Category Archives: Gaming

Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 91 Roleplaying Games

In which, Andrew, Tracy, and Kurt discuss the history and development of role playing games (RPGs) just in time for the release of Final Fantasy XV.  The boys discover a similar personal history in their shared love of the genre.

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Filed under Andrew Hales, Gaming, Kurt Klein, Podcast, Tracy Gronewold

Therefore I Geek Podcast, Episode 81 What We’re Into

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In which our plucky hosts plan to fail by failing to plan and decide to wing it. Tracy talks books that Andrew may never see again, Andrew reminds us that he basically only reads comics in case we forgot the last 80 episodes, and Dude talked about his character dying while the other hosts fantasized it was actually him.

Show Notes:

Star Trek Discovery Release Date

David Brin

John Scalzi

Stranger Things

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell

Harry Turtledove

The City and the Stars

Mary Shelley changes to Frankenstein

Graham Greene

The Third Man

Black Science

Tie Fighter

Pokemon Leaf Green

Star Trek Attack Wing

Talon

Battlelore

GMT

Fantasy Flight Games

Road to Wigan Pier

Venture Bros.

Member Berries

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Filed under Book Reviews, Books, Comic Reviews, Comics, Game Reviews, Gaming, Podcast

Therefore I Geek Podcast Episode 69, Warcraft

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In which, Andrew and Dude discuss the new Warcraft movie.  They both have an extensive personal history with the franchise, but even this does not save them from the sad, boring experience.

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Staff Writer | Girls Go to War, Pt. 2

Hello again, folks.  In my last post I talked about a subject near and dear to my heart:  war games, both table top miniatures and board games. I also noted the absence of women and girls as players on these games. I set out to see if I could glean a reason for this phenomenon, and had a couple of female gamers place a war game called Command and Colors Ancients.

To me this is an interesting subject to talk about because it seems to be one of those few things, even with the current trend of girls and women entering what were mostly male activities and hobbies, that is still mostly untouched by females. While I don’t think there really is a nature vs nurture fight (this is to say I don’t think it can be 100% one or the other: it is likely both) I do think every now and again we run face first in to the wall of nature. It just might be that war games offer just that wall, but also a window to which we can look at ourselves. Continue reading

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Filed under Gaming, Geek Life, Joseph De Paul