Category Archives: Gaming

AGC — Significance

Either everything is totally significant or nothing is significant at all. Either the events of the game are ripe with meaning or they are just random blips in a cosmic Geiger counter. … Continue reading

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Maximize Your Orb Runs

Below is a question asked by a Prosperity Path Orb runner: I’ve been running the orbs for a few months now and have had some pretty good experiences with them.  Now I am just wondering what the next step is.  How can I maximize my time with them?  Have you or anyone else come up … Continue reading

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AGC — I Wish

Recipe) Before playing any game, vocalize (or sub-vocalize) the following wish: “I wish this to be used for the benefit of all beings everywhere.” In the appendices of Any Game Cookbook you’ll find a few notes on the subject of sub-vocalizations. Let me just summarize here: Don’t just think the words, use your voice. It … Continue reading

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Recipes — What Are They?

Have you ever eaten a croissant or a butter cookie? How can a little flour, sugar, a bit of butter, leavening, and a dash of salt be so yummy? I’ve tasted the ingredients: flour is gritty, salt a bit sandy, butter is just greasy on the tongue, and yeast is plain yucky eaten from the … Continue reading

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AGC — A Dedication

Imagine the world of a bug living its life between two sheets of plywood. This imaginary creature would be trapped in a world of forward, backward, left, and right. That’s it, just two dimensions of travel. Between sheets of plywood there would be no up or down—just left, right, forward, and backward. Imagine that wonderful … Continue reading

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What Is Any Game?

While working on the book Spiritual Gaming with the Classics, it became evident that many of the suggested rule modifications would work equally well on most any game. For example, the rules designed to turn Parcheesi into a spiritual game were found to work equally well on any game played with dice and markers. This … Continue reading

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Any Game Cookbook Introduction

In The Any Game Cookbook you’ll find a bountiful buffet of spiritual exercises; a veritable smörgåsbord of gaming recipes. Each recipe is designed to transform the playing of any game into a spiritual gaming experience. Ordinarily playing a game is… well… um, ordinary. However, with the application of a recipe from this book, you can … Continue reading

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Serious Games Not Grim

UrthGame’s Prosperity Path Games are built using cutting edge opengl 3d technology — similar to that you’d find in any modern 3d shooter. However, Prosperity Path Orbs (that’s what they call their games) have no shooting of the killing variety. In fact, there is no killing. Not that I mind shooting or killing in video … Continue reading

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Violence In Video Gaming

My take on violence in gaming. First of all, let me say that I don’t associate the number of red pixels on the screen with the level of violence. I don’t necessarily find pixel representations of body parts flying off in every direction to be particularly violent. My definition of violence has more to do … Continue reading

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Mini Prosperity Path FAQ

This is a mini-faq stimulated by recent question and answer email exchanges between myself and several folks on the Prosperity Path. … Continue reading

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