Robin Brooks

Dad of boys, player of games, and reader of books. GeekDad and one half of Agents of Sigmar. Prone to starting things I can't fin

‘Adam-2’ by Alastair Chisholm: A Book Review

'Adam-2' by Alastair Chisholm. Is top-notch kids science-fiction. After the Robot Wars can man and machine life alongside one another?

September 13, 2021

‘Earth Is Big’: A Book Review

'Earth Is Big' by Steve Tomacek takes readers around the globe and beyond, and examines the big, the small, and…

September 9, 2021

GeekDad Paints! ‘Kill Team: Octarius’ – Kreig Guardsman

It's a very long time since I've posted a GeekDad Paints! post but in the last 12 months, I've been…

September 1, 2021

‘The Black Locomotive’ by Rian Hughes: A Book Review

'The Black Locomotive' by Rian Hughes is a multi-faceted sci-fi novel that marries modern subterranean London with the golden age…

August 26, 2021

‘Hammer and Bolter’ Episode 1 – Warhammer+ Reveal

This Saturday Games Workshop is offering the chance to watch a new animation, ahead of the release of the new…

August 21, 2021

‘A Winter War’ by Tim Leach: A Book Review

'A Winter War' by Tim Leach is a taut historical novel, featuring an epic clash between the Romans and the…

August 15, 2021

“Kill Team: Octarius” Narrative Play Overview

One of the strong points of 'Kill Team: Octarius' is its narrative play. We take a deep dive into the…

August 11, 2021

‘Kill Team: Octarius’ – First Thoughts on the New Box!

'Kill Team: Octarius' sees a massive overhaul of skirmish combat in the Warhammer 40K universe. The set looks to be…

August 9, 2021

‘Dark Lullaby’ by Polly Ho-Yen: A Book Review

'Dark Lullaby' portrays a nightmarish future where families are torn asunder if parents don't meet strict government child-rearing targets.

July 30, 2021

‘AoS: Soulbound’ Why I’m Excited About the Mortal Realms.

GW may have given us 'Dominion' but it's the 'Soulbound' RPG that's carving out the details of 'Warhammer: Age of…

July 21, 2021

‘We Are Satellites’ by Sarah Pinsker: A Book Review

'We Are Satellites' by Sarah Pinsker, is set in the near future and examines the good and bad of technology,…

July 19, 2021

‘Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team’ Cinematic Trailer

Games Workshop has released a bombastic, brutal trailer for its new edition of 'Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team.' Prepare to be…

July 11, 2021

Tabletop Kickstarter Alert: ‘Soul Raiders’

'Soul Raiders' is a cooperative story-driven game in a fantasy setting for 1-4 people. Card-based with an escalating threat system,…

July 9, 2021

‘Listified!’ by Andrew Pettie: A Book Review

'Listified' by Andrew Pettie is a fab encyclopedia from Britannica. It's a perfect fact delivery system that's sure to hold…

July 6, 2021

‘Warhammer+’: More ‘Warhammer’ More Often!

'Warhammer+' is a new content subscription service from Games Workshop that looks to be better value than we ever imagined!

June 28, 2021

‘Widowland’ by C.J. Carey: A Book Review

Widowland by C.J. Carey is a dystopian novel set in Nazi occupied Britain. It's a smart thriller played out against…

June 23, 2021

‘Warhammer: Age of Sigmar’: Dominion Unboxing and First Thoughts

This time last year, I reviewed the new flagship box for 'Warhammer 40,000' from Games Workshop. This year, it's the turn…

June 15, 2021

‘Rabbits’ by Terry Miles: A Book Review

'Rabbits' by Terry Miles is a conspiracy/retro techno-thriller that centers around a mysterious global game. Dare you turn up to…

June 11, 2021

Be Creative with ‘My First Sketch Book’

Start your digital drawing journey with My First Sketch Book, and robust easy to use entry level drawing pad.

June 9, 2021

‘Priest of Gallows’ by Peter McLean: A Book Review

'Priest of Gallows' by Peter McLean is the third book in his 'War for the Rose Throne' series. Here's why…

May 30, 2021

‘Shards of Earth’ by Adrian Tchaikovsky: A Book Review

Adrian Tchaikovsky is back with another enthralling sprawling space opera, 'Shards of Earth.'

May 29, 2021

‘Factopia’ by Kate Hale: A Book Review

'Factopia' 400 linked facts in one fabulous book. Brought to you by Britannica it's an encyclopedia for the internet generation.

May 24, 2021

‘Warhammer Underworlds:’ Essentials – Vanguard Watch Episode 3

'Warhammer Underworlds:' Essentials is a pack of old card favorites from the game that are perfect bringing new players up…

May 12, 2021

‘Doors’ by Markus Heitz: A Book Review

When are 'Doors' not Doors? When they're a three book thriller filled with alien portals and alternate realities. Start exploring…

May 5, 2021

The Curse of ‘Warhammer Quest: Cursed City’

When writing my GeekDad reviews of Games Workshop stuff, I tend to try to look at it from a parenting…

May 1, 2021

Tabletop Kickstarter Alert: ‘Judgement – Eternal Champions’

Judgement: Eternal Champions from Creature Caster is a new hex-based arena combat game coming to Kickstarter. It looks absolutely amazing!

April 28, 2021

‘Warhammer Underworlds:’ Vanguard Watch – Episode 2

Things are heating up in the Direchasm! We take a look at the Starblood Stalkers and examine what it means…

April 23, 2021

‘Exploring Gotham City:’ A Book Review

'Exploring Gotham City' from Insight Editions is the perfect guide to show the sights of one of comic book fiction's…

April 14, 2021

‘Sistersong’ by Lucy Holland: A Book Review

'Sistersong' by Lucy Holland is a fabulous retelling of a classic British folk tale---one of magic, betrayal, and family rivalry.

April 3, 2021

5 Writing Tips From Jonathan Stroud: #ScarlettandBrowne

To celebrate the publishing of 'The Outlaws Scarlett and Browne,' GeekDad has 5 writing tips from author Jonathan Stroud.

April 2, 2021

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