Coffee Break

There are a ton of people out there creating interesting articles and videos, putting them out for us to enjoy and not asking much, if anything in return. Here are some things I’ve enjoyed recently; check out the links and consider commenting or even buying someone a cuppa in return. Katie Aidley had an Origins…

Into the Drowning Deep – Review

I had seen some chatter on Twitter about this horror thriller from Seanan McGuire writing as Mira Grant, and upon realizing the monsters involved were mermaids, I just had to get myself a copy. During our recent snow day, I curled up with the newly-arrived book and ended up devouring three-quarters of it in a…

A Few Things You Might Have Missed While at Gen Con 50

Wednesday saw the release of Episode 15 of The Five By which covered a lot of really good games – listen in your favourite podcast app or using the links on our website and then read my thoughts here. The last part of The Adventure Zone finale released on Thursday prompting a metric fuckton of…

Travel Plans (and Games)

Kit and I were invited to a (practically) family wedding this June, with the only wrinkle being that it’s being held in Hannover. Thus, we won’t be attending Origins this year as we’ll be heading off on our holidays, with plans to spend just over six days in Rome before heading to Hanover for four…

Backed Kickstarter Projects

A while ago I’d decreased my activity on Kickstarter a good amount but I’ve noticed it creeping back up lately. So I’m making a list of backed projects both current and those waiting to fulfill in an effort to stay honest. Currently Backing Hero’s Trove Item Cards for 5E (ends Mon, May 29th) I’m still…

Wizarding World Loot Crate: Dark Arts Review

It’s been a few months since I subscribed to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Loot Crate, and last week I received my fourth crate which was themed around the Dark Arts, featuring items reminiscent of the more evil characters and aspects of JK Rowling’s world. Spoilers abound, so scroll down past the Dark Mark…

Kickstarter Notes – March 2017

I’m still not backing a ton of Kickstarter projects, but I do find myself browsing the app every now and again to see what’s out there in the world of crowd-funding. Here’s a few projects that have caught my eye recently, a few of which I’ve actually backed, arranged in order of end date. Most…

I’m Scared – Personal Post

I’m scared. I’m scared for my patients. For those who celebrated when the Affordable Care Act meant they and their families could finally get the care they needed, and are now asking everyday if they’re about to be abandoned. For those who rely on Medicare and Medicaid. For those who keep asking me to reassure…

November Loot Crate Reviews

This month I received not one, but two Loot Crates in the mail – the regular crate and the first of their Wizarding World crates which features items related to the world of Harry Potter & Fantastic Beasts. Obviously my review posts are full of spoilers, so I’m providing links below to separate posts for…

November Wizarding World Crate – Welcome

The Wizarding World crate is a bi-monthly crate featuring Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts related items. When you sign up, they ask you to select a Hogwarts house along with giving your shirt size, so presumably sometimes there will be house-specific items included. The theme for the first crate was “welcome” and everything about the…

November Loot Crate – Magical

The theme of November’s crate was somewhat appropriate given the fact that it shared the month with the first of the Wizarding World crates. After skipping last month’s crate, I was a lot more interested in the franchises featured for this theme and so was looking forward to opening it up. The Shirt & Pin…

Loot Crate – September Review

I was really happy with last month’s Antihero crate but was apprehensive when they announced the theme and franchises for September. I’d actually considered putting a hold on it and skipping the month, but in the end, decided to let it ride. So was that a mistake? Or was the Speed crate worth getting? ***WARNING:…