a personal blog for Jamey Alea

Category - Gaming

April 29, 2023

Embracing Felix – My Experience at Giovanni: The Last Supper

Last month, I attended a Vampire: the Masquerade blockbuster LARP on a whole different scale than any I’d done before. Giovanni: The Last Supper, hosted by Orion Games, was a...

January 24, 2023

Anatomy of a LARP Prop

Recently, I shared my experience at Saturnalia, a blockbuster LARP that was held this past November in New Orleans, but one aspect of it that I wanted to talk about...

December 16, 2022

Fangs of New Orleans: Saturnalia LARP

It had been a few years since I’d done a blockbuster LARP, but that changed in November when my girlfriend and I traveled down to New Orleans to participate in...

August 10, 2022

Introducing “Punk Ass Sorcerers” 🤘🏻✨

I recently got to collaborate with my good friend Charlie Bacon on a new two-stat roleplaying game called Punk Ass Sorcerers. Actually, I don’t want to sell it short: the...

April 5, 2021

On Keepsake Games and “Field Guide to Memory”

I only recently became familiar with the term “keepsake games”—but in fairness, it’s really only recently that the term was coined! Artists Shing Yin Khor and Jeeyon Shim aren’t claiming...

January 21, 2021

What Video Games Taught Me In 2020

2020 was certainly a nightmare dumpster fire of a year, but there were also some interesting things that came out of it. I was forced to take a good, hard...

October 6, 2020

Playing Beat Saber Is Like Doing Magic

I do a lot of magic. I also play a lot of Beat Saber. These two facts about me seem pretty thoroughly unrelated, but the more Beat Saber I play, the more I...

September 28, 2020

Review Roundup, 2020 Edition

Dang, it really has been a long time since I’ve consolidated and shared some of my comics and gaming reviews and interviews. This is probably mainly because the world has...

September 21, 2020

“Uncaged” Accolades!

My involvement with the Uncaged Anthology has been the gift that just keeps on giving. Like, the pleasure of working with Ashley Warren and being part of such a cool...

June 22, 2020

Lucid Immersive’s Virtual LARP “The Board” – A Conference Call To Remember

I’ve been doing a lot of gaming since the stay-at-home order went out. Tabletop games translate really well to an online format—it’s easy to play D&D, for instance, over a video...

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