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Character Creation Let’s get this out of the way first because I need to display my biases and privileges before you read this piece.  I am a straight, cis-gendered, Latino male.  At age 32, I am on the older edge of the Millenial generation.  Gaming is a lifelong hobby of mine, primarily of the pen-and-paper variety, e.g. Dungeons & Dragons and Shadowrun.  Anybody who’s gamed with me at any time in my life knows there are two universal truths about me. I always gravitate towards the cloak-and-dagger type characters. I typically play women characters. My MTG Commander decks follow this same pattern.  3 of the 5Read More →

moving

I moved recently.  It sucked.  Moving always sucks. This is my fifth move in 30 months, and I’ve not stayed in one dwelling for more than ten months at a time during that period.  One would think I’ve gotten used to the constant packing, moving, unpacking, lather, rinse, repeat cycle of my life.  Truthfully, it’s just as frustrating every time.  Though moving generally sucks for everyone, I maintain that moving sucks more when you’re a nerd.  Most people have normal things to move: DVDs & Blu-Rays, clothing, all sorts of kitchenware, a desktop computer.  You either gather up a group of friends or hire moversRead More →

star trek

Admit it, you’re a Trekkie. You’ve seen Star Trek Beyond, okaym maybe more than once, and now you’re jonesing for more.  You’ve busted out your DVDs of the previous movies. You’ve put on your headset and tried the latest Star Trek Online: Agents of Yesterday.  You’ve even changed your cell phone notification to that communicator beeping sound.  Somehow this is still not enough.  It’s time to warp into action with a galactically cool game night. The Games There are a few choices, but the number one choice is clear (like his blue blue eyes):  Star Trek Catan.  Settle where no man has gone before. ForRead More →

first

It is not hard to get young kids interested in “screen time.” Kids find screens just as captivating as the adults who carry them around in their pockets. I admit to using my screen as a distraction for lots of diaper changes when my daughter was barely old enough to hold it. It certainly cut down on the squiggles back then and made wiping poop a much faster and easier enterprise. So when I started to consider actually having my daughter use my iPad on her own, I knew I wanted to hand pick the games and apps she played with. I found a great resourceRead More →

mothering

Many of you may have seen on my Twitter account how I launched an Inkshares campaign last week. Inkshares is a crowdfunding platform like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, but just for books and book publication. You have a concept and some writing done on a book, you can put that concept up and share some of your writing as you work on it. You work toward a specific goal of copies of books sold and the number of books determined decides what kind of publishing contract you will get. I’ll be honest; I had not heard of Inkshares before they did a competition last month with Geek andRead More →

welcome

Hi there! I’m Mark. I want to introduce myself and give you my credentials. In short, what makes me qualified to be an ambassador on the Geek Embassy. Like most people, my interests are varied and I have several hobbies that I can talk about. Let me walk you through what sort of things you’ll most likely be seeing from me in the future. My first love growing up was music. The first LP that I ever received was “Destroyer” by Kiss at the tender age of 5. It was in my Easter basket of all things! I still haven’t figured out if this was an incrediblyRead More →

Linda Breneman from Pixelkin joins us this week. We have a great discussion about gaming with your kids, making content accessible to new gamers, and the fun of a good online gaming experience. Make sure to check out the site for lots of great reviews and excellent articles. Rhonda and I discuss some of our end of year geekiness in our WRaP session. Does the holidaze leave you with more or less time for geeking out? We also mention an upcoming holiday even we are doing in conjunction with RadioFUBAR.com and some of the podcast hosts from the network. Trust me… you’re not going toRead More →

In anticipation of the quickly approaching Holidaze, Rhonda and I invite fearless intern, Isabela, to join us for our holiday playlist episode. Starting an annual tradition, we make suggestions to help pass the time traveling to visit family and friends this year using your favorite electronic device or your favorite old fashioned device like a paperback book. Let us know your recommendations to pass the time this traveling season in the comments! Until next time, game on! Regina, Rhonda, and Isabela BOOKS – AUDIO “A Christmas Carol” read by Jim Dale “A Vision of Fire” read by author, Gillian Anderson “Born Standing Up” read byRead More →

true blood season 7

In our first ever Halloween episode, Rhonda and I talk about season 7 of True Blood. I will warn you now – WE SPOIL EVERYTHING. So if you are a fan and haven’t watched, skip to the last part of the episode where we talk about our favorite scary games, TV, movies, and books. My book selection made Rhonda laugh out loud. You should listen just to find out why! “True Blood“, Season 7 SCARY GAMES Silent Hill, Konami Dead Space, EA (available for Kindle and Android) Pandemic, Z-man Games SCARY MOVIES “The Shining” “Session 9” SCARY TV “American Horror Story” “The Walking Dead“, SeasonRead More →

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This week, we discuss some of our favorites to listen to, read, and play on the road. We know many people travel for the holidaze so here are a few suggestions about how to keep your sanity while you are whiling away the hours on the road (or hiding from family…) AUDIO BOOKS “Coming Clean” by Kinberly Rae Miller “Wool” by Hug Howey Any of the Harry Potter series, read by Jim Dale   BOOKS “Ready Player One” by Ernest Cline “The Long Halloween” by Jeph Loeb, ill. Tim Sale “The Stupidest Angel” by Christopher Moore   GAMES Candy Crush The Dark Knight Word SolitaireRead More →