July 26, 2017

The Future of ‘Car Wars’ is Now!

When the original Car Wars game of futuristic automotive combat was released in 1980 it struck a chord with gaming audiences and quickly became a best-seller. The game had been inspired by the Alan Dean Foster short story “Why Johnny Can’t Speed” and fit right into a popular culture battle car movement that included movies […]

Gaming

‘Space 1999’: This Day in Fictional History, the Moon Left Earth Orbit

In the timeline of the television show Space 1999, September 13th marks the day when a massive explosion caused by stored nuclear waste knocked the Mhttp://catacombs.space1999.net/oon out of orbit and sent the 311 inhabitants of Moonbase Alpha hurtling away from the Earth. Space 1999 was a British show created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson of Thunderbirds and Captain […]

Roleplaying Games , Science Fiction , Television

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

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

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

Game Pick of the Week: Mars Attacks Miniature Skirmish Game

I know everyone’s wallet is currently under attack by the awesome Reaper Bones II Kickstarter, but you might want to save a few ducats for another exciting project.   Is your tabletop ready to be invaded?  The Topps Company and Mantic Games have joined forces to bring MARS ATTACKS to life as a miniature-based tabletop […]

Gaming , Movies , Science Fiction , Television

Episode 142: What’s Geekworthy in the Fall 2013 Television Season?

Episode 142 begins with Christian Lindke geeking out over the Mimic Miniatures Kickstarter project before Shawna and Christian engage in their annual discussion regarding what new shows are worth checking out, What old shows are coming back, and which shows will make the cut and which will fall to the side. Shawna goes night by […]

Geekerati Radio , Television

Privateer Press Releases Digital Reader App

Shortly after the release of the 3rd edition of Dungeons & Dragons a large number of small publishers released material for the game under the guidelines of the d20 license and the open gaming license associated with the world’s best selling role playing game.  There were so many releases during this time period that cynical […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Roleplaying Games

Geekerati Book to Read: The Nazi Occult

The Nazi Occult (Osprey Publishing) Who Wrote It: Kenneth Hite an author with a true gift for exploring conspiracy and horror. What It’s About: “In the dark dungeons beneath Nazi Germany, teams of occult experts delved into ancient and forbidden lore, searching for lost secrets of power.” Why It’s Worth Reading: While Osprey Publishing is […]

Fantasy , Gaming , Geek News , Roleplaying Games

Episode 138 — More Random Geek Musings

In this episode Shawna and Christian discuss what’s going on in the Geek world including Gen Con, Television, and SONG OF THE SOUTH. Christian geeks out big time over the Osprey Publishing Wargame series and Shawna comments on how ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK is the new black.

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