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Week in Review: 9/27/14


No time for sleep! It’s time for the Week in Review!

A little sleep would be nice, considering how little I’m getting. Little Starscream (my way-too-accurate nickname for my nephew) has entered the peak of his crying. Yay!

In addition to the 9-5 and the extra twelve and a half hours of travel time, I’ve somehow added Saturdays, and usually Sundays as tabletop gaming days, which hopefully you’ll enjoy with the upcoming Review of Betrayal at House on the Hill later this week.

For now, onto some of the best articles of the week!

The Snoring Dead

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As a fan of the Walking Dead game, I think that the comic, not the TV show, is the most important thing to have seen. It’s darker, the struggle takes a bigger toll and it’s hard to stop reading, even though the next page guarantees a gruesome finish. I love it, but not everyone’s me.

Aliceisonline from Between Screens doesn’t hate the comic, but she gives a criticism so well out together I stopped to think about what was so great about a group that basically finds somewhere they think is safe, loses a main character, and then leaves to repeat the cycle again.

It’s pretty impressive.

Review: The Walking Dead Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman

What’s in a Name?

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Every role player knows there is one aspect of role playing they are lacking in. It might be character voice, trouble sticking to a single personality, keeping humor appropriate to the game world, volume issues…and so on. My problem is never having the right names, whether as a player or as a DM.

I came across this article on I Am Not The Batman by Luke Marr, drawn by “Dead Poets Society” being in the title and sucked in by the thought pattern on how names affect how we look at characters.

For the thinkers among us.

Dead Poet’s Society and Naming in Fiction

A Little Spare Time

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Gaming is the one I thing I absolutely have to make time for in a day. iOS games during lunch and rides and a solid console game after work. But as I’m remarkably unsociable outside of gaming, I get why people make time for dinners and bowling while mine goes to digital amusement.

Not that kind.

Cary from United We Game found himself with a rare three straight hours to catch up on gaming, and what started as frustration with the hardest section of Metroid Prime turned into a moment of vindication and joy. It’s really that good.

A Different Kind of Frustrating

Childhood Horror

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Nope, no Top Five list from the Credible Hulk this week. Why? Because he helped me relive some happy childhood memories. Well, happy is not quite the word, but it still somehow fits.

Are You Afraid of the Dark was one of the best things about being a kid. Scary stories that parents wouldn’t be appalled to see you watching and a great new story every week from the Midnight Society. Whether it was Dr. Vink (“with a vuh, vuh, vuh”) or Sardo (“no Mr., accent on the ‘do'”), there was always something to love about this show. Also Elisha Cuthbert was on seven episodes.

Go back to your best memories of childhood with this one.

Are You Afraid of the Dark: My Saturday Nights

If you love these articles, be sure to like the page and comment on it. Let them know you love their writing. And if you like the selection of articles, be sure to drop a comment here!

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About RedGuinness

Andrew Shortall (RedGuinness) is the Writer, Editor, Administrator and founder of Stay-At-Home Gaming. He also suffers from sleepless nights, summer new release withdrawals and trying to behave himself in front of his new nephew.

2 comments on “Week in Review: 9/27/14

  1. Anthony Mathers
    September 30, 2014

    Thanks for the link back sir!

  2. cary
    September 30, 2014

    You’ve got some really great articles here, and I’m happy to be included among them. 🙂 Thanks!

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