Nov 242015

WE ARE ALIVE, or rather Layfield is alive. We go over why he is alive. Talk to Kaesi and Mattomic about an injury and how little magic they have been playing. Layfield is still loving the drafts in BFZ. We talk about a Surprising spoiler from Oath of the Gatewatch. Then we just goof off as we are known to do.

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Nov 172015

It’s all about Magic the Gathering in this episode.  To talk about Magic I went and grabbed Calvin from Direct Damage Cast.  We talk about how we got into Magic and other fun stories that center around the game.

Nov 112015

The first episode of Zero Standards is finally here!  On this episode I talk with my good friend Calvin about wrestling.  We talk about growing up watching wrestling, favorite wrestlers, favorite matches, and more.  Enjoy!

Intro and Outro Music by Kevin MacLeod


Nov 112015

Seattle, WA—November 11, 2015. Doctor Lucky’s future is both bright and terrible. Bright, because over 2,000 people have pledged over $160,000 to make him a reality. Terrible, because those 2,000 + people want him dead.

Having raised over 400% their original funding goal, Cheapass has added a number of stretch goals including custom meeples, alternate boards, a cat, and even entirely new games like Deadfall and Before I Kill You, Mister Spy…. Stretch goals continue to be met just as quickly as they are revealed.

“This campaign has turned out to be one of our largest Kickstarters ever.” says James Ernest, president of Cheapass Games and Kill Doctor Lucky designer. “I’m thrilled to be able to build on our flagship game, overwhelmed by the response, and grateful for all the support from the community.”

The Spite-a-Thon, the Kill Doctor Lucky­-themed contest Cheapass Games is running on Twitter during the campaign, is still going on. The glorious grand prize is a portrait of the winner in the style of a Doctor Lucky murderer. Tweet your ingenious method, your unique reason, or both, using the hashtag #jrobertlucky by Friday at 8:00 PM PST to enter.

The Kill Doctor Lucky Kickstarter campaign will end on Friday, November 13, at 8:00 PM PST. Cheapass Games will hold a closing party that night at Lucky Mansion, with board games and special guests including Doctor Lucky himself.


Check out the Kickstarter here!


About Cheapass Games

Cheapass Games is a small game company in Seattle Washington, specializing in quirky tabletop games. They produce deluxe games, cheap games, and free games, all of which can be found at their double-secret website James Ernest has been designing games for more than 20 years, with 150 published titles including Kill Doctor Lucky, Give Me the Brain, Button Men, Lords of Vegas, Pairs, and Pirates of the Spanish Main.

Nov 112015

The Make Me a God Kickstarter by Buxx Game Studio is now live!  Check out their Kickstarter here.

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The object of Make Me a God is have one of your characters learn all six powerful abilities from the ancient temples of the Greek Gods, granting them immortality. In order to win, a character has to learn Super Strength, Fire, Water, Earth, Lightning and Poison. Each of the six temples represent a Major God from Greek Mythology and each has an ability associated with it. During the game play each player can have up to 3 characters in play which move from temple to temple attempting to learn each power. The longer a character stays on a temple, the greater the chance that their character will learn the ability associated with that temple. When two characters arrive at the same temple, they have the opportunity to battle each other to the death. As a character gains more abilities, they become stronger and harder to kill, so there has to be strategy when moving your characters and attacking. The battle system is dice based, so while a super strong character has the odds in their favor battling a weaker opponent, the underdog still has a chance to win. And honestly, there is no great joy than knocking out a powerful Demigod character who is about to win with your wimpy shrimpy average human warrior. So you decide; try playing a defensive game and play it safe, or attack with reckless abandon and play your odds with the dice!


Nov 062015

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 6, 2015Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI) today announced the launch of Activision Blizzard Studios, a new film and television studio devoted to creating original content based on the company’s extensive library of iconic and globally-recognized intellectual properties. Activision Blizzards owned content includes some of the most popular entertainment franchises in the world, including Call of Duty®, Skylanders®, Diablo®,Hearthstone® and StarCraft®. Former Disney executive Nick van Dyk has been tapped to co-head the division, along with a senior creative executive who will be announced soon.

