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Review: The Mandalorian Season One

In the headliner show for Disney+, The Mandalorian treats Star Wars fans to a spaghetti Western in a galaxy far, far away. Over the course of eight episodes you watch the titular hero make friends, chase quarry across the galaxy and encounter a heaping helping of scoundrels.

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Tom’s Triumphs – Ice Fishing is….Fun?

For the majority of my life, I’ve been content to be a mostly solitary creature. My primary hobby involves sitting in a recliner in my basement, ridiculously close to my belovedly over-sized TV. I’m happy to spend hours upon hours in fictional worlds, preferably with a tumbler of whisky to keep me hydrated.

Occasionally we all have to bust out of our comfort zone to expand our horizons, right? So what happens when you take The Tom out of that natural habitat and dump him into a frozen wasteland without power? Hopefully you get one heck of a column out of it. Read on to find out!

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Outside is Overrated Episode 20 – The Skywalker Saga

Tom and Phoenix discuss the entire Skywalker Saga, Star Wars Episodes 1-9. Spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker

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Tom’s Triumphs – Reuniting With a Lost Love

Ho there wanderer, stay a while and listen.

Do you remember the first time you fell in love? And the way you compared every experience to that one until you found “the one?” What do you do when that first love wanders back into your life? And what are you supposed to do when your wife, of all people, brings this old flame back into your life?

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Outside is Overrated Episode 19 – Best Games of 2019

Tom and Joey reflect on over 31 games from 2019. The talk about their favorite indie titles, mobile games, what’s new in the battle royale genre and the best and worst games of the year.

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Top 5 Aliens Novels

I think I can speak for everyone when I say that I am easily the biggest and most well-informed Alien fan on the planet.  If you have any doubt, just know that I’ve read every Alien(s) novel in existence (some of them multiple times); and even though there’s no such thing as a bad Alien story, some are better than others.  That’s where I come in.  I bring you today’s Top 5 Friday list…

Rogue Hippo’s Top 5 Alien Novels

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Frosthaven: The Sequel to Gloomhaven – Everything You Need to Know!

Today at PAX Unplugged in Philadelphia, Isaac Childres, owner of Cephalofair Games and creator of Gloomhaven held a panel with Tom Vasel of the Dice Tower to reveal a bevy of details about the full-blown sequel to the #1 board game on BoardGameGeek. Enough with the preamble – lets forge ahead and dive in.

What is Frosthaven?

Frosthaven is the “big-box” sequel to Gloomhaven (a game we’ve discussed on this site so many times its hard to link just one podcast, so here is the article Tom Awesome wrote about our session) set to release on Kickstarter on March 2020, with a release “less than a year” from that, according to Childres – with the aim being early 2021. Childres states early on that a player wouldn’t have to play Gloomhaven to pick up this game and that the learning curve will be similar to starting the original game (which is widely regarded as being quite unforgiving). Continue reading “Frosthaven: The Sequel to Gloomhaven – Everything You Need to Know!”

Tom’s Triumphs: Sedlacek Sausagefest

Hello, friends. If your idea of a good time is something other than getting up hours before the sun rises, eating some oatmeal, bundling up in cold-weather gear and sitting quietly in the woods for several hours – we are not that dissimilar. For some reason, I find myself committing to three weekends of hunting in November each year. Perhaps it’s the sweet payoff of knowing that if I’m lucky, one of those weekends will be spent cramming raw meat into sausage casings on my kitchen table.

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Outside is Overrated Episode 18 – 2019 Holiday Buying Guide

Tom and Joey give their recommendations for board and video game gifts for the nerd in your life.

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