Month: June 2019

What X-Men Should Come to the MCU?

What X-Men Should Come to the MCU?

Oh boy, I’m taking on a bit of a topic here. Marvel and Disney now own a lot of 21st Century Fox and part of that was getting the X-Men and the Fantastic Four back. I already did a casting article for the Fantastic Four, […]

Malts and Meeples – Pandemic Legacy Season 1 – Game 8

Malts and Meeples – Pandemic Legacy Season 1 – Game 8

Back again last night with another game of Pandemic Legacy. How did it go this time? And what is happening in the world that is probably going to cause me to lose? Pandemic Legacy is a Legacy game where you destroy components, add in new […]

Malts and Meeples – Pandemic Legacy Season 1 – Game 7

Malts and Meeples – Pandemic Legacy Season 1 – Game 7

Join me again as I come back and try and win Pandemic Legacy Season 1 with style.

If you aren’t familiar with Pandemic Legacy, it’s based off of the game Pandemic from Z-Man Games where you are trying to cure four diseases. However, in this Legacy game, things change and you might not be able to cure a disease, the board might change, rules might be added, or cards might be destroyed. More information can be found on Board Game Geek.

And what about the malt on last nights Malts and Meeples. Last night it was a Raspberry Blood Orange Fruitsicle from Odd Side Ales. It’s an interesting beer, a bit sour from the raspberry to start, and then finishes with a sweet orange flavor. I wish it was a bit more tart overall, but generally, it was quite refreshing.

Bottoms up!

Book’em Nerdo: Artemis Fowl

Book’em Nerdo: Artemis Fowl

So, I’m doing a popsugar.com reading challenge, and one of the prompts that I had was a book that going to be coming to the silver screen. I decided it was finally time for me to read Artemis Fowl, and I did that over a […]

I DEMAND You Fix It

I DEMAND You Fix It

This topic has been on the back of my brain for a little bit for two reasons. The first, I’m seeing it show up in Kickstarter and the other reason is Season 8 of Game of Thrones. The idea of this is that as a […]

Nerdologists Top 10: TV Shows

Nerdologists Top 10: TV Shows

New segment that is coming up, we’re on Youtube, back with Nerdologists channel.

We’re going through and doing our Top 10 lists, we’re planning on a number of lists to go through, but if you have suggestions, please let us know what list you’d like us to do, and we’ll see about getting it added in.

We’re starting with Television Shows, so what are your Top 10 TV Shows, and do you like any of ours, or did we make all the wrong choices.

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D&D Party – Party People in the House

D&D Party – Party People in the House

Alright, you have your number of people and you’re sitting down at the table. It’s session zero and everyone wants to play a wizard, is there a right way to create your party? I think that this is a more interesting question than the party […]

Relaxing Board Gaming

Relaxing Board Gaming

When people tend to think of playing board games, some of the most common first images are table flipping after some roll goes horribly wrong in a four hour game of Monopoly or Risk. So something like Sorry where you just are rolling turn, after […]

Friday Night D&D – The Devil’s Maw

Friday Night D&D – The Devil’s Maw

We are back for our regular Friday special, looking at a grim world where hell has come to earth. But it’s not all bad or is it?

A portal from the abyss has opened up a few generations ago in terms of humans, and probably pushing it for some elves if they were around when it happened. Obviously, crap hit the proverbial fan and the nations banded together.

Image Source: Troll And Toad

Now, there is a no way known to close to the Devil’s Maw as it’s known, but it’s turned the civilization into something that more closely resembles a steampunk world, but while there is some steam, it’s also based off of runic magic where they can harness different aspects of the Devil’s Maw to power the vehicles and contraptions.

The demons are also being held kind of at bay, but that’s still a fulltime job that the heartiest are recruited for. It’s a glamorous position, but not a long lasting one with the heat from the maw and the constant fighting. Meanwhile, the cities around the maw are the opulent places where the rich live and like to brush elbows with heroes who have survived fighting the demons.

I’m thinking that this is going to be a pretty rich world. With the world, I think there are a number of ways that you can do a story. The obvious choice would be that the demons somehow are slipping out and now the players have to deal with those rogue demons that are attacking from another direction or unexpected direction, and then try and plug that whole where they are slipping through.

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However, I personally think it would be more interesting to run a conspiracy sort of game. The players catch wind of some dealings that seem shady, but they don’t know how shady. Eventually, it would lead to something big where the players are finding out that the Devil’s Maw could actually be closed, but it would cause all the runic magic to stop working. So, is it worth, whatever the cost is to keep it open, besides keeping back the demon hordes? That would be the big question for the players before the last mission, probably some sort of infiltration mission.

This setting does have one interesting thing. With the runic magic, I personally think that you could create another wizard subclass or it’s own class where they use “magic”, but that magic is mainly done by creating runes. It would be an interesting playable character since that is going to be something that maybe you are known for it. I had at one point in time started developing my own class for it, but there’s still a ton of work to do with that, I should probably go back to it at some point in time and then release it somewhere. I’m also seeing what’s already available on the Dungeons Masters Guild to see if there are options or things that I can tweak for my game.

Anyways, what do you think of the game ideas and the setting? Is it something you’d be interested in building a game in?

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D&D Party – What Size To Party At?

D&D Party – What Size To Party At?

We’re back with some D&D. This time we’re looking at Party Dynamics and how you might want to create your party so that you feel like you’re a good part of the game. The the first thing I’m going to to talk about is the […]