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Pint O’ Beer

Chris Verrilli, a modern day Champion of Beer visits The 215 and talks all about his latest annual Connecticut show, The Elm City Brew Festival. No dear listeners there is no talk of Moon Knight, no discussion of who has the better power set or what the latest TV show to stink up the airwaves is. This episode Read More

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The Great Game, Harvester 16-17, 596 CY (Day 4-5)

The party had been brought to the encampment of the Carna, a group of people near Pottsylvania who have reached some form of agreement with the Baron Zaro, ruler of the land. Their guide, Zito, would lead the group to the Baron’s castle the morning after coming to the encampment. Day 4 Zito wakes the Read More

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Shopping Suggestions 5: The Final Countdown

This week I’ll conclude the X-mas shopping season with some ideas for the pop culture nut in your family with a few ideas that I should have started this list with. As all of these places may or may not take time with customized requests, you can utilize many of these for future reference or Read More

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Star Wars: the Force Awakens – a From the Hip Review

For the first official movie review at this page, I’ll need to make a few comments up front. Firstly, the humongous amount of hype for this film nearly destroyed any interest in seeing it until the majority had forgotten it was out. Secondly, I truly had no interest in reviewing it, or even spending more Read More

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State of the Industry — November 2015

Comic sales changed little in the month since October, yet so, so much. In October, an unprecedented number of fourteen titles (unprecedented by current distribution standards) sold over 100k issues each to retailers in the North American market. For November, the trend continued, dropping slightly to only a lucky thirteen titles selling over 100k. DC Read More

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The Great Game – Interlude 1

Many situations have occurred to the Fond of Justice (League) over the years we’ve been playing, both before and after the inception of the named group. They’ve met many a personality that has either willingly joined up with the group, been forced to accede to the group’s decisions, or become their enemy. Woe to the Read More

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Shopping Suggestions 4: The Quest for Hope

A fourth edition for the 2015 Xmas shopping season starts with a recap for those that don’t wish to hit all the earlier posts. The list, in order of department: Comics: Knights of the Dinner Table from KenzerCo. Atomic Robo, formerly of Red 5 Comics, now at IDW Publishing. Infinite Kung-Fu, a Top Shelf top Read More

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Beer is the Answer

“Ah, good ol’ trustworthy beer. My love for you will never die.” ~ Homer Simpson While covering the 2015 New York Comic Con for another website, I attended a panel that crossed over into the areas of brewing and comic books. I was curious as to how a panel with decidedly different interests might operate, Read More

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Places to Visit

Breaking away from the norm here at the page, as most of my other plans are being stymied from a variety of situations, I’d like to explore with any potential readers the first of many places I’ve never been, but would in a heartbeat. One of the most intriguing to me is in Southwestern France, Read More

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Pics to Fill Space

Arguably the best board game ever printed, Civilization (or the additional “Advanced” Civilization) continues to wreak havoc at game conventions and living rooms across the globe. Playable in just under 10 hours for a serious group of 7 (12 or more if you’re playing with less intensity or fewer bodies) this game will test the Read More

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The Great Game, Harvester 14-15, 596 CY (Day 2-3)

Grewhawk

The party continues their search for the villainous vampire Lord of Staad, while suspecting they aren’t necessarily where they started. The group was in the beginnings of a battle situation with a creepy vampire-like ghoul… Day 2 As the party began to defend the former belltower structure, the wampyr outside took fire from Zeke and Read More

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