Thursday, May 27, 2010

The D6 Generation Podcast #56 Dresden Files RPG Interview

The folks at Evil Hat Productions have been hard at work developing the new Dresden Files RPG based on the series of novels by Jim Butcher. As a huge fan of the books I absolutely love this game!  I sit down with Clark Valentine and Lenny Balsera of Evil Hat to talk about what it was like to work on this project and debate the chances of Jim Butcher being an actual  Wizard.  Download the episode and head to the 2hr22min mark to hear my interview.

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A Geek in "Lost" Exile

Geeks hate to miss out on stuff.  It could be a limited run of comics, mint-in-package action figures or midnight tickets to the latest movie.  Or it could be a show with a cult following like Lost.  I only watched maybe three episodes and when the guy from Heroes got chomped by what I still think of as Invisi-Dino, I was interested just long enough to see if he was really dead.  I think he's still dead, but I don't even know for sure.  I do know there was a plane crash and something about smoke, and purgatory and that the guy from the Hobbit was involved, too.  That's it.  Honestly, I was a little sad that I couldn't get hooked because everyone else on the planet was head-over-heels infatuated and I felt a little left out.  I became a Geek in "Lost" Exile.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Long Live the Geek Debate!

Yesterday on Facebook a friend of mine started a rather contentious debate.  She asked what would happen if she took all her conservative friends and all her liberal friends and put them in a room.  The first few people that responded to her comment took a decidedly political slant.  I hate conservatives, liberals are stupid.  I hate liberals, conservatives are stupid.  You get the picture, right?  And then someone mentioned vampires, which led to zombies, brains and Janeway's Bun of Steel.  We had ourselves a Geek Debate!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

In Praise of Geek T-Shirts

We all own t-shirts.  Most are plain but a few probably have some kind of spiffy logo.  It could be a souvenir from your last vacation emblazoned with a castle, or some palm trees, or a mountain.  It might be the name of your favorite sports team, or school.  But if you're really lucky, it's got some quirky logo or phrase that will leave the majority of people bewildered.

Congratulations!  You are the proud owner of a Geek T-Shirt.

The D6 Generation Podcast #55 Erin Robinson Interview

In this episode I interview indie game developer Erin Robinson whose latest game, Puzzle Bots, is just being released by Wadjet Eye Games.  We talk about what it's like to be an indie game developer, what to expect from this new game and what we might be seeing from Erin in the future.  Head to the 2hr 38min mark to hear the interview in the Total Fan Girl segment of the show.

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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

5 Signs You Might Be a Geek Family

We are a family of Geeks.  I give all the credit to my husband who has been a gamer since, well, forever.  Many games of DnD were played by him and his buddies long before we met and many more have been played since.  I didn't play any good "geek" games until we started dating at which point I happily joined him in his quests to slay beasties.  This led to lots of new boardgames, and eventually PC games and console games.  My husband's love of gaming fit in perfectly with our mutual love of things from the Geekverse.