Saturday, February 6, 2016

Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup - Folio, Medici, & Halflings

Three from Kickstarter this week with the first being "The Folio #7 Deadlands Edition" by Scott Taylor here.


Also, have a look at "Medici" by Grail Games here.


Finally, check out "Classic Oldhammer Halfling Miniatures in True 28mm Scale" by John Popson here.


Keeping an eye on those Kickstarter & IndieGoGo
projects plus other crowdfunding efforts.
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Friday, February 5, 2016

The Friday Grab Bag - Writing Advice

Over on thrillbent.com, Mark Waid shares "An Open Letter to Young Freelancers" here.


Also, on lifehacker.com, they ask "True or False? Pay Attention to a Story's Structure and Detect Whether It's Made Up?"  Find out more here.


Finally, on the Entrepreneur YouTube channel, they share "10 Words to Cut From Your Writing."  Watch and learn.



Essentially, a clearinghouse for topics not covered
elsewhere or needing a particular focus.
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Harryhausen & Monsters

You can always check out what's up at the Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation here but this post brings up three from dangerousminds.net from last year with the first showing off a "Hyper-realistic life-size sculpture of special effects pioneer, Ray Harryhausen."  Check it out here.


Also, they told us about "Tons of awesome Ray Harryhausen artifacts up for auction" here.


Finally, they revealed "Bela Lugosi might not be dead" and highlighted "Mind-blowing sculptures of classic movie monsters" from Mike Hill, the same fella who did the Harryhausen sculpture.  See more of his work here.


A look back at early tabletop hobby gaming
 or gaming-adjacent topics of the past.
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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Events & Play Wednesday - Gary Con VIII Updates

They had a bit of trouble with initial registration for Gary Con VIII last Saturday but have cleared up most of the problems and continue to work apace,  They made an announcement with all of the pertinent details here.

One further update from Caroline -
Registration is currently closed (and has been since Saturday night) while staff continues to work through error forms and replenish for events. If you attempt to check out after filling your cart, you will see a "404 Error" message.
We will give advance warning via email, social media, and the webpage of when registration will reopen once we have determined that all errors have been resolved.
Thank you for your patience,
Caroline



Also, they've updated the vendor information here.


Finally, they've added bio info on some of the staff here.


News of Conventions and Gamedays as well as pictures
from those I have attended and games I have played.
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Tech Tuesday - Imbibing Tech

Over on thinkgeek.com, check out the nifty "Crusader Helm Mug" here.


Also, on dudeiwantthat.com, they show us a "Whisker Dam Mustache Protector" here.


Finally, on artsofadventure.com, we're given a crash course on what to expect from a visit to the National Museum in Copenhagen including a glimpse of their drinking horn collection here.


News focused on Technology
as it might interest gamers.
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Monday, February 1, 2016

Media News Monday - The (New) X-Files Again

As the third episode "Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster" of The (New) X-Files will air tonight, I thought I'd share a few of the links I found in researching the new show.  The first from mentalfloss.com let's you "Retrace Mulder and Scully's Footsteps With an Interactive 'X-Files' Map" here.


Also, on all-that-is-interesting.com, they expound on "The Scully Effect: How “X-Files” Helped Mainstream Women In STEM Careers" here.


Finally, on artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com, "David Duchovny on the New ‘X-Files’ and Why Mulder Was a Terrible F.B.I. Agent."  Learn more here.


News for Movies, Television, and more
of gamer-relevant Media.
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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sunday Funnies - Mama's Parlor Games

A recent resurgence of Carol Burnett appreciate had me remembering those skits on her 1970s variety show where she, Vicki Lawrence, Harvey Korman, and the others developed that wonderful, dysfunctional family *AND* often played boardgames as part of the skits.  I looked up the ones I could recall, to Share them here, with the first being their attempt at a game of Monopoly here.


Also, on The Carol Burnett Show Official YouTube channel, watch as they try to get through a game of Sorry!  Enjoy!



Finally, on the Geoffrey Hettel YouTube channel, Password is also tackled.  Crazy!



Humor, often gaming-related,
to start the week with a chuckle.
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