Category Archives: Gaming

Fate RPG Alternate Rules: Health

I’ve been a tabletop RPG gamer for decades. No, I’m not going to toss out how, gosh, I’m so old-school ’cause I know how to calculate THAC0, and that makes me better than you. I mean, I do know how to calculate … Continue reading

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BlizzCon 2017: An Opening Ceremony Recap!

Some of you might remember that, last year, I did a blow-by-blow recap of the BlizzCon opening ceremonies, and it turns out I’m in a good position to do it again! For those who aren’t familiar, BlizzCon is Blizzard Entertainment’s … Continue reading

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The 2017 Dragon Award Ballot Is In!

Vote early, vote often …. Sorry, some Chicago humor. Anyway, he Dragon Award Ballot went live for 2017 Let’s take a look, see if we know any names. Best Science Fiction Novel Babylon’s Ashes by James S.A. Corey A Closed and Common … Continue reading

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Music Blog: Vater Unser

This is a particular piece of music I was first exposed to from John Ringo, listed in the back of one of his novels as part of a musical playlist. The funny thing is that it’s only the Our Father, … Continue reading

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Life is Strange: Butterflies in the Vortex

“Do your powers include mind reading? Or did you just rewind because I tried to steal the cozy chair?” Some of you might remember my Walking Dead review, where I talked quite glowingly about Telltale Games’ feels trip masquerading as … Continue reading

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Legendary: Noir Expansion

Among the infinite number of alternate universes contained in the stories of Marvel Comics, there lies a world set in the dark and forbidding streets of the gangster-dominated 1920s and ’30s, where the heroes, mostly devoid of superpowers, must rely … Continue reading

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Legendary: Deadpool Expansion

The rapidly growing popularity of Marvel’s most famous mercenary, capped by a highly successful solo film in 2016, inspired Upper Deck to base an entire small box expansion around the mouthy anti-hero. Featuring characters from Deadpool’s more recent adventures, and … Continue reading

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Dragon Awards Are Live

Last year, we released footage of the first annual Dragon Awards, the official award of DragonCon, one of the world’s largest SFF conventions. And now, the Dragons are once again upon us. The nominations process has begun. However, I don’t recommend … Continue reading

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Legendary Villains: Fear Itself Expansion

Two years after the release of Legendary: A Marvel Deck-Building Game, Upper Deck introduced another core set, Legendary Villains. In this spin-off version of the game the roles are reversed, with players acting as the villains and brawling against various … Continue reading

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The Catholic Geek: Live with Jeffro Johnson

The Catholic Geek: Live with Jeffro Johnson 01/22 by We Built That Network | Culture Podcasts:   At 7:30PM, EST host Declan Finn will welcome the illustrious Hugo Award Nominee Jeffro Johnson, where we will cover as many topics as … Continue reading

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BlizzCon: the Opening Ceremonies

The atmosphere is tense. The countdown begins. And one of the biggest shows in the gaming industry is about to begin! It’s BlizzCon 2016, and I’m here live…well…sorta…watching over the Internet, anyway. Opening things off is an awesome shot of … Continue reading

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Battlerite: My Early Impressions

When I started getting into MOBAs like Heroes of the Storm, which I reviewed recently, I ran into mention of an older game called “Bloodline Champions“. Like in MOBAs, you had characters with a diverse set of abilities–but instead of … Continue reading

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Widow’s Walk – Reenter the House on the Hill!

In 2003, one of the most iconic board games of all time hit the market. It earned a 2nd edition in 2010, but other than that, the world of Betrayal at House on the Hill has never been revisited. Until … Continue reading

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Military SF Tech @DragonCon, 2016

This was a fun little panel that I was surprised by — mostly that I got such good video feed. “There’s an awful lot of high tech in military science fiction. Some of it is solidly based on current science/tech. … Continue reading

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Butcher discusses Peace Talks at DragonCon

Jim Butcher is deeply enamored with DragonCon. After multiple signings where no one showed up, or panels at conventions where he was the only one in the room, DragonCon is where he started to feel like an author. In fact, … Continue reading

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Codex: Card-Time Strategy is Here!

You might recall that half a year ago, I had a post about an upcoming game called “Codex”. I was incredibly excited for it, and at long last it’s shown up! I had a bit of a look through the … Continue reading

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The First Annual Dragon Awards

So, some things of note here, while I think of them.

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Legendary: Civil War Expansion

Tying in with this year’s release of the MCU film, Captain America: Civil War, Upper Deck has designed a big box expansion for Legendary revolving around the event. The expansion follows the version from the comics predominately, but there is … Continue reading

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What Andy’s Playing: Heroes of the Storm

I’ve played a number of different types of games, and the one that’s taking my time right now is Heroes of the Storm, a game that’s a bit odd in some ways but very satisfying in others. Where else can … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Awards

A lot of attention has come to the state of awards in the field of science fiction and fantasy in the last few years, thanks to increasing problems with and arguments over the Hugo Awards. If you’re unaware of why, … Continue reading

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