Jun 052017
 
Tales from the FLGS - The Beginning

After a long hiatus, I thought it time to once again start posting here on Starbasegeek.com. The first topic I want to write about is a tale concerning the hobby/game shop (FLGS) I owned forĀ  just over 10 years and specifically focus on the very beginning. My friends and I had always dreamed of owing [Read more…]

Jun 212015
 
Remembering My Dad on Father's Day

Today is Father’s Day where we give thanks to the men who raised us. I would like to take this time to talk about my father and give credit to him for being a large part of who I am today. The impact he had upon my life is tremendous, and he is one of [Read more…]

May 272015
 
Not All Geeks Are The Same

An interesting thing happened a few years ago at a Dragon Panel I was attending. The purpose of the panel was to essentially chew out the SyFy channel over their numerous shortcomings, especially how they viewed their target audience. It was a fun panel with people in the crowd giving their two cents. I particularly [Read more…]

May 152015
 
Which Dungeons and Dragons MMO Do You Play?

My favorite hobby is pen-and-paper roleplaying games, and I’ve spent countless hours going on adventures to loot ancient crypts, defeat villainous lords, and slay evil monsters. Of course, the main rpg of my era was Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, and that game’s impact upon geek culture cannot be understated. I still roleplay on the weekends, [Read more…]

Apr 292015
 
The Most Important Aspect of Roleplaying Is....

Sitting down and slinging dice during a pen-and-paper roleplaying session is one of the great joys in my life. Over the thirty years that I’ve been gaming, I’ve played numerous systems from a wide variety of publishers. I cut my teeth on games from the titans of gaming, TSR, before exploring the offerings from other [Read more…]

Apr 282015
 
The Joy of Creating RPG Characters

My absolute favorite recreational hobby is playing pen-and-paper roleplaying games. I became hooked playing them way back in 1981 at the tender age of 11, with my first gaming experience being Star Frontiers from TSR. One feature of rpgs that I love is being able to craft a new and unique individual from just a [Read more…]