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{ Monthly Archives } October 2015

The Osiris Ritual

The Osiris Ritual (A Newbury and Hobbes Investigation) by George Mann Sir Maurice Newbury and Valerie Hobbes are back in another rollicking steampunk adventure in George Mann’s The Osiris Ritual.  Like the previous book, The Affinity Bridge, there’s plenty of great action and adventure and nobility and constrained behavior and running around London.  The characters […]

Recent gaming: A mini-review of Elder Sign

#WhatDidYouPlayMondays #GameLog for 12 October to 28 October 2015 Stealing an idea from Rolfe for a bit of blogging content, here’s my next play log. Card or Party Games: Quiddler, Two Rooms and a Boom (2 plays) Board Games: Epic Resort, Galaxy Trucker, Elder Sign (Gates of Arkham), Battleship, Tash-Kalar,  Between Two Cities (2 plays), […]

Tweets from 2015-10-18 to 2015-10-24

Tweets from 2015-10-11 to 2015-10-17 http://t.co/CU1L3MuVPD 10:00:17, 2015-10-18 In case you haven't seen it, check out my game: CROMLECH, a dice & card game of magical battle, now on Kickstarter. https://t.co/iHF85pbbkG 13:11:36, 2015-10-19 .@SenateMajLdr about to make us more vulnerable to hacks with #CISA. Act now! https://t.co/om8g0DtlSi via @idltweets https://t.co/aFrtouIlLm 13:57:12, 2015-10-20 What if the new […]

In which I lecture about zombies at the Indian Trails Library

I have a lecture today at 1.30pm in Wheeling, IL, at the Indian Trails Public Library District. Come join us! Zombies 101 Grade 6 and up. Zombie Research Society Expert and Columbia College Chicago Professor, Brendan Riley explains everything you need to know about zombies. He explores the history of zombies and the philosophy behind […]

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania

Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larsen; narrated by Scott Brick When the Lusitania steamed into the waters off Britain in 1915, everyone on board knew the Germans had threatened the ship. But the convergence of politics, military action, timing, and fate made the attack on the ship a startling and […]

Tweets from 2015-10-11 to 2015-10-17

Tweets from 2015-10-04 to 2015-10-10 http://t.co/qyaHm5RIWU 10:00:32, 2015-10-11 That great moment when you start a new audiobook and discover it is read by your favorite narrator. #DeadWake #ScottBrick 08:55:45, 2015-10-12 Recent gaming 5 – 11 October http://t.co/6G9EXJNfPN http://t.co/TDOClWCXRz 11:31:09, 2015-10-12 MT."@TheGoodMariner: I LOVE Machi Koro, but without the Harbor expansion it's very light" Harbor adds a lot? […]

Recent gaming 5 – 11 October

#WhatDidYouPlayMondays #GameLog for 5 October to 11 October 2015 Stealing an idea from Rolfe for a bit of blogging content, here’s this week’s playlog. Card Games: Dead Man’s Draw, Quiddler, Machi Koro, Space Hulk: Death Angel Board Game: Between Two Cities, Forbidden Desert I’ll post a mini review of one game each week after the […]

Tweets from 2015-10-04 to 2015-10-10

RT @pbooth81: The very professorial @digital_sextant offers the pub quiz at #mpca15 http://t.co/ujH79dyu7Z 09:13:40, 2015-10-04 Shoulda tweeted more at #mpca2015. Heard great talks about signs, horror movies, game of thrones, the blogess, & justified to name a few. 09:17:24, 2015-10-04 Tweets from 2015-09-27 to 2015-10-03 http://t.co/MIOV59pVCU 10:00:42, 2015-10-04 My "@JesseThorn: rooting for the Yankees? Your name […]

Tweets from 2015-09-27 to 2015-10-03

Tweets from 2015-09-20 to 2015-09-26 http://t.co/MUMYvZligp 10:00:34, 2015-09-27 Look what showed up while I was out of town! @FloodgateGames http://t.co/lNc4ize2pY 16:08:55, 2015-09-27 To choose which game we would play last night, we wrote on slips of paper and drew one. Both kids wrote #Agricola. #DoingItRight 09:08:58, 2015-09-28 Dear rando spam email of which I only read […]