Mike’s Gen Con 50 Preview

The Board Game Geek Gen Con Preview recently went up. I’ve brought it upon myself in years past to sift through this preview and give what I think are the highlights for those making their way to Indianapolis. When I’ve done this before, I’ve tried to give some time for the BGG list to fully … Continue reading

Tale #8 – The Obligatory Mars Hill Discussion

Anytime folks in the Christian community want to talk about culture, and how to harness culture to share and explore God – they cite Mars Hill. A quick google search will show you sermons, videos, and a cavalcade of organizations that claim the name of that rock in Greece. But … Continue reading

Episode 111 – LARP and the Psychology of Play (with Dr. Sarah Lynne Bowman)

Psychology researcher, professor, and LARPer Dr. Sarah Lynne Bowman joins us for a fascinating discussion of LARP and the psychology of play and roleplaying! Sarah had an enormous amount of information to pass along to us about different styles of live-action roleplay, terminology and concepts in LARP and in the psychology of play, the seeming dichotomy between tabletop and live-action play, and so much more. It’s a bit less organized than many of our episodes, simply because we let Sarah take charge of much of the conversation, but we definitely think it turned out better for that! (And check below for a long list of links Sarah provided for us.)

We also answer a question from Patreon supporter Paige, who wanted to know how much time we spend each week on tabletop gaming; briefly discuss Overwatch; and mention

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Cyclopaedia 18:

Welcome to Cyclopaedia 18: Kaiju. Cyclopaedia is a monthly article on the InnRoads Ministries website as part of the Resources series. I vividly remember seeing my first Godzilla movie as a kid during a Saturday creature feature marathon, Godzilla Raids Again. I was instantly hooked watching the giant monsters do battle and had to see more! I pleaded … Continue reading

Episode 110 – Spiritual Warfare (with Rev. Derek White)

The Rev. Derek White, longtime friend of the show and known to the Internet as “The Geekpreacher”, joins us once again to discuss spiritual warfare! After introducing Derek (and letting him plug GaryCon), we turn our attention to some important information about fake beards and Fear the Con. Peter and Jenny will be wearing fake beards (ridiculous, nonsensical fake beards, to be clear) to Fear the Con in support of Pat Roper (one of Fear the Boot’s hosts) and his ongoing treatment for Stage 3 pancreatic cancer. We also pass on the news of a listener’s new game,

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