July 26, 2017

Classic ‘Deadlands’ Returns with a Beautiful Limited Edition

Twenty years ago Pinnacle Entertainment Group published the first edition of the Deadlands roleplaying game. Shane Hensley was inspired to create a game of Weird Western Horror after seeing a painting by Brom of a Confederate Vampire. The book would eventually become the cover of the Wraith: the Oblivion source book Necropolis: Atlanta. Shane had seen the painting at a […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Roleplaying Games

I Dare You to Watch the ‘A Dog’s Purpose’ Trailer and not Weep

In a December 1993 interview with David Letterman, Tom Hanks famously said that you should “never kill the dog” in a movie (the discussion is at minute 8:30 in the linked video). Hanks also joked that Jeffrey Katzenberg would drive by the Hanks household waving his fist and shouting “killing that dog cost us $49 million in […]


Throwback Thursday: Shawna Joins the Geeks in Geekerati Episode 2 “Downloading the Upfronts”

The second episode of the Geekerati Radio Podcast aired on May 21st, 2007 and focused on the television upfronts for that year. The upfronts are when television networks announce their new television lineups for the fall in front of advertisers in order to solicit the advertising revenue that provides the main stream of finances for […]

Geek News , Geekerati Radio , Television

WizKids Announces Upcoming ‘Dungeons & Dragons: Rock, Paper, Wizard’ Card Game

The Dungeon Crawl board game genre was firmly established by Dave Megarry’s classic Dungeon. In an interview with Jon Peterson, Megarry describes Dungeon as a board game presentation of the Dungeons & Dragons gaming environment, but that is only partly true. While it is accurate that Dungeon presents the same basic milieu as Dungeons & Dragons, adventurers fighting monsters […]

Card Games , Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Roleplaying Games

What if ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Was an Episode of ‘Friends?’

Two weeks ago a fan uploaded a version of the Star Wars: Rogue One movie trailer that had been edited to fit with the Beastie Boys song Sabotage.  The trailer quickly caught fire and became viral. Following the trend of “one fan edit can never be enough” and “making stuff as 90s sit com intros is […]

Movies , Science Fiction

Play an Old Man Playing That ‘PokeyMan Go Thing’ in Classic JRPG Style Parody

  Inspired by the recent success of Pokemon Go, and the reaction of some older individuals regarding the value of the game, the designers at Punch the Moon have created a short browser based role playing game called THAT POKEYMAN THING YOUR GRANDKIDS ARE INTO. In this short old school game, you play an 80 year old […]

Computer Gaming , Gaming , Geek News , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction

Read the Original ‘Stranger Things’ Pilot Episode ‘Montauk’

One of the great privileges of the modern era is that the a quick search of the internet can allow journalists, genre fans, and struggling screenwriters to get a deeper look at the productions that entertain and inspire us. One thing in particular this has lead to is the wider availability of the original screenplays […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Horror , Television

Auroch Digital Bringing Classic Sci-Fi Wargame ‘Ogre’ Back to Computer Screens

Fans of the classic science fiction wargame Ogre were given a pleasant surprise in 2012 when Steve Jackson Games launched a Kickstarter campaign for a $100 Designer’s Edition. The Designer’s Edition was a well planned “premium upgrade” and the Kickstarter campaign raised $923,680. The original version of Ogre  was the game that sparked the Microgaming boom of […]

Computer Gaming , Gaming , Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction , Wargames

Eichorst from ‘The Strain’ Asks You to Join the Strigoi Before Season 3 Starts on August 28th

FX launched a different kind of vampire series called The Strain in 2014. Where most vampire stories feature sexual and attractive vampires who seduce their victims and audiences with their beauty and charisma, the vampires of The Strain follow in the footsteps of Brian Lumley’s Necroscope and Steve Niles’ 30 Days of Night. In The Strain television series, vampirism is viewed through an […]

Geekerati Radio , Horror , Television

A Blast from the Past — Geekerati Episode 1 (2007)

It’s hard to believe that it has been over nine years since I recorded the first episode of the Geekerati Podcast. I had recently discovered Blog Talk Radio, who made podcasting ridiculously easy for a first time host, and was ready to share my wisdom with the internet. In that episode I discussed the upcoming, […]

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