Let’s Play a Walkthrough

Aug 28, 13 Let’s Play a Walkthrough

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If you’re of a certain age, owned an NES, and were really into RPG’s, chances are you probably owned- or at least knew someone who owned- the Nintendo Power Strategy Guide for Final Fantasy. Full of “play to win strategies straight from the pros”, the guide provided intrepid explorers of the groundbreaking...

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Zeitgeist of Netrunner: The Corp

Mar 27, 13 Zeitgeist of Netrunner: The Corp

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In my previous installment, I argued that one could look at the re-release of Netrunner by Fantasy Flight Games and compare it to the original Wizards of the Coast version, released sixteen years ago, in order to take a zeitgeist measurement of the social and technological milieu’s that spawned each iteration.  While last...

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Zeitgeist of Netrunner

Feb 20, 13 Zeitgeist of Netrunner

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One of the most anticipated games of 2012 to be reworked from it’s original design was Netrunner: Android, released by Fantasy Flight Games.  Based on the critically acclaimed 1996 original game by Richard Garfield, known to many as the designer behind the collectible-card-game behemoth Magic: The Gathering, Netrunner:...

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Better Folklore through Alchemy

Nov 08, 12 Better Folklore through Alchemy

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For my birthday this past October, my girlfriend bought me a copy of Skyrim for XBox.  For those not familiar, Skyrim is the latest installment of the ‘Elder Scrolls’ series of open-world role playing games set in a Dungeons and Dragons-informed mythic backdrop.  It’s a standard RPG, where the player roams around...

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Connections 2012: The Reflection

Aug 10, 12 Connections 2012: The Reflection

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure to attend and present at the Connections conference held at the National Defense University in Washington D.C.  You may remember that Matt Kirschenbaum wrote a summary of his experience at the 2011 Connections conference, and I hope to add to that venerable tradition by sharing my own thoughts of...

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