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Need help finding a new game?

Posted in Board Games, Websites with tags , on March 9, 2013 by random nerdling

*I meant to post this before March 30 for #tabletopday but forgot to set it up, so here it is.

So this last week I was looking for a couple new games to pick up. I did the usual stuff I asked a few of my friends who have similar taste in games what they thought I’d like, but I still wasn’t comfortable buying the games suggested. $40-$70 is a lot for a game that will get played once and then just sit at the bottom of my closet. I signed up at Board Game Geek and compared games and read opinions but the things that helped me the most were on YouTube. I’m going to talk about the three that helped the most, these are not in any type of order.

Watch it Played is an extremely good show. The main host is Rodney every week or so he sits down, usually with his two co-hosts his daughter Andrea and his son Luke, and plays game or a part of a game. This is a great channel, it’s easy to watch and extremely informative. The first episode is him explaining the rules and gameplay, which is then followed by videos of them playing the game. He usually breaks up the game play in to at least two episodes and than lets viewers vote on what to do next, or when possible he has a player on the board that the viewers can control. This is a great way to see how to play the game and if it is something that you would like to play. Downside to this channel is time because of the way it’s film it does take a commitment at times. That’s really the only downside and its not that big of a deal. This really is a good show to get behind and watch, plus it’s great to see a family playing games together.

Dice Tower is a great review show. They have 100’s of reviews, with multiple people doing the reviews, and top 10 lists. The main review is Tom he is occasionally joined by his daughters or friends. Sam and Zee, Ryan is also main reviewer although I haven’t watched many of his reviews. This show is really really informative and vast, it really is hard to find a game that they haven’t reviewed. They have a website which is extremely user friendly and the show is entertaining, easy to watch and with the exception of the top 10 list the review videos are only 10-15 min long. The downside to this show is something that REALLY REALLY bothers me, when Tom introduces a game he dumps ALL the game pieces on the table. Every time he does it I get a tiny bit anxious thinking about the dinged corners and how long it’s gonna take to pick it all up and organize it neatly again. I’m a big fan of the top ten list that they’ve put out recently. My favorites are games NOT to play with an angry person and games that look stupid but aren’t.

Tabletop is a show similar to Watch it Played but it is edited down for time(they have recently started uploading the full game), viewers don’t vote for what happens, and it has famous people. It’s hosted by Wil Wheaton and is on Felicia Days Youtube channel Geek and Sundry, for each game Wil brings in different guest to spice it up some. Its a really fun and they pick interesting games to play. I actually found out about one of my favorite board games(Pandemic) on this show. It has been mentioned that (at least in the edited versions) it seems like they have ignored certain rules or changed them, Wil usually does mention any house rules.

When looking for a new game I can not suggest these channels enough, also check out boardgamegeek.com everyone there is very helpful and nice.

T-Shirt A Day

Posted in Websites on July 9, 2011 by random nerdling

This is a really cool site that you guys need to check out.

Want a really cool and unique T-shirt or hoodie? Check out Ript Apparel every 24 hours a new nerdy/pop culture shirt is available to buy. But if you like it buy it cause after the 24 hours are up it’s gone forever. And they are reasonably priced as well which is always great. If you want to see previous designs check out the graveyard.

Sweet Sites

Posted in Websites with tags , , on April 22, 2011 by random nerdling

May is always a busy month for me its holds my grandmothers, cousins, aunts and my own birthday. I usually try to make it down to the cities to see my cousin and his girlfriend in either April (for her birthday) or May (his).

But this May is starting off with a BANG! On the first I’m going to see Gabriel Iglesias. I’m super excited for this. His stand up is super funny. And if you haven’t seen his stand up you should check it out. His first special “Hot and Fluffy” is on netflix instant queue.  And you can of course check him out on Youtube.

After that on May 6th I’m going to my moms graduation in Bemidji. But I’m also seeing THOR!!!!!!! This is the first of the summer movies I am uber excited to see. Now I haven’t read a lot of Thor books, so I’m not sure who everyone is but I know the basics of Thor, Loki (Thors evil brother), Odin (Thors father), Sif,  and The Warriors Three ( Fandral, Hogun and Volstagg). Hopefully Bemidji will have it on their 3D screen so I can take Avary to see it in 3D.

On May 20-23 I’ll be in the cities! I’m going down to see my cousin and his girlfriend of course, and to swing by The Source which is a great comic book store (it’ll be nice to flip through all the books instead of order on the phone) but I’m also going down to see AVENUE Q! I am so excited for this. I bought the album on itunes when I saw that one of the song on it was entitled “If You Were Gay” which I instantly download and made my ringtone for all of the drivers.  The songs are really fun and funny. Definitely check this out if you can.

Anyways that’s what I’m up to next month.

Everyone has their favorite websites so I thought I’d share a couple of my favorite sites here.

My number one favorite site is by far postsecret.com. Every Sunday Frank post a handful of secrets on his site.  These are secrets that people send in on postcards, some homemade.  They range from funny, to sad, hopeful to depressing. It’s interesting to see what people keep away from the ones they love. And it really hits home when one of the secrets on the site is the same or close to one you have. A Iphone app is in the near future.

I’m putting these together because they are basically the same. Text from Last Night, Crazy Things Parents Text, F You Auto correct, Passive Aggressive Notes, and  Awkward Family Photos.  The title of each is exactly what is on the site. It’s a fun way to pass an hour or so. The first 3  sites are have an Iphone app but all are updated pretty much daily.

I love this site for my computer wall paper and its nice for my OCD as well. Things Organized Neatly. Again it’s exactly like the site title says. It’s pictures of things organized neatly.

This is great and goes back to a previous post. On Hollywood Babble On Kevin Smith likes to talk about Liam Neesons Cock. Apparently it’s big. Anyways because of this somebody started a great site called Liam Neesons Cock. It’s basically the same concept as Chuck Norris jokes, except about Liam Neesons Cock.

I’m a huge fan of urban legends, and this site is great for them. Snopes.com is wonderful. Every urban legend you can think of you can find in their easy to use site. They even have stories that you swear you knew the truth about.

Check out this great art! Terry at Bent Objects makes great art with food. I bet your mom wouldn’t be yelling at you to stop playing with your food if you could do this!

If you use Netflix Instant this is a great site with an amazing Iphone app. Instant Watcher has all of the movies that are available for instant streaming. It lists the newest titles, most popular, and titles expiring soon.

Well I hope that you guys enjoy some of these sites I check them all daily (some even multiple times a day).