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“Dysentery”

“I’ve got something to send you,” said Jeremy, my old producer from Wired.com, while we were chatting on Facebook. He asked for my address, but I forgot that he’d done that. We generally reminisce about the good, old days. We don’t spend much time buying each other gifts. When the package showed up today, I […]

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“What’s Next?”

Lately I’ve been asking myself a simple question: “What’s next?” I go through these moments of self reflection as I near the end of a large project. In this case, I’m in the final stages of rewriting Dungeons & Dreamers after several years of on-again/off-again work with my friend and co-author John Borland. The book is […]

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Entry #7: Their Adventure Continues to This Day

Two weeks ago, I announced that we would give away 5 copies of Dungeons & Dreamers (coming in March 2014) for the best stories about playing Dungeons & Dragons, or MMORPGS, or role-playing games, or computer games in general. The rules aren’t really important. Telling us a good story about playing games with friends is the key […]

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Entry #6: The Halo Effect

Earlier this week, I announced that we would give away 5 copies of Dungeons & Dreamers (coming in March 2014) for the best stories about playing Dungeons & Dragons, or MMORPGS, or role-playing games, or computer games in general. The rules aren’t really important. Telling us a good story about playing games with friends is the key […]

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Entry #5: The Last Game

Earlier this week, I announced that we would give away 5 copies of Dungeons & Dreamers (coming in March 2014) for the best stories about playing Dungeons & Dragons, or MMORPGS, or role-playing games, or computer games in general. The rules aren’t really important. Telling us a good story about playing games with friends is the key […]

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The Paradox of Choice: A story about games and storytelling

“Video games, however, can ask that we experience not only empathy but agency too. You don’t just feel with characters, you feel through them. You bind yourself to them and become temporarily responsible for their life onscreen. Whatever happens, you’re in it together.” — Tevis Thompson, Half-Lives: The Walking Dead: 400 Days, Sorcery!, and Depression […]

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Entry #3: Cats: They Burn Stuff

Earlier this week, I announced that we would give away 5 copies of Dungeons & Dreamers (coming in March 2014) for the best stories about playing Dungeons & Dragons, or MMORPGS, or role-playing games, or computer games in general. The rules aren’t really important. Telling us a good story about playing games with friends is […]

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