Meetings Make You Dumber

“Robert Heinlein once said that the committee was the only life form in the universe with three or more bellies and no brain. MSNBC reports that his statement may have some statistical truth to it. Researchers are finding that meetings are actually bad places to be creative. You’re not actually ‘dumber’ when you’re in the meeting, just more likely to lose your creative edge. Studies have now shown that, as collaborative primates, the more often a possibility is mentioned the more likely the group is to go along with it. Individuals placed by themselves were more likely to come up with imaginative alternatives to products, for example.”

I am Flex-ible…

I went to training for Flex 2 late last year, but it is only now that I am really able to start getting into using it. I am looking forward to it, and I will be posting helpful tips, tricks, and links here so that I can share my knowledge with others.

New podcast coming up…

Mario from Geek Corps Radio, and I got to talking and the result is a new podcast that is coming out soon. The Game Master Show is going to be a podcast designed to help GMs get better at what they do. How is this different from other RPG podcasts out there?

  • Actual Play sessions – we will be gaming and you can listen to the sessions to hear what we are doing right and what could be done better.
  • Actual Play session critique – after each session, the GM and players will talk about the game
  • General talk show – every few podcasts, we will be doing a general talk show, what we see coming up, what we have played, listener feedback, and GMing ideas

The show is coming soon, so check back here for updates.