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Board Game Magic Number Update: April 2017

This is the second belated update about my Magic Number for board games. Add to List Bought Ashes: Rise of the Phoenixborn Traded for 7 Wonders: Duel Traded for Lost Cities Bought used copy of Zombicide Season Two: Prison Outbreak … Continue reading

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Board Game Magic Number Update: March 2017

As I recently posted I am trying to decrease my board game magic number this year. I started in February at 20 and since the initial post was over two months late this is the first of two belated monthly … Continue reading

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Board Gaming Magic Number 2017

I found Ryan Graham’s post on BGG about the Magic Number (a term coined on his Out of Game podcast) quite motivating personally as I have been buying new games faster than I can get them to the table for … Continue reading

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Review: Ravished By Reagansaurus

Ravished By Reagansaurus by Mandy De Sandra My rating: 2 of 5 stars I was expecting more from this book based on the blurb and the cover art but it just didn’t live up to its potential. There were some … Continue reading

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Review: Aliens are Real, and I am Pretty

Aliens are Real, and I am Pretty by Jeff O’Brien My rating: 5 of 5 stars Boy was this a fun read! I really like Jeff’s style and this bite-sized morsel delivers. The color covers at the end were a … Continue reading

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Review: Anathem

Anathem by Neal Stephenson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I bought the chunky paperback version of this book several years ago but then proceeded to get caught up in reading a high number of lower page count books so … Continue reading

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Review: Waters of Death

Waters of Death by Irving A. Greenfield My rating: 3 of 5 stars My wife bought me this book while she was shopping for Make Room! Make Room! and the blurb was interesting enough that I started in on it … Continue reading

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Review: Neon Trash: Forgotten B-Movies of the ’80s

Neon Trash: Forgotten B-Movies of the ’80s by M.P. Johnson My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have to admit that the extent of my experience with B movies in the 80s was pretty much from Up All Night on … Continue reading

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Review: Bolt Action: World War II Wargames Rules: Second Edition

Bolt Action: World War II Wargames Rules: Second Edition by Warlord Games My rating: 4 of 5 stars I am not sure whynitbtook me three months to finish this except that it was very slow goingbon the assembly of my … Continue reading

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Review: The Runner

The Runner by W.J. Davies My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is another good story set in the Wool universe. I am impressed at how Hugh Howey has allowed other authors to extend his setting with new stories and … Continue reading

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Review: Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand My rating: 5 of 5 stars Somehow I was unfamiliar with Louie Zamperini and his story until my wife gave me this book as a gift. … Continue reading

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Review: The Boys, Volume 3: Good For The Soul

The Boys, Volume 3: Good For The Soul by Garth Ennis My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is one of the times where I read part of a book then put it down because I got distracted by something … Continue reading

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How did I get hooked on Guild Ball?

In my previous article I explained why I drifted away from Warmachine and Malifaux, my pimary and secondary miniatures games respectively. Now I want to explain why I got hooked on Guild Ball and how I jumped in with both … Continue reading

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Adios Warmachine and Malifaux, hello Guild Ball!

It has been close to two years now since I have felt really engaged by Warmachine or Malifaux, it got to the point where I didn’t even bring models for either one to the Kingdom Con 2015 convention. Warmachine was … Continue reading

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Weekly Beer Update #4

This is too funny: I had intended to do a weekly blog post about beer at some point but this one got stuck as a draft. I think that was four years ago! I have more trouble writing on a … Continue reading

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