Monthly Archives: November 2012

Conjuring Cash with Kickstarters

The love of money may be the root of evil, but the possession of money is the necessity of progress. No grand idea or project ever saw fruition from empty coffers (unless you’re a member of the government). It is unfortunate that most folks who have great ideas are not people of means.

 
There are many great games out there that are nothing more than a small prototype lovingly hand-crafted, or a mere thought in the mind of an aspiring game designer. Unless you’re a game-publishing mega giant like Fantasy Flight Games, attempting to publish a game without a great deal of money is practically doomed to failure.

 
Thus, the aquisition of funds is the greatest hurdle to the aspiring game-maker. Read the rest of this entry

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Watch out! The Sky is Falling

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To anyone who actually read my last post I must apologize.  I meant to write more often but I found myself distracted by post season baseball and the current elections…  and no I am not telling you who I voted for simply because this is a blog about nerd culture and no matter who I said it would probably start an argument somewhere.

So onto a lighter note although I have failed to keep up with my promise to review the Dresden Files novels, which I plan on remedying, I have something else I wish to elaborate upon.  “Skyfall” the new James Bond film.

Yes, some of you are probably asking, “What in the world does this have to do with the geek subculture?”  Well as far as I am concerned, granted I am a James Bond fan, these films have always had a hint of the fantastical and a certain amount of science fiction involved in their gadgets.  I feel that I can also get away with this because of the literary origins of the James Bond franchise.  I tip my pointy hat to the late, great Ian Fleming.
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The Crystal Ball: November

It’s been over my customary week per post mark that I made a feeble attempt to adhere to. It’s not like I don’t have stuff to write about, but life has a nasty way of slipping in something you didn’t expect, and throwing off your game. Oh, and not having power for awhile didn’t really help matters, either. I’m just glad I wasn’t working on something important when the whole neighborhood went black.

 
Oh well, there’s no use crying over spilled potion, is there? There’s lots of cool stuff to look forward to in the coming months!

 
Starting off the line of exciting things upcoming is from Fantasy Flight Games! Oh, Fantasy Flight Games, you always know what this wizard wants, don’t you? From the “Shut up and take my money” department, its: Read the rest of this entry