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.
February 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 36 mins
2020 challenge, bloomington, board games, movies, reality tv, star trek
We recount the board games we played over the weekend, and talk Ghostbusters 2 and Star Trek: Picard
January 27th, 2020 | 1 hr 24 mins
2020 movies, amazon prime, hbo, netflix, tv shows
We recap and review all the various shows we've been watching, and discuss 2001: A Space Odyssey
January 20th, 2020 | 1 hr 40 mins
2020 movies, d&d, hbo, movies, netflix, video games
1917, Storytelling and GMing, The Joker, HBO's Watchmen, Netflix's Lost in Space, The Witcher 3, Control, and Wes Anderson's Grand Budapest Hotel.
January 13th, 2020 | 1 hr 54 mins
2020 challenge, david fincher, lotr, movie, netflix, peter jackson
The Witcher, Fight Club, The Lord of the Rings Trilogy
January 6th, 2020 | 1 hr 34 mins
guest, star wars, the mandalorian
Unlike the title suggests, we do not talk about Lord of the Rings. Bill Hegg returns to chat about Star Wars, the Mandalorian, and miniatures games.
December 30th, 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins
guest, star wars, the rise of skywalker
Special guest Pat joins us to share in the hottest of takes on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
December 23rd, 2019 | 1 hr 27 mins
2020 challenge, bucket list, star wars, trilogies
Trilogies, Rise of Skywalker predictions, Amélie.
December 16th, 2019 | 1 hr 38 mins
2020 challenge, bucket list, james bond, trailers
Trailers and Casino Royale
December 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 35 mins
Wall-E, The Mandalorian, Indie Switch Games
December 2nd, 2019 | 1 hr 38 mins
Light/Family Games, Seven Samurai, No Country for Old Men, Rocky Horror notes, and Ping Pong Summer.
November 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 25 mins
Agents of SHIELD, The Mandalorian, and Hearthstone Battlegrounds
November 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 31 mins
Random movie genre chat, Spinal Tap, and streaming services/devices.
November 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 36 mins
We chat about streaming services and binge vs weekly releases, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, cancelled Game of Thrones prequels, and some board games.
November 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 34 mins
Netflix's Living With Your Self, the fanedit of The Phanom Menace, Cloak of Deception, and The Shining.
November 4th, 2019 | 1 hr 18 mins
Live recording of our reaction and hot-takes of Blizzcon 2019
October 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 38 mins
Raising Dion, Silence of the Lambs, and Yesterday.