Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Man of Steel Trailer

There was a new Man of Steel trailer out last week on YouTube that I didn't catch right away but here it is.  Enjoy!

Monday, July 30, 2012

August 3 is Star Trek Night At Dodger Stadium

For Star Trek fans, August 3rd will be a night to remember at Dodger Stadium.  They'll be hosting the Cubs but it is also Star Trek night.  Read more here!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Ultimate Gamer Flowchart

Check out the Ultimate Gamer Flowchart and see if you agree with the entries and just where you fit in.  See more here!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Geek and Sundry's TableTop Tackles Fiasco the RPG

Over on the Geek and Sundry YouTube channel, Wil Wheaton's TableTop show tackles Fiasco the RPG.  Enjoy!

Friday, July 27, 2012

The Birthday of Gary Gygax

This being the anniversary of the birth of Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 - March 4 2008), it might be nice to check out the Gygax Memorial Fund and see if you wish to become a donor for their cause.  Read more here!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dungeon Bastard: Ask The Bastard - Stingy DM

There is a new Dungeon Bastard video on YouTube including Ask The Bastard - Stingy DM.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

T-Shirts from Offworld Designs

There is a funny and fun video on YouTube showing off some of the cool t-shirts available from Offworld Designs.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Half Price Book Week Long Sale

Just a reminder to those of you already on the Half Price Books mailing list, beginning yesterday their latest week long sale has begun.  The coupons you receive from being on the mailing list include Monday/Tuesday 40% off any single item, Wednesday/Thursday 30% off any single item, Friday/Saturday 20% off any single item, and Sunday 50% off any single item.  If you are not already on their mailing list, you might consider signing up and hopefully can still receive the latest round of coupons.  See more here!

I've found that in recent months the amount they give for selling items to them seems drastically reduced, so I'm not sure I would recommend their buying program for anything except items you definitely cannot be bothered to sell yourself.  But they still do have some great prices on gaming books, for the most part, and some box games.  If you can, be sure to get a clerk to open any box games for you and check whether the parts list is completely represented and the condition of various pieces.  I've had good luck overall purchasing older wargames from them but sometimes a missing map or replacement piece might make collectors balk at such acquisitions.  Good hunting!


Monday, July 23, 2012

1,000 Blog Posts

Looks like the CMG Blog Triad has just reached the 1,000 post milestone.  Thanks to everyone who has been reading.  Check out the current Xmas in July summer sale for some great savings!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Paper Mache "Maleficent" Dragon

Over on the papermacheblog.com, blogger Dan the Monster Man has created a Paper Mache "Maleficent" Dragon modeled on the Disney classic Sleeping Beauty.  Read more here!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

R2D2 Budgie

Just a fun little YouTube video today showing an R2D2 budgie.  Have a laugh!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Ghost Dive Kickstarter

Ghost Dive is a film attempting to get funded through Kickstarter that takes some regular cosplayers and drops them into a story of modern, international intrigue.  See more here!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tom Baker to Return to Doctor Who in 2013

Recently in the news, Tom Baker is scheduled to return to the Doctor Who series in 2013.  Read more here!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How to make ChainMail

A recent video on the StormtheCastle.com (epicfantasy) YouTube channel shows us "How to make ChainMail."  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Walking Dead Panel, San Diego Comic Con 2012

If you're a fan of The Walking Dead, you'll also want to watch these videos of a panel at San Deigo Comic Con 2012 with many of the stars and production team.  Enjoy!

Monday, July 16, 2012

RPG and Miniature Gaming Battle Maps

There is an ongoing Kickstarter project for RPG and Miniature Gaming Battle Maps that will include cartography from Jared Blando that is well worth a look.  Read more here!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Skull Cup

I came across a particularly cool drinking cup on Facebook that I just had to share.  Check it out more closely here!

Friday, July 13, 2012

The Dark Knight & 60's Robin

Over on the Above Average Productions YouTube channel is a hilarious video that imagines the upcoming Dark Knight movie with 1960's Robin in the mix.  Enjoy!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Felicia Day and The Guild Music Video - I'm the One That's Cool

Over on the Geek & Sundry YouTube channel, Jed Whedon threw his directing and co-writing talents behind a new Felicia Day and The Guild music video project called " I'm the One That's Cool."  Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Secrets of TSR - PaizoCon Panel

Over the weekend at PaizoCon 2012, a panel was convened with some of the old guard (though not the old, old guard you'd find at GaryCon) with some fun stories from their days working for TSR.  The panel, recorded by the Gamerati and up on their YouTube channel, included Jeff Grubb, Pierce Watters, Rob Lazzaretti, Dave Gross, Wolfgang Baur, and Stan!  Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Digital Painting a Barbarian from nebezial1

Over on the nebezial1 YouTube channel, there is a very cool three-part Digital Painting tutorial on how to make a Barbarian.  Enjoy!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Behind the Scenes on Star Wars

Over on my modernmet.com are some cool behind the scenes Star Wars photos.  Check them out here!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Humorous Take on the D&D Cartoon

Over on the MasterWGS YouTube channel, you'll find a humorous parody on the D&D cartoon which substitutes new voice over work with a script that creates a different adventure.  Adult language is involved so please don't follow the link if such talk offends you (NSFW).  Enjoy!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pizza Necronomicon

Over on io9.com, I spotted a Pizza Necronomicon which, frankly, would make me lose my appetite . . . even for pizza.  On a side note, scientists believe they have discovered a perfectly healthy way to make pizza, though that sort of misses the point if you ask me.  Read more about the scarier pizza here!

Friday, July 6, 2012

Old School Rocks Calendar

Joseph Browning is spearheading a Kickstarter project to come out with a 2013 Old School Rocks calendar.  Read more here!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Days of Yore

There has been a cool project over at WotC brewing for some time now to reprint the 1E AD&D core books in a premium format that will also support the Gygax Memorial Fund.  Read more here!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Fourth of July!

There's a new Makerbot video over on their YouTube channel with a Fourth of July theme.

There is also a very cool old daguerreotype discovered about a decade ago showing a Revolutionary War soldier, at 90 years of age, posing with his tricorn hat.  Read of the discovery here!

And speaking of which, check out these true Grognards in all their finery too.  You can see more of them here!

While we're on the subject, here is a informational video from the National Geographic YouTube channel explaining a bit about fireworks. Enjoy this too!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Blog of Holding Random Dungeon Poster

The Blog of Holding, which brought us that very cool Old School wandering monster chart poster last Fall, now has a Random Dungeon Generator Poster and this one has color.  Check it out here!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Interstellar Voyager

There is some amazing news in space exploration as Voyager I is soon to become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space.  Read more on Facebook here!

Sunday, July 1, 2012


I doubt there are many who don't know about Johnn Four's roleplayingtip.com website, and that haven't already signed up for his newsletters, afterall he's been running it since 1999.  But by all means check it out and make sure you are getting all of the great information that he shares with GMs everywhere.  Read more here!