Tag Archives: fantasy role playing games

Learning to Dungeon Crawl

I’ve written before about how role-playing video games don’t necessarily let you play a role, mostly due to programming limitations. This article made me think of the topic again, and I get the impression that they’re mostly just role-playing games … Continue reading

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The Few, the Proud, the Geeky

This post on Tumblr about geekiness and gender roles has some good points, although I’m not sure I agree with all of it. I sometimes get confused by geeky people who marginalize others, with my reasoning being that they’ve generally … Continue reading

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Look Out, There’s a Monster Coming

I read a post today about random encounters in role-playing video games, and I agree that they can be pretty annoying. It actually works both ways, too. Not only do enemies tend to randomly show up at the least opportune … Continue reading

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Difficult Mage

Reading this humorous post about how the Fellowship of the Ring isn’t as heroic as we’re led to think got me thinking about one thing I found disappointing about The Lord of the Rings, which was how rarely Gandalf actually … Continue reading

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