Blogworthy: A New Star Wars Reckoning, Four-Day Week, Supernova, Risk, Y2K Redux

A close up of the cannon aperture of the planet-sized Starkiller Base.

10 Intriguing Star Wars Details We Learned From The Rise of Skywalker’s Visual Dictionary – There are a lot of interesting tidbits in here, but the strangest one is the decision by Lucasfilm to drop the Before/After Battle of Yavin (BBY/ABY) timeline reckoning in favor of Before/After the Starkiller Incident (BSI/ASI). While I can kind … Read more

MEPACon Spring 2005: Day 1

MEPACon is a fair-sized role-playing convention held in eastern Pennsylvania, and despite my best intentions, I’d never managed to actually attend it. This year, I decided to change that, and to help my resolve, I volunteered to run a few miniatures events. Friday was the first night of the con, and I headed up after … Read more

First Impressions of Risk: Godstorm

A few years ago, I reviewed (Internet Archive) Avalon Hill’s then-new Risk 2210 board game (Internet Archive) for SCI-FI. Our gaming group loved it how the game took the game’s core mechanic, added a great deal of complexity and strategy to it, threw in a sci-fi theme, and still managed to retain that bizarre Risk luck factor. … Read more