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Shopping for That One Nerdy Friend

It's that time of year where many people find themselves shopping outside their comfort zones in order to get the perfect (or at least acceptable) gift for that one nerdy friend. Whether it's a coworker you got assigned for Secret Santa, a grandchild who won't stop talking about... something (you're not sure what), or one of… Continue reading Shopping for That One Nerdy Friend

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You’re Having Fun Wrong: A Response

About a month back, Sheldon Menery of the EDH rules committee released an article on the Star City Games website. In it, he listed a few cards that would likely elicit a groan in a typical EDH game. He dubbed these "Commander Cards You Shouldn't Play," which, as he admits in the article, is a… Continue reading You’re Having Fun Wrong: A Response

The Geek Embassy Hangs Out 2018
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The Geek Embassy Hangs Out: The Best of 2018

Greetings, Geeks! 2018! The end of the year is quickly upon us! The staff of TGE is gathering this weekend to chat about our favorites from the year. It's been a while since we've gathered together as a group! Excitement abounds in our preparations! Join us Saturday, December 1st at 10 am pacific time.  To discuss… Continue reading The Geek Embassy Hangs Out: The Best of 2018

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Returning to Ravnica: MtG’s Second Home

The day this article goes live is the official release date for Magic: the Gathering’s newest set: Guilds of Ravnica. The world of Ravnica is one of the most celebrated planes visited over the game’s 25-year run. With this being the third block set in the cityscape, I wanted to take a look at the… Continue reading Returning to Ravnica: MtG’s Second Home

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Your Favorite Things Sucks: League Of Legends

Hey, Geeks, welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to talk about the worst parts of your favorite things. This week, we’re talking about League of Legends. And while I know a huge part of your psyche is screaming at you to fight me on this--because "how dare I"--take a step back. Because… Continue reading Your Favorite Things Sucks: League Of Legends

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Geeking on the Go: Grand Prix Las Vegas

Greetings, and welcome to the second part of my 2-piece series on exceedingly nerdy travels. For this bit, let's focus on one particular MTG tournament. No, let's move beyond that. Let's talk about THE MTG tournament. One of the greatest community-held events ever: Grand Prix Las Vegas. Wizards of the Coast-to-Coast First off, you'll remember from… Continue reading Geeking on the Go: Grand Prix Las Vegas

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Geeking on the Go: SCGcon

Howdy, everyone! Guess who's back from a convention tour? I am...yeah, my name is right there. Anticlimactic. I had the pleasure and good fortune to travel to 2 different conventions over the past few weeks. Specifically, Magic: the Gathering conventions. Games were played, friends were made, product bought, connections reestablished, and the inevitable con flu… Continue reading Geeking on the Go: SCGcon

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Steps For Creating A Tabletop RPG Character

So you’ve found a group playing a tabletop RPG and you want to create a character. How exciting! You’re about to enter into one of the most engaging and creative social pastimes there is! However, it’s obvious that the rest of your new party has been playing once a week for years by this point,… Continue reading Steps For Creating A Tabletop RPG Character

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Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Bethesda

Hey, Geeks. Welcome to Your Favorite Thing Sucks, where I get to point out all the worst parts of your favorite things. Are you paying attention to E3? Because Bethesda has had announcements about Fallout 76, Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Doom Eternal, Starfield, Rage 2, Elder Scrolls VI, a mobile Elder Scrolls game, and a DLC for… Continue reading Your Favorite Thing Sucks: Bethesda