Episode 80 – What’s in Your Closet?

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If you’re a gamer and a geek, then undoubtedly you’ve amassed a grand collection of wondrous treasures, from boxes and books to cartridges and discs.  While some of these items may be considered mundane or even relics of geek ages long past, we all know that it goes against our very nature to part with such great gifts of enjoyment, even if we’ve never taken the shrink wrap off yet!  Join us this week as we delve into our geek closets and discuss games of all types – purchased, played, and otherwise.  Clear off the table, charge up those controllers, and for God’s sake read some damn instructions as you prepare for a brand new episode of Monkey in the Cage!

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What Was Missing from The Hobbit

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I’m a humungous fan of the Tolkien universe, not just for the stories of middle earth that he created, but also because Tolkien’s world led to the fantasy genre where I spend an incredible amount of time indulging. I take great pleasure writing stories, playing games, reading, and imagining in the world of swords and sorcery. And along with many of my fellow Hobbit nerds, I could not wait to see The Hobbit. I would watch trailers for the film and be moved nearly to tears, I would read articles on the movie and revisit my Tolkien texts, and I busted out songs from the Lord of the Rings soundtrack. Continue reading

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Ideas Are Like Rainbows, Everyone Gets A Turn

I’ve made a huge mistake. It is currently 7:30pm on Thanksgiving and all I really  want to do is pass out from a food coma, so from my procrastination comes a post that might just give you an idea into my psyche. I shall now regale you with some game ideas that I’ve had, but never put the time in to flesh them out due what I think might be a bad game for the group, or I just don’t see how the 1 trick pony is going to make it beyond the intro.

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