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Kickstarter : Reactor

Posted: December 12, 2013 by Kane Blaireau in Interwebs, Kane
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Time once again to tell you what I’m looking forward to on Kickstarter! Got one you think needs attention? Comment below.

Krosmaster Arena Frigost. The first expansion for Krosmaster Arena in the USA. Anime inspired miniature combat in the world of video games Dofus and Wakfu. Core game is a lot of fun and this one looks to be adding some great new features and bringing us a slew of new models as well. If you like board games or miniature games, highly recommend! Already way past funded with only a couple days left.

Duel Fighters. A large scale miniature game featuring starter packs of one-on-one combat! It promises more depth than your typical miniature game since it will be only a few models on the field. Not to mention, they have the option to get pre-painted models at no extra cost if you just want to play or more customizeable models if you want to make something that is unique to you. Well past funded.

Games & Gears Battle Boards. Modular gaming surface with multiple options to cover your miniature gaming table. Nice detail and very reasonably priced. Definitely worth a look! Already funded.

HeroQuest 25th Anniversary. Unfortunately, this one is in limbo do to ongoing legal concerns. Keep your eyes open for its return as it looked PHENOMENAL.

That is it for the moment. If you have or know of a project we should be looking it, be sure to leave me a comment!

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Kickstarter : BLAST!

Posted: December 10, 2013 by Kane Blaireau in Interwebs, Kane
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Hey gang! Have a Kickstarter that is almost up that deserves your attention. Go check out Viking Horde! It is already funded and I would hate for you to miss out.

Fat Loot!

Posted: October 10, 2013 by Noccie in Interwebs, Life in a Box, Noccie
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Kane bought me a subscription to Loot Crate for my birthday. It was so sweet of him because he knew I could never rationalize getting this subscription for myself. What is Loot Crate?

http://www.lootcrate.com/

Loot Crate is a subscription box. Every month for $13.37 plus shipping ($6.00), you receive a box of nerdy things. Usually there is a t-shirt included by my first box instead had something else epic. They pick a theme and then try and get the best nerdy stuff to put into the box.

We heard about this at PAX. We went to a panel about making your nerd passion into your nerd living. It was a really interesting panel that gave me a number of ideas but also made me a little CRAZY about Loot Crate.

People love Loot Crate so much that they take videos of themselves opening their boxes. They also take pictures, tweet, Tumblr, Flickr and every social media thing you can image about their Loot Crates.

Here is my very first Loot Crate.

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Opening the box, they have instructions about how to experience your box.

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They included a really awesome book talking about each item. I love it because of the Turtles. This theme was cartoons. Kane and I had a chance to meet Kevin Eastman at PAX this year. The fact that there was TMNT in the box made me incredibly satisfied with my life. In 1989 my Dad took me to see the TMNT movie in Bennington, Vermont. It sticks out in my mind because we were living in Hoosick Falls, NY at the time. Hoosick Falls is a small town and their main theater was a drive in. The theater in Bennington gave my Dad his change in silver dollars. He gave me the change and I still have that Silver Dollar in my coin collection. Raphael was my favorite turtle and Kevin Eastman said that Raph was his as well. J   SQUEE!

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The first thing I saw after moving the book was a Pop Vinyl figure of Leonardo. I love him. I haven’t taken him out of his box. He’s going to stay in the box for now.

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Second thing I saw was REN! Ren screams when you squeeze him and he has googley eyes. The tag says talking but… mostly he screams. He is super soft. I always expected Ren to be more rough and bristly. My friends used to come over on Saturday in highschool. We would crowd around the tv and watch Nicktoons and Cartoon Network all night. We all loved Ren and Stimpy. To this day I can still sing the Royal Canadian Yak song, Log and Don’t Wiz on the Electric fence.

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Then there was a box with the Simpson’s logo on it. I was excited. I love key chains. Right now, I am sporting a Billy Idol key chain from his HAPPY BIRTHDAY concert in Seattle. It was amazing. Back to the Simpson’s. The box had a Groundskeeper Willy key chain included. I adore him. His character is so weird.

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There was lip-gloss in the box. What the deuce? Sadly, this is the one item I can’t use. I have a cinnamon allergy. This is cinnamon lip-gloss, so I gave it to my husband. He hasn’t opened it yet.

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In the bottom there were two stickers and sweet magnet. The stickers are the weird Pikachu and the DBZ reference. The magnet is awesome though. Whoever thought of Turtl-izing storm troopers in an Andy Warhol tribute is brilliant.

That’s it. That is my first Loot Crate. I love it and can’t wait for next month. They have assured everyone that next month there is a t-shirt. The next theme is ZOMBIES!

Twitter feed!

Posted: October 7, 2013 by Noccie in Interwebs, Life in a Box
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We just set up a twitter feed! https://twitter.com/LookingForGeeks

Come look at our banter.

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Golem Arcana

Posted: September 25, 2013 by Kane Blaireau in Board games, Interwebs, Kane, Minatures
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Just wanted to give a quick shout-out about this Kickstarter. Mostly because I REALLY want to see it succeed!

Golem Arcana is a tabletop miniature war game that uses a bluetooth enabled device to track the battlefield as well as damage. I got to demo this at Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) and was supremely impressed. If you like miniatures games or tech toys, you need to check this game out! Brought to you by the minds behind Shadowrun Returns, I can’t begin to tell you how much promise I see in this game. Go check it out and share it with your friends!

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613260297/golem-arcana

They are also running a series of demos if you are not already sold. Here are the Seattle area locations:

Card Kingdom – Seattle
Thursday Sept 26 6-10pm

Olympic Cards & Games – Lacey
Saturday Sept 28 1-5pm

Fantasium Comics and Games – Federal Way
Saturday Oct 5 1-6pm

Kickstarter Reactor Vol 1

Posted: September 18, 2013 by Kane Blaireau in Interwebs, Kane
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Welcome to the first installation of Kickstarter Reactor! In this semi-regular article, I’ll present you with the Kickstarter projects I’m following and others that have been announced but have not started yet. I’ll present thoughts on any projects that I back personally. This week, we will look at video games!

Mighty No. 9 (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mightyno9/mighty-no-9?ref=live) 13 days left. Mega Man spiritual successor by a team composed of people who made the original series. Potential: 5 out of 5.

Shantae (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1236620800/shantae-half-genie-hero?ref=live) 16 days left. Sequel to an ongoing series by the crew that brought us the previous games in the Shantae series as well as some other solid platformers like Adventure Time, A Boy and His Blob (remake) and the recently released DuckTales Remastered. Potential: 4 out of 5.

Hyper Light Drifter (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1661802484/hyper-light-drifter) 24 days left. Upcoming indy game developers give us a pixel art action adventure game that I can only describe is Zelda meets Phantasy Star meets Bastion. Check it out! Potential: 4 out of 5.

Mutant League Football (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/mendheim/mutant-football-league?ref=live) 27 days left. One of the original creators got the rights to this old franchise and wants to reinvent it for the modern gamer. Might be a longshot, but one to keep an eye on. Potential: 3 out of 5.

AwesomeNauts: Starstorm (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ronimo/awesomenauts-starstorm?ref=category) 16 hours. This game wasn’t even on my radar until I saw it on Kickstarter. This looks like a really fun take on the MOBA from a new perspective. This is actually an expansion to the already available AwesomeNauts. Potential: 5 out of 5.

Contagion (http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/monochromellc/contagion?ref=category) 25 days left. Co-op survival horror. Sounds like a cross between Left 4 Dead and DayZ. Potential: 4 out of 5.

If you know a Kickstarter that everyone should get in on, let me know!

-Kane