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John Fiala
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Playing Heroica with my daughter on #TabletopDay or whatever the hashtag is. And now for more Little Mermaid... 
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Help!  My wife just stole my unicorn LEGO figure!
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Good to know.  Will be making plans for a Fizzy Wigs shopping trip.
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If being excited about a telepathic super-gorilla living in the sewers under Central City in the Flash is wrong, I don't want to be right. :)
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Of course, now I'm picturing an odd-couple like sitcom set under the streets of Central City, with Gorilla Grodd and Solomon Grundy sharing an apartment and arguing about who messed up the living room.
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So, I'm full up on Kickstarters right now.  Please don't anyone start anything awesome for a month or so.

(I couldn't not back the Masks of Nyarlhotep Companion, having enjoyed the 0.9 release so much.)
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So, anyone out there know this Topher Gerkey person?  It's getting a bit annoying that he's not even replying to his kickstarter after six months.
Topher Gerkey is raising funds for Rosemont Bay - A Gothic Horror Soap Opera Roleplaying Game on Kickstarter! Like classic gothic horror? Like sexy primetime soap operas? Rosemont Bay is a tabletop RPG of supernatural relationship drama!
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Oh no, that's not good at all. I hope he recovers from whatever is wrong -- his health is far more important than any RPG.
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So, how goes the GeekDad community here in Denver?  I picked up a bunch of lego horses from the pick-a-brick area, and now my daughter is enjoying using them to make stories.
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Hey folks. 

So, I'm going to be the moderator on a panel at MileHiCon, a Denver science fiction convention, on the topic of "Kickstarter & Beyond: Successful Crowd-Sourcing".  The panel, aside from me, are a number of folks who have done crowdsourcing in the past.  Thoughts on good questions to ask the panel?  I'll be digging up some of my own, but I thought you folks could help me come up with some good questions.  

No one I'll have on the panel is notorious - generally they've done small kickstarters, succeeded at it, and (as far as I can tell) released their rewards more or less on time.  It's J. Alan Erwine, Travis Heermann, Susan NC Price (of Diamond Dust Dreams) and Courtney Schafer - the last of whom seems to be getting ready to release the last book in a trilogy via kickstarter (but seems to be busy writing the book now.)

It's a shame we can get the Foglios in - they're the artist guest of honor, and I'm pretty sure they've been involved in at least one kickstarter.
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Nice!
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This is amusing.  I've got a Yoda alarm clock that I'm really not using - maybe I should bring it into work?
 
Collide LEGO, Star Wars and Make It Functional
I was at +Talbots Toyland Inc yesterday, one of the last local, independent toy stores in the Peninsula, a region south of San Francisco. 

Check out this LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Alarm Clock
Talbots has an extensive LEGO section to fit every price point and for toddlers to adults. This was mixed in with all of the #LEGO sets.

The Force was strong on this one  - I have never seen anything like it before. I can see this being the perfect gift for a little boy or big boy. Awesome clock for your favorite techie or engineer in your life for his/her cube, office or home. 

Found this +YouTube video to fully show what this LEGO #StarWars Darth Vader Alarm Clock looks like out of the box
It stands. It sits. The only con - it does not make the Vader heavy breathing sounds!
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your office is cool looking all the fun toys :) 
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Anyone else dropping by GenghisCon this weekend?  My daughter's going to be staying at a friend's house Friday night, so I'll actually get to hang out for a bit.  Also thinking of bring Rose by Con Jr. for a bit.
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So, my wife put on Back to the Future II and it's just crazy how wrong it all is.  I mean, yes, everyone remembers the hoverboards, but Doc Brown mentions how he had his blood replaced, the McFly family has a garden of grapes growing in the ceiling of their kitchen, a videogame that requires using your hands is a "baby's toy" and the weather is controlled to the second.

Then again, how exciting would it have been if they had arrived at the real future?
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Well you've still got 9 months, a lot can happen between now & Oct 21. Who knows? But are some of these ideas really futuristic or just plumbed silly. Could be in the works. Hahaha.
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My friend Marc Issacson is starting a kickstarter to support him making a site to help folks teach themselves Drupal.  Have a look!
Ridiculously Open Online Self Training Site
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It's astonishing, reading through this.  I liked the title that was given on r/shittykickstarters: It's Official - Kickstarter is Dying. (Edit follows) I like the title because it underscores just how utterly ridiculous the post is - I certainly wouldn't have backed this project when they haven't delivered o the last one.
The time has come to bid farewell. It’s been a memorable month, to say the least, and this final update will be a recap and analysis of a campaign that has many still wondering why in Azathoth’s name it wasn’t funded. As we’re going to see, there’s no easy answer, but first things first:THANK YOU. Those of you who are here have been extremely kind and supportive. You were as passionate about the project as we were, as can be attested by the sheer...
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I could get it if they had a successful Youtube Video.
Yet a View/Like-Ratio of 0.77% is rather depressing. imho.

My own few videos got a Ratio of 4,5%. Given the less views in general and probably some friends liking (with bigger impact) I also checked some videos from CinemaSins, AV Bytes.. they still got 2% and more.
Basically their video sucked in regards of popularity.

Given they got 4.284 Likes on Facebook for their company I would even tend to say that they did a good job convincing about 43% of their fB Likers zu back..  (or their backers to set likes on fB)
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Hey.

I'm John Fiala, a Web Developer and Gamer who works mostly in Drupal, an Open Source PHP CMS.  I live in Denver, and am fairly active with things.

I like to play both Boardgames and Roleplaying games.
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