Where Does Sola Fide Stand?

The Reformation has always been an intriguing period of history for me. My fascination peaked in college. I stood at the door of Schlosskirche in Wittenberg Germany. I was there on a tour, hoping to garner church history class credit in a far more enjoyable way than sitting in lectures. It was there, in … Continue reading

The Dragon & The Flagon & The Toon That is True

I first mentioned Dragon & Flagon in my Gen Con preview, declaring it the unofficial official InnRoads Ministries mascot game. There was never any doubt that I’d own a game about a medieval fantasy tavern where heroes do battle on a three dimensional board for honor and bragging rights. When … Continue reading

Taking a One-Shot

An Experiment in Turning Strangers into Friends It’s been a month since the last session of our Summer One-Shots event.  Plenty of time to review the recordings and create the VODs and – more importantly – reflect.  I’d had the idea early in February of 2016, a possibility of drawing … Continue reading

Ever the Hero

The Bioshock Infinite video game opens with you taking on the role of Booker Dewitt, a psuedo-noir style detective swimming in gambling debts and alcohol. Looking at the note that put him where he finds himself, his role is clear. Bring us the girl and wipe away the debt. He … Continue reading

Bushido of Board games

During a lull in my college studies, I found myself wandering through the recommended titles Amazon. It brought me to a book called Bushido: Way of the Samurai, claiming to be the first English translation of the Hagakure. I jumped on it immediately. I have no idea whether or not this is … Continue reading

Persist and Survive Together

I’ve previously written about how playing a game allows you to see life from another perspective. Mostly this is through sharing the experiences of the other people at the table, but sometimes the mechanisms and components of the game themselves offer a chance to participate in a powerful story. They ask … Continue reading