Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup - Kings of War, the Dracula Dossier, & Protocol Game Series Two

Kings of War Fantasy Battle Game - 2nd Edition by Mantic Games is hugely funded and that means lots of stretch goals are met and add-ons are available already.  See more here.

Also, The Dracula Dossier by Pelgrane Press has surpassed its initial funding goal five times and more here.

Finally, Protocol Game Series Two by Postworldgames Jim Pinto is doing very well in the early going and you can jump on board here.

Keeping an eye on those Kickstarter & IndieGoGo
projects plus other crowdfunding efforts.
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Friday, November 21, 2014

The Friday Grab Bag - RPGing in the News

No surprise with a new edition of Dungeons & Dragons coming out that RPGing should be in the news now more than ever.  The pleasant surprise is just how positive the vast majority of news is.

First is an account of someone taking their first steps into RPGing and the surprising results.  Read more on BlogHer here.

Next, an Entertainment reporter from MYFOXNY explains that "Gaming unplugged: Fantasy role playing still popular."  Find out more here.

Finally, on the PBS Idea Channel on YouTube they ask, "Can Dungeons & Dragons Make You A Confident & Successful Person?"  Enjoy.

Essentially, a clearinghouse for topics not covered
elsewhere or needing a particular focus.
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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Death Scenes from Dragon's Lair

Over on the Chris Davies YouTube channel, there is a video uploaded a year ago last summer featuring "Dragon's Lair - Every Death Scene."  Enjoy.

A look back at early tabletop hobby gaming
 or gaming-adjacent topics of the past.
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Events & Play Wednesday - Lake Geneva Area Gaming, Late October through Late November

Despite missing this month's Gathering last Sunday, because I felt under the weather, it was a solid month of gaming.  Below are some highlights from my pictures taken at various events but all of the photos are stored on Facebook here and Google Plus 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, November 18, 2014

Tech Tuesday - Flying Cars, Helicarriers, & Drone Attack

Over on The Know YouTube channel, "A Slovakian firm has created a flying car that actually works, fits in parking spaces, AND takes regular automobile fuel."  Enjoy.

Also, earlier this month, The Verge mentioned that a model of a helicarrier was up and flying.  See more here.

Finally, it was recently reported on that there was a "Man arrested, accused of shooting down neighbor's drone."  Learn more here.

News focused on Technology
as it might interest gamers.
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Monday, November 17, 2014

Media News Monday - Strange Magic, Harry Potter Concept Art & D&D in ET

The Nerdist recently shared a Lucas Films announcement about Strange Magic, an animated fairy tale unrelated to Star Wars here.

Also, on, check out "Harry Potter's Original Concept Art Might Give You Nightmares" here.

Finally, over on, learn "How A Game Of Dungeons & Dragons Changed The Casting Elliott in ET" here.

News for Movies, Television, and more
of gamer-relevant Media.
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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Funnies - On Comet Landing with xkcd and Getting Medieval in Marginalia

Enjoy the simple interpretation of the recent comet landing from xkcd here.  Or the series of images from there in gif form shared here.

Also, over on the Getting Medieval blog there is a humorous look at "Marginalia: Or, What Are Those Dirty Pictures Doing in My Prayer Book?"  Read more here.

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