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.
April 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 38 mins
2020 challenge, board games, movies, party games, youtube
Lots of chat about working from home, we saw Stripes with the group, played Quiplash and Twilight Imperium. Our movie was Good Will Hunting, and we share some of the positive stuff we've seen on YouTube lately.
April 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 22 mins
movies, video games
Updates on our online social activities under shelter-in-place, mostly the video game Terraria, and our impressions of James Cameron’s Titanic. Next week’s movie is Good Will Hunting.
April 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 34 mins
anime, movies, star trek, tv shows, vr
Marcus joins us to talk about Spirited Away and Star Trek Picard, and we chat about the various online activities we’re all doing while under shelter-in-place.
March 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 27 mins
An update on all the cool online activities we're doing, including VR. The free video game Dauntless, Citizen Kane, and season 3 episodes 1-2 of Westworld.
March 18th, 2020 | 1 hr 26 mins
Dennis made chili, we watched Ryan Gosling's Drive, Michael finally saw Knives Out. We played Tabletop Simulator with Mike on his Oculus, and we catch up on Star Trek: Picard. Also Michael played the new update for Satisfactory.
March 11th, 2020 | 1 hr 38 mins
2020 challenge, anime, board games, card games, movies, oculus, rwby, star trek, star wars, vr
We share our games experience from ICG Con, talk about the Arkham Horror LCG, the Oculus Quest, and the movie Snatch.
March 4th, 2020 | 1 hr 34 mins
2020 challenge, board games, kids movies, movies, video games, vr
Teaching Board Games, VR and Occulus, Sonic the Hedgehog, and Blade Runner
February 26th, 2020 | 1 hr 31 mins
2020 challenge, board games, card games, dc, movies, tv shows
ICG Con prep, buying used games, The Wizard of Oz, Harley Quinn, The Good Place ending.
February 19th, 2020 | 1 hr 27 mins
2020 challenge, card game, lcg, marvel, movies, picard, star trek, tv shows
Marvel Champions, Birds of Prey, ST Picard, The Usual Suspects.
February 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 22 mins
Journeys in Middle-Earth, Arkham Horror Card Game, Lawrence of Arabia.
February 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 46 mins
2020 challenge, books, comic books, movies, picard, star trek, the prestige, tv shows
The Prestige, Star Trek Picard, MCU Phase 4, and a bunch of book and comic book talk.
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.