Degrading of American Media

This article comes from an anonymous Athens resident. It was done in this way at the request of the writer. After some discussion, editors at Speakeasy agreed to publish it anonymously. Everyone consumes media at one point or another in their daily lives; some listen to music as they commute, some read the paper over a cup…

Off-campus housing: welcome to the jungle

This article comes from an anonymous student at Ohio University. It was done in this way at the request of the writer, in order to avoid recognition should people the writer knows read this article. After some discussion, editors at Speakeasy agreed to publish it anonymously. Alright, so I’m a junior here at OU which means that…

Tabletop Tuesday: Storming Castle Ravenloft

Good people, thanks to Christmas, my parents, and my patient (if captive) friends around my apartment, I can talk to you about a new game: Dungeons and Dragons’ “Castle Ravenloft.” Basically, the game is a simplified, board game version of plain old RPG “Dungeons and Dragons.” You choose from one of five characters, each of…

Tabletop Tuesday: Born of the Gods

Our good friends from Wizards of the Coast are coming out with a new Magic set! This next one (coming out on Feb. 8 with prerelease events on the Feb. 1-2) is nicely titled Born of the Gods, and is basically a sequel to the last set, Theros, which we talked about before, and which…

Tabletop Thursday: Settlers of Catan

Editor’s note: Tabletop Thursday is a column by staff writer Danny Susco about tabletop gaming in Athens. This is the second installment in the series. — Once upon a time, our distant ancestors arrived on this continent, and immediately divided it up into hexagonal sections, each of which produced resources. Then, using a combination of…