Random Thoughts on Gaming, Gamers, and Other Things.

Every now and then, I’ll hear or think of something that seems cool, but isn’t worth an entire blog post. When I collect a few of these nuggets o’ wisdom (or dross), I’ll post ’em under Wandering Damage, along with something I overheard at Gen Con.

Real Life Comes First — because you can neither ‘retcon’ nor pause the action in the real world.

A puzzle that stumps the group for ten minutes is cool. A puzzle that stumps the group for two hours is anything but cool.

When you sit down at the table, ask yourself this one question: What kind of game do I want to have tonight? (Thanks, Flynn!)

It is not only possible to disagree without being disagreeable, it is preferable to do so.

Do the gamers who aren’t worried about appearance (because “people should like me for who I am”) ever buy games or books based on the cover art?

Things Overheard at Gen Con:
A teenage boy is looking at a pair of black leather bracers. “The thing is, these are old-fashioned, but they’re still in style these days; I can wear them anywhere.”