My Favorite NPC: Gruk the Goblin

The truly beautiful thing about tabletop games is that they are collaborative: everyone at the table gets to add to the story, not just the Game Master. Often, the things the players do are completely outside the scope of the GM’s plans–and that’s great! Since it’s apparently Goblin Week, I wanted to share a storyContinue reading “My Favorite NPC: Gruk the Goblin”

Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 1: The Black Gundam

It’s finally time! Zeta Gundam is here! And with a snazzy intro, too! For real, I really love the intro sequence of this show. The animation is so smooth and crisp; it shows off the characters and suits very well. The only issue is the music; the original opening track can’t be used in theContinue reading “Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam, Episode 1: The Black Gundam”

The Best Monsters in Monster Hunter World

I’ve been thinking about Monster Hunter a lot lately. Sometimes you’re just in the mood to hunt a monster, you know? I didn’t get into the franchise until World, but that game totally blew me away. Today, I want to talk a bit about the best monsters in Monster Hunter World and why I likeContinue reading “The Best Monsters in Monster Hunter World”

An Introduction to Zeta Gundam

With Mobile Suit Gundam in our rearview, it’s time to move on to the sequel series, Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam! But before digging in, let’s talk a little bit about Zeta‘s production background. The original Gundam started airing in 1979, and it was… not a success. In fact, it got cancelled. So, how did itContinue reading “An Introduction to Zeta Gundam”

5 Ways to Add Crabs to Your Tabletop Game

Look, we’ve all been there: you’re planning a session of D&D and you just can’t figure out a way to get a crab involved. Frustrating, right? You’ve got puzzles, you’ve got combat, you’ve got roleplay opportunities galore… but no crabs. Well, fear not! I’m here to help, with five suggestions for easy ways to addContinue reading “5 Ways to Add Crabs to Your Tabletop Game”

Reflecting on Mobile Suit Gundam

Well, friends, it happened. Last week I finished my series of recaps for Mobile Suit Gundam–one of the very first projects I started on this blog. Next, I’m going to tackle the sequel series, Zeta Gundam, which I’m beyond excited for! I recently finished my first full watch of that series and it’s extremely good.Continue reading “Reflecting on Mobile Suit Gundam”

Unmatched: Fast-Paced Tactical Fun

While perusing board games at a local store recently, a box caught my eye. It stuck out to me for two reasons: first, the art on the cover was striking. Second, that art was of characters from one of my favorite shows, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The game in question was called Unmatched. I’d neverContinue reading “Unmatched: Fast-Paced Tactical Fun”

Regarding the Current Situation

Okay…. this is not the post I thought would be going up today. I had something all typed up about some of my favorite things from 2020, but I didn’t get it posted this morning and then… well, let’s not mince words: a group of terrorists stormed the Capitol in an attempt to stage aContinue reading “Regarding the Current Situation”