00:00 Episode ID
Days of Geek, Episode 4: Gaming with your kids.
“Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com.
I quote something I saw posted on Facebook. “How do you bond with your 9yo daughter?” and answer it by saying to play a game with her.
I talk very briefly about games in our house, mention Will Wheaton (see Episode 1 at daysofgeek.com/1) and Table Top again, but expand from there before launching into our favourites.
03:08 The games.
Dividing things up a little, I talk about the three categories of games we really play: table top games, RPGs, and video games.
- Get Bit
- Story Cubes
- Sentinels of the Multiverse
- We Didn’t Playtest this At All
- Apples to Apples
Miniatures and RPGs:
Video Games (mostly just list current favourites)
- Plants vs Zombies
- Super Mario Sunshine – which is hard to find even used anymore
- Lord of the Rings: War in the North
- Dungeon Siege III
- League of Legends
13:33 Ye Olde Bin O’ Dice
A strange and mystical thing I experienced at Fan Expo this year.
15:50 Media Consumption
The part of the show where I very briefly talk about the geeky media I’ve consumed since recording the last episode. This is hopelessly out of date, but was good when I recorded this segment.
Star Trek TOS: “The Corbomite Maneuver”
The Community Marathon
Finished: Synthesis and started the first Typhon Pact book (which I’ve actually now finished).
And then I talk a little about how my reading methods have changed in the last couple of years.
17:46 Star Trek TOS Re-Watch
Episode: “The Corbomite Maneuver”
I play the original TV teaser and offer a brief synopsis (which seem to be getting less brief every episode), plus a few thoughts and notes.
Not much to score, but it’s a tension filled episode with lots of nervous people sweating.
I’m a doctor, not a _____: Moon Shuttle Conductor
McCoy, to himself: “If I jumped every time a light came on around here, I’d end up talking to myself.”
Balok the kid, played by Clint Howard.
Not a favourite, but mostly a fun episode. It’s fast, tense, has some good characterization, and stands well on its own.
In which I again offer contact info, plus a quick reminder of the Tanya Gough contest:
Closing music—George Street Shuffle, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at incompetch.com
Creative Commons licensing info (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Un-ported License).
27:15 Blooper, sort of.by