About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Kickstarter Alert: Grandmother Fish by Jonathan Tweet!

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Jonathan Tweet (superstar RPG designer and co-creator of D&D 3E) launches a Kickstarter for Grandmother Fish, a children’s picture book about evolution. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

The 2014 Diana Jones Award Shortlist

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The Diana Jones Award committee announces its shortlist for this year’s award for excellence in tabletop gaming. Check out five items that made the cut! Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Storium Stretches for Schools

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The Storium Kickstarter winds up a blistering campaign as it stretches to reach funding for a version for schools. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Thrillbent Arrives in the App Store

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The comics site Thrillbent launches a new iOS app along with a subscription model for instant access to its growing library of fantastic stories as they’re released. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Kickstart Another Year of Crossed Genres Magazine

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Geek Dad contributor Bart Lieb and Kay Holt are running a Kickstarter to fund another year (at least!) of Crossed Genre Magazine—their progressive speculative fiction anthology series. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Monopoly Sucks and This Will Make It Worse

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Matt Forbeck points out why Monopoly is an awful game and explains how the new Monopoly House Rules edition will only make it worse. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Storium Launches on Kickstarter

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Storium, a new kind of online storytelling game, launches on Kickstarter. It features innovative play plus a slew of fantastic authors and game designers offering up a wild array of worlds in which you can play. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Disney Trip: Behind the Scenes With the Creators of The Pirate Fairy

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Matt Forbeck visits Disney Toon Studios and shares a behind-the-scenes visit with the creators of the latest Disney Fairies film: The Pirate Fairy. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Disney Trip: The Pirate Fairy

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Matt Forbeck reviews The Pirate Fairy, Disney’s upcoming home video release. During his Disney bloggers trip last month, he sat in on a private screening of the latest Fairy film, and he loved it. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Disney Trip: Visiting the Disney Animation Research Library

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As part of his visit to Disney Studios last month, Matt Forbeck visited the Disney Animation Research Library to see how they catalog and archive their treasure trove of original artwork from their animated films. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Disney Trip: Saving Mr. Banks Museum

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Matt Forbeck goes on a tour of Walt Disney Studios’ archives and a special display of Walt Disney memorabilia to learn more about Saving Mr. Banks. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Disney Trip: Frozen!

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Disney’s award-winning hit film Frozen is out on Blu-Ray today. Read Matt Forbeck’s quick review and watch him in the sound booth at Disney Animated Studios as he records a bit of dialog for Olaf! Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Disney Trip: Saving Mr. Banks

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Saving Mr. Banks is going to be released on Blu-Ray and home video tomorrow, March 18. Disney sent me an early copy of the film to check it out, and it’s fantastic stuff. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Disney Trip: Fun With Frozen’s ADR

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Geek Dad Matt Forbeck returns to Disney Animation Studios to learn about things like ADR. Get an inside look at the recording studio inside which actors give voice to the characters in the Oscar-winning film. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Dwarven Forge Returns to Kickstarter With Caverns

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Dwarven Forge returns to Kickstarter with a new drive for a full line of Dwarvenite cavern tiles. The Kickstarter launches today. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Disney Trip: Playing with Frozen’s Rigging Tech

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Geek Dad Matt Forbeck went to the Disney Animation Studios to learn about how they made Frozen and to play with the rigging machines. Get an inside look at the tech Disney artists use to bring their character models to life in the Oscar-winning film. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

The togoDock Puts Your iPhone in its Place

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[Fuse]chicken—makers of the Une Bobine posable cable dock—has a new IndieGoGo campaign for a clever new iPhone 5/c/s dock that uses the power of magnets to sit where you need it. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Gen Con Family Fun Badges on Sale Now

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Gen Con—the largest table top gaming convention in the world—has a great deal on Family Fun Day badges this you. You can grab a four-pack of Sunday-only badges for only $30, a savings of $170 over the standard rates. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Disney Trip: Chatting with the Frozen Leaders

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An interview with the directors and the producer behind Disney’s hit animated film FROZEN. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Goodbye to Aaron Allston

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Aaron Allston, legendary game designer and Star Wars novelist, died yesterday while at a convention in Missouri, apparently of heart failure. He was 53. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

SuperTooth Freedom Headphones Deliver

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The Freedom headphones from SuperTooth deliver great, comfortable sound without wires. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Break It: The Sonim XP5560 Bolt

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Sonim Technologies contacted GeekDad late last year and asked if any of us could break their Sonim XP5560 Bolt. My kids cheered at the chance to do some deliberate damage to a phone, and I replied, “Challenge accepted.” Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Noble Beast Kickstarter Delivers Classic Tales With Twists

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Noble Beast, publishers of Steampunk Holmes, Kickstart a whole new series of enhanced ebooks based on classic lit. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Satechi’s 12-Port USB Hub Handles All Your Gear

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Sadly 7 ports hasn’t been enough to handle all the gadgets on my desk, especially once I add in the family’s assortment of phones and tablets that sometimes need connecting. Satechi sent me their 12 Port USB Hub with Power Adapter 1 & 2 Control Switches though, and that dazzled me enough to make the switch. Having 12 gives me room to spare, without needing to dance the USB cord shuffle. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

The Ballistic Hard Core Case Rocks

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Technology and real life don’t always mix well, especially when you have kids. Most of the time, I’ve settled on the Griffin Survivor or (often better) the Otterbox Defender cases, both of which do a decent job of standing up to rigorous abuse. A couple months ago, though, Ballistic sent me one of their Hard Core cases for my iPhone 5 to test out, and it won me over. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

The Devil Walks in Salem: Game-Based Movie Kickstarter Ends Today

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Peter Adkison — founder of Wizards of the Coast and owner of Gen Con — launched his first Kickstarter to fund the production of a film based on a top-notch session of Fiasco, the Diana Jones Award-winning roleplaying game Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Blood Kiss Kickstarter Features Tom & Sian Mandrake

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Father-daughter artists team up to work on a Blood Kiss graphic novel based on Kickstarted film by Michael Reaves, starring Amber Benson and Neil Gaiman. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Monster Mutants for Your Math Needs

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Tom Beatty has launched a new Kickstarter for a program that uses cute monsters to teach multiplication. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.

Kickstarting Adventure Maximus

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Adventure Maximus is a fun tabletop RPG for families and kids, running on Kickstarter right now. It features a card-based system that lets you create characters and even full adventures on the fly. The Kickstarter runs through June 4 and is already funded, with stretch goals that make it a fantastic deal. Continue reading

About Matt Forbeck

Award winning author and game designer and father of five, including a set of quadruplets. For more about him and his work, visit Forbeck.com.