Before this site assumed its current identity as whatever it is now, it was primarily a site about games, a subject on which we're still passionate. We probably aren't the only legal blog that looks fondly back on our formative years, and our attachment to various pnp games (of which D&D, in particular AD&D, was in some ways is incredibly important, but in many more is the least important. We are nothing if not snobs sophisticates). We're probably the only legal blog that also has its own World of Warcraft guild.*
And on that note, my co-blogger Grandy (and co-author of this post; fulfilling my 2010 quota!) and I have had discussions about setting up a Steam group, primarily for play of group-oriented shooters made by Valve software, principally Left 4 Dead 2 (without a doubt the best cooperative zombie shooter ever made), and Team Fortress 2, still the best squad-based combat competitive shooter on the market. We suspect that many of you own these games. Neither is particularly "twitchy," and while they involve competitive play against opposing teams in a variety of game modes (from traditional "capture the flag" gameplay to arena like gameplay to Left 4 Dead 2's exceptional scavenger mode), they also offer the prospect of social gaming and cooperative play for those on the winning team.
Grandy and I are going to set up a group on Steam (as soon as we come up with a suitably clever name for the group, something clever so we can say "hello, we're intellectuals. And insecure"), the service on which these games are run, for cooperative play. Despite our recent turn into law, politics, and other irrelevant whatnot, we suspect many of you who read this site are avid gameplayers, and would welcome you to join us. For information as it develops or to join us, you may read and discuss in this thread on the Popehat forum, respond in comments to this post on the front page, or email teamfortess at feralchild dot net.
This will be a casual endeavor, with no elitist asshats invited or tolerated (unless we like the elitist asshat in question). If, like me, you enjoy group shooters but lack the reflexes and tastes of a fourteen year old boy, you may enjoy fighting with us. We have access to Ventrilo (though both games have robust in game chat options), and would welcome more players.
*Our WoW guild, for the casual affair it is, is has been quite successful. We raid and would like to raid more, but also play lower level alts and assist new players on the way up. If you have a high level character and would like to transfer to a low stress environment, or have played World of Warcraft in the past and would like a no pressure entree back into the game, see this forum thread here, or roll an alt on the Wymrest Accord server (US) and contact the character "Tusker" in game.