Back in the Swing of Things…on Monday

As you might have noticed, I have been out of town and relatively quiet all of last week. Spending tonight getting caught up while watching the Closing Ceremonies (via DVR, to avoid the commercials).

I plan to have a new post for ya’ll on Monday!

We’ve added a few more LIKES to our Facebook page, a bunch more on Twitter, and shared a whole ton of pictures, topics and thoughts for you to ponder over.

Thanks for your patience.


Guild Wars :: A Forward of What Is To Come


Guild Wars, the PC MMORPG, is one of my all-time greatest games. I have a tremendous amount of passion for this property, the game and the company that makes it. In my wheelhouse of life impacting games, such as Ultima and Phantasy Star, Guild Wars ranks incredibly high. So many of my recent memories are entwined with those of playing Guild Wars 1.

With the release of Guild Wars 2 only a few weeks away on 8/28, I have been spending some time reflecting on why I am so passionate about this property. It took me a little bit of time to convince my fiancé (now wife) to give it a try, but once she did, she was hooked. We’ve been playing together for over 5 years and have shown up for all the in-game festivals, met wonderful people through our guild, and learned the pains and pleasures of playing kid-free to playing with 2 kids now (long stretches of playing are quite impossible without babysitters being involved).

Over the next few days, look for additional articles where I talk about Guild Wars, gaming and storytelling, and gaming with your spouse.

Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection – 8 Movies on 31 Discs

The entire Harry Potter movie series on DVD & Blu-Ray = just as much overkill as the books. I enjoyed the books well enough and was pleased by the impacts it had on children and fantasy reading – but some things do need editing.

It seems that most of the reviews of the movies/bonus content are not pleased as well.

Although, if this was Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or Back to the Future, I would probably be considering the same thing!