In my day job I do a lot of teaching and a bit of game play. The gaming only happens when I can combine the two. Here’s an game I devised that game we use during a lecture on Quality Management. It’s called ‘The Pharmacist’s Dilemma’. I decided to experiment with videoing this talk as a […]Read More Learning to play. Playing to learn.
I spend a lot of my time in different communities – rich/poor; Muslim/Christian; science/faith; old/young – and so I’m always wondering what makes us all different. I think a community needs three key things, each of them built upon the previous idea. A community needs people or members. (That kinda goes without saying really!) The […]Read More Why judgement closes doors
‘And she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.’ Luke 2:7 Okay, I know it’s a flowerbed not a manger, but you take my point. So this is it: Christmas Eve, the final day of […]Read More Undertale and Advent: Love in Broken Places
The third candle of Advent is ‘Joy’ or the ‘Shepherd’s candle’. For me that’s three great topics: The Joy; The Journey; and The Banned.Read More The Joy, the Journey and the Banned
Okay, first things, first: we’re all geeks here. So, before anything else, let’s ask ourselves: how would the Borg go about identifying the first Advent candle? With that all-important qualifier out of the way, Candle One-Of-Four is about HOPE … … and, in order to illustrate what hope might look like, I want to use Magic […]Read More HOPE, the first Advent candle: an MtG-player’s perspective
In my last blog post I wrote about the metaphorical musings inspired by watching (or reading) Lord of the Rings. It was while I was writing that piece that I started to wonder when, and why, my understanding of the stories had shifted from imaginative fiction to allegorical meditation? Thinking back, I realised that it […]Read More Geek pilgrimage
I’m a Scottish Gamer. I love Scotland and I love games. We are a creative country, we care lots about people and we love adventure. From open world games, to our journeys with pokemon, to cosplay, to role play and art…we love to express ourselves in amazing ways! Scotland has always been an incredibly creative […]Read More Community Spotlight : R-CADE