Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Events & Play Wednesday - Dune Food

As many will know, there is a remake of the Dune boardgame in the works.  In fact, it has been delayed.  Rest assured, some copies are on preorder at Lake Geneva Games and some of us await it with great anticipation.


Meanwhile, over on kitchenoverlord.com, they shared a recipe for "Spiced Stuffed Sandworm Bread" which we suspect will be enjoyed by many players of the re-release.  Check it out here!


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Monday, September 30, 2019

RPG Media Monday - Happy Dave Arneson Day!

Tomorrow, being October 1st, the anniversary of the birth of Dave Arneson, co-author of Original Dungeons & Dragons [(O)D&D], it is celebrated by many as Dave Arneson Day, much as the anniversary of the birth of Gary Gygax is proclaimed as his day.  Amid some on-again, off-again grousing in some circles about who-did-what-when-and-so-forth, I wrote a recent blog post stating my position that there is plenty of credit to go around.  So, enjoy the day, and if you're curious, you can find some bio info on him here.  One group who takes Dave Arneson's participation in the invention of D&D very serious were the subject of a movie titled, "SECRETS of BLACKMOOR: The True History of Dungeons & Dragons" which you can rent on Vimeo here.


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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Library Turned Game Store?

I recently heard about an old library building in Elwood, IN, that is up for sale and thought, "What a nifty game store this might be!"  It's about an hour North-Northwest of Indianapolis's center, spacious, with large windows and wonderful woodworking.  I daresay, once you've seen the pictures, it could be hard to imagine it as becoming anything else.  Read more on MessyNessy here!


Thursday, September 19, 2019

Throwback Thursday - Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Have a Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day!


It's been two and a half decades since it all began.  Read more here!


As far as gaming options, if you've already got the base game of Catan, you could add on the Catan: Explorers & Pirates Expansion (and the Extension if you want 5-6 players).


Pirate Fluxx is a fun, quick, addictive card game that never plays the same way twice. The rules change as the game progresses, offering uniquely high replay value. Now grab your cutlass, pirates have taken over Fluxx. There will be times ye must Talk Like a Pirate, and rules about how ye can Plunder from yer mates - even cards that let you play out of turn to take your enemies by Surprise. Playing the Captain's Hat gives ye certain privileges but watch out for Mutiny amongst the crew.


Come aboard and sail to Pirate's Cove, the legendary hideaway of thieving pirates and cutthroat buccaneers. The tales of those legendary pirates of old who've fought and survived these mysterious waters still haunt all those who yearn for a life at sea. Armed with a secret map and starting with a modestly outfitted sloop salvaged from last winter's storm, you set sail to Pirate's Cove, your eyes filled with visions of treasure and fame, your lungs filled with the salty air of the high seas.


Merchants & Marauders lets you live the life of an influential merchant or a dreaded pirate in the Caribbean during the Golden Age of Piracy. Seek your fortune through trade, rumor hunting, missions, and of course, plundering. The game features a unique trade system and a thematic combat system, allowing for critical decisions and intense excitement. Modify your ship, buy impressive vessels, load deadly special ammunition, and hire specialist crew members. Will your captain gain eternal glory and immense wealth - or find his wet grave under the stormy surface of the Caribbean Sea?




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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Events & Play Wednesday - September 2019 A Gathering of Gamers

Good times at the Pizza Ranch last Sunday for A Gathering of Gamers, AKA Third Sunday.









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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sunday Funnies - The Far Side Returns

I saw this floating around and think it is outstanding!



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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Events & Play Wednesday - Gary Con XII GMing Schedule

As a player, Gary Con Gaming Convention tends to be a place for me to jump into as many wargames as I can, since I get to RPG, and play boardgames and cardgames, for much of the rest of the year.  For GMing, I really like busting out the big game for Gary Con, so I turn to a couple of favorites in Divine Right (1979) and Civilization (1980), as well as the traditional Saturday evening 1E AD&D game (with some of the same crew since Gary Con II!).  Of course, start times on these submitted and approved events are not locked in just yet, but probability is high since they been run for many years in these slots, except for Civ which has an earlier start time than before.  Don't worry about Civ running through lunch as we'll all order table side service.  I'm looking forward to next March 26-29, 2020, as I do few other times of year!



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