Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup - Tower, Tiles, & TileMorphs

Three from Kickstarter this week with the first being "Double Dice Tower Ultimate GM Screen!" by Andy "Cosmo-Joe" Watkins here.

Also, have a look at "The Path of Osiris : Egyptian Dungeon Game Tiles" by Lunesdargent Workshop here.

Finally, check out "AdventureCraft Tilemorphs for RPG's" by Glenn McClune here.

Keeping an eye on those Kickstarter & IndieGoGo
projects plus other crowdfunding efforts.
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Friday, August 26, 2016

The Friday Grab Bag - Feasting, Friendship, & Coop

Over on, they share "An East D&D-Style Tavern Menu" here.

Also, on, they announced "D&D Teams Up with My Little Pony" here.

Finally, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert YouTube channel, check out the video from Wednesday night where "Anderson Cooper Admits His Dungeons & Dragons Obsession."  It's a hoot!

Essentially, a clearinghouse for topics not covered
elsewhere or needing a particular focus.
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Throwback Thursday - Gygax & The Grand Old Game

Over on, Dante SS gives "A Tribute to Gygax" here.

Also, on, they share "A Grand Tale – The History of Grand Geneva Resort & Spa" here.

Finally, on Jon Peterson's YouTube channel early this month, he treated us to a long lost pilot for a D&D Radio Show.  Enjoy!

A look back at early tabletop hobby gaming
 or gaming-adjacent topics of the past.
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Events & Play Wednesday - FREE Conspiracy Draft

Many of you know that aside from running Creative Mountain Games for the last fifteen years, I recently signed on board to manage Lake Geneva Games, the FLGS in my town, the cradle of D&D.  We've done a lot to improve the store in the last few months including adding twice as much permanent game space and revamping the front retail area.  We've got some more to do as time goes on but the changes made so far have helped the store a great deal and I'm very proud to be a part of it all.

As most know, Lake Geneva Games is a versatile store with TCGs, Boardgames, GW lines, as well as other dice and card games.  Our bread and butter, however, is Magic: The Gathering and the store hosts many events while selling both new product and singles, through our storefront and online.  One thing that has eluded the store in that regard (and wasn't likely to happen until that game space expansion) was evolving from a second tier host of events in the eyes of WotC to a top tier store with all of the additional prize support and privileges that brings.  What Jason and I have decided to do in that regard will be a milestone in the history of the store.

This Saturday, August 27th @ 1 PM, we are hosting a FREE Conspiracy Draft utilizing the new set of cards from WotC, Conspiracy: Take the Crown.  This is where the community comes in, especially local MtG players but not strictly so.  It drafts similar to a regular draft set but has a few twists.  After drafting, players will then play a single multi-player game to determine game winners.  Did I mention that we're supplying three packs of cards to each player for FREE?  We're doing this so that we can qualify (which has to happen once per year) for the top tier.  We fulfill all other requirements to qualify for the top tier except having at least one really big event like this one so we're absorbing the cost and hosting the event at our own expense.  If you're in the area or plan to be, please go to the Lake Geneva Games website and grab a seat for the event, but only if you're absolutely sure you can be there.  We'd hate to turn other away because the event only holds 64 players max (as does the store!).  Thanks, and I hope to see many of you this weekend!

News of Conventions and Gamedays as well as pictures
from those I have attended and games I have played.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Tech Tuesday - Tech Hubs

Since August 23rd, 1991 marks the first day that new users had access to the World Wide Web, this seems a fitting day to discuss some new location for high tech development in the USA.  Finding the best place to locate oneself to best take advantage of high tech job opportunities is challenging.  Today I am sharing several perspectives beginning with the first such area in the USA founded, some would say, in the late 1930s in a garage.  Over on Atlas Obscura, they suggest a way to view Silicon Valley in a historic manner here.

Also, on, they tell us "Why 4 emerging tech hubs are luring startups away from Silicon Valley" here.

Finally, on, we're told "Forget Silicon Valley: 5 Tech Hubs With a Lower Cost of Living."  Discover more here.

News focused on Technology
as it might interest gamers.
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Monday, August 22, 2016

RPG Media Monday - Netflix Heroes

Well, we all know that it started with Daredevil, which also had a second season introducing The Punisher which will indeed have its own show.  And a second season has been announced for Jessica Jones, as well, along with speculation that there will be multiple villains here.

But some folks might not be aware that out of season one of Jessica Jones, we are now getting a spin off show for Luke Cage

And yet another hero show from Netflix, keep your eyes peeled for Iron Fist!

News for Movies, Television, and more
of gamer-relevant Media.
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Funnies - Business As Usual

I saw a meme floating around so I clipped it and rewrote the caption.  Enjoy!

Also, on, some enterprising employee tells us "Our Boss Asked Us To Decorate Our Desks, So We Did This."  See more here.

Finally, on, "The Department of Energy watched Stranger Things, and wants you to know these 5 things" here.

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