Geek and Sundry and Critical Role!

  
If you didn’t already know…Geek and Sundry is awesome. Like this post if you agree…and if you don’t then I’m going to assume that you don’t know what I am talking about. 

Geek and Sundry is run by overlord Felicia Day, actress and geek culture extraordinaire. They write articles and produce webshows which first aid in the site, then later are made available on YouTube. Some of their programming highlights include Co-Optitude, where Felicia plays video games with her brother, TableTop where Wil Wheaton plays board games with several other celebrities, Spellslingers where day9 plays Magic the Gathering with celebrity guests, and finally Critical Role where 9 voice actors play Dungeons and Dragons.

This has to be one of the best things that I have discovered about nerd culture. Whether you know everything or nothing about DnD you owe it to yourself to at least watch an episode. To see the ease with which these actors slip into and out of character is astounding. Currently I am a bit behind the live shows…especially since I just recently discovered this show yet I find myself feverishly trying to catch up so that I can watch on Live on the Geek and Sundry Twitch channel. 

They really are great ambassadors for geek culture. The website fundraisers for different causes and through donations during play Critical Role raises money for 826 LA, which is a nonprofit which provides after school tutoring for students. 

As I said, you owe it to yourself to at least check out an episode.

Critical Role airs live on the Geek and Sundry Twitch channel Thursday nights at 7pm Pacific Time or you can catch old episodes on the Geek and Sundry YouTube channel. There is literally a little something for everyone on the website. Please visit their website and puts around by clicking here.

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First Foray into Magic the Gathering

This past weekend I went to my local gaming store with my sister and her boyfriend. Amanda and Claire were out shopping with Grandma so I had the afternoon to myself. Our mission was to pick up a particular board game that I was looking for. Since this past Saturday had been “International Tabletop Day” I was thinking that there would be some great deals on recently opened Board Games.

The game we were looking for was called Rampage. It is a dexterity based game. But alas our search came up empty. In going through though we came up with several ideas that would make this summer fantastic. It is our plan to form a game group to do a different gaming style on a weekly basis.

What does this have to do with MTG (Magic the Gathering). In order to heal our broken hearts the two boys bought starter sets. They were very reasonable priced and each came with 2 booster packs. Now keep in mind that the last trading card game that I have been involved with was Pokemon back when I was in Middle School. We ended up shuffling up and having some fun playing a few games.