Dylan Greene

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Midgar is Still Burning

On September 11, 2007, Leigh Alexander wrote an article for the Escapist titled “Midgar is Burning”. In it, Alexander describes the rise and fall of …

How to Play Tabletop Without Breaking the Bank

I was inspired to write this by Suze, who left an interesting comment about the cost of tabletop RPGs in my Genesys first impressions post. In many …

A First Impression of Genesys

When I heard the news about Fantasy Flight Games’ decision to genericize the Star Wars RPG with Genesys, I was definitely interested. While my …

The Money Issue and Moving Forward

This post has been something of a while coming. I’ve recently talked to my parents and friends and I’m currently in the early stages of moving …

Freelancing

The Difference Between a Cutscene and Film

There’s something that I’ve been thinking about for many, many, months. I wanted to do a post on why, for whatever reason, Final Fantasy VII Advent …

AIM Shutdown a Bittersweet Farewell

I remember signing on to AOL Instant Messenger in my middle school years when DSL and broadband were still new things. For all intents and purposes, …

Internet

Best Place To Start Is At the Beginning: Creating Great Openings For Your Tabletop RPG Campaigns

When I began writing fiction, one of the things that was drilled into my head was that I absolutely needed to get the beginning right. It’s the …

Writing

A Tapestry of Color and Motion

If you managed to bring old Fleischer Studios animators into the present day and introduce them to making video games, they would probably make …

Cuphead

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When the Garage Door Opens

Whenever I go over to see my girlfriend, Rebecca, I can feel the excitement build as she opens up the garage door. She shares the enthusiasm and …

Relationships

The Cost of Benefits

This has been an article I wanted to write for quite a long time. I had to approach the subject matter with utmost care because of the intimate …

Can’t Spin This

Now that I’ve managed to recuperate from post-exam exhaustion, it’s time for me to return to the blogosphere. I have a lot to talk about, and today I …

Autism

Making Valentine's Day Meaningful

I have an odd relationship with Valentine's Day. We all know of Valentine's Day as a holiday that focuses around love and appreciation for romantic …

Relationships

A Third Of The U.S. Says Being Christian Is A Key Part Of Being American

Trump’s “America first” ideology and, in particular, his controversial executive orders on immigration have sparked a public debate over what it …

Distrust of the non-religious runs deep in American history

The idea that the ungodly are not up to the demands of virtuous citizenship has been a concern since the beginning<p>Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama recently raised eyebrows during his confirmation hearing for attorney general when he expressed doubts that secular people respected the truth as much …

Survivalists and Preppers are Misguided

The public has forgotten the dire predictions of Family Radio host Harold Camping. In 2011, Camping declared the rapture would occur on May 21st. …

Survivalism

Where Do They All Belong?

Photo by Routine @ Morguefile.com<p>Many days ago, I remember praising SunkenThought’s article in which she described the relationship she had with her …

Relationships

America's Mental Health Crisis

As Senate Republicans make moves to repeal the Affordable Care Act, many Americans are going to be left uninsured. As of now, there’s no concrete …

Mental Health

New Friends, Lost Hobbies

I recently wrote about the utility of the social networking portal Meetup. That service is valuable to my offline activity: it’s led me to rediscover …

All the Lonely People

When I made the decision to return to the world of online dating, I did so armed with some helpful advice from friends and family. Over the months I …

Loneliness

A New Era of Dungeons & Dragons

If there were any game that could be considered the hallmark of geekdom, it’d be Dungeons & Dragons. Known for its usage of odd-shaped dice and …

Board Games

New Cup Noodle Combines Ramen and Matcha

Other than being two of Japan’s trendiest culinary imports, what do ramen and matcha have in common? They can both be made in the microwave in a …

Every Tear

My experience with Final Fantasy XV is slowly, but surely coming to a close. I had to start over so I could try once more with a steadier supply of …

Disjointed

The Stroke of Midnight

Today is officially the first day of 2017. It is, by luck of the draw, the first birthday of Memory of the Star. As with most of us, it is a time to …

Nanowrimo

Where Art Thou, Audience?

Photo by DodgertonSkillhause @ Morguefile.com<p>Much like my previous ambitions to attain Discover, my ambitions for an audience have also grown. In my …

Dungeons and Dragons

Building the Ultimate Dungeon Master Screen

Anyone who’s played <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i>, or another roleplaying game, and used an official Dungeon Master (DM) screen knows how flimsy the commercial screens can be. Even the ones made of thick board not card stock, while being sturdier, are not very exciting and the information printed on them is …

There Are Still No Open Atheists In Congress

And only one member identifies as religiously "unaffiliated."<p>The 115th Congress was sworn in on Tuesday, and once again, not one of the 535 members of the U.S. House or Senate has stated publicly that he or she doesn’t believe in God.<p>The religious makeup of the legislative body is overwhelmingly …

Put The Thing in the Thing And Then Hopefully It Works Out

Photo by dave @ Morguefile.com<p>So, I was inspired to write this due to a post that Suze had made. It began with a lighthearted non-sequitur involving …

Kickstarting Papers & Paychecks, an RPG where you play "workers and students in an industrialized and technological society"

A thirty year old joke by Will McLean in the first edition of the Dungeon Masters Guide features a group of fantasy adventurer types crowded around a …

Gunning For Discover!

Photo by clarita @ Morguefile.com<p>I must admit, after resurrecting Memory of the Star, I have sought to achieve some of the things that I did during …

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