Activision Blizzard Studiosfirst production will be “Skylanders™ Academy,” an animated TV series based on the award-winning Skylanders® game. Currently in production under the supervision of showrunner Eric Rogers (“Futurama“), “Skylanders™ Academy” will feature the voices of Justin Long (“Alvin and the Chipmunks,” “Ask Me Anything”) as Spyro, Ashley Tisdale (“Phineas and Ferb,” “High School Musical”) as Stealth Elf, Jonathan Banks (“Breaking Bad,” “Better Call Saul”) as Eruptor and Norm Macdonald (“Saturday Night Live”) as Glumshanks. Additional voice talent includes Harland Williams and Richard Horvitz. The award-winning, $3 billion Skylanders® franchise has sold through more than 250 million toys since pioneering the toys-to-life category in 2011(1).
Another near-term initiative for Activision Blizzard Studios will be the development of a robust cinematic universe based on the Call of Duty franchise.Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare remains the number one-selling title on next-generation consoles(2) and today marks the launch of the highly-anticipated newCall of Duty®: Black Ops III. Activision Blizzard Studios envisions a series of Call of Duty feature films as well as the possibility of television adaptations.
“Activision Blizzard is home to some of the most successful entertainment franchises in history, across any medium. With the launch of Activision Blizzard Studios, our engaged fans can now watch the games they love come to life across film and television,” said Bobby Kotick, Chief Executive Officer of Activision Blizzard. “Activision Blizzard Studios is yet another way were celebrating our players and fans, and we expect that our film and television productions will entertain and delight whole new audiences, as well. Im excited that Nick and his team will be leading this important new growth opportunity for Activision Blizzard.”
Kotick added, “We intend to approach film and television development with the same unwavering commitment to excellence we are known for in game development.”
Nick van Dyk, formerly a long-time Walt Disney Company senior executive, will serve as Activision Blizzard Studios’ Co-President, alongside a top creative executive who will be announced soon. Van Dyk will have responsibility for distribution, physical production, strategy, finance and operations and will co-manage all aspects of the studio. Before joining Activision Blizzard last year, van Dyk spent nine years at Disney where, as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, he helped drive Disney’s focus on franchise intellectual property and played a significant role in the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm. Prior to that, van Dyk was part of Artisan Entertainment’s senior management team.
“Activision Blizzard Studios has the unique advantage of starting with a library of world-class intellectual property that includes some of the largest franchises which have not yet been developed in film and television,” said van Dyk. “Our library spans more than 30 years of global entertainment culture and, in the last 12 months alone, fans of Activision Blizzard properties have played and watched our games online for more than 13 billion hours. This gives us a huge, passionate and deeply-engaged audience that is hungry for more great content built from the universes they already know and love-and which are extremely broad in their appeal.”
Van Dyk added, “Activision Blizzard Studios is not just an exciting new business for our company, it is a synergistic complement to our core business. Our movies and shows will benefit from the remarkable IP created in our games and will further increase the awareness of, engagement with and passion for our franchises.”
Activision Blizzard Studios is another important step in the company’s strategy of expanding the platforms through which it offers its compelling intellectual property to existing fans and new audiences around the world.
The founding of Activision Blizzard Studios follows the company’s announcement on Oct. 22 of a new esports division headed by former ESPN CEO Steve Bornstein and Major League Gaming co-founder and president Mike Sepso. The esports division will build on the company’s competitive gaming leadership by creating all-new ways to deliver the best-in-class fan experience across games, platforms and geographies, furthering the development of its world-leading esports ecosystem. Activision Blizzard’s other divisions are Activision Publishing and Blizzard Entertainment. On Nov. 2, the company announced its plans to acquire King Digital Entertainment, the creators of the Candy Crush®, Farm Heroes®, Pet Rescue® and Bubble Witch® franchises, which will make it a new global leader in mobile gaming.
About Activision Blizzard
Activision Blizzard, Inc., a member of the S&P 500, is the world’s most successful standalone interactive entertainment company. It develops and publishes games based on some of the most beloved entertainment franchises, including Call of Duty®, Destiny, Skylanders®, Guitar Hero®, World of Warcraft®, StarCraft®,Diablo®, and Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™. The company is one of the FORTUNE “100 Best Companies To Work For®” 2015. Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, it has operations throughout the world, and its games are played in 196 countries. Activision Blizzard makes games for leading interactive platforms. More information about Activision Blizzard and its products can be found on the company’s website,
Nov 062015

With a cover spoofing Deadpool’s debut in New Mutants #98, The Almighties #0 Variant Edn introduces a new member for the team of comedic super-heroes created by Sam Johnson (Geek-Girl, Cabra Cini: Voodoo Junkie Hitwoman) & Mike Gagnon (Classics Illustrated, Monkeys & Midgets).

“The Almighties made their debut parodying the Avengers, but we’re taking the craziness up a notch now – introducing a character that’s a parody of a parody,” says Johnson.

“Artist Graham Pearce is known on the indie scene in the UK, where we both hail from, for his comic book Sgt. Mike Battle,” continues Johnson, “and we’re bringing his dynamic and comedic skills to the US here, as we serve up Wayne Winston’s debut story, ‘The Gimp with a Gob,’ in the pages of The Almighties.”

The Almighties team formerly comprised a motley crew – armored (insecure) egomaniac Maxi-Tron; former downtrodden housewife Ms. F; cocky punk rocker Nite Fang; ex-black ops borderline-psychopath Mason; and take-out owner/Presidential confidante Stefanos. But the team disbanded after they discovered their benefactor was in fact an insane Neo-Nazi. Their debut missions caught the eye of The White House’s Joe Cvborg, however – and Joe is looking to reboot The Almighties as his personal (off the books) strike force.

“Joe is not without reservations in bringing all of the, somewhat dysfunctional, Almighties back, though. And Wayne Winston is the replacement lined up, should any of them not make the cut,” says Johnson. “As a huge Deadpool fan, the challenge of parodying an already Over The Top character while also making Wayne his own man has been a fun one. And I guarantee, wherever you expect us to go with this character, you’ll be surprised.”

Written by Johnson & Gagnon, illustrated by Pearce, Eleonora Kortsarz, Pablo Zambrano & Ron Gravelle, published by Actuality Press and rated ‘Teen,’ The Almighties #0 Variant Edition is out now, along with a 2nd Printing of The Almighties #1, and available at



















Praise for The Almighties:
“If you want a smile on your face, this is the book for you!”
-Wayne Hall, Sci-Fi Pulse.

“An entertaining book, Stefanos is probably the standout character. You’ve got to love a super-hero who goes into battle armed with meat on a stick.”
-Matt Adler, Ain’t It Cool News.

“Johnson and Gagnon are having a great time and a lot of fun making this comic and it really shows!”
-Jack Morris, Blog the Blummin’ Doors Off!

“One of the funniest comics you’ll ever read!”
-Glenn B. Fleming, Crikey.

“It had me laughing from start to finish. Go buy it now.”
-Rob the Wrecker, Comic Booked.


Nov 012015

( This actual play of Hellas was recorded a few years ago )  We recorded an actual play of Hellas with the creator Jerry D. Grayson.  This is part 1 of 3 and visit here for more information about Hellas.  Enjoy!