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Say you could try out any job for just one week. What would it be? Anything at all. Don’t say office drone, that job sucks.. I can attest to that. On this week’s show we run down our Top 5 choices. Other topics are also discussed as we are expected to do.
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Apocalypze is a card game in which survivors of a zombie apocalypse fight against each other to the death. Playing as one of four factions – Bikers, Civilians, Police, or Soldiers – you defend your stronghold, scavenge for supplies, and use Raiders to mercilessly attack the other survivors. The last faction standing – meaning the last faction with enough resources to still feed its people for one turn – wins.
Apocalypze is a complicated game, but once you’ve played it once or twice, it’s easy to get the hang of. The directions have a handy cheat sheet in the back that gives you the quick and dirty rules of how each turn is supposed to go. The rules themselves are long and fairly complicated, and I’m pretty certain we did most of it wrong the first time.
Welcome, friends, to another installation of the Geekly! I’ve found some interesting stuff around the Internet in the last week, and I hope you enjoy it!
Now that I’ve finally beaten Dead Space 3 (it took me long enough!), I can especially appreciate this crazy, fan-made working Plasma Cutter. This amazing replica “weighs about 4.4 pounds, took about 200 hours to build, and features 1,500-milliwatt burning blue lasers.” How long until I can own that myself?
So, in my excitement to see the new Iron Man movie… I decide my desktop needed a bit of sprucing up. In the process I found a few choice Iron Man images on my harddrives, and figured I’d share them up here to spread the Tony Stark love. Enjoy.
More after the cut!
Hello there and welcome to another edition of Kick Picks! Every Monday we will feature some of the Kickstarter Projects that have gotten our attention recently. In addition to that we’ll also be occasionally showcasing some reviews of delivered Kickstarter products as well as some interviews from people that are both running and have run Kickstarter campaigns.
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With that out of the way let’s dive right in!
Holdfast: A Gamebook of Dwarven Vengeance.
Here’s a real look into my past. When I was a kid, I was downright addicted to the gamebook series “Lone Wolf.” Not to be confused with the Lone Wolf & Cub graphic novels, The Lone Wolf books were sort of DnD lite. You created a character complete with talents, skills, hit points and inventory then played through each book sort of like it was a choose your own adventure book. Sometimes the decisions were as simple as turning to two different sections of the book, other times you had to fight or consult the inventory you kept off book somewhere. I loved these books so much that I used the title from one of their books as the name of my first BBS (As your parents). Ahh, The Chasm of Doom. Still has a great ring to it.
You can almost think of it as a book driven RPG, or a single player Dnd Adventure. While it’s true you can just do anything you want, you have a huge amount of leeway, and you can’t really say you’re “reading” the book so much as you are working your way through it.
So with that rich history you can see why something like Holdfast would hold so much interest for me. A chance to relive that memory and “play” my way through a book just sounds awesome. I’m all over this.
$10 gets you a PDF of the book while $20 and $50 get you the paperback or hardbound respectively. There’s also going to be digital versions through Tin Man Games app which operates these gamebooks. Plenty of options! Personally I’m liking the $45 level where you get to provide a saying or curse to be added into the story!