(Almost) Rooting Against the Protagonist: Harry Dresden

Oh, Harry Dresden. I'm trying to stay in your corner but you are making it very hard to do so! Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden. Yes, his middle names were based on 2 "magicians". Speaking of magicians, Dresden is that: a magician, living in Chicagoland, working as a Private Investigator. He, like all magicians of Jim Butcher's Dresden … Continue reading (Almost) Rooting Against the Protagonist: Harry Dresden

10 All-Time Favorite Albums

One of the current Facebook trends is to post, over 10 days, a picture of your 10 favorite albums, with no explanation for the choice. Well, I'm about to post my 10 favorite albums and some will have explanations. A special mention goes to the 1993 debut album by 311, called "Music". I never owned … Continue reading 10 All-Time Favorite Albums

Review: “Smallworld”

Designer: Philippe Keyaerts Publisher: Days of Wonder and Others Players: 2-5 Ages: 8+ Play Time: 40-80 minutes The world is too small for all of these races.  Some need to be culled. Some need to step up and conquer their neighbors. Which races will be the conquered and which will be the conquerors? Smallworld is an empire-building … Continue reading Review: “Smallworld”

Review: “Lovecraft Letter”

Publisher: Alderac Entertainment Group, Arclight, Pegasus Spiele, Switch Games Designer: Seiji Kanai Ages: 10+ Players: 2-6; 4 players is probably the optimal number Playing Time: 10 minutes, give or take a minute In Love Letters, you are trying to win the affections of the Princess. There's no such "good" vibe in Lovecraft Letter. This game, … Continue reading Review: “Lovecraft Letter”

“Bob Ross: Art Of Chill Game”

Designer: Prospero Hall Publisher: Big G Creative Players: 2-4, but 3-4 seem to work best Ages: 12+, more for the potential difficulty Time: about 30 minutes I know very few people that have never watched an episode of the PBS show, "The Joy of Painting". For the few reading this that have not seen this show: … Continue reading “Bob Ross: Art Of Chill Game”

“The Ballad of Black Tom”: Book Review

I made myself a promise that once the semester ended, I would get back into reading. The first item on the list was finishing the 2016 novella by Victor LaValle, The Ballad of Black Tom. I finished it on Saturday afternoon.... and it was one of the strangest stories I read in a long time. … Continue reading “The Ballad of Black Tom”: Book Review