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Halloween Horror: The 80’s Horror Movies

Halloween Horror: The 80’s Horror Movies

I don’t claim to like the best and scariest horror movies, but I do love some B-Horror films, and with that comes so many films from the 1980’s. What are some of the best 80’s Horror films, probably not the ones that I’m recommending, but 

10 Minute Marvel Episode 63: News Week

10 Minute Marvel Episode 63: News Week

So there’s a ton of news to talk about, some cool new castings, some more delays, and a trailer for something I’ve been really excited about. Join me on this weeks 10 Minute Marvel to hear about all of them and more. Thank you all 

Would Be GenCon – Con Games

Would Be GenCon – Con Games

So, we’re almost at GenCon, tonight is Fantasy Flights In-Flight report for their new stuff. Then GenCon online kicks off on Thursday. While I decided not to take any time off for it, I have decided to play a few con games on Saturday and Sunday, so let’s take a look at what I’m going to be trying.

Fruit Picking

So, this is a game that I mentioned on my game list yesterday (found here) of things that I’d have wanted to see. It looks like a pretty simple game with a mechanic I really like, Mancala style movement of pieces. The aesthetic is cute and it looks like a good game to play digitally and one that if it’s fun would fit into the collection that I have and would get played. I like that you can play it solo as well. Definitely one that I was curious about and wanted to see, so when it was available to play, I thought it would be easy to checkout.

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The Librarians Adventure Card Game

Now, I love this show, so when I saw it as something I could demo, I was really excited. I think that you could have all sorts of crazy and wacky adventures in a game with this theme. I don’t know much about it, but there’s deck construction and it’s an adventure scenario driven game, so I think it could be right up my alley. I like that it is show focused as well, more so than movie focused, because while I like the movies, you get more characters to really play around with as the show, and I want to play as basically all the main characters. I’m hoping that this game has a good balance of fun mechanics and that you really get a lot of the story so the mechanics don’t get in the way. Really excited to try this one though.

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The Night Cage

I’m backing this one on Kickstarter, and with that I’ll get access to a Tabletop Simulator version, but I still want to learn how to play it and play it in that con setting. I think that this is going to be a blast, I really like the idea of the game and the horror and push your luck element to it. Out of all the games, I’m the most confident that I’m going to like this one. I like board games that provide tension, I like spooky themes. And I like cooperative games. So I think that this one, while a bit abstracted, will still have some of the theme just based off of the tension that is in the game. Really excited to try this one and excited to be taught the rules so that I can teach it easily to people via Tabletop Simulator when I get access to that while waiting on the physical game to come in.

Those are the three that I’m doing, I definitely considered more. Roy Cannaday from the Dice Tower just announced and has games for his new 4X space game which I thought about trying out. There were also demos of Hel, the Viking Saga game that I backed on Kickstarter. So, if you are signed up for GenCon online, what events are you planning to checkout?

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10 Minute Marvel Episode 50 – Fantastic Four and Thor?

10 Minute Marvel Episode 50 – Fantastic Four and Thor?

Two bits of news about the Fantastic Four, including one of their movies coming to Disney Plus. Also, Victor Von Doom coming to the MCU? Rumors have it as a strong chance now, how would he work in the MCU? The main topic takes a 

It’s the End Of The World – The Apocalypse in Film/Literature and Everywhere

It’s the End Of The World – The Apocalypse in Film/Literature and Everywhere

It might be kind of the wrong time to talk about this, we’re in the middle of the Covid-19 Pandemic, however, I think with that, for some, comes more time to delve into more story, including that of the Apocalypse/Post-Apocalyptic in nature. This is one 

10 Minute Marvel Episode 36: Covid-19

10 Minute Marvel Episode 36: Covid-19

News was light this week and probably will be for a few weeks with Covid-19 slowing down filming, casting, and basically anything that causes people to get together in a group in this weeks episode of #10MinMarvel. It’s also pushed back films, notably for Disney, New Mutants, but Black Widow is taking a wait and see approach thus far. I speculate why that might be. Plus, what are some things that you can do Marvel related while practicing social distancing?

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10 Minute Marvel Episode 25 – What’s Coming in 2020 and Who Might Show up In Doctor Strange?

