The Casual Gamer: Introduction

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series The Casual Gamer

I’m a gamer, but because I’m also a full-time professional with a family, farm, and other ambitions, I don’t have the time to play games nearly as much I would like to. I’m also a writer, and I enjoy writing about the games I play. For a while now I’ve wanted to start a new web site called “The Casual Gamer” where I could pontificate at length on this particular passion of mine. Except there ended up being a little hitch in my plans. As it turns out, just about every variation of domain name involving ‘’ has already been purchased by some cyber-squatter or another, and I’m not really interested in paying the exorbitant fees that will undoubtedly be required to get one of them released.

So I’ve decided on a compromise of sorts. Instead of building a whole new website with a domain name I’ll never be entirely happy with, I’m going to start a new series here with the same name. Doing this is an on-going series allows me keep each essay linked together and serves the additional benefit of keeping my work consolidated under my own brand.

I’m planning to run this as a weekly series, with new essays appearing every Monday, rather than as a daily or even semi-weekly series. It is called “The Casual Gamer,” after all. There are some weeks I never have time to so much as pick up a controller.

You can expect to see game reviews, philosophy and psychology of gaming (which will hopefully be more interesting than it sounds), discussion about exciting moments, and anything else that happens to interest me that given week. I also don’t plan to limit myself to just video games. There will also likely be essays on tabletop and card games, as well. This is going to be a bit of an evolving experience, I think, and I hope you’ll come along with me for the ride.

The first official essay in the series will appear sometime on Monday, so stay tuned!

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