Episode 110 – Spiritual Warfare (with Rev. Derek White)

Download this episode (right click and save) The Rev. Derek White, longtime friend of the show and known to the Internet as “The Geekpreacher”, joins us once again to discuss spiritual warfare! After introducing Derek (and letting him plug GaryCon), we turn our attention to some important information about fake beards […]

Our Weekend Reading series (brought to you by our Patreon backers) continues with a curated selection of fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet.   Jenny Apparently, pilgrims were also graffiti artists. St. Peter’s Church in Sudbury, England found a medieval carving of a peacock beside the organ. […]

I have an odd quirk as a gamer where fantasy is concerned. While I really enjoy traditional medieval/renaissance fantasy as a player, a reader, and even as a writer, when I GM, I prefer to throw a significant amount of extra technological “stuff” in. My most successful fantasy game drew […]

Our Weekend Reading series (brought to you by our Patreon backers) continues with a curated selection of fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet.   Grant It’s been making the rounds, but if you haven’t read the late Alex Tizon’s tremendously powerful article “My Family’s Slave” in The […]

If you come to Fear the Con X, there is a significant (we hope, at least) chance that you will see Jenny and me walking around with ABSURD fake beards on. We’re going to be participating in a convention-wide charity fundraiser for Pat Roper. Pat’s a great guy, and a […]

Episode 109 – Visual Character Descriptions, Part 2 (with Krissi Woodward)

Download this episode (right click and save) We continue our discussion with Krissi Woodward about clothing and visual character descriptions! We pick back up with discussions of cultural and vocational costume, and move on to the effects of technology on what people wear and look like. We then spend a […]

Our Weekend Reading series continues with a curated selection of fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet.   Jenny There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks about the benefits of gaming in relation to mental health. But something I’ve struggled with on occasion is how my […]

It’s that time again – finals week. As someone who made the (in retrospect, unwise) choice to enter the workforce after high school instead of going off to a four-year college, I’ve ironically been in school for most of my adult life, albeit part-time. I have an AAS in criminal […]

Our Weekend Reading series continues with a curated selection of fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet.   Grant Before I get to my recommendations proper, I want to re-up an article we shared out earlier this week from Kotaku: “Therapists Are Using Dungeons & Dragons To Get […]

Episode 109 – Visual Character Descriptions, Part 1 (with Krissi Woodward)

Download this episode (right click and save) Krissi Woodward—Grant’s wife and costume designer—joins us once again to discuss visual character descriptions in our game, and especially clothing! We have a couple of announcements related to our Weekend Reading series and our Patreon question rewards. Then we tackle a question from […]

Our Weekend Reading series continues with fascinating articles—and a few other things—from around the Internet.   Grant Oddly enough, all of my suggestions this week deal with the written word in one way or another.   From Zachary Totah over at Speculative Faith, an article on discernment in reading: “To […]

My church did something interesting and different this past Sunday: we told each other jokes instead of having a traditional sermon. The practice of doing this the weekend after Easter Sunday is called “Bright Sunday” or “Holy Humor Sunday” as it was in my church and apparently goes back quite […]