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I'm very proud of being 2016's "Mr. Mensa." You can see that it's one of the things I've mentioned in my profile. I've even put it on my resume. Until our upcoming Annual Gathering this year, I'm the reigning "King of the Nerds." I'm both proud to be part of the organization and proud to have won this award. My hope is that my supposed intellect has helped Slightly Twisted Games to design a great product in Glory. Today, I'm off to a local event called Penguicon....

-Thomas Ryan Where to begin, eh? Oh, I know! Probably where I left off…which would be GenCon 2014. For those not familiar with GenCon (shame on you, since you’re reading a gaming blog right now!), it takes its name from its original location in Lake Geneva, WI. Incidentally (or rather, not at all), Lake Geneva was the home of the late Gary Gygax, co-designer of Dungeons and Dragons. It was therefore derived from the well-known Geneva Convention, which is a clever but misleading name for a...

-Thomas Ryan (Me, circa 2007) As I got more and more into D&D, I later branched out into other Role Playing Games. I realize now that we were playing games dealing with all of my top three “nerd” mythoi.  That would be Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game, Middle Earth Role Playing (MERP), and Marvel Roleplaying. I had a lot of fun as a Chiss (a blue-skinned alien with glowing red eyes, for those not familiar with Grand Admiral Thrawn) Jedi, an Elven archer who’d grown up as...

Thomas Ryan - (I'm on the right) When I was a very young man, I had a bunch of Return of the Jedi paraphernalia, including a satchel and a folder that I still have and use today. I only had hazy memories of the film, other than a pretty sweet move by Luke Skywalker at the end of the plank to avoid being digested over one thousand years by the almighty Sarlaac. I didn’t know it at the time, but my parents buying me a few Star...