Tag Archives: What I’m Playing

On Powering Through

I have decided that I’m going to power through finishing THE UNDERGROUND EMPIRE OF JOSEPH WUNDERKIND.  It means that the final manuscript (not that a first draft is in any way final, though I often feel like it is) will … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Tarr Chronicles

Often, I troll video game shops for bargain basement games. Not that any of these shops have basements – in Houston a basement would be quickly flooded during the rainy season – but that if they did have a basement, … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Magic the Gathering: Tactics

I got in on the ground floor.  Only a few sets released, and the game was still fresh in the mind of the public who were unclear as to whether this was a harmless diversion or a tool for worshipping … Continue reading

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Game Diary: but that was [yesterday]

A month or so ago I signed up to be a judge for the jayisgames.com Ninth Game Design Competition.  As you might expect, at that moment I was looking for even more ways to waste my time, but at least … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Oblivion’s Storytelling

By now you know that I am obsessed with story.  Narrative is the grail to which I aspire, the altar at which I bow, the king to which I bend my knee, and the root I trip over when it’s … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Oblivion

That habit I’ve spoken of before of never finishing games, never has it been more prevalent than with games made by Bethesda.  Evidence for the prosecution items #1 and #2, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind and The Elder Scrolls IV: … Continue reading

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Game Diary: Epic War 1, 2, 3, & 4

Here’s what I hate about many casual games you may find lurking unsuspiciously on the internet: They are designed to extend the time you spend playing them through forcing you to replay levels that you have already beaten. You have … Continue reading

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