Author: Jon Spengler, Author at Dorkadia

Aug
30

PAX Prime 2015 – Darkest Dungeon, The Cove

I wish I wasn’t so predictable. Those with media badges get special early access to the expo floor on the first day of PAX. Wide open and filled with glittering lights, walking onto the floor during that first hour of exclusive access is like […]

Aug
29

PAX Prime 2015 – Indie Highlights Day 2

I’m not going to waste any time jumping into the rest of my indie game picks from PAX Prime 2015. The more time I spend in this wonderful air conditioned room chilling out without shoes on the less time I have for […]

Aug
28

PAX Prime 2015 – Indie Highlights Day 1

I’ve come to terms with my taste in video games in the year and a half that’s passed since I’ve last written for Dorkadia. I used to think that one needed to have a universal appreciation for all genres and titles in […]

Nov
24

13A Hack: Player Driven Relationship Rolls

The 13th Age core book details three main uses for Icon relationship dice: rolling at the start of every session for improvisational guides, rolling for dramatic events, and rolling for discovery and surprise when the players go off the prepped […]

Nov
12

13th Age Contest: The White and the Wizard King

I only recently discovered the Iconic Podcast, a show dedicated to my favorite edition of D&D: 13th Age. Not only do they interview the big players in the 13th Age scene including the game’s co-creator Rob Heinsoo, but it’s refreshing to hear a gaming podcast really […]

Sep
16

Knight Squad: Chivalry is Dead

The Knight Squad station within the XBox One pavilion on the PAX Prime 2014 expo floor was unassuming. Nestled between the fluorescent Sunset Overdrive wall and the irresistible Dragon Age: Inquisition multiplayer demos, I might have missed it if it wasn’t […]

Sep
08

Hand of Fate: Early Access Worth Your Time

I’m not a huge fan of early access games as I am a terrible alpha/beta tester. I have little tolerance for unfinished games and quickly become too impatient to offer actual feedback. But one of the most unexpected trends of PAX Prime 2014 […]

Mar
14

One Way Heroics Review

When I’m looking through Steam for another indie fix I’m primarily looking for two things: novelty and stress. This is why the roguelike genre holds my attention the best: they all typically feature procedurally generated content to keep things novel […]

Feb
28

Learned Lesson – Day 28 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is the final day of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can […]

Feb
27

Doing It Over Again – Day 27 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 27 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]

Feb
26

First Gaming Group – Day 26 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 26 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]

Feb
25

Longest Group – Day 25 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 25 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]

Feb
24

D&D Movie – Day 24 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 24 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]

Feb
23

Song? – Day 23 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 23 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]

Feb
22

First Novel – Day 22 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 22 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]

Feb
21

Selling D&D Books – Day 21 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 21 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]

Feb
20

First Non-D&D Game – Day 20 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 20 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]

Feb
19

Annoying Gamers – Day 19 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 19 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]

Feb
18

Gaming Convention – Day 18 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 18 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]

Feb
17

Evil D&D! – Day 17 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 17 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]

Feb
16

First Edition War – Day 16 D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop

This is day 16 of the of d20 Dark Ages’ D&D 40th Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge! Based off of the challenge’s prompts I will be sharing personal stories about my history with Dungeons & Dragons every day in February. You can hop […]