Saturday at #GenCon

I spent today at GenCon, and thought I’d share some thoughts and photos. The first thing I went to was a seminar on “Playful Learning in Role Play” led by David Simkins, a professor in┬áthe School of Interactive Games and Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology. The session had elements that were inspiring and [Read More...]

Settlers of Canaan

OK, so somehow I had missed, until Jeff Carter and Jonathan Bernier drew it to my attention, that there is a game which is an authorized variation on Settlers of Catan, called…Settlers Of Canaan! I will keep an eye out for it at GenCon tomorrow. Of related interest, Minion Games has one called Kingdom of [Read More...]

From SBL to GenCon

Chris Heard has the honor of being the first person that I know from SBL that I have met at GenCon. We didn't just happen to run into each other, but arranged to meet for lunch. It was great to chat about gaming, Christianity, Biblical studies, and some of the possible ways these might intersect. [Read More...]

Religion as Carnival Game

This cartoon by David Hayward reminded me of the carnival games which, if you didn’t know it already, tend to be rigged, or at the very least are much more difficult to win than you are led to believe. Religions and their adherents often take advantage of the fact that knowledge about God is elusive, [Read More...]

#HamOnNye Games

Joel Watts shared this bingo game to play during tonight’s debate: You would obviously need to print versions with the squares in different places, otherwise all players will win at the same time. Joel also suggests a drinking game that will result in your passing out before the debate is over. [Read more...]

More Photos from #GenCon

Several people asked me to share photos from GenCon, and so here are some more, which I took and thus am not in, illustrating some of the costumes and sights. First, there's Doctor Fett with an Imperial Guard, as two universes collide! Redshirts, a clever idea for a Star Trek game: Balloon Cthulhu: A Jawa [Read More...]

#DoctorWho and Cardhalla at #GenCon

On one side of the exhibit hall, Who North America has a store, with a TARDIS and a Dalek. I will try to get someone to take my picture with them before the end of the day! I'm glad I went to get Peter Davison's autograph when I did. There was no line then, while [Read More...]

Theologian CCG?

I am posting a reminder about the giveaway of sets of theologian trading cards as well as signed cards. To enter, leave a comment on that post (not this one). I suggested there the possibility of playing a game with the cards. What might a Theologians Customizable Card Game look like? Could it be like [Read More...]

Put Zeus Back in the Olympics

  I thought this was a clever parody of the Christian rhetoric about a “war on Christmas.” HT Star Foster on Facebook   [Read more...]


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