Chip’s Picks of 2017

2017 has been a year of exciting changes and stressful challenges.  I started working with an incredible group of people as a part-time job.  I began several new creative endeavors, including writing and running my first Dungeons & Dragons one-shot.  I made some amazing new friends, started novel traditions with loved ones, and celebrated the … Continue reading Chip’s Picks of 2017

Haunting Video Game Music and Spooky Beers for Halloween

Happy Halloween, dear readers!  To celebrate this most macabre time of year, Charlie and I each selected five spectacularly spooky video game tracks.  As a trick for this musical treat, we hid any identifying information from the track names and traded our mystery mixtapes. In addition to exchanging songs, we provided each other with a … Continue reading Haunting Video Game Music and Spooky Beers for Halloween

Digital Drafts Spooky Games Month -Preferred Ghouls and Ghosts of the SNES Classic

It’s coming. On a chill wind in the air and the rustling of dead leaves, the season of foreboding draws ever closer.  Before you can bar the windows and lock the doors (or make cider and carve pumpkins) the month of October has arrived! Over the last several years (and blogs), I have filled this … Continue reading Digital Drafts Spooky Games Month -Preferred Ghouls and Ghosts of the SNES Classic

Night in the Woods with Deschutes Brewery’s The Abyss (2016 Reserve)

Comfort zones and preferences are not stagnant.  They change over the years, whether by the literal space or item transforming into something different, or by the natural transition in a personality throughout a lifetime.  We can return to these things, even revel in them, but that change is inevitable. Such shifts are not always negative. … Continue reading Night in the Woods with Deschutes Brewery’s The Abyss (2016 Reserve)

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE with Sierra Nevada/Kiuichi Brewery’s Yuzu White IPA

Collaboration leads to unique results.  This is one of the earliest lessons I learned from the role-playing games of my youth.  On their own, Crono can swing his sword and Lucca can belch spouts of fire from her gun.  Together, the two of them unleash devastating attacks like Fire Whirl, where Lucca ignites Crono’s sword … Continue reading Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE with Sierra Nevada/Kiuichi Brewery’s Yuzu White IPA