Posts Tagged ‘experience’


At the time of this post, I am in the middle of writing a review of the TV series “Farscape.” Whenever I sit down to write a review of something that I truly and honestly love and enjoy, I find it extremely difficult to focus my thoughts on the aspects of the thing that I like about what I’m wanting to review. I mean, what do I focus on? How do I focus on just that one thing long enough to talk about it for that paragraph or two? (more…)

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GM: “So, what do you do? Do you take the short path full of monsters? Or, do you take the longer path through the mountains?

Me: “I take the long way around.”

GM: “Why would you do that? Their aren’t any monsters that way, plus it will take you and your party twice as long to get there?!”

Me: “It’s the safest route.”

GM: “But, you will miss the XP, which means you won’t level as quickly!”

Me: “But, that’s what my character would do; think of the safety of the party.”

GM: “Why are you being so weird?!”

Me: “I’m role playing my character. Isn’t that what you’re suppose to do?”

GM: “You don’t role play in an RPG! That’s just dumb!” (more…)

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episode number 10

All of the Monkeys come together for the very first time to watch some very uncommon movies!

Turkish Star Trek AND Turkish Star Wars!

Join us as we watch each movie and then record our reactions afterwords!

And here is a bonus; Turkish Star Wars was so… interesting, that we recorded some of our reactions to it LIVE!

These movies you need to see to believe, and I found them on Youtube!

Turkish Star Trek! Turn on CC for subtitles!

And, Turkish Star Wars!

Not only was it a special occasion of all the Monkeys coming together, but I received the prototype shirt and the action figure of Starfleet Admiral Ackbar! And we recorded the reactions of me opening those up!

So, join us as we venture into the realm of Mumps Spock, Mr. Tourist, sand bears, not Vader robot, and some very “interesting” Kung Fu on this episode of the Uncommon Geek podcast!

Today’s episode features song is called “Stormsong” from the extremely talented Vince Kaichan, and actually the first song we are featuring that isn’t Creative Commons! We got permission from Vince Kaichan to use this awesome song for our intro! Check out his Bandcamp at http://vincekaichan.bandcamp.com/ for more of their work!

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Within the past 5 years or so, I have started going to conventions somewhat regularly. The what restarted the habit was Marcon (Multiple Alternative Reality convention), but that is a different post for a different time. If you’re reading this, you want to hear about the gaming convention GenCon!

First, let me tell you that I went there to help out a vendor, Sylvan Creations and I highly recommend checking them out! But, I was able to get out and about a few times to see as much as I could.

And holy frak their was a lot to see! (more…)

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For a while now, I have been wanting to write a blog about how much I love Star Trek. As with anything, starting is the hardest part.

While trying to make a Star Trek based RPG (more on that later), I wrote a review about my 10 hour long visit to the Star Trek Experience in Las Vegas. Rememebring that, I thought that reposting the review would be a good ice breaker. The review has a special meaning to me, because I was wanting to visit the Experience ever since the very first anouncement of the original concept art. And in 2008, just one week before they closed down on September 1, 2008, I was able to live my life long dream of stepping foot onto the bridge of the Enterprise.

“And how would you like that replicated?” A review of Star Trek: The Experience (more…)

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One of the ideas that I had while creating this site was to interview geeks that I know, love and admire.  While thinking of who to interview first, the answer was obvious…

The BIGGEST Star Trek fan I know! (more…)

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