Saturday, August 31, 2013

The White Queen Cancelled-ish

The BBC has announced that the ten episodes of The White Queen that have been rolling out on various timetables depending on location are all there will be.  Some feel this was meant to be the first season of a longer adaptation of Philippa Gregory's popular novels from her collection, The War of the Roses.  However it seems fans may have been led down the garden path.  Read more here!

Friday, August 30, 2013

Bill Watterson: A Cartoonist’s Advice

The celebrated author of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson, has some advice in strip form for those of us on the fence between happiness and ambition.  See more here on Zen Pencils!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Impact of the Space Program According to Neil deGrasse Tyson

About a year ago, on The Great Course YouTube channel, a video was uploaded titled "Impact of the Space Program: Neil deGrasse Tyson Exclusive Interview I The Great Courses." Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

An Interview with Erik Solie of Pegasus Hobbies

Erik Solie of Pegasus Hobbies in Montclair, CA, was interviewed a couple of years back by Doctor Faust of The Painting Clinic and it has recently migrated to his YouTube channel. There is some cool discussion of model making, scratch-building, sprues and more.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Bakshi LotR Orc Animation Cel

A Ralph Bakshi animation cel featuring orcs is up on eBay and perhaps worth a gander for the collector.  See more here!

Monday, August 26, 2013

EN World Paid Work Postings Forum Live

EN World has begun a new Paid Work Postings forum "if you're looking to hire or be hired. Paid RPG freelance work only; no volunteer or payment 'in exposure' allowed."  Be sure to read the guidelines before posting.  See more here!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The DesoLEGO of Smaug

Over on the Brotherhood Workshop YouTube channel is a new video titled "LEGO The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - Teaser Trailer." Enjoy!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

300 Rise of an Empire Trailer

Although it took me a bit to realize this was out there, I very much enjoyed 300 when it came out and I was glad to see the trailer for the sequel, 300: Rise of an Empire, looked just as exciting.  Enjoy!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Dungeon Bastard's Maps on eBay

Over on Bay, the Dungeon Bastard has put up his maps from The Worst Dungeon Crawl Ever that he drew for his event at Gen Con 2013. The proceeds are going to "Mackenzie's Animal Sanctuary in Lake Odessa Michigan. Mackenzie's is the largest dog rescue in the Midwest and gets dogs from local county animal controls that would have to be euthanized. The dogs are rehabilitated (medically and behaviorally) and then adopted to their forever homes." See more here!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Remote Control Dragon

I've been seeing some news lately of a very large remote control dragon over in Europe.  You can find out more here, here, and here (some destinations not in English).

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Calling All Space Cadets!

Have you ever wanted to work in the growing private sector space exploration field?  Well, then you need to take a look at what SpaceX has to offer by way of careers here!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

USB Squirming Tentacle

I'd have a whole lot easier time picking up a "USB Squirming Tentacle" over on is it actually stored data. See more here!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

ENnies Award Winners Announced

Over on the ENnies Awards website, they've announced the winners for 2013.  Congrats to everyone involved.  See more here!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ancient Game Tokens

Over on the website, there is a recent article titled "Oldest known gaming tokens dug up in Bronze Age Turkish graves."  While this article could easily be added to any corner of the CMG Blog Triad, I wanted it front and center because I just think it is so cool.  Read more here!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Twelve Creative Thinking Tips

There is an interesting article on the website titled "Twelve Things You Were Not Taught in School About Creative Thinking." Read more here!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Vashta Nerada [Doctor Who Theme] by Traffic Experiment

There is a YouTube channel video from a couple years ago, that I had not seen before, making the rounds again titled "Vashta Nerada [Doctor Who Theme] by Traffic Experiment." Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

One Hit Die Web Series Funding

Spencer Estabrooks is looking to fund the continuation of his humorous fantasy series titled "One Hit Die" via IndieGoGo. See more here on their website, here on IndieGoGo, and on their Facebook page here!  Their first four prologue episodes were funded by the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.  You can check them out on their YouTube channel here!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

87 DM Tips

There is an interesting article with a lot of good advice over on titled "87 DM Tips."  Read more here!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Omni Magazine Reboot

That classic fantasy and science fiction periodical, Omni Magazine, and seeing new light as a reboot.  Check it out here and read about the reboot here!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Medieval Help Desk

It has subtitles but as I was told, that seems to make it all the funnier.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Reasons to Game

Over on the website, there is a new articled titled "12 Most Advantageous Life Lessons from Playing Dungeons & Dragons." Read more here!

Friday, August 9, 2013

How To Work for Adam Savage!

There is a new video uploaded to the Tested YouTube channel titled "How To Work for Adam Savage!" I have a feeling that many will enjoy this, if only to wistfully dream of the possibility on a Friday as they wait for the the metaphorical whistle to blow.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

The Hollow Crown - Shakespeare Adaptations

For the Shakespeare fans among us, a series has come across the Atlantic to land on PBS's Great Performances series in the form of "The Hollow Crown," "a lavish new series of filmed adaptations of four of Shakespeare’s most gripping history plays; Richard II, Henry IV, Part 1, Henry IV, Part 2 and Henry V."  Hal is played by everyone's favorite Loki, Tom Hiddleston.  Read more here!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Canned Dragon Meat

There is a bizarre item called "Canned Dragon Meat" being sold over on that might make an interesting stocking stuffer for the coming holiday season.  See more here!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Emerald Rose, the Band

If you are unfamiliar with Emerald Rose, they've been around since 1996 and they've got a tune I've enjoyed from time to time that someone recently reminded me was out there.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Sunday, August 4, 2013

EverQuest Next Unveiled

There has been a lot of hubbub about the videos of the unveiling of the new EverQuest Next.  Enjoy!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Tall Ships Chicago 2013

If you're in driving distance of Chicago, there is a great deal of enjoyment to be had by visiting the Tall Ships Chicago 2013 event.  Read more here!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Walking Dead Season 4 Trailer

One of the fun things that surfaced from Comic Con was a four minute Walking Dead Season 4 Trailer.  Enjoy!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wil Wheaton Speaks to the Future

This video came out in April but I didn't get the chance to point toward it then, but as we get closer to Gen Con Indy, I think it is well worth digging it up and examining the nerd in all of us.  Enjoy!