Geekstravaganza

Geekstravaganza

Meeting Report, Outreach Ideas, RPG, Youth Ministry Ideas
  My volunteer technical director (and co-host of God Geeks) is heading off to college. This past week was his last Wednesday night so in honor of him we did an all Geek youth lesson that I lovingly called a Geekstravaganza. It was the first lesson that I wrote fresh in a long time. I have been doing things from Lifeway and then stuff from our Dating 101 since December so it felt nice to get back into the writing again, even if it was themes that we have covered many times before. The Geekstravaganza was broken into 3 parts: 1) You are a super hero. You have powers because Jesus said that you have power. In Ephesians 2 Paul elaborates on that and says that you have the same…
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Being a Tank

Devotional Thoughts, RPG, Teen Culture
Do you play WoW? If you don't even know what those letters mean then this post may not work for you. I sort of pride myself in being able to explain things to people who aren't interested in them, but honestly this may even be beyond my level of expertise, but I do have something sort of spiritual to tag onto the end so if you want to stick around you may get a short devotional thought for your effort. If you don't I will understand. The game World of Warcraft is wildly popular. That is really an understatement. Ten Million people pay $15 a month for the right to play this game with their friends. If you don't play it is hard to describe what it is all about.…
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Eberron

Books, RPG
Those of you who are regular readers know that I have been feeling the need to create lately. Well, instead of doing something productive I have turned back to D&D and am currently working on a role playing game set in Eberron. I had an errand to run this morning in Columbus so I went to the bookstore and bought me a book set in the Eberron world. I started reading it, and while it isn’t high literature, it made me smile. It has been a long time since I read a pulp fantasy fiction book. You know the ones that I am talking about, those little $7 books that are like romance novels for boys. I have to say that of all my guilty pleasures those types of books…
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Eberron Outreach

RPG
Well, our role playing group grew so large that now we have spit into 2 different groups. I played today with the loud kill everything and steal their loot group and tomorrow I think I will have more fun with the careful planning, try to work stuff out with words first group. This is the only week that I am doing 2 a week and will instead alternate Saturday and Sunday groups. It is taking a chunk of my time, but it is working. There are people coming to church who have never come before and I am getting an opportunity to build relationships with some people who don't normally have positive adult influences. It is cool that it is also fun too.
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Role Playing Gospel

Devotional Thoughts, RPG
I finally got a chance to play D&D again, but this time was a little different. I convinced one of my students to DM (or basically run the game) so that I could just be a player. This works better for me because I don't have a whole lot of time to prepare, but I can carve out of block of time every two weeks or so. It also is cool because I can finally be a player. I almost always have to DM so I don't get much chance to play, but I have to say that playing is very fun. So what about the gospel part? When I was DM the players had a hard time getting into character and actually role playing. Since I was running the…
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