Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Dino Dude Ranch’

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So you want to run your own Jurassic Park? Here’s your chance. Run your own ‘Dino Dude Ranch,’ lure impressive specimens with the right foods, and watch out for those tar pits that are opening up everywhere. Continue reading

‘Chainmail’ vs 5th Edition ‘D&D’ — Miniature Combat Compared

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While I enjoy playing (and DMing) Dungeons & Dragons, I have an even bigger interest in the history and rules development of my favorite RPG (and so many others). Continue reading

‘OK to Wake! Owl’ Is a Sleeper Hit

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One of the number one issues most parents of small children, like myself, have is getting enough sleep. After about six months of much lack of sleep, we were lucky enough that our son started sleeping through the night for about 10-12 hours on average. Until two weeks ago. Continue reading

Post-Apocalyptic Hilarity Ensues on ‘The Last Man on Earth’

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Step aside, ‘Walking Dead,’ there‚Äôs a new apocalypse on Sunday nights. ‘The Last Man On Earth’ is perhaps the funniest, most original comedy series currently on network television. Continue reading

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Clairvoyance’

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‘Clairvoyance’ is a fast-paced, psychic card game from Eye4Games studio, creators of ‘AlakaSLAM.’ Based around a unique mechanic of turning the die rather than rolling it, it’s a humorous contest of furniture tossing with a lot of character. Continue reading

Doctor Who Rewind: “An Unearthly Child”/”100,000 BC”

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This week, myself and co-contributor Jamie Greene bring to you the first week in a series of Doctor Who Rewind reviews. We’re going to be going chronologically, one serial each week, through the iconic classic series of ‘Doctor Who.’ Continue reading

Impressive Archer Shows Real Skills

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YouTube channel Smarter Every Day has posted a video of Alabama archer Byron Ferguson demonstrating his skills. In contrast to some other archers, he doesn’t spend any time making grandiose claims about his own skills or offering insulting assertions about modern target archers; he just steps up and shows what good instinctive archery looks like. Continue reading

Book Review: ‘Touch’ by Claire North

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Anyone who read last year’s surprise hit, ‘The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August,’ by Claire North has probably been eagerly awaiting her next story. Released last week, ‘Touch’ is a similar-style story in that it focuses on a special group of individuals who have a unique talent. Continue reading

Kickstarter Alert: Play With This Too – Lost Protectors

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Staffed by a collection of former Mattel and Hasbro talent, Play With This Too has launched Lost Protectors on Kickstarter: finely-detailed action figures that come with robot companions that break down to become armor and weapons. Continue reading

Music Preview: ‘Legend of the Boar Knight’ by Careless Juja

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Video game cover duo Careless Juja has announced that it’s releasing its third full-length album, ‘Legend of the Boar Knight,’ on March 7th. It’s a double album that tells a fun story rife with parodies of video game tropes accented with appropriate video game covers. Continue reading

Radio Free Hipster Ep. 1: Starting Over

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Radio Free Hipster is back, in part, because I offered to return as a feature of GeekDad’s ongoing Patreon campaign. But it’s also back because making and distributing a curated, narrated, custom mixtape for even a few disparate friends and listeners is something I enjoy. I hope you enjoy it too. Continue reading

LEGO Fusion Is Augmented Reality for Tweens

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Augmented Reality (AR) is not just the stuff of wearable displays (like Google Glass and Microsoft’s HoloLens), ghostly virtual assistants, and floating keyboards any more. In a perfectly appropriate blend of real and virtual innovation, LEGO has found a way to use AR that embellishes the building blocks and increases creativity and real-world play (rather than take away from it) with the LEGO Fusion group of sets. Continue reading