Tales from the Comic-Con.

It’s been awhile since my last post. I showed the world what a giant mess I am while trying to adapt to the wonderful city that is L.A. Now everything is a bit more under my control. I started my courses in marketing and there might be some opportunities coming soon for me to enter…

The Gentlegeek plays abroad (and it gets real yo!)

It’s been a long time since I last wrote. Too long. But things haven’t been easy in what I’m supposed to call my new home: Los Angeles. I (wrongly) assumed that the cultural impact would be less devastating for me because I’ve been consuming culture from this country since I was a toddler, in the…

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Upgrades.

Lately I’ve been trying to catch up with some fandoms I wasn’t too familiar with. Since I have a lot of whovians around my life, I decided to give it a try (thank you Netflix) but had to begin with the Eleventh Doctor (bad Netflix). I liked it a lot. I don’t care too much…

The day the Rebellion lost.

I don’t do reviews because I think the blog and podcast markets are overloaded with some wonderful authors that have great articles reviewing various games. Nevertheless, I decided to make a small contribution with a personal though on game feeling, which is a quality I find fundamental on all boardgames. Game feeling is, for me, the…

Tales of the Innkeepper

Living on a small town near a big city means that public transport won’t allow for much mobility during the night, wich sucks because you miss all the fun, especially during events like comicons and similars. There usually are two options available when you have a long night of gaming ahead: you either crash at someones…

The day King Arthur went to IKEA.

Today we are going to explore the sancta sanctorum of game nights, which is the place where you develop the actual game play: the game room. If you usually meet up with your fellow geeks at a coffee shop or a game bar, then this post is going to guide you on how to best…

Not the game’s fault.

When you are experienced enough in tabletop gaming, you start to see some flaws in game design. I’m not talking about flaws in the sense of “how the hell did the designer not see this”, but more in the way of “this game is almost perfect, but it’s not to be played with my regular…

On how to escalate a game night.

It’s the start of a new week and first thing I have to do is apologize. I wanted to prepare a couple posts to be automatically uploaded during my Easter break, but the season 2 of Daredevil trumped that project and my leave was imminent. It’s been almost ten days since I’ve been away from…

Fandom or the Power of the Geek.

These past few days I’ve been really enjoying the videos of The Nerd Machine’s Nerd HQ from 2014 and 2015. It struck as odd at first because I’ve never really tried to connect with the fandom world of the series I enjoyed, and that’s because I didn’t really wanted to let my geek out. But since…

Soft Fridays

  It’s Friday, and that might mean game night for some of you. We are at the end of the first week of life of this blog and I want to thank every one of you for helping me in my little project. It’s the first time I let my geek run free on the…