Wow! What a year it has been. I’m not sorry to see it go, but I’m also thankful for all the great games and memories made this year! The list of awesome that rained down upon me could fill a few articles, but here are the top Berlings Beard moments of 2018. At the top […]
GenCon 2016 ReCap!
Welcome back, dear reader! Yes, it is the beginning of the end of Summer 2016 but don’t let that get you down! There’s so much to discuss and enjoy yet! GenCon 2016 in beautifully accessible Indianapolis Indiana was a blast, again, this year. If you weren’t able to make it out to the gaming […]
D&D on Stage: Berling’s Beard partners with @TeamAwesomeRobot to write Drinking and Dragons
Wow! We’ve had the pleasure of being tapped to write a spooooky D&D adventure for a theater company: Team Awesome Robot!!! Working with the team to get a live play stage performance of a D&D game has been so much fun! It was also super rewarding to draft, play-test, and finalize Berling’s first publicly performed […]
PAX East 2015 – Show Journal
This year was perhaps my favorite PAX East so far. In full disclosure, I was working at the Twenty Sided Store’s D&D Booth this time around and so was livin’ la vida exhibitor. As such, this recap is more a personal response than a full-blown review since I did not get to attend any panels […]
Berling’s Beard on a Post-GenCon 2014 PodCast!
Welp, I’ve taken my first steps into a larger world. Check out this podcast I was lucky enough to be a part of. Many thanks to Chris Wood of Mad Scientist Audio for getting the technical details all figured out so amazingly, to The Twenty Sided Store & Studio Bilanko for providing the space (and […]
Gen Con 2014 ReCap!
Welcome back once again, dear readers! So I was lucky enough to be able to make it out to Gen Con 2014, hosted by the beautiful city of Indianapolis, Indiana. This convention is the “… longest-running, best-attended, gaming convention in the world… “ (Source). Indeed, “the show also featured record numbers of exhibitors (370+) and events […]
PAX EAST 2014 Report – Love Revolution!
Welcome back! This piece has been a long time coming. I’m glad to finally get these thoughts out and hope you all enjoy this trip down memory lane. Overall this year’s experience seemed a positive reaction to PAX East 2013’s flaws; the perceived lack of diversity of panelists, issues with sexual harassment, and insensitive comments […]
D&D Encounters Encounters Season 17 ReCap: Scourge of the Sword Coast
Greetings once again, dear readers! As you may or may not know, I’ve had the distinct honor of being a part of Team Dungeon Master for 10 seasons of D&D Encounters at the Twenty Sided Store in Brooklyn, NY. This season, I’ve again been asked to write the recaps for each episode of Encounters and […]
Dungeons & Dragons Encounters Recap: Legacy of the Crystal Shard
Greetings once again, dear readers! As you may or may not know, I’ve had the distinct honor of being a part of Team Dungeon Master for 9 seasons of D&D Encounters at the Twenty Sided Store in Brooklyn, NY. This season, I’ve been asked to write the recaps for each episode of Encounters and so […]
On the Scene: Escapist Expo 2013
Greetings once again, dear readers! If this is your first visit, a very hearty welcome to Berling’s Beard! Last weekend I was lucky enough to travel to beautiful Durham, North Carolina for the second annual Escapist Expo and it was just a blast. I’ve mentioned the Expo in a previous post and my hopes […]