Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Events & Play Wednesday - Upcoming Gamedays

Still in November but upcoming, Lake Geneva Games is hosted a gameday this Saturday, November 29th in celebration of the anniversary of their opening.  Watch for more information on the Lake Geneva Games Facebook page here and check the events list here.


Also, Kris Herzog is organizing a gameday for Saturday December 7th at 11 am to be held at Gregs Catering 3120 Roberts St, Franksville, Wisconsin 53126.  It's a short trip from the Milwaukee, Lake Geneva, and Kenosha areas, so stop on by for free gaming a great, reasonably-priced eats.  Join the event on its Facebook page here.


The third Sunday of December will once again include A Gathering of Gamers at the Pizza Ranch in Elkhorn, WI, from 11 am until 8 pm.  Lots of boardgaming and a $12 all day buffet includes endless beverages.


Look for the excitement to pick back up in the new year but these gamedays will help you get through the holidays if you live in the region.  Don't forget, for the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend, Creative Mountain Games is offering 25% Off its entire catalog 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 25, 2014

Tech Tuesday - 18th-century Game Table

Over on the Metropolitan Museum of Art YouTube channel, check out the 18th-century Game Table.  Enjoy.


News focused on Technology
as it might interest gamers.
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Monday, November 24, 2014

Media News Monday - Inhumans, Sci-Fi Zines, & Hobbit's Last Goodbye

Over on observationdeck.io9.com, learn about "Inhumans: Everything You Didn't Need to Know" here.


Meanwhile on hyperallergic.com, they herald a "New Project to Digitize 10,000 Sci-Fi Zines" here.


Finally, on the CBMTrailers YouTube channel, enjoy "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Music Video - 'Billy Boyd - The Last Goodbye' (2014)."



News for Movies, Television, and more
of gamer-relevant Media.
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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Funnies - Guardians Ending(s), Chinese Star Wars Comic, & Worse Ideas

Over on the How It Should Have Ended YouTube channel, they take on The Guardians of the Galaxy.  Enjoy.



Over on nickstember.com, there is a Chinese Star Wars Comic here.


If you're stuck for a worse idea than anything you can't come up with on your own, visit "The Terrible Crossover Fanfiction Idea Generator" here.


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