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Feargus Urquhart and The Polygon Article

The following article has been getting a lot of discussion on Twitter among the tabletop gaming writers I follow and respect.  I realize that is a narrow superlative but stay with me. http://www.polygon.com/2015/2/9/8005145/why-one-of-d-ds-biggest-video-game-devs-thinks-that-tabletop-game-has I honestly do not understand why this article is getting the attention it is because I do not understand what point this […]

Game of Thrones – The Lost Lords

The Lost Lords is part two of Telltales Game of Thrones video games.  It seems the game is going the route of the show.  When in need of drama, make shit up. To that end, we have House Glenmore, a fictional family in the North.  The new lord of House Forrester, Rodrik, who somehow survived […]

Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice

Despite my continued oath to not watch the TV series again, I recently played through episode 1 of Telltale’s newest point and click series, Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice.  Visually it lacks the comic style art of the Walking Dead, opting for a more realistic depiction of the characters.  It’s also licensed by HBO, so […]

Top 10 Movies of 2014

This is my top ten list of 2014.  As movies are goddamn expensive there won’t be a worst of 2014 list .  Well maybe a little.  There’s also a shitload of movies I didn’t see that would probably make this list, most notably Interstellar,  Birdman, and The Imitation Game.  So this is very much an […]

The Hobbit: An Expected Desolation of Battle

I’m honestly not sure where to start with this one.  Battle of the Five Armies was exactly what I expected it to be.  Somehow that makes it more disappointing to me.  I really didn’t like this one.  I liked the first two Hobbit movies.  They need an editor or a time machine to prevent themselves […]

Sons of Anarchy Season 7

After 5 years of good Sons of Anarchy (-1 total for Belfast, Lincoln Potter, and parts of season 6) we have finally reached the end.  Spoilers lie within if you haven’t figured out that I don’t care about spoilers.  But someone might like the way I write and actually care about Sons of Anarchy so […]

Rise of Tiamat Part 4 – Hope You Have Persuasion

This review is solely about Episode 8 of Rise of Tiamat.  A representative of the Red Wizards of Thay comes to Waterdeep to ask them to send a delegation to Thay.  The Cult of the Dragon has a group of rogue Red Wizards assisting them with the ritual to bring Tiamat into the world.  The […]

Guardians of the Galaxy – Brief Thoughts

I finally saw Guardians of the Galaxy.  I liked it, but not as much as I thought I would.  I thought it worked best as a comedy and not as much everywhere else.  I’m going to watch it again as I was kind of tired when I watched it and I think it merits another […]

Rise of Tiamat Part 2 – Another Goddamn White Dragon?

At the end of the Council Meeting, the players have two hooks to follow.  The lead Harper Remi Haventree asks the PCs to go after Varram, the Cult of the Dragon’s keeper of the White Dragon Mask.  In order to summon Tiamat, the Cult needs 5 Dragon masks and this guy has one, so that’s […]

Gotham Episode 3

Foreshadowing is a tough business but I am of the opinion too little or too subtle is always better than too much. In the first five minutes of the episode, we’re introduced to a thieving white color criminal and a Gotham police lieutenant who beats suspects. If this were a novel, you can introduce a […]