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Daemon Dice

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In the halls of hell, the Daemon Lords settle their differences like gentlemen. Which is to say, they send their lackeys to do battle for them…

Daemon Dice is a collectible dice game in which two daemon warriors battle it out in the Infernal Circle. You build your daemon from an assortment of body parts, each with its own unique abilities. The different symbols and icons on each die tell you what you can do with that particular die each turn. The colour of the die and its ink tell you what “breed” provided that body part.

A Daemon Dice Starter comes with two random sets of dice, thirteen blue/yellow Frost Daemon dice and thirteen black/red Rot Daemon dice.  Each player gets to build their daemon warrior out of thirteen dice, so the starter is enough to let two players go at it...

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Groo: Friend & Foes – Vol 2

Groo: Friends and Foes – Volume 2 collects issues 5-8 of the recently concluded 12 issue “maxi-series” of the same name from Dark Horse Comics.  Each issue is largely self contained, but there is a loose plot arc running between issues, so if you are so inclined you can check out my review of Volume 1 here: http://geekorama.alt-world.com/groo-friend-foes-vol-1/

Volume 2 begins with a trading of correspondence between King Comino, and leader of his neighbouring kingdom, sorry- queendom, the kind and beautiful Queen Grooela.  Through the use of slanderous and dirty tactics, ill-befitting a king and good neighbour, King Comino goads the good Queen into dispatching her army to defend her good name...

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Podcast Spotlight: Scott Sigler

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If you have ever listened to a novel that’s been put out as a podcast, you owe a debt of thanks to Scott Sigler.  His novel Earthcore was the first podcast-only novel ever produced. It was released over 20 weeks, and gained over 10,000 subscribers in that time.

By the time his second podcast novel, Ancestor, had concluded he was drawing an audience of 30,000 listeners and over 700,000 downloads.  The hype behind Scott’s work prompted Sirius Satellite Radio to pick up Ancestor,  as the first audiobook serialized on the network.

Flash forward and Scott is now a New York Times best selling author, with novels being released by both mainstream publishers and his own Empty Set Entertainment. As Scott’s career has evolved, so to has his podcast...

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Ticket to Ride

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Ticket to Ride is a railway-themed German-style board game from Days of Wonder. Since it’s 2004 release, it has garnered dozens of awards, sold millions of copies, and spawned numerous spinoffs and expansions.  Along with Settlers of Catan, it is arguably one of the most popular Euro-style games in existence.

Many people consider Ticket to Ride a wonderful example of a “Gateway Game.” Simple enough to be taught in a few minutes, yet with enough action to keep both new and experienced players invested in the game until the very end. It is a unique class of games that can be used to help bring new or inexperienced players to the table, introducing them to an experience they may not have since playing Monopoly as a kid.

Play is fairly simple...

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Cthulhu Fluxx

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If by some chance you have been living under a rock the past few years, and don’t know who Cthulhu is, here is a history lesson.  Author H.P. Lovecraft first wrote The Call of Cthulhu in 1926, however feeling it was a rather mediocre story Weird Tales did not actually publish it until 1928. Since then, it has become widely considered one of the most influential horror stories of all time.

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Cthulhu himself, is a Great Old One within a pantheon of Lovecraftian cosmic entities.  He is a purely evil being, sleeping within an underwater city known as R’lyeh. The sleeping Cthulhu is the source of mankind’s constant discord at a subconscious level, and is also the subject of worship by a number of fictional human religions and other Lovecraftian monsters.

Flip ahead 90 years where the gr...

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