Update #5 – Secret Santa, Pleasant Dreams, and Roland

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There’s been a lot of great things going on here at The Geeky Gimp! And since I love making lists, let me just go right ahead and list what I’ve been working on:

Upcoming Reviews / Podcasts:

  • A review of The X-Files episode “Roland,” featuring a mentally disabled character and creepy frozen heads! I should get it done by the end of this upcoming week.
  • I have a podcast scheduled on Friday with Steve Way, a comedian and co-creator of the web series, Uplifting Dystrophy. If all goes as planned, that podcast will be uploaded here the next day!
  • There’s another podcast in the works with the creators of 64 oz. Games. They recently opened up a shop with braille accessibility kits for many popular tabletop games! You can check that out here: 64 oz. Games Store.
  • The lovely designer of Pleasant Dreams is sending me a review copy! It’s a tabletop card game with some unique mechanics and creepy artwork, so I can’t wait to give it a try.

Technical Stuff:

  • From now on, all videos and podcasts from my YouTube channel will be available for audio download. I am also creating an iTunes podcast page for easy access. Once that’s up, I’ll post it here so you can subscribe!
  • I’ve added a slider plug-in to this blog, so that’s pretty awesome. I’ve included a slider below, let me know what you think! I’m not sure exactly how I’ll use them, but I think it’s a cool feature to have.
  • I downloaded and installed a PayPal shopping cart plug-in, which makes the shop page look more professional and easy to use. I only have one item up there, but I plan on adding stickers and more in the semi-near future.

Personal Stuff:

  • My new game room is under construction! Very exciting. I’ve posted about the progress here: click me.
  • I’m all signed up for this year’s BoardGameGeek Secret Santa! We get our targets in a few days, and I am way too excited about this. I’ve also signed up for the BGG holiday card swap, so that will bring some much-needed cheer to my winter days.
  • I’m trying to convince my parents to drive us 10 hours to Indianapolis for the 2015 GEN CON. You can help make this happen by tweeting my mom @mimagirl1. My parents are not really gamers, but I still think they’d have fun there.
  • Busy, busy, busy with school, but somehow managing to get a lot done here. I have two classes left, and then I write my thesis. Can’t wait to get my Master’s so I can start teaching!

Questions for YOU!:

  • What projects are you working on?
  • What would you like to see me review?
  • What was the best thing that happened to you in the last three days?

Have a nice week, everyone! And here’s that new slider:

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1 thought on “Update #5 – Secret Santa, Pleasant Dreams, and Roland

  1. hmm, best thing in last 3 days? I’m pretty happy in general, naively so, but I prefer that to being cynical. So the best thing, I guess some comments on the Kickstarter – someone telling me that they can’t wait to get the real game because they’ve been playing the PnP a lot. Also, I’ve had a few minutes here and there to jot thoughts down for the upcoming Mint Tin Villagers and thinking of that as a cooperative game makes me smile (as does trying to keep the mischievous dragons in the game). =)

    That answered what I’m working on (apart from the thousands of meeples and dice I’m bagging).

    As to what I’d like to see you review? Ah, that’s thie thing – if I suggest something, I won’t learn nearly as many new things as you reviewing what you’re interested in the most! =)

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