Days of Geek,  Podcast

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 This is hopelessly out of date, but was good when I recorded this segment.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