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.
September 10th, 2018 | 1 hr 18 mins
board games, food, gencon
Recorded live on the front porch of our GenCon AirBnB, we share GenCon advice and experiences with Fox, Pat, Chris, and David.
September 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 22 mins
Year one complete, we review Ghostbusters, talk about segment changes going into year two, and discuss about angry fan reactions. Next week's challenge: The Sinner.
August 27th, 2018 | 1 hr 38 mins
August 20th, 2018 | 1 hr 37 mins
August 13th, 2018 | 1 hr 33 mins
August 6th, 2018 | 1 hr 35 mins
Gencon week hype show! We talk recent trailers/movies, and the Netflix Anime, Godzilla.
July 30th, 2018 | 1 hr 32 mins
lego, mcu, nintendo switch, rpgs, star trek, the orville, trailers
Fox joins us again to talk DM/GMing, upcoming film, Lego, and the Switch. Last week's challenge was The Orville and next week's is Netflix' anime Godzilla.
July 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 41 mins
d&d, gencon, jeff goldblum, jurassic park, rpgs, the lost world, tv
Weekly update on GenCon plans, discussion of The Lost World, and a quick chat about HD TV's "Soap-Opera Effect"
July 16th, 2018 | 1 hr 41 mins
gencon, hbo, jurassic park, sequels, the incredibles, westworld
All the sequels; Incredibles 2, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and Westworld Season 2.
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.