“Shorts over six inches are capri pants, shorts under six inches are European.” – Ron Swanson
My name is Dennis Rogers. I am a web developer working remotely, my current home is in Northern Indiana.
My rarely updated professional website is drogers.net
I am currently renovating a house in LaGrange, documented on drakesbrewhouse.com
I have a blog of my occasional travels at travel.drogers.net
I have owned and played a smattering of consoles from the Atari 2600 to the PS3, though most of my hours have been spent on various Blizzard games, and Minecraft.
I enjoy trying and buying new board games all the time, and have more recently become especially interested in campaign style cooperative games.
As a teenager I was more interested in Star Trek than Star Wars, though I now have an affection for both. I would have a hard time classifying my TV interest as it runs the gamut from occasional anime, The Office, Mad Men, and campy SF like Lost Girl or True Blood.
I am a relatively avid reader (or audiobook listener) of epic fantasy and supernatural fiction. Yes, I'm one of those weirdos who read A Song of Ice and Fire before the HBO series started, although I came to it later than most so I try not to be too smug about it.
I never read comic books as a kid, but have seen most of the comic films released in the past decade.
July 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 37 mins
co-op, fallout, gencon, hbo, video games, westworld
A little bit of GenCon prep talk focussed on the game auction, some thoughts and updates on co-op video games and the Fallout universe, and our impressions of the first two episodes of Westworld season 2.
July 2nd, 2018 | 1 hr 44 mins
lore, mmos, mobile games, movies, steam, swtor, the godfather, warcraft, wow
Thoughts and impressions of The Godfather, some mobile game updates, the Steam sale, both WoW and Warcraft Lore. Next week's challenge is the first two episodes of Westworld Season 2.
June 25th, 2018 | 1 hr 45 mins
al pacino, board games, gloomhaven, heat, robert dinero, world of warcraft
Lots of board game talk with Mike's impressions on Gloomhaven, some abstract thoughts on IP games, then Dennis's recent WoW relapse. Last week's challenge was Heat, next week's is The Godfather.
June 18th, 2018 | 1 hr 42 mins
christopher nolan, marvel, memento, spider-man, the cw
After a long weekend, we discuss Nolan's classic, Memento, and share our hot takes on the Into the Spiderverse trailer and some new shows we're watching. Next week's challenge is the 1995 crime drama, Heat.
June 11th, 2018 | 1 hr 43 mins
board games, gencon, highlander, lotr lcg, solo, star wars, video games
Bill Hegg joins us to talk Solo, Gencon, and Highlander. Next week's challenge is Christopher Nolan's "Memento"
June 1st, 2018 | 1 hr 31 mins
arrested development, legacy, local game stores, lotr lcg, mmos, netflix, pandemic, sports
In our post Memorial Day episode, we share our weekend experiences, including Pandemic Legacy, the Indy 500, local game stores, and the LOTR LCG. Upcoming challenge is the original Highlander.
May 28th, 2018 | 1 hr 42 mins
lotr lcg, mmos, movies, netflix, star wars
We chat about MMOs and mobile games, our weekly LOTR LCG update, and talk at length about star wars and film genre fatigue. Wrap up Violet Evergarden, last week's challenge. For next week we're watching the newly re-edited Arrested Development season four.
May 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 34 mins
anime, fantasy, lotr lcg, netflix, sci-fi, violet evergarden
After our weekly LOTR LCG update, we discuss the differences between Sci-Fi and Fantasy. Our current Weekly Challenge is episodes 1-6 of Violet Evergarden.
May 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 31 mins
anime, lcg, lost in space, lotr, netflix, streaming services
Weekly update on Gen Con and the LOTR LCG, plus some chat about streaming services and Netflix's Lost in Space. Next week's Challenge is Netflix's Anime, Violet Evergarden.
May 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 52 mins
godless, infinity war, lcg, lost in space, lotr, marvel, mcu, netflix
LOTR LCG update, full impressions of Marvel's Infinity War, wrapping up Netflix's Godless, and starting the Lost in Space reboot.
April 30th, 2018 | 1 hr 37 mins
dragonfire, gencon, godless, lcg, lotr, netflix original, travelers
Lots of card game talk this week. We talk LOTR LCG again and Mike's new game Dragonfire. Weekly challenge last week was Godless 3-6, and next week's is Godless finale and the first four episodes of Lost in Space.
April 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 39 mins
godless, lcg, lotr, netflix originals, new girl
We talk some recent board game purchases, New Girl, and Godless.
April 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 43 mins
board games, netflix originals mobile games, the combine
In our post-Combine show, we talk about all the various games we played, some mobile game chat, last week's challenge was The Titan, and our next challenge is the first two episodes of Godless.
April 9th, 2018 | 1 hr 51 mins
board games, netflix, netflix originals, ready player one, rpgs, star trek, star wars
Chris Borland joins us to talk about Board Games, Star Trek, and Ready Player One. Last week's challenge was Game Over, Man and next week's is The Titan.
April 2nd, 2018 | 1 hr 36 mins
cable, gamefly, netflix, netflix originals, retail, streaming, youtube
Update on Dennis' house, we talk about gamefly, cable and other subscription and streaming services. Last week's challenge was "Nailed It" and next week's is "Game Over, Man." We wrap up with a chat about Toys R Us and retail.
March 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 30 mins
board games, deck builders, disjointed, gencon, marijuana, netflix originals, sitcoms, wow
Special guest Mike Pantinas joins us to discuss ICG Con and the various games we played this weekend. Last week's challenge was Disjointed and next week's is Nailed It!