Song Titles as Magic Cards

All of this was inspired by my brother some years ago, who found the song "Angel with a Shotgun" by The Cab and said to me, "This sounds like it should be a Magic card."  Fast forward to a different friend of mine talking about designing custom Magic sets and using template software to actually… Continue reading Song Titles as Magic Cards

On Muffins as a World-Building Device

Several years ago, I started asking video game playing friends the question, "Can I eat a muffin in [new game]?" usually followed by, "Is there a video game in which I can eat a muffin?"  At the time, I wasn't very interested in games and was asking just to be annoying, but it turns out… Continue reading On Muffins as a World-Building Device

Tabletop Roleplaying Etiquette 101

Nerd social situations can be very different from more typical social situations.  Aside from stereotypical geeky awkwardness, some unique group activities only occur in nerd circles.  Thus: Nerdiquette.  If you're like me, you're more comfortable doing new things when you have an idea of what to expect, and what's expected of you.  So for any of… Continue reading Tabletop Roleplaying Etiquette 101