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Tuesday, August 28

Very Short Review: The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games, by Michael Tresca

Tresca also shares his own experiences with various games to illustrate his discussion. While some might argue that including individual experience invites criticism that it’s analysis based on anecdote, I found it quite helpful. Reading these experiences gave me a much clearer idea of the kind of player Tresca is and the kinds of games he prefers and so on. That knowledge makes his analysis easier for me to interpret. Knowing his extensive background also strengthens his authority, so that if he says something is frustrating, I know he is no newbie gamer getting hung up on something we all deal with, but critiquing something that many players might find tiresome.
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Friday, August 17

Hello Gen Con!

Hi there, If you're here you've most likely found me because I handed you a card at Gen Con, or alternately you became so annoyed with my live tweeting that you decided to track me down. Sorry about that. Anyway, I'm the National RPG Examiner and the National Sci-Fi Movie Examiner. If you're affiliated with gaming, geek culture, or movies I'd love to interview you! Leave a comment at this blog or click the contact me button at left. Likewise, if you're interested in talking about my books, my column, or me, see my most recent books below and at left. Talk to you soon!

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Thursday, August 9

The GE Careers iPad App is Now Live!

GE Careers - General Electric Company It took me ten months to get this project done, but today it finally happened!
The GE Careers iPad application provides information on Why GE Works for You. It's divided into three sections: Why GE covers why a career at GE might be right for you; GE Works explains how the company helps build, cure, move, and power the world; and For You details our leadership programs and direct hire opportunities. If you're interested in working at GE, this is the app for you!
You can download it for the iPad from iTunes.

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Wednesday, August 1

Awfully Familiar Now $2.99 on Kindle; Free for Prime Members

Everyone knows the legend of the Pied Piper, but there's more to the story: What happened to the rats? What happened to the children? When a spell goes awry in a rat-baiting competition, Scrap discovers he's a little of both. In this whimsical coming of age tale, a running battle between Black's gang of pickpockets and Piper's summoned vermin spills out into the streets of Calximus City. Scrap and his companion Switch must navigate the aristocracy and underworlds of rodent and human alike to solve the mystery of their roots. Along the way he'll make friends of rat and man; survive cats, goblins, ogres, and witches; and if he's smart enough, kind enough, and believes enough, Scrap just might save the kingdom…and himself.

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