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.
June 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 39 mins
resident alien, sandlot, world of warcraft
Sandlot, World of Warcraft, and some TV shows
June 7th, 2021 | 1 hr 38 mins
a quiet place, boss battle, eden, james bond, queen’s gambit, rashomon, red sparrow, resident alien, shadow & bone
Mike goes to the Indy 500, we talk Shadow & Bone, Red Sparrow, Rashomon, James Bond, Boss Battle, Resident Alien, Eden, A Quiet Place, and Queen’s Gambit.
May 31st, 2021 | 1 hr 38 mins
May 24th, 2021 | 1 hr 36 mins
attack on titan, black panther, demeo, gencon, guardians of the galaxy, marvel, mcu, smallworld, world of warcraft
VR, board games, GenCon, Marvel Rewatch, and TV show catchup.
May 17th, 2021 | 1 hr 31 mins
demeo, dyson sphere project, fast and furious, mythic quest, netflix, rush, shipbreaker, the last kingdom
Fast and Furious, Rush, Mythic Quest, The Last Kingdom, Demeo, Shipbreaker, and Dyson Sphere Project
May 10th, 2021 | 1 hr 43 mins
dc, evangelion, falcon, marvel, wandavision, winter soldier
Justin joins us to talk about comic books and Evangelion.
May 3rd, 2021 | 1 hr 43 mins
Mortal Kombat, the Oscars, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and our thoughts on upcoming shows and movies.
April 26th, 2021 | 1 hr 43 mins
bridgerton, catchup mechanics, godzilla, king kong, legacy games, marvel, my city, neon genesis evangelion, netflix, pandemic, risk, the crown, the falcon and the winter soldier, the last kingdom
Catchup mechanics in board games, The Last Kingdom season 2, Bridgerton, The Crown, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Godzilla vs Kong, and Michael’s theory about The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
April 19th, 2021 | 1 hr 35 mins
aliens, fate, marvel, star wars
Our impressions on some board games we’ve played recently, some Anime Dennis has started watching, and some geeky news updates.
April 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 38 mins
discovery, disney, ds9, falcon, godzilla, king kong, marvel, mcu, star trek, winter soldier
Games and activities from Easter weekend, Falcon and Winter Soldier chat, MCU rewatch updates, Star Trek news, and Godzilla vs Kong.
April 5th, 2021 | 1 hr 44 mins
falcon and winter soldier, magic legends, marvel, mcu, mtg, netflix, the last kingdom
Updates on Dennis’ Marvel rewatch, Falcon and Winter Soldier episode 2, the DOTA anime, Netflix’ The Last Kingdom, and Magic: Legends.
March 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 33 mins
batman, dc, dceu, diablo, disney, falcon, justice league, marvel, mcu, path of exile, superman, winter soldier, zach snyder
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier episode 1, Zach Snyder’s Justice League, and Path of Exile.
March 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 37 mins
asmodee, automobiles, bga, pandemic, root, scythe, steam
All the digital board games from last weekend, plus shows and movies we’ve been watching.
March 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 34 mins
Fox rejoins us to talk about Wandavision and new board games.
March 8th, 2021 | 1 hr 37 mins
blizzard, diablo, marvel, mcu, star trek, wandavision, x-men
An update on video games we’ve been playing, recommendations for things we’ve watched or read lately, and a few other random topics.
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.