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State Master Board Game on Kickstarter

Recently, Holly and I were contacted regarding a game on Kickstarter. For one thing, it was exciting to know that someone saw one of our posts (TableTop Day Game Recommendations) and thought we might be a neat place to advertise their game. On the flip side, it is a risk to go out there and promote something you can’t really vouch for.

That’s the great thing about Kickstarter, I guess. Nothing happens until the project hits its goal – so you’re off the hook that way, I guess. So here’s the game:

This one was interesting to me on a few levels. For one, I am interested in the idea of gaming in education, and the whole new field and idea of Gamification. And Education has been a big issue we’ve talked about and been involved in, as well as a focus of the Feminist Friday posts lately. For another, board games are on our minds because of the upcoming gaming convention we’re anticipating helping form in town. And being asked is a powerful motivator!

So while I can’t vouch for the game, and I haven’t played it, I will say I have backed it. I backed it at the “one for you, one for a buddy” level, which allows us to donate one to the gaming convention’s lending library, as well as have one for ourselves!

Oh, and one last thing, more on this later: here is the site for the gaming convention!

We Used to Be Friends; And Still Are

This weekend David and I got to watch the Veronica Mars movie. I have to say I knew that I was going to want to own the movie so I decided to buy it straight out and I was not disappointed. I have watched all the seasons and loved the show when it was on. This movie was the perfect blend of insider jokes and nodes to the fans with a decent story for those who have not watched the show before. I read a couple of movie reviews, but I think many of the complaints against the movie come from not understanding really why it was being made. Now I understand judging the movie as just a movie, but the circumstances under which this movie got made presented a very different purpose for the story being created. Continue reading

Turning a Series into a Movie – Like Star Trek, Final Fantasy, and Doctor Who

Our First Blu Ray

Our First Blu Ray!

A lot of the time, a movie just seems like a great addition to a series. Maybe it’s for the money, maybe because success leads to the funding needed for a movie, maybe someone just always wanted it to be a movie.

And with mixed success, the movies come. Some are some of the fans’ very favorite movies (think Serenity). Some are the worst movies we can think of (The Last Airbender). There are different approaches, and I am going to explore a few.

What got me thinking of this? Well, there are rumors about thoughts of a Doctor Who movie, so in the spirit of the Doctor Who posts this month, I want to conclude by thinking about these successes and failures in terms of how one would approach making a Doctor Who movie.
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