Posted on: Monday, January 07, 2013 by theyellowranger
I remember back in 2001 when Peter Jackson had just released Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. People were going batshit crazy. I mean seriously, bananas. All of my friends had posters of Legolas or Frodo or some other Tolkien-created hottie hanging on their walls. Girls were wearing shirts with hobbits on them to school and guys were discussing the sweet Nazgul scenes at the lunch table. Though I myself found Aragorn to be a tasty dish, I couldn't get quite as excited as everyone else. I hadn't read the books at that moment in time, so the thought of camping out on a sidewalk for tickets or getting something written in Elvish on my thigh (and praying that it wasn't misspelled) just didn't make sense to me. In fact, it seemed pretty silly.
Before people get their mithril vests in a bunch, I love The Lord of the Rings series now and have always been a proponent of series in general and being dedicated to them. Star Wars, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Diablo, The Walking Dead, even Twilight; I c... Read More>>>
Posted on: Thursday, November 22, 2012 by Girameister
So we come to one of my favorite parts of Steamcon, finding new GAMES! And by new games, I mean not only games that I have not heard of, but completely new and invented games from the brilliant minds of other gamers. Attention Span Studios was just that group. Ron, Chloe and Will. Also the hosts of NW Nercast (http://nwnerdcast.podbean.com/). Of which I had an interview with that was just posted today (11-21-12) Ron, the interviewer, and the originator of Carmine: A Game of Alchemical Fantasy.
I will have to admit, after I have finished with the "Music of Steampunk talk" I found a hallway of presenters, and picked my favorite room. Which turned out to actually be my favorite room, had I looked up the presenters ahead of time. Yes, you guessed it. There was Ron, Chloe and Will. A modest table, covered in beautiful game art that Chloe had done, along with a leather map of the world that Will's company had worked on. Attention Span Garb... Read More>>>