The Warm Gamer Glow

This is Pi Day #102

It was only a matter of time. I spent years normalizing gaming, and then one day I went looking for her and she had nested in front of my PC, a purpose-built gaming and video editing dual-head desktop with a bunch of great software.

“It is kinda my computer now.” She tells me. “I use it more than you.” Which is kinda true, because she does, and now that she’s shelled out her own money for some expansion packs for games she’s literally invested in it.

Pictured in this sketch, a stylus on tablet (Apple Pencil + iPad Pro + Procreate 5) is a teen playing Minecraft, though what she plays really varies these days. The Sims 4, tops the list actually, and always a YouTube vid on the second screen with some sketch comedy or more-like-than-not a play-along video of the game she’s into.

I’ve also been interested in two things in my sketches these days: detail and atmosphere. The atmosphere and glow of the monitors dampens the impact of the detail, but both are heavy in this sketch.

Pi-a-Day: Extra Curricular Gamer

This is Pi Day #068.d – March 06

I raised my intelligence using my cranium.

Leave it to me to turn a beautiful gaming moment into a teachable moment.

As parents it tends to be our jobs to empower our kids to make good decisions. If these decisions intersect with legitimate interests, then there is a powerful opportunity to create a life-lesson synergy that could lead to enhanced productivity and opportunities for personal development… or I just ruined YouTube for her, one of the two.

This is Board Games (Part 3)

This is Pi Day #035.c

Of course, if you’ve ever played a game that provides each player with a little pile of bits — meeples, houses, roads, trains, chips, cubes, whatever — and you HAVEN’T made a geometric pile in front of you on the table while you were waiting for your next turn… well, I don’t believe you.