April 17, 2012

Check out John Anealio's newest song!

February 8, 2012

Podcast Addiction

Hi may name's Pat and I'm addicted to podcasts.  Especially ones concerning interviews with minor nerd celebrities such as sci-fi/ fantasy authors, RPG game designers and musicians.  Check out all my links for some great podcast content.  If you like games and fascinating interviews, check out Atomic Array.  These guys produce a show which is high quality in both content and production values.  If you like more informal off the cuff tabletop game discussions, RPG Circus is great destination.  For great nerd interviews,  Functional Nerds is your one stop shop! Well, excuse me, I gotta go check my RSS feed because there may be a podcast hot off the server!

September 16, 2011

Time for a Reboot

This blog needs a reboot.  I've decided to just write about whatever I am currently "into".  This could be books, TV shows, movies etc.  I grew up on a steady diet of the following things in no particular order:
Star Wars, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Blazers, J.R.R. Tolkien, Choose Your Own Adventure books, Heavy Metal music, Joel Rosenberg's Guardians of the Flame series, Lawrence Watt-Evans Ethshar series, He-Man, Conan the Barbarian, G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, Watchman, Neil Gaiman's The Sandman, Indiana Jones series, Star Trek:TNG, Battlestar Galactica, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.

There are plenty more but I think you get the idea.  I was and continue to be a nerd of the highest degree. 

These are some of the many things I will write about on this blog.  Enjoy!

July 27, 2011

Gygax Quiz

Patrick DeLise took the http://blogofholding.com/">Hardest Gary Gygax Quiz in the World and got 60%!

You are a Gary Gygax Myrmidon. You are mighty in the ways of Gary Gygax. You're probably a First Edition or OD&D player, and I wouldn't be surprised if you had an original copy of the Chainmail rules.

Paladin Code: You completed this quiz without using Google.

June 9, 2011

Role Playing Games: My Childhood Love

I have always loved role playing games. When I was a youngster in the early 80s, I played tons of Dungeons & Dragons (both Basic set and Advanced). The artwork was so evocative and I loved all the old TSR artists. There seems to be a huge resurgence of old school Dungeons and Dragons and its ilk. My favourite gaming blogs are currently Grognardia and LoFP.

What are some of your favorite old school games and gaming sites?

Leave them in the comments below.

September 26, 2009

Holy Snikes--It's September already!

I can't believe it's been almost six since months since the last post. I've been extremely lax to say the least.

I've finally read all the Dresden Files books and I am eagerly awaiting the next book "Changes" which will be out in April.

Until then, I am currently rereading George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series. This will be my third time reading the entire series and I hope that the next volume will be out shortly after my reread is completed. I guess I should take my time and savor them--I have feeling we won't be seeing "A Dance with Dragons" for at least another year or so (call me optimistic too!)

I hope to post my impressions and reviews of the entire Song of Ice and Fire Saga.

First up, will be A Game of Thrones. I highly recommend you check out Jo Walton's impressions of her reread of the series over at tor.com to tide you over until then.

April 11, 2009

Currently Reading

I am currently reading White Night by Jim Butcher. So far, the thing I like most about The Dresden Files series is the verisimilitude of the world. The magic and supernatural aspects are not made up as the the story unfolds. Butcher seems to have thought out so many aspects of Harry Dresden's reality. I like the idea that magic has rules like physics.