Author: Cindy Gunnin

New Year’s Resolutions? Consider Gaming Goals

As the New Year gets underway, there’s a lot of talk about resolutions and goals for the coming year, but has anyone asked you about you gaming goals for the year? I know, the idea of gaming goals might seem a bit odd. After all, gaming is for fun, so why would I need goals, right? Well, the truth of the matter is that I, like most people I know, tend to get involved in day-to-day life, drama, work and such and forget the things I really want to do, so this year, I made a list of gaming...

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Game Review of Arkham Horror: The Card Game

Fantasy Flight Games is making the most of its affiliation with the Cthulhu mythos, offering a variety of game types for Cthulhu fans, From long-playing board games like Arkham Horror to dice-based games like Elder Sign, FFG is making the mythos its own. Last year’s addition to the collection, the Arkham Horror: The Card Game is a living card game that has been well-received. In fact, it’s so popular that the upcoming expansion is one of the most anticipated games of 2017. But it takes more than popularity to convince us that a game is worth playing. That is,...

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Imperial Assault: Campaign Game Captures Feel of the ‘Star Wars’ Movies

Imperial Assault is a miniatures game that grabs the feeling of the Star Wars movies and brings it to your tabletop. The neat thing about this game from Fantasy Flight Games is that it is really two games in one, providing lots of re-play opportunity and chances to play the Empire or the Rebel Alliance. About the Game The core box set for Imperial Assault retails for about $100, but you can probably pick it up cheaper than that at your favorite online game retailer. Picking up an extra packet of dice (as with everything from Fantasy Flight) makes...

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How to Decorate Like a Geek Part III: Make Your Space

If you’ve read the first two parts of How to Decorate Like a Geek, you’ve heard some of our tricks and tips for incorporating your geekdom into your house and doing it relatively inexpensively, but what we haven’t addressed is how we ignored the expected molds to get our house exactly the way we wanted it. Our House and Choices Here are some of the big choices we made and how they have worked for us. About two years ago we moved to a three-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot manufactured home. It came with challenges. The rooms are narrow and long, not...

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How to Decorate Like a Geek Part 2: Do It On The Cheap

The best thing about decorating like a geek is that you don’t have to spend your entire paycheck to do it. Sure, you can spend thousands on a custom game table and big name artists, but you can also do it inexpensively. Decorating on The Cheap Whether it’s your first home after college or a little later in life, the idea of decorating your home can be daunting for many reasons, not the least of which is the expense. So how do you decorate your home in a geek chic you love but without breaking the bank? Start with...

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How to Decorate Like a Geek Part I: Storage

Have you ever walked into someone’s home and thought, “Wow, I want to live here?” Here are some great ideas for getting your geeky friends to say that every time they visit you. Getting Started and Storing Your Stuff Many young adults have preconceived notions about what an “adult” home will look like. From television series, magazines or our families, we develop these ideas that our homes must look like the examples we have seen or we are somehow not adulting. I call foul! I fell for it too, imagining that without plants and throw pillows and boring artwork...

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Meet Author Laura Benedict, Edgar Award Nominee

Laura Benedict hides her geek pretty well, until you get to know her. You’d never know that in fourth grade she often wore her glasses in the swimming pool. At first glance, she looks like a soccer mom, not the well-respected writer of mystery, supernatural thriller novels, and short stories that she really is. Of course, she does also answer to “Mom,” so the fact that the Edgar-nominated writer can aptly disguise herself is perhaps not unexpected. The Edgar nomination is the most recent accolade Benedict has added to her writing bio, but it’s certainly not the first. She’s...

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Why You Should Attend The Great Philadelphia Comic Con

Until two years ago, I had never attended a comic con. Sure, heading to San Diego for a weekend of stars, previews, and all the comics a girl could love sounded fun, but it had never been something I could do. But then, I moved to Pennsylvania and found out about the inaugural Great Philadelphia Comic Con. That’s right, this year marks just the third time that the Great Philadelphia Comic Con has graced the halls of the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks. In that time, it’s grown to be the largest independent comic con in the state....

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