• Random Movie Quote

    Martin: [to Harry] I’m really glad you rejected me ten years ago when I auditioned for the part of Eddie Solomon, the pedophile clown in “Birthday Boy”. If I’d have gotten that part, I might have been typecast.

    — Get Shorty (1995)

Pardon Our Dust While We Re-Brand

SB Logo 02I will making some changes in the web site over the next few days. Dramatic Games is becoming Sock & Buskin Games. I have the same mission in mind when it comes to the games I am going to deliver, but it was time to choose a company name that wasn’t so generic-sounding.

Believe it or not, Sock & Buskin was a name that was originally up for consideration, but I thought it was too obscure. However, it is delightfully quirky and retains the reference to drama. “Sock & Buskin” actually refers to the names of the drama masks. The Comedy Mask is “Sock.” The Tragedy Mask is “Buskin.” The names are the footwear that ancient Greek actors would wear during a performance. Comedy characters would wear Socks to keep them low to the ground, while Tragically Heroic characters would wear an elevated boot called a Buskin.

So, there you go. A little theatrical history. I will be so amused if I attend a gaming convention and someone asks to see, “Mr. Sock” or “Mr Buskin.”

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