10 Minute Marvel Episode 25 – What’s Coming in 2020 and Who Might Show up In Doctor Strange?

Last #10MinMarvel of 2019 is out. What am I looking for in 2020? That’s what I’m talking about this week, plus possible characters showing up in Doctor Strange and Multiverse of Madness. I’m excited for what’s coming out in 2020, but I’m really excited for 

2020 Movies – What I’m Waiting For

2020 Movies – What I’m Waiting For

So, as you might have noticed, this is a bit of an opposite of my top things, but what I’m looking forward to and what I hope will be awesome. So, I’m just going to limit myself to five (or so), and to be fair, 

Christmas Ideas – The Grab Bag

Christmas Ideas – The Grab Bag

Last list post, I considered doing a couple more for things like Sci-Fi and Anime, but there are so many specific things, like with Fantasy in both of those, that I thought, let’s wrap it up with a nerdy grab bag of ideas. This list is going to cover things from Sci-Fi to Anime, but also beyond that.

The Nerd Who Likes to Drink – Get them an engraved beer glass or whiskey tumbler. You can find all sorts of interesting ones out there, and they aren’t extremely expensive. They are also better options than a shot glass, because most people have too many shot glasses from college. I have two stein style beer mugs that Kristen and I got at ConVergence with Lord of the Rings theme on them. But you can find them on Etsy with almost anything on them. If you want the rebel symbol from Star Wars, or the Vulcan salute, you can get that. This falls into that category of things that are a bit more unique. Or unique booze, that always works too.

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Board Gamer Bling – Now, this is slightly different than the next one RPG’er Bling, but basically, help a person bling out their board games. There are a lot of games that use cardboard coins, help them start replacing that money by getting them some metal coins for the game. There are a ton of shops that make awesome coins. Or, maybe they play a resource management game where there are different types of resources, you can probably find little molded or 3D printed pieces to replace those. Little things like that can elevate a gaming experience. Or, maybe a game has meeples in it, you can get custom meeples of the various colors, so that the game has a little bit more of a fun factor to it.

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RPG’er Bling – If this was like board gamer bling, I’d just say look back at the RPG list. However, I am going to add in some apparel stuff this list or little fun things. You can get things like D20 (twenty sided dice) earrings that are different, and there is even one place where you can get some glow in the dark ones. There are also necklaces that have D20’s or various dice hanging from them that you could go with. And, tons of goofy RPG related t-shirts that you could consider as well. In the RPG listed, we did some table bling, this time, the suggestion is bling out the player or the DM.

Collector’s Sets – This is really for anything nerdy, and I talked about it in fantasy, while people might have a version of something that they like, they probably won’t, since they already own it, go with the nicer version. So you can do that for them. This can be for books or movies or whatever it might be. But a hard backed version of a book, or the cool collectors version of a movie that comes in a nicer case or with something extra, that is fun. For, for video games, you can sometimes get a larger release pack that comes in a cool case or comes with a figure. With a video game, I would try and get a game the person doesn’t have, as compared to books or movies which can replace the old version on the shelf. I’ve found that people tend to go back to video games as much or at least display them as much. Now, that might be who I hang out with, but that’s my recommendation.

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Manga/Anime – This one is pretty simple, if they have the anime or love the anime, consider getting them the manga. If they love the manga, consider getting them the anime. You can also look at what anime or manga that they like and find things adjacent to that, but it can be tricky with some o books or shows, because they are pretty unique.

Experiences – There are plenty of experiences that you can give a person when it comes to nerdy things. A lot of escape rooms have a nerdy theme to them. If the person is traveling or lives near a theme park, you could give them the experience of Star Wars or Hogwarts. Or maybe there is a convention that they’ve wanted to go to locally or not, you could pay for a ticket into the convention. Know the persons means to get to go and do these things, but experiences, as I’ve gotten older, are often just as good a gift as something that will just sit around. Now, that isn’t to say that there aren’t some things that people just really want to get, I know that there are some things that I want, but experiences can be something fun and different. Even if it’s just setting up a gaming time where they get to pick all the games and you’ll play games you normally wouldn’t with them, that would be a great gift that is cheap.

There are a ton of nerdy things that you can get for people or experiences that you can share with someone around the holidays. And, obviously, these aren’t tied into Christmas, they work great for birthdays, anniversaries, or maybe the person just needs a pick me up, and you can do that for them.

Hopefully these lists have helped jog some ideas for you for the nerds in your life.

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Christmas Ideas – Fantasy Fans

Christmas Ideas – Fantasy Fans

This is towards the end of Christmas ideas, because I know if you’re using of them, you need to plan for the shipping time. And I’m running out of different things to do these lists on. Today’s is like yesterdays where it’s more of a