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12 Wishlist Games of #TableTopDay

The past four years, we have celebrated Geek and Sundry’s International TableTop Day. We’ve led up to the day by showcasing a game a day for 12 days, in the days leading up to the day itself: the 12 Days of TableTop Day. You may have noticed we haven’t done that this year, and that’s because, well, most of our games are currently either boxed up or loaned to others. There’s a longer story there, but for now, the games aren’t around for us to do much with them!

I certainly don’t want to do nothing for TableTop Day, however, and also want to give some thoughts on games for you to check out for the big day as well! Finally, the idea hit me.

Here are 12 games from my Amazon Wishlist, that I want to play but haven’t picked up yet! I had to dodge through the huge volume of expansions to games we already own, but here’s a good list of games that look interesting that we haven’t highlighted yet in previous years!

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Geek versus Nerd – Throwback Thursday

As made obvious by the title of this blog, David and I consider ourselves geeks (probably also nerds, but more geeks), but what does that really mean? If you watch Doctor Who, BSG, anything by Joss Whedon, does that make you geek? If you know a computer backwards and forwards – and spend your spare time building your own box – does that make you a geek? Is it obsessively reading and trying to figure out how the world works around you? Or are you a nerd for those things?

When thinking about definitions I figured a good place to start was to see what the dictionary had to say. I have come to discover that might not have been the best place to start. Continue reading

International TableTop Day 2016! This year’s 12 games!

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It’s ourĀ 4th International TableTop Day! We have spent each year of this event by recommending 12 games before, so here’s our games from 2013, 2014, and 2015. But it’s 12 whole different games for this year, so you can see all those after the jump. A couple of words about each, and if you have any questions, you’ll find some TableTop videos or you can ask us questions in the comments!

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How do you do a roleplaying game via YouTube? Titansgrave.

We’ve been watching things from Geek & Sundry since before this blog started. We’ve been watching TableTop since the beginning. And we’ve listened to some of Wil Wheaton’s explanation as to why there are some games that are just harder to do on the show.

Which generally included Roleplaying Games, although they’ve done several multi-part episodes to show a little bit of roleplaying (and are in fact in the middle of doing so right now). But it’s hard to do – there’s a lot of thinking, and inside jokes, and imagination, and not a lot to show. Not without a lot of work.

All of which seems to be a problem they have done a lot to solve. They’ve created a new show, which I’m surprised Holly and I didn’t run and share immediately. But some of it is that it’s sucked us in more, week after week. It’s good. We care about the characters at this point – and you can tell the players do. And one of the best things that happens is Wil Wheaton gets the players to flesh out the small details of the world.

The show is called Titansgrave: The Ashes of Valkana, and it’s amazing. It’s ten episodes in now, and episode nine was particularly harrowing. Not that I suggest starting there: no no, start early. For fun, for glory. For five gold and a party.

Here’s the show in playlist form, starting with the introduction to the world!

International TableTop Day 2015 Game Recommendations!

It’s that time again – International TableTop Day! This event started the same year that we started Comparative Geeks, and we started an annual tradition of the 12 Days of TableTop Day. We featured 12 games over 12 days before the big day – so at this point, there are 36 games we have recommended for play today!

If you missed this year’s game recommendations, you can find all of them on our Instagram – or you can read on after the jump for a bit more about each game! Hopefully today finds you playing one of these or many other games, together with old friends or new friends. You can find events near you on their website. In the words of Wil Wheaton – play more games!

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