Dungeons, Dragons, and God; An interview with Lead Pastor Bob Jordan on the topic of D&D

The tabletop role playing game Dungeons & Dragons (commonly referred to as D&D) and religion have never had the best relationship. Ever since its creation in the 80’s, religious organizations have been quick to condemn the simple hobby as something demonic and evil. Sure, the game involves creatures of demonic origin, but often the party of nerds- er adventurers are killing them to save the … Continue reading Dungeons, Dragons, and God; An interview with Lead Pastor Bob Jordan on the topic of D&D

Are E-Sports comparable to traditional sports? Students answer

Electronic Sports, or more commonly known as E-Sports, is a newly emerging strand of competition. Teams face off across different games in different tournaments to prove who’s the best of the best. League of Legends, Defense of the Ancients (DotA 2), Counter Strike: Global Offensive, SMITE, and others put the “athletes” in fights for victory. But the question is now raised, “Do E-Sports compare to … Continue reading Are E-Sports comparable to traditional sports? Students answer

Why am I passionate about video games/D&D?

In middle school, I was a huge book kid. Brian Jacques’s Redwall series was my first real set of books, given to me by my mother when my older brother finished the series. And Redwall was amazing. Talking animals fighting with weapons and magic and wearing suits of armor while fighting evil rats and ferrets, to my young mind it was truly magical. A bit … Continue reading Why am I passionate about video games/D&D?

Black Music Showcase shows the beauty of African culture

This past Thursday I had the pleasure of attending the “Black Music, A Showcase and Community Sing”, ran by Dr. Ama Oforiwaa Adonum. An African-American Studies professor with a focus on music, she introduced the audience to the core concepts of African music. Community, energy, and heart were the name of the game, and she infected the audience with her passion. Below are some pictures … Continue reading Black Music Showcase shows the beauty of African culture

The best parts of Dungeons and Dragons…

The best parts of D&D are… Recently signed up for a game through the ISU Dungeons and Dragons Club, a club I’m a captain of! We have an Half-Orc Rogue, a Half-Elf blood hunter, Dragonborn Fighter, Aarakocra Paladin, Dwarf Cleric, Human Fighter, and a Changeling Sorcerer. While its a big group, it was a fun first session getting to know everybody. If you’re interested in … Continue reading The best parts of Dungeons and Dragons…