Are you celebrating Captain Picard Day?

Are you celebrating Captain Picard Day?

Captain Picard Day is celebrated on June 16th because of its proximity to stardate 47457.1. Riker Day never took off it seems.       I am more a Star Wars fan than Star Trek, but I have always enjoyed Captain Picard and the actor, Patrick Stewart. I also prefer Deep Space Nine (Dax, anyone?) to The Next Generation. But that’s not what we’re talking about, is it? I’m pretty sure Picard is the reason…

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A Little Time for a Lot of Magic

A Little Time for a Lot of Magic

Magic: The Gathering is a complex and fun game. It’s a great way to meet new people and make friends. It involves considerable thought and planning and it can also involve a lot of chaos and comraderie. But what happens if you want to move beyond kitchen table Magic but don’t have the time and money to invest in competitive deckbuilding? Thankfully, there are many ways to play Magic — some more competitive than others,…

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Kickstarter!

Kickstarter!

In recent years Kickstarter has become a popular way for new board games to hit the market.  For anyone that isn’t already aware, Kickstarter.com is a site where people can pitch a project and have people back it on the promise of certain perks once the project is finished.  (Believe it or not Heroes’ Beacon started out of a similar site called Indiegogo.com)  Project creators often offer various levels you can back the project at…

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Roleplaying Games

Roleplaying Games

Let’s talk about games, more specifically, Roleplaying Games. What is a roleplaying game? In its simplest explanation, it is a chance to play pretend. When you get deeper into the hobby though, it is a time to let your imagination take over and develop a story together with your friends. This has been a favourite hobby of mine for over 30 years. I started with first edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. Over the years, I…

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