RPG

Do You Game?

One way of “forcing” oneself to write is to join an online text-based role-playing game (RPG). In a text-based game, people assume a character within the framework of a particular universe and write stories with other characters in different settings according to various plots.

The Geek Test: What’s Your Score?

I believe people of all types should be able to join in geek events and have fun whether they’re sufficiently geek credentialed or not, but I wondered how one might one go about quantitatively evaluating “geekiness”

Howling Dogs and Gaming on the Fringes

Mainstream video games—the kinds that have massive advertising campaigns—have codified our genres.  They’ve done this much like film has.  There are superhero movies and science fiction tentpoles, much like there are fantasy RPGs or space action games.   These are enjoyable games, and they play well.  But they lack what my preferred fiction has.  My […]