Saturday, February 9, 2019

Viticulture B-Day Party

I had a wonderful time playing Viticulture in the new gaming and work shed of my pal, Wendy*, on Friday.

(Right to left - Wendy, Donna, Ernie, Tom, and me)

(Left to right - Donna, me, Ernie, and Tom)

Three-way tie decided by tiebreakers and won by Wendy!

*All photos by Wendy and [her] Tom

Thursday, February 7, 2019

GoT 7x07 Behind the Scenes @ Dragonpit

As I look forward to the final season of Game of Thrones, I've been enjoying going back and watching some fun stuff from earlier on including a video which shows some of the best of times for many of the actors on the show.  Enjoy!


Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Blue Blackout Yeti USB Microphone

After some consideration I decided to pick up a Blue Blackout Yeti USB Microphone in a bundle that included a Knox Gear Studio Boom Arm, Knox Gear Pop Filter and Tascam TH-03 Headphones.  While I won't be using the boom arm right away, the pop filter and quality headphones will come in handy.  I'll run some tests with it today before plunging in to making episode two of Tabletop Gaming Talk.  Thanks to everyone who chimed in with suggestions on what equipment to research.

https://anchor.fm/markcmg

https://www.patreon.com/MarkCMG


Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Con of the Lakes II - June 22nd

I've signed on to run a 1E AD&D game at Con of the Lakes, in Twin Lakes, WI, on Saturday, June 22nd from 7 pm to 10 pm!

"Evening 1E AD&D Game! Exploring the Dragon's Teeth - This is a 1st Edition AD&D game run by Mark CMG Clover from 7 pm until 10 pm. The adventurers will sally forth onto the Trackless Moors to explore one or more towers known as the Dragon's Teeth. Open ended sandbox play where the players determine the direction of the adventure."

https://www.facebook.com/conofthelakes/

https://www.conofthelakes.com/


Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Monday, January 14, 2019

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth


A recent article on Open Culture reminded me about the exhibit called Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth.  It is the latest deep delve into J.R.R. Tolkien's archives for previously unpublished and, to the wider world, unseen materials including early drafts and original drawings.


The exhibit spent late last year at The Weston Library but now a great many items from it will be moving from Oxford to New York's Morgan Library & Museum before then traveling to France.  It opens here in the states in less than two weeks so make your plans to see it if you can and let me know how it goes!