Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 07, 2019 1162 0
Pandemic, Matt Leacock's smash hit co-operative game that "launched a thousand flabby imitators," is 10 years. Michael Barnes describe it thusly, "In Z-Man Games blockbuster smash hit Pandemic, players are trying to stop wooden cubes from spreading over a map of the world. The players must band together to end four different strains of the most virulent, insidious infectious disease ever known to mankind- CUBE CONFUSION. Symptoms include a generalized inability to experience fun, an allergy to dice, increased weight gain, and sexual arousal caused by the scent...
Gamer Culture U ubarose Updated July 24, 2018 2066 0
Ameritrash Board Game Generator Generate Board Game Copy and paste your results into the comments, and give it a title.
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 07, 2019 1574 0
I came across the Last Night on Earth 10 Year Anniversary Edition in my FLGS last night, and realized that Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game and this website are almost exactly the same age. It received four positive reviews, several professions of love in the blogs, and one member even posted his own home brew expansion. Michael Barnes was the only outlier declaring "Last Night on Earth Fails to Deliver Zombie Vs. Shark Action." However, even he went on to say "it's a pretty darn good game and probably...
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated May 07, 2019 1526 0
Memoir '44 was hot, hot, hot in 2008...but where is it now?
Staff Blogs U ubarose Updated January 07, 2019 4498 0
I hosted our game group's Saturday game day for the first time since the fire. Francie Pants finally kicked me in the tush and made it happen. This kick also forced us to deal with finally getting the big-ass table up to the game room. Fortunately Joey Joe Joe the drummer stopped by Wednesday as Engineer Al and I were puzzling over how to get this table up two flights of switch-back stairs, and declared that that it would be a piece of cake compared to hauling around 90 inch TVs, which is something he does on the regular...
Staff Blogs U ubarose Updated January 07, 2019 7111 0
A couple of F:ATies have emailed and PMed me requesting an update on my house burning up situation and our rebuilding efforts. These F:ATies also seemed to believe that other people might be interested as well. I had hoped that by this time I would have been able to announce that we were back in our home, and post some feel good "before" and "after" photos. Sadly that is not the case. Our current estimate is that our house will not be suitable for human occupancy until sometime in January, and even then, the rebuilding will not be complete....
Rants & Raves U ubarose Updated July 24, 2018 4861 0
Talisman is 30 years old today. Here are some links. Enjoy. A History of Talisman Talisman Turns 30 A Fresh Look at Talisman Talisman Pub Crawl Rules Talisman Digital Edition Is Available for Download
Staff Blogs U ubarose Updated January 07, 2019 7349 0
This week it will be four month since the fire and we still don't have a written itemization of what is getting torn out and rebuilt on the interior of our house. Four fucking months! If you have ever had your car wreaked you know how this works. You can't take the car into a shop to get it repaired until an adjuster takes a look at it. Imagine it took four months for the adjuster to get out and look at your car. I've called our adjuster every week since Thanksgiving, and every week...
Staff Blogs U ubarose Updated January 07, 2019 4284 0
It's been nearly two months since the fire, and I have finally moved beyond shock and hysteria to the point where I can laugh at some of this. The support of all you FATies, both online and face-to-face, has really helped me get to this point. Therefore, I thought I'd share some pictures with you, so maybe you can be amused as well, because as ATers we know that explosions, destruction and wreckage is actually pretty entertaining.
Staff Blogs U ubarose Updated January 07, 2019 454 0
Before the fire at our house was even out, our insurance adjuster was on the scene. He handed us a folder and a $5000 check to cover our "immediate needs." Going on a $5000 shopping spree has always sounded like it would be awesome. However, it is amazing how un-fun it actually was.