Category Archives: General

It Starts! GenCon 2016

      Reminder: Holiday Closures and Upcoming Important Dates The Gen Con offices will close on December 21 through January 1, so employees may enjoy time with their families and friends during the holiday season. In 2016, Event Submission will begin on January 6, and Badge Pre-Registration will open on January 22. Additional information on how to submit events and get your Gen Con 2016 badge will become available in the coming weeks. Thank you for a great year! The Gen Con team looks…

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Review: Night’s Black Agents: The Dracula Dossier

“Listen to them, The Children of the Night, what music they make…” -Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Redacted) The Hunt for Dracula is on. Agents spanning the decades search for the elusive fiend at the behest of one agency or another, all in an attempt to either destroy his evil once and for all or to turn it to their own use, cultivating the Prince of Darkness into a master operative for their own nefarious purposes. Pelgrane Press’ Dracula Dossier is a brilliantly constructed set of books…

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Folklore: The Affliction UPDATE of the Ridiculous

So, I was prompted to write about Kickstarter a couple of weeks ago, after we received a press release for Folklore: The Affliction being on Kickstarter. Then promptly forgot about it.  Here’s a link. This arrived this morning: Final Days on Kickstarter! “In case you missed it, Folklore: The Affliction is wrapping up on Kickstarter and has blasted through 26 stretch goals! A lot of great content and miniatures have been added, and we are especially looking forward to the advanced story journal created with Adam &…

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In defense of Wil Wheaton, even though he’s completely capable of defending himself

Around the same time Marty and I were starting PTG Felicia Day started Geek and Sundry. Will Wheaton, a friend of Felicia’s, proposed a show called TableTop for G&S, the idea behind the show being a group people (celebrities) would get together play a game and talk about what-not. Simple, kind of like “Dinner and a Movie” but with a different board game every week instead of dinner. I was curious but I didn’t understand why anyone would sit around and watch other people play a game…

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2E with the Nephews, Part 2: Drayton Joins the Party

So at the end of the last post William had played his first module and was ready and willing to play much much more. My parents watch my nephews in the mornings before summer school so when my youngest nephew, Drayton, was dropped off the next morning that was all that William could talk about. Since I had a sleepover planned with Drayton I figured this would be super easy. I could run him through the same module and they could join up some how.…

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Kickstarter Fatigue and Risk

I like the idea of Kickstarter. I been a backer since 2012 and backed about 70 projects. I think it’s great that there is a community of like minded individuals out there that can come together to help someone create their dream. With that said, is anyone else out there getting Kickstarter fatigue? Kickstarter  is being used as a place to generate buzz and lock in pre-sales for established companies. I’m not sure I agree with the whole locking in pre-sales thing for every project you come up…

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2E with the Nephews, Part 1: William

Hello, All! This is the first installment of the story of how I got into leading my nephews through some 2nd Edition Dungeons & Dragons adventures. First, some backstory.   Earlier this year I got roped into playing the new edition of Dungeons & Dragons (5th edition, also called 5E). It took a fair amount of arm twisting but eventually I agreed. Those first few sessions took me back to my original days of 2nd Edition Advanced Dungeons and Dragons(or 2E) at the local comic…

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