RPGs

Jul 18, 2018

This isn't going to be a review, so much as an essay on my journey into the world of Dungeons & Dragons and general Role Playing Games (RPG) starting in my late 20's, so strap on your sword and buckler and get ready for an adventure!


 


Like a lot of you, I "knew" about D&D through the zeitgeist.  Seen it mocked in movies, sitcoms and sketch comedy. Had friends that played in quasi-secret for fear of shaming in high school and college. Even sold the books when I worked in a bookstore without ever opening one. I "knew" what it was, and my opinion was set. And it should be obvious at this

Sep 17, 2012

Final Fantasy XIII-2 (pronounced thirteen two)—available on both PS3 and X-Box 360—begins three years after the end of Final Fantasy XIII.  (There’s a good summary of the original game in the sequel, so you don’t need to play the first in order to play the second.)  It opens with a confusing montage of Lightning (protagonist of XIII) engaged in fierce battle with a strange man in a ruined landscape when another man literally floats in out of nowhere.  Lightning charges this second man—Noel—with the task of bringing her sister Serah to her, then sends him through a time gate. 

Serah, for her