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Amused Gamers

Syncronicity is a wonderful thing. jonlaw posted about his long dark night of gaming, or lack thereof, and on this end — yet again — it’s become impossible to get our group to actually, y’know, meet for a regular session.

Then I see this over at the Wired blog, and am amused. Fair warning, this is gamer-geek speak at its mightiest.

For those wondering about the prolonged radio-silence, I’ll be posting in the next week or so a longer explanation as to where I’ve been, why it’s been quiet, and why it’ll continue to be so for the next four weeks or so.


12 Responses to Amused Gamers

  1. tigernach

    we’ve missed your words about ;)

  2. 619nerd

    I really miss my weekly game nights. I haven’t played in about 3 years, ever since I moved to a village in rural Japan. :(

  3. jonlaw

    Sorry you are plagued by the curse of “can’t get a game together” too. Glad to have you back at the blog, although, it’s not as though you don’t advertise that it’s a “poorly maintained blog.”

    Looking forward to catching up.

  4. kali921

    Welcome back! I, for one, missed your concise ramblings.

    Greg, have you ever read Nancy Scheper-Hughes? I thought of you the other day when I was reading some of her work on human trafficking. Highly recommended!

    EDIT: Oh, man, did I enjoy every single page of Checkmate #24. Fantastic issue.

  5. brother_d73

    I hear you loud and clear when it comes to having so much difficulty getting the group together. I’ve been there many times, my friend . . . many times. So much so that right now, I’m not even involved in a game. (So, you know, if you’re looking to put a group together and all . . . :) )

  6. supergodginrai

    Can’t read the ultra gaming talk, it gives me hives and makes me violently angry. I have gaming issues from the past.

    On another note, I was wondering what was happening with the Ruckanator.

  7. admin

    You guys have been much on our mind. We’re pulling for you guys, big time — and if you need us, you know where we are.

  8. admin

    I haven’t. If you have an recommended works, please let me know asap!

  9. admin

    Just crazy busy. Life and a multitude of other distractions. There’s a pile of work to plow through. I’ll be posting more of an explanation early next week, I suspect.

  10. kali921

    Start here. She’s part of Organ Watch, and one of the world’s foremost medical anthropologists. Her books are amazing. Heartbreaking, but amazing. A friend of mine just heard her speak at conference on violence this week.

    Fortunately, she also has an activist bent, as you can see. She’s one of the people responsible for debunking the perception that human organ trafficking is a myth.

    My friend had this to say about her after hearing her speak: “She investigates. She pokes and she prods and she doesn’t let shit lie; she exposes structural violence and inequality and greed and viciousness. She brings attention to people who are being abused and to the help that they need, and she shines a very bright light on the motherfuckers of the world. Nancy S-H is a badass.”

    Her CV, including all articles and books that she’s published up until 2006 (I think) is here. Read Commodifying Bodies, which Amazon has here.

    Reading her makes me hate humanity, while simultaneously falling to my knees in gratitude that someone cares enough to look where most of us would never dare to go. And do something about it. She’s one of my heroes.

  11. tigernach

    as it goes with airing ones business on the internet, it can sound dramatic, but maybe it’s not all that bad. the struggle makes the winnings sweeter.

  12. jared465

    When you have a pile of work to get thru that usually means theres good things coming our way. Nice. Hopefully things are going well on that “DAMN NOVEL”. Have you been able to keep up with the John Adams mini? I’ve finally caught up all the way last night and it is just stunning TV IMO.

    I’m also plowing my way thru Lost Odyssey…its ok….I can’t say i would recommend it though, especially to someone like yourself who has done a lot of RPGs. Its really a game that brings nothing terribly new to the table.

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