Bonus Content – Mike @ GameChurch Academy East

Just a few short weeks ago I was hanging out with folks in Whippany, New Jersey to talk about tabletop gaming and it’s powerful place in ministry contexts. My topic was what I referred to as ‘incarnational gaming’ – aka … Continue reading Continue reading

Cyclopaedia 18: Kaiju

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 … Continue reading

Tavern Con 2017 is Coming!

We are three weeks away from this year’s Tavern Con! This is our annual fundraiser where we gather for ten hours of open gaming to raise a portion of the money we use the rest of the year to run game days, keep the site running, go to conventions, and … Continue reading

Episode 147 – Dreamation, Elation, and the Invitation

In this episode, Daniel and I talk about how Phase 10 made his kids cry. We talk about the InnRoads team’s trip to Dreamation in Morristown, NJ – including Smirk & Dagger’s upcoming games, talk to folks from Civic Games … Continue reading Continue reading

Ten Reasons Your Church Should Be Gaming

When we start communicating with churches to see about starting up gaming groups in their congregations – we have a litany of reasons why this sort of group is useful in a ministry context. Whether your church is in a center of nerd culture or the geekiest thing you’ve done … Continue reading

InnRoads RPG Jam Session Ep 5 (Hype-r-drive)

Engage Hype!! Uncle Jeff wrestles with the age old tradition (or curse) of the Geek Hype!! How long does it take from the point you emerge from a nerd-tastic experience to the point you’re already contemplating a game? I’ll bet I’ve got you beat… Tonight’s episode deals with turning your … Continue reading

InnRoads RPG Jam Session Ep 4 (Richer NPCs)

NPCs to Remember Ever came across an NPC in your RPG of choice that really stuck with you? Chances are they had a bit of back story to them…maybe a unique twang in their speech…or perhaps a story that drove them to peculiarities. Uncle Jeff delves into one of his … Continue reading

InnRoads RPG Jam Session Ep 3 (New GMs)

Running the Tables In this episode, Uncle Jeff and Brian talk down time as a last minute cancellation of their weekly Star Wars game leaves our new GM with time to reflect on prep and the randomness of the universe…and his players. We talk on-the-fly prep and when random table … Continue reading

The Sunday Morning Experiment

After the experience of busting out Onitama in the lobby of my church on a Sunday morning, I began wondering if there was more there worth exploring. It was a great time, engaging me in the communal aspect of church worship I hadn’t experienced in a long time. I talked … Continue reading