So I Created A Web Comic – You Can Too!

So I Created A Web Comic – You Can Too!

Last year I came to the realization that I used to love to draw. I remember drawing Nintendo characters as a child. I remember growing up enamored with Disney cartoons, comics like Jeff Smith’s Bone and foreign animated films from Studio Gibli. That said, I hadn’t drawn in years. My skill level had deteriorated considerably. Still, I used to love to draw. I used to enjoy the creativity. I discovered some friends who had been…

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How To Help Fandoms Grow

How To Help Fandoms Grow

It’s never been a better time to be a fan. Geek culture has become mainstream and fan communities have, as a result, been able to grow and connect like never before. As a result it’s very common these days to see people of all ages embrace their favorite fandom and share the things they love. It may be comics or games or a specific intellectual property. From Pokemon to Harry Potter, being a geek has…

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Wish You Could Be a Better Artist? Draw!

Wish You Could Be a Better Artist? Draw!

Everyone needs a hobby. For some of us creating vibrant illustrations is the hobby of choice. It’s a great creative outlet and a way to put your vivid ideas on paper. It’s a relaxing pastime that can help relieve stress and could lead to creative opportunities down the road. That said, it can be a very personal and sometimes intimidating form of expression. You may feel your work isn’t good enough or that you are…

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Summer’s Not Here, But the Blockbusters Are

Summer’s Not Here, But the Blockbusters Are

Long gone is the wait for the summer blockbuster. These days, you can enjoy some of cinema’s biggest hits almost year round as studios learn that spreading their films around the year means less competition and more money between them. It’s good for us too! We get more opportunities to catch these films on the big screen. Winter can be rough and it’s nice to have an excuse to get out of the house.  It…

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Commanders of Oath of the Gatewatch

Commanders of Oath of the Gatewatch

I love Magic the Gathering’s Commander format.  As such, I always find it fun to look at upcoming Legendary creature cards to see what potential they might have as Commander cards.  Is it worth trying to build a deck around some of these cards?  Are they worth hunting down? Lets look at each new Legendary creature as I give some of my initial knee-jerk thoughts on the card.  You may see something in these cards that…

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Take the Oath — The Next Magic Expansion Makes Landfall in January

Take the Oath — The Next Magic Expansion Makes Landfall in January

Get ready for Oath of the Gatewatch!  Set 2 of 2 in the Battle for Zendikar block! Number of Cards 184 Prerelease Events January 16–17, 2016 Prerelease Format Sealed (4 Oath of the Gatewatch/2 Battle for Zendikar) Release Date January 22, 2016 Launch Weekend January 22–24, 2016 Game Day February 13–14, 2016   January marks the release date of the next Magic: The Gathering set – Oath of the Gatewatch. This is the second set…

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Commander 2015 Is Coming!

Commander 2015 Is Coming!

November marks the launch of Commander 2015 — the latest in Wizards of the Coasts’ now annual Commander deck offerings.  I love playing Commander, and I’m always excited to see the new Commander sets.  Each iteration of decks becomes more refined and engaging and this year’s sets are no different. If you’re not sure what Commander is, I suggest reading the rules on the Wizards of the Coast website (here).  In short, it’s a fun…

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Battle for Zendikar Event Deck Review

Battle for Zendikar Event Deck Review

The Battle for Zendikar Event Deck – called Ultimate Sacrifice – dropped with the release of the new set with the intention of giving players interested in standard a possible starting point to work from.  In the past, the event decks have typically been decent.  Not always top tier and not always full of value, but certainly under the category of at least “good”. Does the Battle for Zendikar event deck follow suit?  Is it…

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Magic News – Keywords and Origins

Magic News – Keywords and Origins

With Modern Masters 2015 now released, we’re starting to see more and more news about Magic 2015 Origins and some new cards have been teased. Yesterday Wizards of the Coast posted an article discussing keywords — specifically keywords that they considered ‘evergreen’ and would appear in every set.  The summary is that the landwalk, protection from and intimidate keywords are no longer considered ‘evergreen’ and will not be used.  Protection from will still make an…

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Telestrations – The Telephone Game Meets Pictionary

Telestrations – The Telephone Game Meets Pictionary

Telestrations USAOpoly 4-8 Players (Original) // 4-12 (Party Pack) Ages 12+ 15-30 Minutes Highly Recommended Telestrations has become the new go-to party game at our gatherings.  A hilarious game for 2-8 players that plays better the less skilled you are. Most of us remember playing The Telephone Game as kids.  You’d whisper a message in your friend’s ear who would then pass it along.  By the time the message made it all the way around…

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