Monday, October 30, 2006

Do Some Good!

My good friend Wade posted a reminder the other day that Our Local Game Store is a Toys for Tots drop-off location.

Those of you who don't know about Toys for Tots don't need to know much - it's a charity that works with the US Marine Corps to give toys (and games) to needy children.

Brian, the owner of Phoenix Games, has his sights set on being the top dropoff location in our area this year.

More game stores should do this kind of thing. It might help us shed the public perception of gamers as evil selfish people. After all, aside from the CCG-ers, we're no more selfish than the rest of the populace.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Small Update - Asmodee Products

Very small update - our OT project is done, but we're now short-staffed.

Mission: Red Planet is now available in English. UPS is trying to get my copy to me, so I can't comment too much on how it turned out - I do have some Errata for it already, however.

Iliad should be in stores by the end of the month - the corrected reprint has arrived from the printer.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Favorite YouTube Videos

It seems like I spend entirely too much time here apologizing for delays - my goal here is 1 post per week, and I will not always make that goal.

My good friend Wade tagged me, and requested that I post my top 5 YouTube videos.

It's a tough one, because there are some very good videos out there, so here are my picks:
Fear of Girls - I love being a part of a hobby that spends this amount of time and energy mocking itself.

Busting a Dungeons and Dragons Nerd - Seriously. I love it when people love a thing enough to laugh at it.

"I am wearing Boots of Escaping! I am wearing Boots of Escaping!"

Flight of the Conchords have rapidly become one of my favorite parody folk groups. As if the market were crowded. This rap performance is almost unspeakably funny.

The Battle of Farador, Part One is more gamers poking fun at our hobby. And it proves (to me, at least) that gaming humor transcends language - something very few non-physical styles of humor are able to do.

Part Two is pretty funny, too. I don't want to count it as a fifth video, however - it'd feel too much like cheating to me.

The fifth video isn't related to gaming. It's someone using YouTube in a way which startled me with its brilliance:

Did you ever have something that didn't work until a tech was watching, and then it performed flawlessly? At my day job, we had a customer with the same issue. He'd already sent his stereo in for repairs once, and the repair center techs had found nothing wrong with his receiver. So he shot video of the issue and uploaded it to YouTube.
At this point, I'm supposed to tag five people to continue the meme. I'd like to tag famous industry professionals. Since none of them read this, however, it'd be a pointless waste of time.

Instead, I'd like to tag Michael, Mike, Stephanie, Thomas, and Rob.

Just include the following code in your entry:
<p>Memetag: <a href="">YouTube chart</a></p>
Memetag: YouTube chart