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Tom’s Triumphs – They Call it Fishing, Not Catching

One of my favorite things in the world is boating. I love being on the water. I love feeling the wind and the waves as we zip from place to place, and the freedom and adventure that come along with it.

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to share that joy with my daughter for the first time. My little flower did great, she explored the boat, threw some sticks in the water an continually crabbed about how bulky her little life jacket is.

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Tom’s Triumphs – Everything Good Comes to an End

Maybe it’s because I am up against a self-imposed deadline to get my column out every month. Maybe it’s sleep deprivation from having a nearly one-year-old child. Maybe I’m just a bitter old man, but it feels like everything  that I love (in the entertainment realm) is coming to an end this year.

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Outside is Overrated Episode 11 – Tom and Joey are Con Men

Tom and Hobby Box Burns discuss their recent adventures at gaming conventions. Joey traveled to AdeptiCon and played very poorly in a Warhammer tournament. Then the guys traveled to Milwaukee together for the Midwest Gaming Classic.

Thank you to Outside is Overrated’s sponsor: Premier Health.

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Tom’s Triumphs – Overcoming a Crappy Month

For most of my life, I’ve had a fear/general distaste about using public restrooms to drop a deuce. I mean, sometimes it’s unavoidable, but if there is any foreseeable way for me to capture home field advantage, I am capable of holding my bowels for long periods of time. My dad and brother will probably never let go of the fact that I once drove 20 minutes to a casino for a bathroom break when we were ice fishing.

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Outside is Overrated Episode 10 – To Infinity and Beyond (The Wall)

Tom and Hobby Box Burns discuss March Madness and the lack of college sports video games; discuss Captain Marvel and speculate leading into Avengers: Endgame; recap Season Seven of Game of Thrones and predict the final season; and give an update on the Final Fantasy Challenge.

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Outside is Overrated Episode Nine – Tom and Joey are in Love

Tom and Hobby Box Burns express their love for the gaming industry, discuss mashups that would make great new games, give heartfelt love advice and give an update on the Final Fantasy Challenge.

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Final Fantasy Challenge – FF1

At a couple points throughout my gaming history I had tried to play Final Fantasy I. I thought I had made decent progress into the story, and I was excited to kick of 2019’s Final Fantasy Challenge with the original title.

This classic was originally released in 1987 on the Nintendo Entertainment System. As a well-known advocate of forsaking retro games to play modern classics, how would this old-school tale strike me?

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