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I’m not a terribly competitive person.  There’s a reason that I spend most of my weekends officiating roller derby instead of actually playing it.  This is also why I prefer to play cooperative games like Dungeons & Dragons, Castle Panic, Forbidden Island, and Sentinels of the Multiverse.  I also love me a good escape room.  Gaming for me is for socialization and building friendships; I find that easiest when we all work towards a common goal.  Then, why oh why did I sign up to compete in the main event at Magic Grand Prix Portland 2018?  This was a professional level Magic: The Gathering tournamentRead More →

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Hooo, boy!  Last night, Marvel Studios treated us to a brand new trailer for the 20th film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Captain Marvel. We’ve talked about Captain Marvel before on this site, and this extended trailer continues to promise a spacefaring epic about an amnesiac fighter pilot from Earth. Let’s take a dive into the trailer and see what we learned. It’s Marvel.  They’re all quippy. And you’re Kree: a race of noble warriors. — Heroes. Noble warrior heroes. *playful smirk* My fear from the first trailer was that Carol seemed slightly robotic — stiff in her movements and fairly humorless. Carol is all business,Read More →

If you’re here reading this, you know who Stan Lee is, you know what he created, and you know why the geek world mourns this week.  You can find lists of his greatest achievements and his influence on the comics industry in a billion different places, but I’m not here to do that.  I choose to remember my hero Stan Lee through the lessons he taught me.  Every character he touched and created influenced all of us who read his work.  We were lucky to have a storyteller, worldbuilder, and teacher like Stan Lee in our lives. Family Is Important Whether your family is theRead More →

Apparently, the third week of September was teasers and trailers week on the Internet, and we’re here to break it down for you!  In this special edition minisode, our panel goes over the news drop of the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action series from Netflix, and discuss the trailers for Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest, The Twilight Zone, Daredevil season 3, Doctor Who season 11, and Captain Marvel!  Come and listen to us give our hot takes on the new trailers and news stories of this week! Talk to us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and don’t forget to share us! Get your geek on! Dante: @DanteInformalRead More →

Llllllllllllllllllllllllet’s get ready to humblllllllllllllllllllllllle! That’s right, folks!  TGE Watches is back with another episode! The Handmaid’s Tale caught fire last year and we’re here to discuss season two in its entirety, and oh man is it some of the most depressing stuff that I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing through other people.  Host Dante Buccieri and cohosts Regina, Isabela, and Jaye cover everything that needs to be said about The Handmaid’s Tale in excruciating detail.  You’ll get depressed all over again just listening to us discuss pivotal events in the show and postulate about its future! Join us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, andRead More →

Let me set a scene for you.   Regina and I are at Arctic Con (Oregon Coast Comic Con) in March this year.  I’d taught her to play Sushi Go: Party and we had a fairly good round going.  The lead passed back and forth and going into the final hand of the round I was ahead by about five.  I had a card in my opening hand that I knew could rob her of some points, but taking it would not really advance my board state.  I took a card that helped me and passed her the card that would help her. The rest ofRead More →

Hello and welcome to another edition of The Geek Embassy Watches!  This month Dante, Evan, and Tahani take you on a journey to the quantum realm and back with Ant-Man & The Wasp.  This is the first Marvel Cinematic Universe movie since Infinity War; how does it measure up, and does it get us excited for the next installment next year?!  Listen and find out! Remember as always to like, share, subscribe and do all the things to tell people that we exist!  We’re on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and you can find our intrepid hosts below! Dante: @DanteInformal Evan: @EvanGraham Tahani: @TahaniNelson Dante BuccieriDante Buccieri isRead More →

Hello dear readers, and welcome to our Marvel Cinematic Universe Power Rankings!  Marvel Studios gifted us with a treat this year of 3 MCU movies (sorry Deadpool fans, but not sorry) between February and July.  Two of those movies made a strong case for the contentious #1 spot, and it was the most difficult ranking for me to do yet. Where do Black Panther, Infinity War, and Ant-Man & The Wasp stack up in the ever-expanding Marvel catalog?  Let’s take a look! In order to facilitate these rankings, I want to share how I think about these movies in order to rank them.  My rubricRead More →

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Westworld Season 2 Hello and welcome to another episode of TGE Watches: Westworld! We’re covering season two in its entirety in this episode. That’s right, folks! We cover the whole season from start to finish, and our esteemed host Dante has not watched a single episode of either season. Join our co-hosts Nicole, Regina, Isabela, and Jaye as they attempt to explain Westworld to Dante with varying levels of success & failure, buoyed by a whole lot of laughs and chicanery. What do Pokeballs, time-traveling ruby slippers, and the hats from The Adjustment Bureau have to do with Westworld? We don’t know, but we sureRead More →