About

Introduction

My name’s Tyler. I live in Burlington, Vermont, on the western edge of the group of states collectively dubbed New England. This is my blog about tabletop games I like — mainly roleplaying games with a bit of board games on the side — and the kind of gaming goodness we get up to here in Vermont. Sometimes I’ll report on the games I’ve played recently, or RPG books I’ve read. Other times, I’ll have campaign ideas or character concepts I want to type out.

Being a bit of a convention hound, there will certainly be news and reports from the various conventions in Vermont, New England and surrounding areas. As staff for several different conventions over the years — Lorecon, Northeast Wars and now Carnage — I have a bit of insight into the process of planning and putting on events for the nerdly.

Favorites

Let’s get this out of the way. I like lots of stuff, but my interests tend towards modern urban fantasy or weird supernatural stuff. Mage: The Ascension remains my all-time favorite roleplaying game, warts and all. Kenneth Hite‘s Suppressed Transmission columns are an endless source of creativity for me. The board game I’ll play any where, any time, is Arkham Horror. If you haven’t detected it yet, a definite pattern may be emerging with regards to my gaming tastes.

What I’m Playing These Days

Since mid-2007, I’ve used the play logging function at Boardgamegeek.com/Geekdo.com to track what games I play, when and where. You can see the grand total here. Since Geekdo opened up the RPG side in 2009, I began tracking roleplaying sessions as well — though the records will be understandably less accurate, because a play of Earthdawn doesn’t necessarily equate to a play of Carcassonne. It could the Earthdawn world using Storyteller rules, the Earthdawn rules to run a brand new world, and so on. Hey, that’s what actual play reports are for.

Other Facts

I may or may not have a tendency to hyperlink excessively, but surely that can only benefit the reader.

Licensing

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