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Santa Barbara Gaming!

Two of the players in our weekly roleplaying sessions have left town now… and then there were five. So, I’m starting to organize efforts to find new gamers in my area to join us. The end result?

Santa Barbara Gaming. A resource to help SB region gamers network and find each other, with a mailing list and such.

What do you think?

Wasting Time, Lesson One

I spend quite a bit of my internet time (and mental activity, so it seems) reading, posting, and thinking about roleplaying games. They’ve always been one of my favorite hobbies. For posterity, I suppose, and in the interests of posting something to this weblog, I thought I’d showcase the extent of my madness. (continued)

Geek Overload: My Exalted character

As many of you have heard, I’m back in business… the roleplaying business that is. The playing of RPG business. Not so much business, I guess. Anyway, I’ve joined the first (of hopefully many) game with these new RPG folk, and I’m playing Exalted. A sailing explorer Eclipse albino, to be exact. Read on if you want to hear his character background that I threw together in about 15 minutes. (continued)

What’s your virtual poison?

Andrew’s very recently introduced me to Myst I and I know a lot of peeps are into the series. Are there any other series, or individual games, people really recommend? Of course, there are always a few qualifying factors… (continued)

Civilization Three

So… A while back, I told Teisha that I’d show her Civ3. Now, after two straight nights of 5 hour binge-sessions, I feel justified in my assessment that she’d like it. Which is great, since I love that game! (continued)

I think I’m in love…

with the upcoming Nintendo Revolution. Watch a teaser video, and be amazed! (continued)

I Summon the knowledge of… Pool Games!

The last few days, I’ve been lounging in the swimming pool attached to my friends’ apartment complex. And having a ball. Swimming is one of my favorite activities– it’s good exercise, it’s relaxing, it’s peaceful under the water, and it’s such a great chance to be playful and splash at each other. But I don’t remember many pool games. (continued)

Roleplaying Party

While I was in Colorado last weekend for the wedding of some good friends, I had a chance to engage in my most favorite hobby– Tabletop pen-and-paper roleplaying, or RPGing as the cool kids call it. Actually, I’m under the impression they refer to it as “r00l p7AyN, suXXoRZ”, but I never liked the cool kids anyway. Read on for pictures! (continued)

Exalted has made me its Bitch

So, I finally broke down and bought Exalted: the Fair Folk, a RPG supplement for (amazingly enough) the Exalted line of roleplaying games… It’s really good, and has viciously rekindled my love for RPGs. (continued)

Poker, Card Games, and Woohoo

So, last night I went to a poker night and quadrupled my money. It got me thinking about card games in general, as well as feeling pretty damn happy about the whole thing. (continued)


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