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If you're playing in my D&D campaign, please don't read this

I will be DMing a D&D campaign for the first time ever and I'm looking for some help/guidance on making this as enjoyable as possible for my players, mostly in terms of creating scenarios and encounters that are best resolved without combat. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Jan 7, 2014 - 40 answers

Two Player Head-To-Head Doom over Internet between PC and MAC

I want to play head-to-head Doom/Doom II over the internet with a friend. I have a PC, she has a Mac. What's the easiest way? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Dec 18, 2013 - 3 answers

Suggestions for games that can be interspersed with getting things done?

I'm looking for suggestions for games that fit well for short breaks in between getting stuff done. See inside for more info on the kind of properties that I think would be good. [more inside]
posted by philipy on Nov 28, 2013 - 27 answers

Video games that leave you with less and less

What are video games in which your decisions rob you of resources or options, leaving you with fewer and fewer possibilities as the game goes on? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on Oct 10, 2013 - 45 answers

What do I need to get my son started playing Dungeons and Dragons?

My son (11) has expressed an interest in playing Dungeons and Dragons. I would like to help him but I know nothing about the game and Amazon reviews of the basic starter set confuse things even further. What exactly does he need in order to start playing? [more inside]
posted by bondcliff on Sep 27, 2013 - 20 answers

PC gaming veteran, returning to creating Rollercoasters & Civilizations

I used to play a lot of PC games, but in the past 10 years moved towards console gaming. I realise I've missed a whole era of games that only really work with a mouse and keyboard. My absolute favourites were creative, engaging, long play games, such as Rollercoaster Tycoon and Civilization. I never really played to win. I played for creative ends. The best times I had playing Rollercoaster Tycoon was in sandbox mode the only limits being my imagination. Those were the days. What (PC) games offer the equivalent of this now? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Games to play indoors with a Husky-cross puppy

I have a beautiful, fun and energetic puppy. A Husky cross (we don't know what the other half is, but it must have been small). She loves to play games. Me and my partner alternate working from home during the day. What fun games can we play with her at home, indoors, that don't distract too much from our work? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Aug 29, 2012 - 13 answers

the dreaded fifth trimester

Looking for new ways to play with my four-month-old. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Jul 28, 2012 - 11 answers

The seed is the cage is the seed

Writers I like: Johan Huizenga, A. S. Neill, Christopher Alexander, Philippe Gaulier, James Paul Gee. Thoughts I'm interested in: the systemic formation of culture; how we interact with and are shaped by said systems; how those systems emerge as part of a "playful" procedure; how play is often used as a release from cultural standards. Who else will I like? What ideas will fascinate me further? [more inside]
posted by Rory Marinich on May 10, 2012 - 9 answers

The jerk store called; they haven't carried that model since 1964

What did "jerk" mean in 1964? [more inside]
posted by foursentences on Jul 17, 2011 - 32 answers

Let's make a portable play station for a baby.

1x 1 year old daughter, 1x Sony Vaio and 1x IT Team that will do whatever I ask them to (nicely). How can I turn my old Vaio into a mini entertainment and gaming system for my little fairy? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jul 6, 2010 - 5 answers

A taxonomy of GAMES / game types?

Types of Games: I have come across various attempts to catalogue the possible varieties of stories that exist. The basic assumption being that all plots (narratives?) can be be boiled down to one among only a few types e.g. Hero leaves the kingdom; Hero steals fire, etc. I am looking for a similar classification system for GAMES, that is: how many fundamental types/kinds of game are there? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 10, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me play better with my kids

Please help me think of some new, interesting, positive role-playing scenarios for my girls to use with their dolls and stuffed animals. [more inside]
posted by yawper on May 12, 2009 - 22 answers

iPhone: my ears are happy, but my eyes are bored.

I'm looking for a very specific sort of game for the iPhone: one that (a) takes almost no conscious brain power and (b) doesn't interfere with my iTunes music. I want a game I can play while listening to iTunes. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jan 31, 2009 - 28 answers

More like "Ready or not here I come!"

Help me think of phrases that come exclusively from game play. Some examples would be: "Ollie ollie oxen free" and "ready or not here I come" and "ring a round a rosy".
posted by typewriter on Aug 9, 2006 - 60 answers

Help me find a simple gamepad

I'm looking for a very simple USB gamepad. It should have a d-pad, no analog sticks, and as few action buttons as possible, ideally only two. Current trends in gamepads are packing them ever-tighter with buttons, so I despair of finding a gamepad with less than 8 buttons and triggers. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by breath on Apr 12, 2006 - 13 answers

Anyone know the NYTimes article about urban games?

Sunday New York Times, probably November 27th, an article about urban games, possibly on the front page? [more inside]
posted by cloudscratcher on Dec 24, 2005 - 9 answers

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