Friday, April 24, 2015

The Friday Grab Bag - Origins Award Noms, D&D Digital Maps, & Fantasy Grounds on Steam

Over on, the 2015 Origins Award nominations are available here.

Also, on The Daily Dot, they tell how "Dungeons and Dragons comes to life on digital maps" here.

Finally, over on Steam, Fantasy Grounds has been implemented and allows for playing Dungeons & Dragons 5E here.

The Friday Grab Bag on 
Essentially, a clearinghouse for topics not covered
elsewhere or needing a particular focus.
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Throwback Thursday - Fred Fields, 81 Dungeon Game Ad, & the Clarke-Asimov Flame War

Over on the blog of Dave Gross, he shares his brief interview with veteran game industry pro Fred Fields here.

Also, on, Phil Reed shares a "1981 Dungeon Boardgame Ad from Boys’ Life" here.

Finally, on, they discuss "The Decades-Long Flame War Between Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov" here (which was published on April 1st, so reader beware!).

A look back at early tabletop hobby gaming
 or gaming-adjacent topics of the past.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Events & Play Wednesday - Lake Geneva Area Gaming, Late March through Late April

Lots of gaming even post-Gary Con round Lake Geneva, WI, including a Franksville Gameday that took place on April 12th at Greg's Catering, a Burlington Gameday last weekend followed by A Gathering of Gamers at the Elkhorn, WI, Pizza Ranch.  Quite a bit of boardgaming at the Taco Bell on Tuesdays and Culver's on Fridays as well, and the weekly 1E AD&D gaming group at Lake Geneva, Games was going strong.  Here are some highlight photos but the bulk of them can be found in a Facebook album here and on 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, April 21, 2015

Tech Tuesday - Electric VW Bus, External Hard Drives, & SW BB-8 Toy

Over on, they let us know that the "VW Bus to be re-released as an electric vehicle" here.

Also, on, on their Chopping Block, they discuss External Hard Drives here.

Finally, on, they ask "Is This Our First Look at Sphero's Official The Force Awakens BB-8 Toy?" here.

News focused on Technology
as it might interest gamers.
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Monday, April 20, 2015

Media News Monday - New GoT Chapter, Batman v Superman Trailer, & SW News

George R.R. Martin has put up a new chapter for The Winds of Winter from the A Song of Ice And Fire series here.

Also. a leaked release of the Batman v Superman teaser trailer prompted a proper release of it by Zack Snyder and Warner Brothers soon after.  Enjoy.

Finally, the Internet and all media have been abuzz over the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer, particularly the appearance right at the end, as well we should all be.  Over on, Meredith Woerner looked at things a little more closely in the article "The Empire Has A Whole New Name In Star Wars Episode VII" here.

News for Movies, Television, and more
of gamer-relevant Media.
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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday Funnies - Hawking Sings Python, Artoo In Love, & Avengers Family Feud

A few from YouTube this week including one from the Monty Python channel titled "Stephen Hawking Sings Monty Python… Galaxy Song (Music Video)."  Enjoy!

Also, from the Evan Atherton YouTube channel, a short film titled "Artoo In Love."

Finally, from the Jimmy Kimmel Live YouTube channel comes "Avengers Family Feud" wherein "Jimmy hosts a game of Family Feud with Avengers cast members Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Jeremy Renner."

Humor, often gaming-related,
to start the week with a chuckle.
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Crowdfunding Roundup - RPG Bookmarks, Low Life, & Autarch Adventure

Three from Kickstarter this week with the first being "Fantasy RPG Bookmarks for Players & Game Masters" by Nord Games here.

Also, check out the humorous "Low Life Playing Cards" by Andy Hopp here.

Finally, if you've been waiting for a "ready-to-play adventure scenario designed for use with the Adventurer Conqueror King System & other classic fantasy RPGs," have a look at "The Sinister Stone of Sakkara" by Autarch here.

Keeping an eye on those Kickstarter & IndieGoGo
projects plus other crowdfunding efforts.
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