Just in time to start riots at your Friendly Local Game and Comic Book Store, the crew at Geekerati have our recommendations for geek themed presents this holiday season. What are the items that David Nett, Meredith Overcash, Christian Lindke, and Shawna Benson have on their wish lists? We’ve provided a full list of items below, but if you listen to the show you can hear us go into full geek out mode over some of our favorite ideas.
- Duncan Armored Knight Hoodie from iamknight (David Nett) — Have you ever wanted to roam the streets dressed in full plate armor, but wanted the warmth and comfort of a hoodie? These hand crafted works of art are an ideal addition to your wardrobe.
- d20 Whiskey Stones from ThinkGeek (Shawna Benson) — These Whiskey stones are for those sophisticated souls who like their Whiskey chilled, but prefer to drink it without the hit point damage that melting ice can cause as it dilutes these Potions of Heroism. You no longer have to ask your party’s mage to cast ray of frost. All you need is one of these and you are good to go.
- Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition Horror Collection Edited by Guillermo Del Toro (Meredith Overcash) — Filmmaker and longtime horror literature fan Guillermo del Toro serves as the curator for the Penguin Horror series, a new collection of classic tales and poems by masters of the genre. Included here are some of del Toro’s favorites, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Ray Russell’s short story “Sardonicus,” considered by Stephen King to be “perhaps the finest example of the modern Gothic ever written,” to Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House and stories by Ray Bradbury, Joyce Carol Oates, Ted Klein, and Robert E. Howard. Featuring original cover art by Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, these stunningly creepy deluxe hardcovers will be perfect additions to the shelves of horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal aficionados everywhere.
- OGRE Designer’s Edition by Steve Jackson Games (Christian Lindke) —Ogre was Steve Jackson’s first game. Originally published in 1977, it became a hit as the first “Microgame,” and is now considered a classic. Over 25 years after its release, it earned a spot in James Lowder’s popular book “Hobby Games: The 100 Best.” Now the Ogre is back . . . in a gigantic new “designer’s edition” that will be the crown of any game collection. The rules from the original Ogre and G.E.V., plus material from later supplements, have been completely revised and reorganized into a rulebook, a separate scenario book, and a handy player reference sheet. The game features 5 giant mapboards . . . more than 500 oversized full-color unit counters . . . plus 72 Ogres and buildings, which are 3-D constructible models!
- Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game by Fantasy Flight Games (David Nett) — X-Wing is a tactical ship-to-ship combat game in which players take control of powerful Rebel X-wings and nimble Imperial TIE fighters, facing them against each other in fast-paced space combat. Featuring stunningly detailed and painted miniatures, X-Wing recreates exciting Star Wars space combat throughout its several included scenarios. Select your crew, plan your maneuvers, and complete your mission
There are many more ideas in the episode itself, but I would be remiss if I left out the fact that Shawna discussed the web short The Fiveish Doctors.