What’s going on my people? If you’re a wargamer (I’m kinda in that mode these days), listen up, because I’m back with a podcast you need to add to your bookmarks or iTunesplaylist. I’m talking about the Hex Encounter wargame podcast.
Currently up to thirteen episodes, H.E. has been around for a little while. However, I think they recently changed hosts/updated their website, so the publish dates listed aren’t necessarily accurate. However long they’ve been doing it, they’re doing it well.
I need to get those counters clipped, but this is a real page turner.
Grog • nard (noun) 1. An old soldier 2. Someone who enjoys playing board wargames, particularly the counter-heavy strategy games from the 1970’s & 80’s.
I’ve probably mentioned before how my son has embraced the gaming hobby full force. He’s all about military stuff and thus, war games are right up his alley. He’s been tearing up the iTunes App Store looking for strategy games for his iPod Touch. I honestly think I could break out Advanced Squad Leader and he’d be, “OK Dad, infantry and armor is great, but when do we get to the Off Board Artillery rules?”
The weather here is beautiful and I’m gearing up the family for a weekend of barbecuing, the Indy 500, outdoor fun, and perhaps a movie or two. However, in the midst of all the fun, I thought I’d take a few minutes to remember the men and women who’ve given their lives in our country’s service and tell ya’ll a short story.
Living in Alabama, with no lottery, the only hope I have for striking it rich, outside of parlaying this blog into a multi-media empire, is the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. I usually tear these things up and chuck them in the trash, but the recent Powerball Lotto jackpot got me thinking. If money were no object, what would my ultimate nerd cave look like?
So, the family was out yesterday to run some errands. After a nice little lunch at the Shrimp Basket, my daughter said, “Hey Daddy, can we go by Pet Supplies Plus to see if they have any kittens?” The local store sometimes has humane society adoptions on Saturdays. Not that I was looking to adopt a kitten. I’d been wanting to stop by anyway to look at small fish tanks. I’ve been thinking about putting a terrarium in my nerd cave. “Why not,” I thought.
I’m not sure why incorporating funky lighting into my nerd cave is such a big deal for me. I guess I just feel like it brings the room to life in ways nothing else does. Maybe as a child of the 70’s, I got bit by the lava lamp bug and never looked back.
What’s up Nerds of Planet Earth? Because you requested it…NO, because you DEMANDED it, I’m back with what’s happening in the It Came From The Nerd Cave corner of the world.
My first foray into the world of Kickstarter has so far been a success. Lincoln’s War by Multi-Man Publishing was fully funded and even managed to reach the first stretch goal. I got an e-mail from MMP today letting me know that I’d be getting a survey soon wherein I get to specify my preferences on the premiums for my funding level. In particular, I get to pick whether or not I want my Lincoln’s War Tee-Shirt to be the Abraham Lincoln version or the Jefferson Davis version.
Heads up nerds! I’m back with another radioactively cool addition to your personal chill-out shelter. See what I did there?
I present, Fallout snow globes. When I first saw these, they jumped to the front of the line in the “I MUST HAVE IT!” department of my brain. If you’re a fan of the Fallout video game franchise, you’re gonna want one (or more) of these little gems on your shelf.
It’s a question that some of my readers (or friends/family) might ask about this blog. Why do I do it? I’m sure buried back in my early posts, I attempted to answer it. Now that I’ve got a year of blogging under my belt, I thought I’d talk a little about what I’m doing here.