DoG Ep 04: Gaming With Your Kids

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Note that the contact info given in the episode itself is no longer any good. If you want to find me, try Facebook, @writingdad on Twitter, or email:

00:00 Episode ID

Days of Geek, Episode 4: Gaming with your kids.


00:05 Music

“Split In Synapse”, courtesy of Kevin McCleod at


00:13 Intro

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.


00:42 Main

I talk very briefly about games in our house, mention Will Wheaton (see Episode 1 at 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.

Table Top


Miniatures and RPGs:

Video Games (mostly just list current favourites)


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 This is hopelessly out of date, but was good when I recorded this segment.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

Best Line:

McCoy, to himself: “If I jumped every time a light came on around here, I’d end up talking to myself.”

Overlooked Character/Actor:

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.


25:36 Outro

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

Creative Commons licensing info (Attribution-Non-Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 Un-ported License).


27:15 Blooper, sort of.

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Lance Schonberg is an eclectic genre fiction author with more than two dozen stories published or on the way. 2019 is the year he dives into independent publishing, starting with "Thorvald's Wyrd", "Skip To My Luu", and "Turn the World Around". And he needs a more exciting short bio.

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