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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Unofficial Games blog, and G+

Zzarchov of Unofficial Games blog, and author of the Neoclassical Geek Revival posted THIS a couple of days ago.

I'm glad that there are so many opportunities these days for all of us to find the sorts of games (let alone blogs and podcasts) that suit our personal tastes and styles, as a one-size fits all policy is rarely a good fit for anyone. This embarrassment of riches is bound to link-up players who are better matches for tone, style, and system better than ever before.

I just hope that the clannish tendency of the human race as regards our speck of the Web doesn't scare off prospective gamers who see the mob v. solo, um, discourse and then head for the woods at top speed. Since right now G+ is about as f2f as many of us will get and still be able to find kindred souls, it seems like a nifty way to break down artificial barriers by allowing players to try one-shots with folks they'd normally never game with.

Of course, as a realist, I'm keeping the SCUBA gear* handy, just in case.

* 'don't hold your breath'


  1. I'm a little leary of G+'s power mongering but am eager to give this latest and greatest 'thing' a try.

    Nothing ever goes easy anymore. :)

    Do you just use audio?

  2. Cimmerian: Yeah. Well. Carnivore, Echelon, etc. If it isn't the government, it is big business. Ask IBM about the punch-cards and NAZI concentration camps for instance.

    Yes, we've mainly used audio-only, as it seems stable with many varied providers (bandwidth/throughput/blah-blah).

    I'd love to run a game for you and Cyclo (and other West-coasters).

    I've got to get a set of Vanguard booklets out to you and Cyclo.
    (e-mail being composed...)