You Must Gather Your Party Before Watching This ‘Baldur’s Gate III’ Teaser

You Must Gather Your Party Before Watching This ‘Baldur’s Gate III’ Teaser

It looks like they’re going to be making a third ‘Baldur’s Gate’ game. I have some thoughts. Read More

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‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer

‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Trailer

There’s a brand new trailer out today for ‘Terminator: Dark Fate,’ which will be in theaters this year on November 1st. It’s the first film since ‘Terminator 2: Judgement Day’ that’s been directed by James Cameron, and it will be retconning ‘Terminator’ canon by ignoring every film after the second one. Read More

After ‘EndGame’: What’s Next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

After ‘EndGame’: What’s Next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe?

‘Avengers: Endgame’ has been in the theaters for weeks now, and the no-spoilers window is closed. Marvel has made no announcements about what their fourth phase might look like, but deduction, rumor, and speculation give us clues as to what may be coming. Let’s dive into what’s next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Read More

Beyond Hit Points: The Evolution of RPG Combat Mechanics

Beyond Hit Points: The Evolution of RPG Combat Mechanics

The mechanics in Obsidian’s ‘Pillars of Eternity’ are excellent. This article is not a review. This is not a strategy guide. I’m not interested in going into any of the plot or setting of ‘Pillars of Eternity.’ Neither will I discuss character builds, weapons and armor, or the game’s graphics or music. I just want to focus on the way they’ve designed the game’s mechanics and examine the new ideas they’ve introduced, which I personally find fascinating. My hope is that even if you have no intention of ever playing the game, you may find the discussion of its mechanics interesting if you enjoy RPGs. Read More

Recapping the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Three

Recapping the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Three

It’s been eleven years and more than twenty films, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is closing its third and final phase. This week, GeekDad is looking back at Marvel’s superhero franchise, and today we’re focusing on phase three. This is our retrospective of each film’s place within the greater MCU and the specific aspects that may make it relevant to the tapestry that Marvel has woven with their storytelling. If you’re not planning to go back and watch many, then perhaps the following will refresh your memory on a number of MCU happenings. Read More

Recapping the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two

Recapping the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two

It’s been eleven years and more than twenty films, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is closing its third and final phase. This week, GeekDad is looking back at Marvel’s superhero franchise, and today we’re focusing on phase two. This is our retrospective of each film’s place within the greater MCU and the specific aspects that may make it relevant to the tapestry that Marvel has woven with their storytelling. If you’re not planning to go back and watch many, then perhaps the following will refresh your memory on a number of MCU happenings. Read More

Recapping the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One

Recapping the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One

It’s been eleven years and more than twenty films, but the Marvel Cinematic Universe is closing its third and final phase. This week, Geekdad is looking back at Marvel’s superhero franchise, and today we’re focusing on phase one. This is our retrospective of each film’s place within the greater MCU and the specific aspects that may make it relevant to the tapestry that Marvel has woven with their storytelling. If you’re not planning to go back and watch many, then perhaps the following will refresh your memory on a number of MCU happenings. Read More

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Lord of the Chords’

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Lord of the Chords’

In ‘Lord of the Chords,’ there’s always a key signature in play, and players are tasked with playing note cards to form chords in that key signature. You can play accidentals to make your note flat or sharp, and you can play a seventh on top of the chord to prevent it from being stolen. It’s been a long time since I studied the circle of fifths, but the game includes a cheat sheet. Read More

Why You Should Be Watching ‘Steven Universe’

Why You Should Be Watching ‘Steven Universe’

‘Steven Universe’ is a coming-of-age story about a boy named Steven and his three surrogate parents, members of an all-female alien race known as “gems”. The first season slowly introduces characters, themes, and drops hints about characters’ pasts, the race of gems, and the ancient war in which Steven’s mother died long ago. But for every tidbit of information, there are new questions. Read More

‘Sentinels of the Multiverse’: Co-op Tabletop Superheroes

‘Sentinels of the Multiverse’: Co-op Tabletop Superheroes

This summer, seven years after Greater Than Games released the cooperative superhero card game Sentinels of the Multiverse, the game’s 7th and final Oblivaeon expansion shipped. Now that I own every last bit of the game and have well over 100 plays behind me, I’d like to give you a comprehensive review of one of my all-time favorite tabletop games. Read More