The Batman Paradox: The Joke’s On You

The Batman Paradox: The Joke’s On You

One of the things I enjoy most about reading comics is the commentary on culture it can make. Such as how the 1980s run of Animal Man by Grant Morrison gives huge props to animal rights. Or the way Alan Moore’s run of Saga of the Swamp Thing explores the ideas of what...

One-shot RPGs for Gaming Groups in Flux

One-shot RPGs for Gaming Groups in Flux

Recently, my regular D&D group has been meeting very irregularly. A combination of factors conspired to create this situation--among them the release of the D&D Next playtest (very well-received with our group) and some changing work schedules for some of us....

“At the Puffing Grampus” – A Tale from Nimbus

“At the Puffing Grampus” – A Tale from Nimbus

"Tales from Nimbus" is an ongoing series of short shorts meant to offer insight into the world of Nimbus in ways the main narrative cannot. At the Puffing Grampus “Look,” said the first mate of the Amber Skycruiser. “I’m really sorry. I didn’t know—” “Shut up,” Fritz...

Kickstarter: We did it! YOU did it!

Kickstarter: We did it! YOU did it!

I'm going to keep this short and sweet: I woke up this morning to see that the Birthright Kickstarter was fully funded. Right now, we're at 105% funded, and we still have 3 days to go. How crazy is that? I just wanted to give you all a big, heartfelt thank you. I...

Writers Wanted: Batstravaganza!

Writers Wanted: Batstravaganza!

Unless you've been living in a cave--a bat cave?--you know that The Dark Knight Rises is being released July 20, which brings an end to Chris Nolan's super-dark, super-gritty, super-awesome Batman trilogy. And in a move of pure genius on my part, I would like to...

Why You Should Try Board Games

Why You Should Try Board Games

No, I’m not talking about Monopoly. The board games I’m talking about are a whole new breed of modern board game. They are varied in theme and in playstyle, but one thing is certain: they are quickly gaining popularity, and not just with the video game and RPG crowd,...