In Memoriam: Robin Wood

Robin Wood, November 1, 1953 ‚Äď April 19, 2021

In addition to working with Anne McCaffrey to create the look of the Dragonriders Of Pern series, Robin Wood created some of the most iconic fantasy art ever to grace the covers of Dragon Magazine.

‚ÄúIt‚Äôs Groundhog Day!‚ÄĚ

Okay, campers, rise and shine, and don’t forget your booties ’cause it’s cold out there today. It’s cold out there every day; what is this, Miami Beach? Not hardly! And you know you can expect hazardous travel later today with that, you know, that, uh, that blizzard thing. The National Weather Service is calling for a “big blizzard thing!” Yes, they are. But you know, there’s another reason why today is especially exciting. The big question on everybody’s lips, their chapped lips: do ya think Phil is gonna come out and see his shadow? Punxsutawney Phil! That’s right, woodchuck-chuckers, it’s Groundhog Day! And to celebrate, The Sci-Fi Guys give you our SALUTE TO TIME LOOPS!

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The Great British Baking Show: Walton Edition, Episode 25 – Dungeons & Dragons Week

Huzzah! fellow adventurers, and welcome to another episode of The Great British Baking Show: Walton Edition! Join us this week as our bakers make their Cooking proficiency checks and whip up treats in honor of the world’s greatest role-playing game. Roll save vs. hunger; it’s time for Dungeons & Dragons Week!

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Step 1: Go to Dollar Tree and locate the cleverly named “ROBOT” toys. Find the non-transforming Snaps Apart! Posable! ones above; you’ll need a yellow/black one and a white/green one. You’ll also need a Phillips screwdriver, but I’m not including that in the price. You should have one already. If you don’t, consider Step 1.5 to be “Get your life together and get a damn screwdriver.”

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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¬Ę 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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