Bon Voyage Google+, The Diaspora is Real

As many of you know by now, Google+ has turned out the lights and ceases to exist. For many of us, it was a social media platform where we could hang out and be ourselves. Generally, though not always, of the hate, stupid memes, and the “stat this” silliness that invades Facebook all too often…

Embracing VoIP Gaming

New links added! Two and a half years later, this is still a growing gaming format. Today, it is more mainstream than it was when I wrote the original comments in August of 2014. This is still an avenue I heavily promote! Lately, there has been a huge uptick in Voice over IP (VoIP) gaming…

Google Continues to Dismantle Hangouts – Kills App Integration

Are you a VOIP Gamer? Do you use Google Hangouts? Then you might want to listen up. Recently Google announced they will be ending their¬†API support on 25 April 2017. What does this mean for all of us that game through Google Hangouts? What is API support? API support permits developers to make apps that…

Is Google+ Better than Facebook for Roleplayers?

Periodically I am asked why is it that I spend most of my time on Google+ instead of Facebook? I thought I would take a moment to explain and maybe in the course of the explanation, turn some more folks onto Google+. Let me start by saying that I find Facebook to be a great…

The Dilemma – Finding Solutions to Scheduling Local Games

I am moving forward with my plans to help bring my local RPG community out its desperate state of mainstream-ism. In the past I have argued that my local area is an RPG wasteland; to the point that if you are not playing one of the five or six mainstream systems you’re not likely to…

Google Changes Fire Up The Gaming Community

Google+ is buzzing with angered comments about recent changes to the interface. Seems eerily reminiscent of what happens on Facebook all the time. The changes to Google+ are distinct and rather bothersome to folks in the gaming community and I fully understand and share the feeling. Summary of changes: – New newsfeed format that is…

Fun Weekend – 3 Games Played

Yesterday, at Contessa’s Spring Break gaming weekend, I got the chance to finally play two games I had been wanting to try for a very long time. In fact, I owned both of the core rulebooks for these games for quite a long time. First up was Night’s Black Agent followed by Trail of Cthulhu,…

Are You Up For The Challenge?

Fellow blogger and game designer, Thomas Novosel has challenged himself to read one or two of his RPG books each week and then run a session of each. That’s one hell of a challenge! So, to help him out, I have volunteered to be one of his subjects¬†players. If you’re interested in checking out his…

Contessa – Promoting Visibility of Women in Tabletop Gaming

I’m excited to be playing two demo games this weekend during the Contessa Spring Break event! I am finally going to get to try Night’s Black Agents and Trail of Cthulhu; two games that have been on my “to try” list for a very long time. I was looking over their schedule and while there…

Contessa Spring Break – 16 & 17 May

The ladies over at Contessa are up to it again! They’re hosting another game weekend on the 16th and 17th of this month. If you’re not in the know, Contessa is an organization run by women that promotes women in gaming and gender equality. Each of the game sessions in their events are organized and…