Board Games, Card Games, Game Culture, Gamers, Play, Role Playing Games

Learning from Games: EV

I've been a tabletop gamer for most of my life.  My parents kept eternal stalwarts like Monopoly and Scrabble in the house for as long as I can remember.  After my first D&D game at 10 years old, gaming became a lifelong hobby.  Games help me and countless others learn valuable lessons that are applicable… Continue reading Learning from Games: EV

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Card Games, Game Culture, Gamers, Play

I Just Want to Play a Game

Yesterday, I got an idea for a new Magic deck: red & black artifact aggro.  It is still a work-in-progress, but you can see it here.  I use the website TappedOut to manage my deck ideas and share them with friends; it's typically a friendly site with a ton of great ideas.  While I perused… Continue reading I Just Want to Play a Game

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Card Games, Game Culture, Play

Reconnection and Rebirth

Last month, I had an extended trip back to my hometown: the bustling metropolis of Naugatuck, Connecticut.  I helped my parents pack up my childhood home in advance of its sale, and was a groomsman in my sister's wedding.  I expected it to be an emotionally difficult trip.  Conventional wisdom says that going back home… Continue reading Reconnection and Rebirth

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Board Games, Music, Card Games, Movies, TV, Role Playing Games, Video Games

Introduce Yourself (Right On!)

Hi there! I'm Mark. I want to introduce myself and give you my credentials. In short, what makes me qualified to be an ambassador on the Geek Embassy. Like most people, my interests are varied and I have several hobbies that I can talk about. Let me walk you through what sort of things you'll most likely… Continue reading Introduce Yourself (Right On!)