May 252015
 

Michael and Miri got to record an episode LIVE from the convention floor of Comicpalooza!  We met a few people that stopped by our booth to talk to us while recording Friday.  Sorry for some of the audio but we hope you enjoy the episode.

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May 252015
 

​Howdy and welcome to episode 38 of DDC. This weeks show is a short one, for us anyway. We are talking Vegas the how and what and when of it all and how amazing it will be. So sit back relax and hold on to your Kevy its going to be a bumpy ride.

May 252015
 

Hey everyone!  My name is Sarabeth Pollock and I’m the new kid on the block, the newest contributor for Zero Fortitude.  I’m thrilled to be here!  Before I jump into things, I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself and let you know what you can expect from me.

I’m a nerd, through and through.  I started watching the original Star Trek when I was 11 and I fell in love with science fiction and the ideal of space travel.  I was 16 when Star Trek: The Next Generation left the air, and by then I’d attended several Star Trek conventions here in San Diego.  (Yes, I own a gold command uniform from TOS and a red command uniform from TNG)  After college I started attending the granddaddy of all cons: San Diego Comic Con.  2016 will mark my tenth year at SDCC.  So far this year I’ve attended the Long Beach Comic Expo and the Star Wars Celebration, and in June I’m heading to the Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con to get into con-shape prior to SDCC.

In terms of gaming, I’ve always been a Nintendo girl, which is a result of getting an NES at the age of six.  Of course, I spent most of those days playing Super Mario Bros because my best guy friend said that girls weren’t allowed to play Zelda.  Go figure.  At present, I’ve been slowly collecting pots and pans in Skyrim so that I’m prepared for the day that I actually have a place to put them…  In 2013 I wandered into the gaming rooms at SDCC and sat down to a beginner’s game of Pathfinder.  I was hooked.  I also enjoy a good game of Settlers of Cataan.

What can you expect from me?  I’ll be providing Zero Fortitude with coverage from SDCC and the other cons I attend, and in between cons you can read my thoughts about various geeky topics that catch my attention.  You can follow me on Twitter at @SarabethPollock

And now, as the good Doctor would say, Allons-y!

May 172015
 
​This week on Direct Damage Cast it’s just Kaesi and Layfield while Matomic gets his fitness on. We go around the table and then talk about the new Duel Decks as well as the FNM promos from the future. We go back to an old Favorite PLANESWALKER DEATHBATTLE!  We have a new top 5 list before we tell you all thanks. Join us for a rip roaring good ol time.

Email us directdamagecast@gmail.com
Find us on twitter
Kaesi @GirlOnNerds
Matomic @Matomic27
Layfield @Zero_Layfield
The show is @DirectDamCast

Direct Damage Cast is sponsored by http://www.miniatureexchange.com/

May 152015
 

One of my favorite conventions is quickly approaching.  That convention is of course Comicpalooza in Houston Texas.  Comicpalooza is a multi-genre, comic book, science fiction, anime, gaming, and pop culture convention.  Last year was my daughter’s first year attending.  She had such a great time and can’t wait to go this year.  My oldest daughter will be joining us this year and it will be her first time too.  I’m counting the days down until we leave for Comicpalooza!

I will be taking lots of pictures at the convention but here are a few pictures from last year’s Comicpalooza.

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You never know who or what you will meet at Comicpalooza.

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It’s the Batmobile!

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My daughter using a Sonic Screwdriver on Banana Deadpool.

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Got a photo with cosplayer Ani-Mia.

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My daughter running into a Dalek from Doctor Who.

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Got some new art from Josh C. Lyman.

 

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My daughter and I got to meet The Hurricane who is one of my favorite wrestlers.

 

 

 

 

May 142015
 

Announcing Fluxx Dice

The first boxed expansion for Fluxx, Fluxx Dice adds even more chaotic fun to every turn.

College Park, MD – May 14, 2015 Today Looney Labs announced Fluxx Dice, a new expansion that can be added to any Fluxx deck.

Fluxx Dice takes the place of the traditional “Draw One, Play One” rules in the many versions of FLuxx. Instead of following the basic rules, at each turn players roll the draw and play dice and follow the new rules set by their roll! The expansion set includes two dice and five cards.

“I always say that Fluxx is a different game each time you play, but with Fluxx Dice it’s a different game every turn,” said designer Andy Looney.

There are currently over a dozen versions of Fluxx, including Star Fluxx and Zombie Fluxx and more on the way with Batman Fluxx and Adventure Time Fluxx set to arrive this summer. Fluxx is designed for 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and older and can take 5 minutes to 30 minutes to play. All Fluxx decks include Goal cards, New Rules, Actions and Keepers. Some versions also include Creeper cards, Surprises and Ungoals. No matter the version, Fluxx Dice can be added to any Fluxx card game.

Fluxx Dice is expected to be available from retailers worldwide August 28th at the retail price of $12. For more information, you can visit the Looney Labs website at:www.looneylabs.com/fluxxdice.

About Looney Labs

Looney Labs was founded in 1997 by Kristin & Andrew Looney, a husband and wife team that gave up successful careers as aerospace engineers (they met while working at NASA) to pursue their hobby business full time. They could tell early on the true hit potential their card game Fluxx had, so they took the jump and quit their day jobs so they could dedicate all their energy to making and promoting Andy’s games. With the creation of new and exciting versions of Fluxx, the popularity of the game has spread worldwide and spawned numerous international publications. Andy Looney continues to create Looney Labs games, from those with lighter play, like Fluxx and Just Desserts, to more strategic games like Chrononauts and the Looney Pyramid game system.

May 122015
 

Make Magic History!

That’s what tens of thousands of Magic: The Gathering players and fans will be doing at the end of this month when the biggest Magic Premier Play event ever comes to three continents across the globe.

Taking place May 28-31, Modern Masters Weekend will be a visual and competition-filled spectacle, simultaneously taking place in Las Vegas, Chiba, Japan and Utrecht, Netherlands over the course of one weekend. This unprecedented worldwide event is expected to draw 20,000+ players across the three locations, with hundreds of thousands of fans watching in real-time on Twitch.  A testament to the passionate global Magic: The Gathering community, round-the-clock coverage will highlight some truly amazing player stories – including four couples who will tie the knot during the weekend!

Key events taking place throughout the weekend will include Grand Prix events featuring Modern Masters 2015 Edition in sealed and draft formats.

 

We invite you and your readers to help us Make Magic History! Event pre-registration is currently underway here and fans can watch Modern Masters Weekend coverage at

http://www.twitch.tv/magic.

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