As signs of spring start showing everywhere, it doesn't seem that long ago that I was still settling into my then-new apartment. It's weird to think back over the last year; finding what's changed, what's not. I'd like to think I've grown up a little since then, but perhaps not by much. Personal ramblings aside,… Continue reading Content Over a Year
Max presents a few ideas to pass time during quarantine, as well as a little encouragement to those who might need it.
Pirates, elder gods, magic items, and a ten-gallon hat. What else do you need for a horror western?
At last, October is upon us! With it comes pumpkin-flavored everything, changing leaves, and scary stories. In lieu of decorations this year (and if you're using lights, be careful with your outlets — fire safety is important), I wanted to celebrate the haunting season by showcasing a few places to scratch that spooky itch. Tales… Continue reading Stories for the Spooky Season
Music is one of the most amazing things we as humans have created. It brightens dark days, powers a workout, and makes people dance like maniacs. It can start revolutions and spread ideas around the world thanks to the power of the interwebs. You might just be listening to music as you read this. I… Continue reading Geek Inspired Bands
Have you ever wanted to read a book within a book that makes you feel like you're cracking a code? A story that is not one, but many at once? Then allow me to introduce the book that took me more than 5 years to finish. House of Leaves is experimental fiction in form and… Continue reading Crustaceous Corner: Stories Within Stories — House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski
On 8 July 2019, the EDH rules committee made a surprise announcement updating the Banned and Restricted list. Iona, Shield of Emeria and Paradox Engine were both banned, with Painter's Servant coming off the banlist. All of these cards have incredibly powerful and abusable effects, and this shift is already making big waves. Let's take… Continue reading EDH Banned and Restricted update
For those who didn't already know, The Geek Embassy's own Tahani Nelson wrote a book entitled The Last Faoii. This last February, I sat down to talk with her about it. Short disclaimer for the sake of transparency: Tahani did not ask TGE for a review of her book. Rather, I approached her after reading… Continue reading Words of Warriors: Discussing The Last Faoii with Tahani Nelson
Modern Horizons, the upcoming summer Magic: the Gathering set aimed directly at the modern format, is not here to play nice. This is the first set released exclusively for modern, and players of all formats are hyped. Powerful new cards are being introduced to the game, and old favorites get a new lease on life.… Continue reading Magic: the Gathering — Modern Horizons
"Remember those dungeons I used to run at the lunch table," my friend Jeff asked one evening on Discord. "I have this world I've been working on, let's grab Peter and play a few 5e sessions. I'll set up a server, you roll out your character." Now, outside of those lunchtime sessions, I've never actually… Continue reading Rivek, the Outlander: D&D Character Examination