“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.
January 1st, 2018 | 1 hr 43 mins
deck builders, disney, fox, hero realms, legendary
Kicking off 2018 we talk about some board games, the Disney acquisition of Fox, Disney Parks, and wrap with our favorite things from 2017.
December 25th, 2017 | 1 hr 35 mins
board games, star wars
Special guest Bill joins us to share all our Festivus Grievances with The Last Jedi.
December 18th, 2017 | 1 hr 30 mins
Fox returns and we're joined by Pat to talk about Roleplaying Games.
December 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 47 mins
dceu, justice league, mmos, pc gaming, ps4, shadow of war, warcraft, world of warcraft
After Michael built his new PC we talk about video games, the Warcraft movie, and some thoughts on Superhero Films vis-a-vis Justice League.
December 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 31 mins
black friday, pc building, pc gaming, shopping, star trek discovery
This week we report on our Black Friday purchases, talk about Michael's new PC build project, and wrap up with his thoughts after seeing the Fall Finale of ST: Discovery
November 27th, 2017 | 1 hr 41 mins
roleplaying, star trek, star trek adventures, star trek discovery
All Star Trek this week. We discuss most of the first half of Star Trek Discovery, and some of Dennis' experience with Star Trek roleplaying, and our plan to start a Star Trek Adventures campaign.
November 20th, 2017 | 1 hr 40 mins
black friday, lord of the rings, movie music, shopping, stranger things
Part two of our Stranger Things discussion, some stories and commentary on Black Friday shopping, and wrap up with our favorite emotional movie moments.
November 13th, 2017 | 1 hr 42 mins
blizzard, blizzcon, heroes of the storm, hulk, marvel, stranger things, thor, thor:ragnarok, world of warcraft
We chat a little bit about paint and tattoos, before giving our spoiler-filled impressions of Stranger Things 2 episodes 1-5, and Thor: Ragnarok. Wrapping up with some Blizzcon news.
November 8th, 2017 | 1 hr 20 mins
board games, comics, esports, game of thrones, games of thrones: the iron throne, sports
First ever live show, we talk about diplomacy board games, spectator sports and esports, and Mike recommends some comics.
October 30th, 2017 | 1 hr 37 mins
apple tv, board games, chromecast, guest, kickstarter, microtransactions, mobile, roku, video games, youtube tv
Guest host Mike Trotzke joins us to talk about board games, kickstarter, and mobile game microtransactions. We wrap up with our impressions on TV casting devices.
October 23rd, 2017 | 1 hr 38 mins
audiobooks, books, heroes of the storm, holidays, marvel legendary, overwatch, rifftrax, world of warcraft
We do a deep-dive into Marvel: Legendary, talk about holidays in video games, and wrap up with some personal book recommendations.
October 16th, 2017 | 1 hr 33 mins
artificial intelligence, battlestar galactica, blade runner, caprica, lord of the rings, stories, story endings, the singularity
Blade Runner 2049: nudity, storytelling, and some philosophy.
SPOILERS for Blade Runner, Blade Runner 2049, Battlestar Galactica, Lord of the Rings, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Caprica.
October 9th, 2017 | 1 hr 36 mins
binge, game of thrones, netflix, reality tv, sports, star trek, twitch
The TV episode. We talk about Netflix, weekly versus binge-release shows, and wrap up with some live tv talk.
October 2nd, 2017 | 1 hr 34 mins
arcades, campaign games, consoles, legacy games, pandemic legacy, risk legacy, travel
We share our personal history with arcade games and video game consoles, and talk a bit about legacy and campaign board games.
September 25th, 2017 | 1 hr 30 mins
anime, black desert online, elder scrolls, mmos, netflix, stranger things, world of warcraft
Anime and MMOs
September 18th, 2017 | 1 hr 21 mins
batman, dark tower, dc, deadpool, geekscholars, hancock, infinity gauntlet, marvel, movies, ready player one, the joker, unbreakable
Special Guest Fox from GeekScholars, we talk all things film, mostly superheroes.