On International TableTopDay 2013

Just going to add that 2013 at the top because I hope this does become an annual event. I will say I was very much looking forward to TableTopDay since it was announced. I managed to get most of my friends enough notice so that we could plan to get together that day, even if only for a few hours. Since this was on Easter weekend everyone had other things going on during the day, and could not stay late because of early morning obligations but we had a solid 5 hours of table top gaming. Previous to TableTop being aired (or really before youtube for that matter) I had purchased a few games but never really had a chance to play them. I already owned Killer Bunnies, Munchkin, Chez Goth, and Ninja Burger. Up till (and including now) those games have been played at most one time. It was … Read more…

On Being a Geek

So yesterday Felicia Day posted a video to youtube on the Geek & Sundry channel explaining what she thinks being a geek really means. It’s a good video and I recommend watching it before reading the rest of this post. Watching this has gotten me to think about being a geek. I would say that I am a bigger geek now than I was as a teenager, mainly because I have money to enjoy the things I want to enjoy. Back then I probably would have gotten defensive about being called a geek or a nerd, because even though I always say I tried to not care what people thought about me, it really did affect a lot of the decisions I made for a long time. What I took from that video is that simply enjoying something that might not be considered “cool” like collecting comics, or enjoying science … Read more…