John-Michael Gariepy

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Game Night, Part 1: Getting Your Game On!

[Hey!  It’s Game Night!  Of all the articles I’ve written for GFG so far, I’m most proud of this three part article.  The concept is simple:  There are a lot of people who need help getting a game group together.  Here’s what I know.

While I may have picked up a few tricks over the years, the unfortunate news is that I probably know either as much as you do on the subject, or just a little more.  That’s dangerous territory.  When somebody writes a 3- part, 3,000 word essay to me filled with things I already know, I’m rarely interested.  It’s a good thing I’ve got a great sense of humor, so the article is worth reading even if you already know all this stuff.  At least, that’s what people who like my sense of humor tell me.  They’re very vocal about it too, by rolling their eyes, crossing their arms, and really taking the time to stress all the words in a painfully long manner.  I thank them when they are done, and, while they tap their foot in excitement, I go into a litany of jokes from the Christian camp I used to go to when I was a young teen.  This always gets people worked up, so that they can’t even look at me anymore for fear of, I assume, being unable to control their laughter.] Read more…

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