Life long geek and proud of it. Proud father of two girls. Michael has come from his roots in video games all the way back as a kid with the Colleco and Intellivision, playing AD&D with friends at Wet and Wild, and picking up his first comic book of Silver Surfer #50 in 1991. His favorite movies include Excalibur, Dragon Slayer, and Last Man Standing. He can't get enough of everything Marvel Comics and the fantasy genre as well as wearing out his copies of Firefly. He has two tattos on both arms. One of the Decpitcon/Cobra logos and the other is the Arashikage Clan from GI Joe. He works professionally as the Web Designer and Manager for one of the nations top technology schools and has a degree in Informatics (Design) from Indiana University and a minor in Computer Science.
I go nuts here. I still have my NES, SNES, Genesis, Turbo Graphics 16, PS2, and PS3 hooked up to my game room tv. All powered on with a flick of the switch. I really enjoy Fighting games (Mortal Kombat), RPG's (Elder Scrolls), and the occasional FPS (Overwatch).
I play weekly with a group of friends and we enjoy everything from legacy games (Pandemic Legacy), Campaign games (Imperial Assault), Strategic (Kemet), to miniatures (Mechs Vs Minions) and RPG's (D&D). I love to play TCG's but have almost exclusively gotten out of that field and dove into living card games instead.
OK, I watch too many of these hands down. Something about sitting for hours in a movie theater with popcorn that I'll never give up. I'm pretty easy and can watch almost everything. I do love the super hero craze going on these days but any heroic journey story will sucker me in.
I used to watch too much TV as a kid and it's stuck with me. While I didn't watch a ton of Star Trek: TNG when it aired I am a huge fan these days. Firefly is my all time favorite but I still enjoy candy shows like The Flash, Supergirl, and Agents of Shield. I eat up everything Marvel on Netflix but about lost my mind watching Iron Fist. Oh, and I love me some old school cartoons like Transformers, Mask, Voltron, and GI Joe.
I am a slow reader. I won't try and deny it. But I do try to keep my nose in a book when I can. My favorites are anything by Brent Weeks (Night Angel Trilogy) and Robin Hobb. I have a soft spot for all the old TSR paperbacks and especially the Drizzt ones.
At 15 I worked with some people who read comics so I stopped at the local drug store and bought one with one of my first paychecks. IT was Silver Surfer #50 and it sucked me into the precursor to The Infinity Gauntlet. I've been bonkers for comics ever since. I'm currently pulling all the X books, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, and Champions.
March 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 41 mins
blizzard, dc comics, diablo, mortal kombat, world of warcraft
Board games in the real, Nothing but Trouble, and Blizzconline.
February 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 35 mins
dyson sphere program, news of the world, shipbreaker, stephen king, the stand, tom hanks, valheim
Video games, Valheim, Shipbreaker and Dyson Sphere Program. Then News of the World, and The Stand.
February 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 27 mins
jon favreau, legacy games, made, marvel, mcu, my city, phase 4, swingers, vince vaughn, wandavision
Fox joins us to discuss the Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn movies Swingers and Made, we chat about Wandavision and MCU Phase 4, and Fox tells us his top board game recommendation for 2020.
February 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 35 mins
We saw Raiders of the Lost Ark in a private theater showing, also Wandavision, the future of the MCU, and Michael’s playing Genshin Impact.
February 1st, 2021 | 1 hr 38 mins
disney plus, marvel, mcu, wandavision
Video game and board game updates, and Wandavision.
January 25th, 2021 | 1 hr 43 mins
d&d, magic the gathering, marvel, mcu, netflix, wandavision
Catch up on shows and movies we’ve been watching, MtG Arena, Mike’s upcoming D&D project, and WandaVision eps 1 and 2.
January 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 31 mins
king arthur's gold, leonardo dicaprio, netflix, star trek, star trek discovery, stephen spielberg, tom hanks
Brief chats about DC and Marvel TV shows, some anime. Netflix series Dark, Catch Me if You Can, and Star Trek Discovery Season 3.
January 11th, 2021 | 1 hr 44 mins
clone wars, disney, legend, ridley scott, star wars, the office, the stand
Holiday recaps, The Stand, Chef, The Clone Wars, Disney Galaxy’s Edge, and Legend.
January 4th, 2021 | 1 hr 35 mins
cbs, dceu, pixar, soul, stephen king, the stand, willow, wonder woman, ww84
Post-holidays chat, Willow, Soul, WW84, and episodes 1-2 of The Stand.
December 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 43 mins
christmas movies, hbo, lovecraft, marvel, netflix, star wars, the mandalorian, the stand, vikings
New Marvel mobile game, The Stand and other shows, and the finale of The Mandalorian season two.
December 21st, 2020 | 1 hr 38 mins
christmas, christmas movies, the stand, the wheel of time
Christmas chat, The Family Man, Miracle on 34th St 1994, The Stand and The Wheel of Time series’
December 14th, 2020 | 1 hr 28 mins
d&d, lords of waterdeep, star wars, superstore, wayne
The Hobbit, The Star Wars Holiday Special, Lords of Waterdeep, Wayne, and Superstore.
December 7th, 2020 | 1 hr 51 mins
playstation, star wars, thanksgiving, xbox
Bill joins us again to talk Thanksgiving, Video Game Consoles, Movie Theaters, and the original Star Wars trilogy.
November 30th, 2020 | 1 hr 36 mins
2020 challenge, borderlands, star trek, star trek discovery, the avengers, the mandalorian
Borderlands 3 and the Avengers game, WoW Shadowlands, Mandalorian and ST Discovery. This week’s movie was The Deer Hunter.
November 23rd, 2020 | 1 hr 51 mins
2020 challenge, neverwinter, star wars, tarantino, vr, world of warcraft
Video games, MMOs and VR, the new console generation, and Pulp Fiction.
November 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 32 mins
2020 challenge, amadeus, classical movies, music, music movies, period movies, star trek, star wars, the mandalorian
Mandalorian, Star Trek Discovery, Amadeus