Since early last year, The Ontological Geek has been my main outlet for writing about games. The site is the brainchild of Bill Coberly, who stepped down as Editor in Chief this week because he’s going to law school. Congratulations, Bill! You can read his goodbye post here. Our new helmswoman is Hannah Duvoix, who has been a contributor to the site for a long time as well. She wrote some words of introduction as well.
The site might be changing a little bit, with a broadening of scope beyond videogames, and more attention for card, board, and tabletop games, including RPGs, as well as movies and other potentially geeky stuff, whatever that means in 2014. I’ll be writing a series of articles on the Dungeons & Dragons campaign setting Planescape, a topic I’ve been wanting to tackle for a few years now. It’ll be slightly nostalgic, a conversation with my teenage self, and a reflection on the representation of a multitude of worlds and philosophies in a game.
My colleague Tom Dawnson is starting a column on Magic: the Gathering, the ubiquitous collectible card game, which I played for (I think) about five years during my early teens. To introduce the topic, Tom asked several of us to share some stories about the game, and you can read the answers here.
So, please join us and follow The Ontological Geek on twitter, write a guest article for us, or just be a reader. And stay tuned for more on my Planescape series.