Author Archives: Doppelbock

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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Book review: By by Rich Bottles Jr.

By by Rich Bottles Jr. My rating: 5 of 5 stars If you are familiar with Rich Bottles’ work then you probably won’t be shocked by anything in this book. However two points if you are not: (1) Shame on … Continue reading

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Kindle mangles PDF

For some reason my Kindle is displaying the PDF of Bigboobenstein by Jeff O’Brien with some funky fonts. I looks fine on my iPad though. And yes, I bought a physical copy directly from the author but couldn’t wait for … Continue reading

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Pax Titanus giveaway

I really enjoyed reading my ebook of Pax Titanus as part of a group read earlier this year. In fact I enjoyed it so much that I am going to buy a hard copy so that I can help Tom … Continue reading

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Steam Crow

I was fortunate enough to talk to Daniel and Dawna of Steam Crow at Wondercon yesterday. They put out some really fun art and I joined thier new Steam Crow Scouts program. Check it out, there has got to be … Continue reading

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Geocaching Find #500

After about 16 months I finally found my 500th geocache which I specifically picked for this milestone. Fear Factor: Up the Rat Hole by the DAK Girls. It is difficulty 2 and terrain 5 and was physically challenging. We (myself … Continue reading

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Time to re-read Utopia

I decided that since one of my reading groups at Good Reads is discussing the definition of the dystopian genre that I should to back and re-read a book from one of my college lit classes: Utopia by St. Thomas … Continue reading

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Learn Point & Shoot Photography

I am really looking forward to some great tips on how to shoot better pictures with something besides a DSLR. The new Pocket Lenses web site. They have tutorials and I am really looking forward to the podcasts since I … Continue reading

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She’s Alive!

Well that was a false alarm. Apparently my spatial recognition skills failed me in the dark the other night as my geocache is just fine. The bush that got massacred was near it but the container was undisturbed.

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Games for sale/trade

I am trying to clear out some old, dusty games that just don’t get played anymore so that I can get some new shinies. Below are all the things I am bringing to Kingdom-Con to sell or swap. Board/Card Games … Continue reading

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Short-lived first hide

Well that was certainly depressing. You may have seen that I hid my first geocache about a month ago. I was walking my geodog Jackson a couple of nights ago right past GZ and discovered that the bush had been … Continue reading

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Wall of Shame: Minor Progress

Well “progress” is debatable but at least I got out some of my Protectorate of Menoth models (Warmachine) and the Ogrun Assault Corps to paint last night. My hobby room is still backed up with boxes so 80% of my … Continue reading

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Geocaching Milestone: #200

I had a tremendous amount of fun finding my 200th geocache yesterday (12 April 2014): GCTDBJ A Bridge to Nowhere which ended up being a great choice for a milestone. Below is what I logged at GC.com for this find: … Continue reading

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North County Real Estate Mogul

Geocacher düg had his North County Real Estate Mogul series published on Sunday March 23. It consists of 18 traditional caches, six series of three houses each. Each set of houses has clue that combine to reveal the coordinates of … Continue reading

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