At some point the notion that film classes might help my gamemastering popped into my head. Having a grasp on the language of visual storytelling could be useful, right? I love movies, and I’ve dabbled in filmmaking in minor and mostly unsuccessful ways. Making a movie is not a casual endeavor, and isn’t something to…

When I was younger, roleplaying games helped to encourage my love of reading. Not only the much venerated Appendix N in the 1st Edition Dungeon Masters Guide, filled with fabulous fantastic fiction, but all sorts of history and non-fiction. I wanted to know about knights in armor and Shaolin monks, life in medieval societies and…

“This job would be great if it wasn’t for the f***ing customers.” Randall Graves, Clerks Navigating tabletop games communities is a lot like walking through a bad neighborhood at night. Most people you see are just minding their own business, and don’t really care about you one way or the other. There are some really…

We’re frequently asked what “Asparagus Jumpsuit” means, and how we came up with the name. My stock answer is that it means whatever you want it to mean, because it doesn’t mean anything. It stems from this odd and useless ability I have to speak unintelligible nonsense. It has the cadence of normal speech, but…

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