A DM’s Tale

Today one of my oldest gaming friends left town, and it looks like he’ll be gone for a long time.

This is a friend who I have spent the last fourteen years casually talking to about games, films, philosophy, one of the people who got me into Warhammer, and one of my favourite D&D players. Here is someone who became a verb, one that will stay with us for many years to come as new players come and go, and to openly mock and criticize one another over poor behaviour in games. Continue reading “A DM’s Tale”

Review – The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents

I foolishly decided to review Hogfather back in July, leaving me with very few choices for a Discworld book to review that fit the season, so I considered doing the complete opposite, that being a book about boundless amounts of life springing into the world, like Reaper Man. Dammit Tim! So why choose Maurice?

This time of year is about families, which is why the primary focus of media tends to be family friendly, accessible to both children and adults in equal measure. We rewatch the films we grew up with and want to introduce those to children in the hopes that our influence can do what genetics began, creating more and hopefully better versions of ourselves. This is also why we recreate those old stories, giving them more of ourselves and making them more relevant and accessible. Continue reading “Review – The Amazing Maurice And His Educated Rodents”