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Tom’s Triumphs – Marveling With My Love

As one of the last members of my core group of friends to get married, I’ve had no shortage of advice on how to handle holidays. I’ve long heard that eventually the magic runs out on Valentine’s Day. The gifts lose their luster and expectations sink until you’re knocking back Little Ceasers and box wine. Fortunately for my legions of loyal readers, the Awesome family isn’t there yet!

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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.

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

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Tom’s Triumphs: Is This a Poop?

October is a busy month. It’s one of the most intense months of the year at work. The Vikings season is in full swing. It’s my mother-in-laws birthday. We host a Halloween party, and the dozen or so trees in our yard drop a cubic ton (or two) of leaves for us to clean up. Somehow, in the middle of it all, was a bountiful harvest of gaming.

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Tom’s Triumph: A Tom in the Wilderness

You might think the brain behind Outside is Overrated would be akin to Sheldon Cooper’s – believing that man has spent thousands of years perfecting inside, why would we ever go out? Alas, (or avast?) this Tom spent nearly two weeks in  Alaska and the pristine wilderness of Voyageurs National Park. So did our fearless adventurer log more hours in Final Fantasy or catching fish?

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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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Outside is Overrated Podcast Episode 5 – Gaming Weekend FTW

Tom Awesome and Jake spent a weekend playing a variety of board games, exploring a plethora of mechanics across genres. Check out their strategies and impressions on a variety of games!

The guys also discuss the top five games Tom Awesome is jonesing to play.

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Check Out This Kickstarter Project – Massive Darkness

Massive Darkness is a dungeon crawling board game for 1-6 players from Cool Mini or Not. It is currently raising funds on Kickstarter, and has far exceeded its funding goal.

You play as one of six distinct heroes with customizable classes in a random dungeon. You do battle with random wandering monsters, and there is a darkness mechanic that allows you to get the drop on unsuspecting foes. The game requires no dungeon master – every player will be working together to defeat enemies and accomplish objectives. Continue reading “Check Out This Kickstarter Project – Massive Darkness”

Hands-On with Star Wars Imperial Assault

Yesterday I had my first opportunity to pay Star Wars Imperial Assault from Fantasy Slight Games with some friends. The game lets up to five players play a customizable tactical campaign set shortly after the Death Star is obliterated.

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The first mission of Imperial Assault tasks you with breaking into an Imperial facility and destroying vital computers

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