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500 Miles to Gen Con

500 Miles to Gen Con

When i returned from my first trip to Gen Con, i made no secret of the fact that it was a difficult, busy week in some of the craziest humidity and urban sprawl i've ever experienced. But a picture's worth 1000 words, so here's a thousand pictures detailing the week...

5 First Impressions from Baby’s First Gen Con

5 First Impressions from Baby’s First Gen Con

i attended Gen Con, a gigantic board gaming convention in Indianapolis, for the first time this past week. Did i shoot any video? Of course i did. But it'll take me a while to edit something together, and i wanted to capture my thoughts in inexpensive text, before...

Why Return to Monkey Island is a Big Deal

Why Return to Monkey Island is a Big Deal

It was announced earlier this week that Return to Monkey Island was in development and slated to be released this year in 2022. Many of us Olds are rather excited about it, to put it mildly. If you can't understand what all the fuss is about, i'm here to demystify it...

5 Familiar Things About Ryozen (And 1 Surprise)

5 Familiar Things About Ryozen (And 1 Surprise)

Ryozen is a new title from Tabula games on Kickstarter that blends time-tested ideas into something i haven't seen before. Here is a roundup of five familiar elements the game plucks from the zeitgeist, and one way that i think it will uniquely surprise you.1. A 3D...

How i Spent Your Patreon Money in 2021

How i Spent Your Patreon Money in 2021

AFFILIATE LINKS AHOY! What follows is an accounting of the gear, costumes, craft supplies, board games, and snacks that i purchased for the channel this past year. If you'd like to buy anything from this list, click any of the images to shop at Amazon. If you make a...

How to Flash Your 3D Printer’s Firmware

How to Flash Your 3D Printer’s Firmware

Right off the jump, let me tell you: the title is misleading. This isn't necessarily how YOU can flash YOUR 3D printer's firmware. This article is more like a note-to-self kind of thing reminding ME of how i can flash MY printer's firmware, because i am liable to...

CollegeHumor Makes “Um, Actually” a Real Game via Kickstarter

CollegeHumor Makes “Um, Actually” a Real Game via Kickstarter

i'm over here losing my actual mind that internet sketch comedy site CollegeHumor is turning their brilliant faux gameshow Um, Actually into an, um, actual party game through the Kickstarter crowdfunding platform.i was cruising around TikTok not two nights ago when i...

How to Fix Lost Ruins of Arnak

How to Fix Lost Ruins of Arnak

This is the first in a series of "How to Fix..." articles, where i tweak an aspect of board game design to make it a wee bit better.The Problemi quite like Lost Ruins of Arnak. The Scales of Funstice declared it "fun" in a recent Find the Fun video, and i've been...

5 Reasons You Should Be Excited for Voidfall

5 Reasons You Should Be Excited for Voidfall

Mindclash Games has just announced the title of their new sci fi 4X board game Voidfall, coming out of stealth mode and finally providing details on their (formerly) codename: Nova project. Are you excited? i am. And if you're not, here are 5 reasons why you should...

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