Ramblings Of A Man Named Joseph Carro

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My Top Ten Favorite Fighting Games

Posted on November 6, 2018

I’ve recently been trying to re-focus my blog to a more personal direction, writing creative non-fiction and tales from my childhood. Yet, the other “segments” I’ve created for my blog, such as Top Ten – still call to me. I feel like it’s time to do another. As I was wondering what subject I should write about for this installment of Top Ten, the idea hit me like a massive Hadouken. I should totally do a Top Ten based around my love for fighting games. I’ve always been a big fan of fighting games, though I was never good at them. Because the games usually focus only on fighting, a big chunk of the art direction goes into making the graphics as slick as…

Rediscovering Magic: The Gathering

Posted on July 9, 2015

I was introduced to a card game called Magic: The Gathering way back in the late 1990’s by my (now) ex-uncle Jason. Jason was, to me, a cool guy who introduced me to lots of awesome, nerdy things. He taught me how to play Warhammer and Warhammer 40K. He introduced me to Necromunda. He owned a PC and showed me different PC games and also introduced me to the Playstation 1 gaming system. He conspired with my aunt Debbie one year and they bought me a Warhammer starter set for my birthday. In the case of Magic: The Gathering – for one Christmas they bought me a bunch of retail boxes of the Beta set of Magic. Now, I’d never had much of an…