5 Things You Must Do at GenCon

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GenCon, held each summer in Indianapolis, Indiana, touts itself as “The Best Four Days in Gaming.” The focus isn’t on video games, but on board games, card games, role-playing games, and miniature wargames. It’s the unplugged game convention and it is a massive affair. You cannot possibly see and do it all, but having just come back from my fifth GenCon, these are five things that should definitely be on your list.

Welcome To the World of Aetaltis!

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“Journey to a distant land where bold adventurers wield magical blades against dark creatures from the shadowy depths. Thrill to the arcane power of enigmatic sorcerers as they master forbidden arts to strike down their diabolical enemies. Marvel at the courage of common folk who refuse to surrender to the tide of evil sweeping over the land. These, my friend, are the CHAMPIONS OF AETALTIS!” –Marc Tassin

Late to the Game: ‘Elder Sign’

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Elder Sign is a cooperative dice-rolling game based on the Cthulhu Mythos in which you and your fellow players work together as a team of researchers investigating a museum, attempting to prevent the rise of an Ancient One.

We Can Do It! Lessons From My Son

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Some people think homeschoolers teach their kids at home, short and simple. Well, that’s not entirely true. Sure, I might teach my son, the Chief, how to do math, or how to find out more information about his favorite planet, or we might read stories together. But truly, the learning goes both ways.

GeekMom Video Playlist

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LOTS of entertainment to help you procrastinate! From that crazy German supermarket commercial, to the physics of ice-skates, to zombie romance, to Tom Hiddleson winning a dance battle.

5 Tips for Keeping Your New Game Console Safe

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This post is brought to you by Protect Your Bubble.  It’s no secret that for many geek households the console has come center stage. No longer do these amazing machines do just one thing—play games—they’re now where we go to watch movies and television, work out, connect with our families, and even let the Internet know what we’re up to. The line between home computer

Thanks, Freddie Wong!

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You did it! You have a high quality filmed, action-romatic-comedy, with developing characters, in a unique fictional universe, only available on the internet.

Confessions of a Loser

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I learned early on not to play games of chance. My name was never picked from the hat, the dice never rolled in my favor, I rarely picked the good cards. I wasn’t oddly unlucky; I didn’t have random horrible things happen to me, but I was not a winner.