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Wednesday, June 19 2013

Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy, Revisited: ‘Little Women: An Annotated Edition’

I was a child who lived largely in books. I fell into this latest edition of Little Women with the same old joy, balancing Shealy’s ungainly volume in my lap, oblivious to the hockey playoffs blaring in the background.


Tuesday, June 11 2013

Gaming the Dice: How Randomness Contributes to Game Experiences

More than any other medium, games allow randomness. Dumb chance or unfulfilled omens in a film are labelled plot holes, but unpredictable consequences are natural to games. It’s perfectly acceptable for a video game hero to get by with the help of luck, as players we experienced it so we don’t need a strict explanation for every second of play.


Saturday, August 16 2008

GenCon, Day 1:  Wits, Wagers, and Ranks

Glenn McDonald reports from day one of GenCon, Gary Gygax's annual tabletop and board game convention.


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