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Mike Christensen. Freelance writer. Professional geek.

Why I Game - The Stupidest Character Decision I’ve Ever Seen (Part 4)

This year is the 40th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons. So, in celebration of that, and in light of the fact that D&D is releasing a new edition this summer, I’m posting some stories I have of playing Dungeons and Dragons and other roll-playing games.

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Last time, I talked a bit about how important your allies are in a game like Dungeons and Dragons, and how you learn to work together and have each other’s back. Today, I’m going to throw all of that out the window and tell you about the stupidest thing I’ve ever seen a player character do in-game.

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"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Recap - 1x04, "Destroy Malevolence"

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We are entering a new golden age for Star Wars fans. While the prequel films were generally considered to be mediocre, the recent TV series Star Wars: The Clone Wars filled in the gaps and told new stories with the same beloved characters, and was fairly well-received. Since it’s not a show I’m terribly familiar with, I’m going to watch and review every episode, all the way up through the brand new sixth season, which aired exclusively on Netflix. This week, we’re watching “Destroy Malevolence,” where a scrappy band of rebels, including a politician and a few droids, sneak aboard the massive doomsday weapon and try to take it down from the inside - okay, maybe it’s a bit like the Death Star.

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Happy Friday, from Daredevil!

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From “Daredevil” Vol 3 Issue #30, by Mark Waid & Chris Samnee.

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Retro Reviews: Unbreakable

While every other site offers you reviews of the most current movies in theaters, someone needs to step in to review the movies that came out 10+ years ago. So hop on into the Wayback Machine with me, and let’s see what cinema has already offered…

Today’s my birthday, so I thought this would be a good opportunity for me to review one of my favorite films - which also happens to be another Samuel L. Jackson superhero movie (kind of) - Unbreakable.

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Why I Game - You’re Nothing Without Allies (Part 3)

This year is the 40th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons. So, in celebration of that, and in light of the fact that D&D is releasing a new edition this summer, I’m posting some stories I have of playing Dungeons and Dragons and other roll-playing games.

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For the last few installments of this series, I’ve spoken about my own first character quite a bit. However, the whole point of a game like Dungeons and Dragons is that you’re not the only one playing - you’re one of several players, all working together to tell a story collaboratively. That’s why, for today’s story, I’m focusing on the other players I’ve fought alongside.

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"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Recap - 1x03, "Shadow of Malevolence"

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It’s a golden age for Star Wars fans. While the prequel films were generally mediocre, Star Wars: The Clone Wars filled in the gaps and told new stories with the same beloved characters. Since it’s not a show I’m terribly familiar with, I’m going to watch and review every episode, all the way up through the brand new sixth season, which aired exclusively on Netflix. This week, we’re watching “Shadow of Malevolence,” where Anakin leads a small elite squad of fighters against a massive doomsday weapon and try to blow it up and kill one of the enemy generals. For real guys, it’s nothing like the Death Star.

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Happy April Fool’s Day, from Hercules & Galactus!

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Happy April Fool’s Day!

Art from “Hercules: Prince of Power” Vol 1 Issue #4, by Bob Layton.

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