Ok, my nerds, listen up

We are spoiled here in the Greater Cincinnati area by a number of game/comic stores, but not all places are so lucky. I’ve been to lots of places with none, and it SUCKS. So in order to make sure our favorite places survive the pandemic, I came up with one of those amazing, Earth shattering ideas for which I am known and loved. Almost all of these places have a random dice bowl; if you are who I think you are, then you know what I’m talking about. Call the place, tell them you just want to help out during this pandemic, and tell them you want $20 (or whatever you can afford) in random dice for pickup. I just tried this and I got 35 dice. At this particular comic shop they are 65¢ each, which would be almost $25 after tax. I got $25 in dice for $20, and the shop made a fast, effortless sale without paying for shipping. That’s a win/win, and it keeps our local business alive. Tomorrow is Saturday. Call them. Show up. Empty their dice inventory. Mobilize and save our favorite places. Trust me on this, you’ll regret it if they’re gone.

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This Is Science Fiction

Yeah, this is pretty weak for an article, but I just needed to get that fucking Terminator fiction off the top of the page. Actual new content coming soon. In the meantime, feel free to talk about whatever you like. The floor is yours. Here, let me get you started:

Who would win in a fight, Wolverine without healing powers but with the strength of the Hulk, or a unicorn with Wolverine’s usual healing ability and an adamantium horn?

Discuss.

Luthor vs. Skeletor

Click to enlarge with the power of Grayskull!

I saw this at TRU the other day, and almost bought it for its sheer weird 1980s wonderfulness. How does this happen? Who makes the decision to cross these franchises and pit these two characters against each other? What insane genius decided to sculpt and color these characters in their early ’80s appearances? And why the hell does it cost $30? ‘Cause I think if it had been $25 I would probably own it right now. But $30? Nope. They lost me. Just barely, but they lost me.

By the way, Mattel, if you release a Darkseid vs. Hordak set, I promise I will own that shit at any price. Just throwin’ it out there.