Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

The Acaeum - A Useful Site of TSR Materials

For those few who are RPGers but haven't seen it yet, please have a look at and revel in it's completeness.  See more here!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Dice Rings Kickstarter

There is a nifty new Kickstarter project for "Dice Rings" with a funny video introduction.  See more here!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

100K Page Views

Just a note of thanks today to everyone who has been getting use from the CMG Blog Triad.  This last week, the combined page views for the three blogs jumped over the 100K milestone.  While I am in Thank You mode, much appreciation to everyone for the wonderful birthday greetings around last Wednesday as well!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

National Game Design Month

Do you have a game in your brain just dying to be designed and unleashed upon the world?  You can find out more about how to participate National Game Design Month, NaGa DeMon, as it is known, by reading more here!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Arnold as Conan Again

Big news was reported yesterday on that Arnold will once again play the role of Conan the Barbarian.  Read more here!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

d-Infinity Live! Broadcasts on YouTube

If you haven't been aware, you can check out the d-Infinity Live! broadcasts on Robert Gruver's YouTube channel which includes the lively art of conversation regarding all sorts of gaming subjects.  They go live each Thursday evening  between 8 pm and 9 pm CST and you can not only watch it live but also participate with questions.  Check out their first three episodes (#0, #1, and #2) and join broadcast #3 tonight.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Creative Mountain Games eBay Store

I've been clearly off some shelves and closet space recently and have added a great many items to the Creative Mountain Games eBay Store.  Some are duplicate items I had, others are additional items I picked up when buying an auction lot for one or two particular things.  Others still are some games and whatnot I collected, from which I got some personal use and just find it is time to move them out.  I checked around on what the going rates were for the various pieces, tried to price things just a little lower, and also offer them with free shipping in many cases to engender even better deals.  Please share this information and spread the word throughout the gaming community.  See more here!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Birthday Freebies List

I recently came across a list of freebies one can sign up to receive on ones birthday.  And don't forget, tomorrow is but the first day of eight in the holiday of Marktoberfest which lasts through Halloween.  See more here!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hansel and Gretel (2012) Movie

The upcoming Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013) movie, starring Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, and Famke Janssen,  looks like a fun, fresh take on the old story, perhaps akin to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012), The Brothers Grimm (2005), or Van Helsing (2004).  There is a trailer circulating since early September which you can watch on YouTube here.  Enjoy!

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Freelancer Best Practices from Ross A. Isaacs

There a recent article from Ross A. Isaacs on his "Dangerous Games" blog for would-be freelancers and those in the business who'd like some insight into the workings of an editor.  Read more here!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Dragon Lamp Design from ~dashinvaine

Over on Deviant Art's website, ~dashinvaine shows how a design for a dragon lamp is coming to fruition.  Read and see more here!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Google Cromebook Pre-Ordering

Looks like Google is going to get competitive with Kindle with their upcoming Chromebook.  Read more here!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Society and Fandom

Just last month, a video was posted to the PBS Off Book YouTube channel that explores the question, "Can Fandom Change Society?"  Enjoy!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Doctor Who Addendum for Brian

Chris Chibnall has an added scene, shared on the BBC YouTube channel, from the departure episode for Amy and Rory that is quite touching.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

D&D Family Tree from Nerd is the Word

A few years ago, the Nerd is the Word blog presented a D&D family tree that has a good deal going for it.  See more here!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Europeana Trove

There was big news last month shared on the website about how Europe's digital library Europeana is opening up data about all 20 million of the items it holds.  Bookmark that site for online exploration and read more here!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Help Save Planetary Exploration

Bill Nye in conjunction with is asking for everyone to write a note to the President to Help Save Planetary Exploration by bolstering NASA's planetary exploration program.  Learn more about this effort here and check out the following video from the planetarysociety YouTube channel.  Enjoy!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

RPGs for Success

Recently, on PBS's YouTube Idea Channel, they posted a video regarding how RPGs can foster success.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Funny D&D Video - Cupcake

There is a funny new video on the DnDWizards YouTube channel made by fans that you should find humorous.  Enjoy!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New "Monty Python" Film, of Sorts

Apparently I missed the announcement last January that a film is being made with many of the old Monty Python crew on board.  It seems the title will be Absolutely Anything and appears to be an animated science fiction movie.  Read more here and here!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

OshCon Gaming Weekend

If you aren't doing anything this weekend and happen to be near Oshkosh, Wisconsin, you could find yourself at OshCon, a great little weekend of gaming generally serving upwards of two hundred friendly folk. Read more here!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

LITKO Skull Dice Tower

Here's a pretty cool accessory to add to your game table, a LITKO Skull Dice Tower.  See more here!

Monday, October 8, 2012

Mad Pax Backpack Collection

There are some cool backpacks made, some of which have a spiky appearance, as part of the Mad Pax Backpack Collection.  Check out their PDF brochure here!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Space X Launch Tonight

The Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon capsule will be launched again for a resupply flight of the International Space Station by Space X tonight.  It should be visible from the East Coast of the USA.  More updates can be found here!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fan-Made Silmarillion Trailer

There is a fan-made Silmarillion trailer worth checking out over on the TubeMastah YouTube channel.  Enjoy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

International Games Day @ your Library - November 3, 2102

Saturday, November 3, 2012 is International Games Day at your local library, a great chance to share the tabletop gaming hobby with some new folks.  Read more here!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Banned Books Week

Check the list, grab a book, and read it for Banned Books Week.  See more here!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Dr. Horrible on the CW October 9 at 8 PM CST

"Spread the word – tell a friend, Tell them the tale. Get a pic – do a blog!" (Lyrics from "Slipping")

Get the word out to support Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog coming to the CW, a broadcast television premiere.  The more people watch, the bigger the impact will be.  Read more here!