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GenCon 2014: What I learned.

Tweet Here I am at home, recovering from another trip to the Best Four Days in Gaming. That’s right, I was able to attend my fourth GenCon in Indianapolis this year. It was an amazing experience to say the least, and probably my favorite con attendance ever to say the most. Let me tell you a little bit about why, and maybe I can make you even more jealous than you already are. First off, as I said, this is my fourth time attending this amazing gaming Mecca. My first year happened in 2010 when I was unemployed and had spent lots of my time helping a local game store owner open his first shop. As a thank you, he gave me a badge to the con … Read entire article »

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What Makes You a Douchey DM?

Tweet After GenCon I had some time to go over the videos I recorded of my interviews, and to think about the answers to the questions I asked. It was while doing exactly that when I hit upon an idea. If you read any of my interviews, you will know that I asked every single person the same question. “What makes you a Douchey DM?” I will admit that I asked that question mostly just because this site is called, but also because I’ve always felt that everyone has a little bit of a douche inside them somewhere. It wasn’t until after the convention that it hit me that most people probably don’t know that they are a Douchey DM in some way. It was … Read entire article »

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GenCon 2012 Interview: Margaret Weis Productions

Tweet I had the chance to interview Amanda Valentine of Margaret Weis Productions. She has worked on an insane number of very good, and critically acclaimed rpg products including Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, Smallville, The Dresden Files Roleplaying game, several Dragonlance supplements, the Fiasco Companion, and the Leverage Roleplaying game. She has been on the receiving end of many Ennie awards, Origins awards, Golden Geek awards, Indie RPG awards and more. She was an excellent interview and was gracious enough to talk to me at the end of a very long day. If you’d like to know more about Amanda, check out her website The games of Margaret Weis Productions seem to be incredibly popular at my local game store. In the last year we’ve had games … Read entire article »

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GenCon 2012 Interview: Gaming Paper

Tweet This is another interview that I wanted very much to do at GenCon. Erik Bauer of Gaming Paper seems to me to be a guy who saw a place to make his mark on the RPG hobby, and did that in spades. On top of that, he is one of the only guys I follow who makes comments when I mention his company on Twitter. There are nights when I’m sitting around the gaming table and gaming with friends and I snap a pic of the map to tweet it. Why? Who really knows honestly, but I like to share my hobbies with my followers from time to time. Whenever I’m using Gaming Paper I tend to toss an @GamingPaper onto the tweet, and … Read entire article »

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GenCon 2012 Interview: Pinnacle Entertainment Group

Tweet This is probably, without a doubt, the biggest interview that was on my list for the con. If you have ever listened to even a single episode of Happy Jacks RPG Podcast then you know how much they love Savage Worlds. Its honestly because of how much they love Savage Worlds and how much they talked about it that I originally picked up the game myself. I have now run several games in Savage Worlds including Ghostbusters, Deadlands, and Space 1889. I don’t intend to stop anytime soon as I love the fast and loose system that has such easy mechanics to learn. Its ideal for one shot con style gaming. Couldn’t be better. So, when I found out I was going to … Read entire article »

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