here wasn’t indication enough, I tend to be overly serious. Some might even say I verge on somber. Such is the curse of the reflective introvert: through joy and despair, fun and chore, all must be analyzed and deconstructed. However, I’m hoping this blog will allow me to loosen my collar and slip into something a little less…gloomy. If my normal demeanor is a severe, black, three-piece business suit, perhaps my online presence can be more severe, black business casual (with sweater vest and sleeves rolled up, no doubt). Don’t get me wrong; I certainly reserve the freedom to indulge in heavy personal or philosophical meandering whenever the mood strikes, but I’d like to mitigate the melancholy by also writing about subjects toward which I feel an emotion akin to what normal human beings might identify as “excitement.” Continue reading

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