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My PAX Workshop: GMless RPGs

What’s today? Friday? A week from now PAX will descend upon Seattle. Story gaming at PAX is on the rise. I’ll be spending a lot of time playing (or loitering at the Gamma Ray Games booth) but I’m also signed up to run a workshop. What about, you ask? GMless Role-Playing Games or “Oh my […]

Ben Robbins | August 19th, 2011 | , , , | 2 comments

Fabricated Realities: Thing of Beauty

(Yes, that’s a game convention. An insanely beautiful game convention.) What would you say is the highest indicator of gaming success? Smiles and hugs afterwards? Yeah, that’s good. Lots of post-con game summaries and stories? Again, yeah, we love seeing that. But there’s one even better indicator of pure win and that’s when games make […]

Ben Robbins | August 2nd, 2011 |

Pitter-patter of Game Storm

I went to Game Storm last week and it was simply lovely. I’d never been before, so I had no idea what to expect. You’ve got your big rah-rah-rah cons (GenCon, Pax), you’ve got your “playing among friends” cons (Go Play NW, I’m looking at you). Game Storm hit a sweet spot. A medium-sized event, […]

Ben Robbins | April 8th, 2011 | | 2 comments

Go Play NW MMX

We just launched the new Go Play NW web site, and it does look pretty nice if I do say so myself. Go Play NW is about as dense as fun gets. Last year I played Microscope with a ton of people (which was awesome) and got to try my first jeepform game. The only […]

Ben Robbins | February 11th, 2010 | ,

Alluring Eyes, Low Social Boundaries

I got so many games at GenCon that I’m resorting to an inbox/outbox system to make sure I read them all and don’t lose track of any in the shuffle. I’ve barely made a dent in the pile, but the one I’m most interested in so far is Sign in Stranger by Emily Care Boss. […]

Ben Robbins | August 22nd, 2009 | , | 1 comment

GoPlay NW 2009

We love GenCon. It’s hard to beat in terms of scope and spectacle. But in truth our hearts belong to Go Play NW, because that’s where we really get to play the awesome games and hang out with the amazing peeps of story game-hood. And it doesn’t hurt that it’s in our own backyard… Ping […]

Ben Robbins | June 6th, 2009 | , | 1 comment

TerpCon Needs Gamers

TerpCon is coming up in about a week, and they need gamers! So if you’re in Maryland or thereabouts and are looking for something to do April 18, your prayers are answered. I’ve never been to TerpCon, but Mel White ran Temple of Hera at TerpCon last year and captured the complete Greco-heroic action on […]

Ben Robbins | April 9th, 2009 |

My Precious…

Hey, look what I got in the mail: The titans of indie and old school pretty much saved my GenCon last year — it was nearly a bust because I wasted too much time doing business stuff. Oh no my friend, we’ll not be making that mistake again…

Ben Robbins | July 19th, 2008 | | 4 comments