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…]

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…]

May 212014
 
Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition Release Dates

Wizards of the Coast has released the Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition release dates for the core products. The releases start with a starter set in mid July, followed by the Player’s Handbook in August, the Monster Manual in September, and the Dungeon Master’s Guide in November. Also being released are miniatures created by Wizkids [Read more…]

Mar 262014
 
My Gamer Senses Tell Me that Terminus is a Trap in The Walking Dead

The second half of season four of The Walking Dead has been one of both focused storytelling and also a building anticipation. By breaking the overall group into smaller ones, the show has been able to delve more deeply into the psyche of the individual characters. I’ve been a big fan of this as we’ve [Read more…]