Three Fun Game Enhancing Things!

2008 February 28
by Dante

Being a nerd, I am constantly on the lookout for nerdy things to enhance the roleplaying experience. Or any other nerdly pursuit, for that matter.

I submit for your approval – three fun things to enhance your games or further nerd out.

Energy Drinks

Until I gave up caffeine for Lent this year, I preferred the high jolt energy drinks. I found a few that require mention. One, a personal favorite, is Bawls. It is often referenced among the first person shooter genre of nerds, however it made the leap into our gaming session about a year ago to some pretty spectacular results.

And then there’s these – mana potions! Somehow I fear that those weird LARP people are going to love these for their ability to blend in to the costumes they constructed from high-quality Wal-Mart fibers.

Fun With Weapons

I tend to enjoy the aesthetic of weaponry. I will save the reveal for another time, but suffice it to say my den is well-armed versus orcs, goblins, and wargs.

Several months ago, someone turned me on to the neat foam weaponry available from I never did end up purchasing any, but let me tell you do they ever look cool… and my Weapon of Choice would be the sword and it seems like it would be effective at arbitrating rules “discussions”.


Now, I have long gotten away from playing music during my campaigns, but it used to be a mainstay during our college years. I am not an extreme fan of this particular genre, but there is a certain heady goodness that comes from the combination of repelling hippies and rocking out with Slayer or Godsmack while adventuring.

Now, some tend to go for period music or classical music while gaming, however I tend to fall in with Vanir and recommend throwing up the horns and going for a metal gaming session every once in awhile.

This was fun, plan on seeing a few more posts like this in the future!

6 Responses leave one →
  1. thanuir permalink
    February 28, 2008

    Our previous session featured one player wearing his home-made chain shirt, purchased pot helm and purchased rondel (type of dagger), together with a suitable belt. I am not certain about the effect it had on the actual gaming, though.

  2. Dante permalink
    February 28, 2008

    Regardless of the effect on the actual gaming, I bet it was plenty fun all the same.

    That’s really cool… I’ve always wanted a chain shirt but never had the time/skill to learn and didn’t want to spend the money to make one myself.

  3. Dave The Game permalink
    February 29, 2008

    Hmmm… Bawls tastes like sucking on a nickel to me. To each his own, I suppose. Then again, I can only stand Red Bull when mixed with vodka.

  4. SirGeekeot permalink
    March 1, 2008

    Yeah, I can only stand ICE when mixed with vodka too.

  5. Robert permalink
    March 3, 2008

    Wearing a costume for RPGing is called LARPing, isn’t it?

  6. September 22, 2019

    Nowadays with enough time and patience, most any game can be waded through.”” HE SAID WHILE RUNNING A DARK SOULS CLIP. That had to be intentional trolling, right? Telling people who can’t beat Souls games that they suck and just need to “”git gud””?

    EDIT: actually now that I look again it’s that samurai Souls clone from Koei-Tecmo. Oh well. I haven’t played it yet, but I’m guessing they copied the dificulty along with everything else, so the point still stands.

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