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Why Star Wars: The Force Awakens Will Suck

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There, now that I have your attention let me explain.  I personally plan on watching the new Star Wars film and will most likely enjoy it.  I have just grown a little bit sick of all the hype and all the marketing and I am especially tired of all the people who saw the trailer and said it was so good it made them cry.  I do not hate Star Wars or J.J. Abrams and the new movie will probably be very good.  This is just a list poking a little bit of fun at all of the extreme excitement for the new film.  What follows is entirely based off of what has been seen in the multiple trailers that have been released and I have not read any of the books leading up to the movie.

Please take this list as it was intended, all in good fun.

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The Crystal Ball: GenCon 2013

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Ladies and gentlemen, it is that time of the year again, as GenCon is literally next week! I’m as excited as one can get without experiencing incontinency. It’s the 46th year of the biggest gaming convention in North America. Like last year, GenCon broke pre-registration records, and we’ll probably see record-breaking attendance numbers this year as well. This year in particular is going to be extra-special, but I can’t reveal why just yet. A tease, I know, but if I told now, it’d spoil the surprise for someone special!

For such an important yearly pilgrimage to the nerd holy land, one must be armed with the knowledge of just what to spend your accumulated wealth on. Let’s look into the crystal ball and divine what goodies will be available at GenCon! Read the rest of this entry

Fantasy Flight Games: Breathing new life into Collectible Card Games

I got a few emails over the past week regarding my thoughts on  Fantasy Flight Games. I gave them quite a railing in my last blog post about their GenCon presence, mostly about their handling of the distribution of their newest game Netrunner. I’ve been asked if I hate them. Any FFG employees reading it might have thought the same.

OF COURSE I DON’T! “Hating them” couldn’t be further from the truth! As a matter of fact, Fantasy Flight Games is at the top of my list for best game company for non-RPG tabletop games! You might even call me a FFG fanboy.
No, kids, just because mommy and daddy have a fight occasionally doesn’t mean that we don’t love each other. I’m just very vocal about disappointment, and when said disappointment comes from one of my favorite companies…well, tongue-lashing is far more harsh. Read the rest of this entry