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Outside is Overrated Episode Six – Shadowrun and Savage Worlds

Tom and Jer discuss tabletop roleplaying games, with segments on both Shadowrun and Savage Worlds. They also discuss the top five video games based on role playing properties!

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Justice League Review

Justice League

Tom Awesome’s Review Score: 8.25

What makes a great superhero movie? Is it the super powered character? A witty teammate who always has a cheeky one-liner? Perhaps a larger-than-life villain or over-the-top fight sequences? Whatever the winning formula is, Justice League hits some of the highs in spite of a few stumbles along the way.

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Writer Ruel Gaviola Balances Work, Games, Writing and Family Time

Ruel Gaviola grew up around games, mainly at family parties where games of poker and mah jong were not uncommon. For years his idea of game night centered around poker and all of its variations. It wasn’t until he discovered Pandemic that he was drawn into the wonderful world of tabletop gaming and his passion for the hobby grew.

A writer and educator based in Southern California, Ruel writes about board games for Geek & Sundry and iSlaytheDragon.com.

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Review: Thor Ragnarok

Rogue Hippo’s Review Score: 8

I have an internet connection, and I saw Thor: Ragnarok over the weekend, which makes me more than qualified to write a review (spoiler-free as usual).

Full Disclosure: I would never call myself a Thor fan.  I thought the previous movies were mediocre, I’ve never read any Thor comic books, and I’ve always viewed Thor as simply a walking stoic-warrior stereotype.

So, with all the being said, I thought Thor: Ragnarok was fucking…  Continue reading “Review: Thor Ragnarok”

Top 5 Science Fiction Books

Science Fiction is my favorite genre.  I consume it in all it’s forms; from board games to crappy Sy-Fy Channel movies to the classic science fiction books that have fueled the imagination of millions.  So, in honor of the release of Blade Runner 2049, which is the sequel to the film Blade Runner, which is based on Phillip K. Dick’s fantastic novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, I bring you today’s Top 5 Friday list…

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Watch The Bad Batch on Netflix

FACT: I’m probably the world’s leading authority on Netflix shows.  There’s no debating that.

As the reigning King of Netflix, I now decree that you watch The Bad Batch.  It needs to happen.  I’m not even going to try to write a review of The Bad Batch because words cannot begin to accurately describe this movie.  Instead, I’m going to do try something new that I call Picture Movie Math; in which I attempt to describe with pictures, that which cannot be described with words.  Let’s begin… Continue reading “Watch The Bad Batch on Netflix”

Marvel’s Punisher Trailer

The Punisher has been one of my three favorite characters since I first got into comics in high school. After enduring an awful, and a couple pretty bad portrayals on the big screen, I am cautiously optimistic the new Netflix series will do Frank Castle justice. Check out the new trailer for the show below!

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Tomb Raider Trailer – A Good Gaming Movie?

Video game movies have a rough  track record. From the awful to the uninspired, franchise after franchise tries to establish itself on the big screen, only to fall into the $5 bargain bin at WalMart.

After one look at the Tomb Raider trailer, I’m convinced that trend is going to change.

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Power Rangers Didn’t Suck!

Power Rangers

Tom Awesome’s Review Score: 8

What would happen in today’s super-powered age of cinema if you took five unknown actors, dumped them into a quarry, gave them super powers and tasked them with saving the world before they had the experience to fully harness their abilities? Oh, and base it on a cheesy 90’s kids show?

It turns out, you get a pretty fun flick. Who knew?

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