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Crusader Kings 2: Lawyers, Swords, and Money

Lately I’ve been playing a lot of the PC game, Crusader Kings II. Besides being a whole lot of fun, this game is a breath of fresh air in the strategy genre. It’s a game not just about war and conquest, but about alliances, betrayal, marriages, assassination plots, corruption, and medieval law. It’s the most […]

Kickstarter for Ars Magica PC Game Announced!

Those of you who know me, know that Ars Magica is my favorite pen-and-paper role-playing game. That is no big secret: I’ve written chapters for something like four books (depending on how you count “chapter”) for that game, plus a free Web supplement. In fact, I have a new book coming out, but that’s not […]

XBox360 and the Red Ring of Death

Last May, I bought an XBox360. I enjoyed it a lot, until last night. I tried to turn it on and nothing happened. The power indicator didn’t come on. The familiar low hum of the hard drive was silent. Nothing. It turns out I was one of the lucky ones. My problem was that my […]

Return of the Underdogs!

Up until February of this year, there was a cool Web site called Home of the Underdogs. It was a massive archive related to computer games of the 1980’s and 1990’s — the now-forgotten small-budget “underdog” games from before the Windows 95/98/XP era. I regard the early ’90’s as the Golden Age of computer games, […]