We Want You – why ‘non-gamers’ are crucial for gaming ministry

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We’ve had a number of churches inquire about having us out to run a game day. Among the first questions I ask them are “What are your plans for follow up?” and “How are you going to get your congregations involved?” There’s no lack of one-time experiences designed to get people in … Continue reading

Episode 130 – You Are Not Alone

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As usual, we start off talking about games we’ve played over the past couple weeks and about some brief updates, but this episode has us revealing some stuff about ourselves on the mics.

Inspired by folks at Saving the Game and Fear the Boot getting episodes out there that talk about long-standing emotional wounds and mental health, as well as spending some time hanging out with the folks from the Bodhana Group, we got together to talk about some of the ways gaming has helped us work through our own personal struggles as well as those endured by people we love.

If you find yourself in a place where you feel alone, hurt, and that no one cares about you – be sure to talk to somebody about it. We’re not professional counselors in any way, but we’ve all served in ministry and have either directly or indirectly been in the place you are. Know that you are seen, you are known, and you are loved – by the guys on these mics and especially by God. We will get through this together.

Link round up:
You can find my write up about the Button Shy Board Game of the Month club HERE
You can find the episode of Saving the Game I mention HERE
And you can find the 2 part episode of Fear the Boot discussing mental health and gaming at the following: Part 1 , Part 2 Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 7: Noir

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Welcome to Cyclopaedia 7: Noir. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Getting Started series. The topic this month was voted on by the InnRoads Ministries – The Tavern Facebook group yet the inspiration came from recent re-readings of Dresden Files novels and a viewing of … Continue reading

Board Game of the Month?

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You may have seen advertisements for “box subscription” mailing services. It could be for clothes, comics, or even mysterious adventures! More than likely visitors to this site will have seen advertisements or unboxing videos for Loot Crate somewhere in their travels. As that service became more popular, creeping its way into … Continue reading

Episode 129 – Tonal Shift

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This episode starts off with us having a lot of fun. There’s a Tavern Con 2016 report, we talk about playing One Night Ultimate Werewolf with kids, Arctic Scavengers, and shenanigans in the Tavern. Oh, and we also talk about this video…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx8sl2uC46A

…Then the tone dropped.

Guys we talk about the tragedy that happened recently. There have been some folks using tags and search terms about that tragedy in an attempt to just up their click count. I have no desire to do that – so you can just listen to the episode, hear what we have to say, and join us in mourning with those who mourn and doing what we can to impact those around us with the powerful love of God. Continue reading

Bonus Content – Chris Ode and Attacking the Darkness

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There have been a handful of times that you can see us approach the short film adaptation of the Chick tract Dark Dungeons from the folks at Zombie Orpheus Entertainment. Hunting down some stories about that adaptation first got us in touch with Chris Ode. This edition of Bonus Content is a new interview with Chris about their newest video project currently on kickstarter – Attacking the Darkness. Check it out, support it if you can, and get ready to laugh at ourselves. Continue reading