Why You Should Start Playing RPGs Right Now

Why You Should Start Playing RPGs Right Now

Well, maybe not right now. I don’t know your life. Maybe you’re reading this at 4am in a train station, or in a boardroom sitting through an impossibly long and boring meeting that you thought you’d attend because you were accidentally CC’d on an email about it. By right now, I mean as soon as you’re comfortable. The purpose of this post is to get people who have been hesitant or dismissive of RPGs to hopefully open up a little more about the subject. For them to understand why other people like RPGs and why they might like them too. This isn’t a post on how to actually play RPGs. This is just an introduction to RPGs and RPG culture as a whole. If you’re reading this and you already play an RPG, give it a read anyways and see if our opinions align enough for you to share it with a non gamer in your life. You’ve already given me the pageview, so there’s no point in turning back anyways. (more…)

Friday the 13th: From Worst to Best

Friday the 13th: From Worst to Best

I think I’ve made it clear that I really like the Friday the 13th movies. There are twelve of these movies, with a thirteenth slated to come out next year and while they get a bad rap for being schlocky tits-and-gore horror movies (spoilers: they are 100% unapologetic schlocky tits-and-gore horror movies), they are for the most part way better than they deserve to be. Sure, the series has its lows, but there are more decent-to-great Friday the 13th movies than most franchises have movies, total. So, if you’re interested in getting your feet wet with arguably the biggest slasher series, I’m going to let you know what is worth watching, and what you should skip. Here’s the Friday the 13th series, ranked from worst to best. Obviously, this is my personal opinion. If you disagree with my rankings, great. I don’t care. Welcome to the internet. (more…)