What is ‘Acquisitions Incorporated: Season 1’?

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RPG’s are once more becoming big business like we haven’t seen since the eighties. Is that due to the rise of the nerd? Or are people lamenting that the current tech generation has failed; delivering only shinier and shinier graphics while stripping back in area’s like story and game play? Or is it simply because there are now more than ever, since D&D toppled due to it’s own hubris in the switch from 3.5 to 4, allowing floods of games to reach the market; from slight modifications of old systems to games promising to deliver on the promise of hit television shows, movies and comic book lines.

Truth be told I don’t know; but I do know where they fall down. Yes you get to sit round a table with your friends eating funyuns and drinking mountain dew. Though that means actually getting your friends together and for long enough to play the campaign. This also means one of you setting up a fun, engaging tale for the others to play. So how do we overcome these challenges? We simply watch others as let’s plays have come to the land of the pen and paper role playing game. But I won’t be talking about that hit role playing let’s play, nor that one, or even that one. Instead I will be going all the way back to 2008 for……………………………………………………………………..

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What is ‘The Legend of Drizzt: Board game’?

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Fancy an RPG without all that pesky RP’ing? Fancy being a fantasy hero without all those pesky flaws? Fancy a board game without all that pesky knowing how much space it’s going to take up before hand? Then have I got the game for you and it is a tale for the ages, a saga of heroes it is…………………………………………..

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What is ‘Knights of Badassdom’?

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Making a movie based on a nerdy fandom is always a tricky task. Poke too much fun and you risk alienating the small audience who will go see and appreciate your movie. Too nice and respectful and you get “Fanboys”. But with the rise of nerddom ‘Free Enterprise’ aint gonna cut it anymore. What was once the target of movies made on college campuses and spread on the web is now heading for prime time with……………………………………………….

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What is Gamers Dorkness Rising?

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Gamers is a cult, hit, online video spoofing the tropes and clichés of tabletop RPGs, in fact the best way to put it would be by calling it this generations Dead Alewives Watchtowers own gaming session. I was going to do a review of it for the site but I couldn’t come up with much more than that to be fair. Let’s see if I can do any better for the sequel, or as you be may more concerned can they do any better in ……………………………………….

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What is Dungeons and Dragons: Wrath of the Dragon God?

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With the rights to a new D&D movie coming up for grabs people are desperate for the villains to be wielding something a little more deadly than +1 Ichiban of lip protection and that the heroes can muster someone a little more heroic than Jimmy Olsen. Now odds are it will just be another D&D movie because you can’t just reboot something like this and expect to get away with it, for you see this movie spreads far deeper and further than you might imagine. It did not stand alone, no it was only the first so the question you’ve got to ask yourself is do you feel lucky punk. Because this isn’t anywhere near as infamous as the first one so is that because it’s not as bad or because it’s worse. There’s only one way to find out, locate your screen, grab your lucky d20 and roll for initative and for the love of god don’t split the party in………

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