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
Just because October has passed us by doesn’t mean we have to give up horror games! And what better way to celebrate the shorter days and colder nights of November than a haunting Japanese video game and a pitch black foreign stout? Fade to Black Among the many styles of darker brews, the foreign stout … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Walking After Midnight (Shadows)
Now that the spooky season of October is in full swing, it is high time I relished in some haunting games and dark beers. What better way to start than a macabre fairy-tale and a heavy metal brew? Black As Your Soul (Port Wine Barrel Aged) The creative minds at Adroit Theory Brewing Company regularly experiment … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: Soul Searching in the Dark
I love to see the innovation creators can bring to their established works. To look at an already beloved piece and say, “Hmm, you know what would make this even better?” So I was quite happy to dive into not one, but two enhanced editions over the past week. Bourbon Barrel Sidamo I first tried … Continue reading Weekly Brews and Reviews: For Coffee, and Castilla!
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
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)
New experiences can inspire longing for old endeavors. Even two weeks after my adventures at Emerald City Comicon, my mind still hungers for comics and their surrounding culture. So I have decided to revisit my old wheelhouse of comic books and graphic novels that take place in the fascinating worlds within video games. As an avid … Continue reading Video Game Comics Corner: It Should Be Called Super Wario Adventures