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Michael Tresca
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Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. The second Games of Thrones item for the Fantasy theme includes a set of magnets. More magnets.
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Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. This month's theme is Fantasy and it's a pleasant surprise to discover that The Princess Bride was part of the fantasy theme. Not quite as pleasant? It's playing cards.
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Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. This month's theme was Fantasy and you can't have fantasy without a crown, right?
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Daw... why didnt I think of this! ;)
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Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. This month's theme was Fantasy, and you can't have fantasy without Harry Potter.
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This is the latest installment in a continuing series of reviews of the miniatures from the Kickstarter-launched Cthulhu Wars. For more info about Cthulhu Wars see the Kickstarter page. This review covers the mostly naked King in Yellow.
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This is the latest installment in a continuing series of reviews of the miniatures from the Kickstarter-launched Cthulhu Wars. For more info about Cthulhu Wars see the Kickstarter page. This review covers Hastur, leader of the Yellow faction, who arrived in two pieces.
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Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. This month's theme is Fantasy, which is they there's not one but two Game of Thrones-themed items included.
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Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. This month's theme was Fantasy, and like every good nerd it comes with an ironic bow tie.
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A premiere reviewer who works hard to write impartial reviews? Yes please.
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Loot Crate is a monthly service in which you receive geek-friendly merchandise at a discount, grouped around a particular theme. This month's theme was right in my wheelhouse with Fantasy. And like every good fantasy-themed loot, Dungeons & Dragons is front-and-center.
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This is the latest installment in a continuing series of reviews of the miniatures from the Kickstarter-launched Cthulhu Wars. For more info about Cthulhu Wars see the Kickstarter page. This review covers the very insectoid-looking bykahee.
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They were not altogether crows, nor moles, nor buzzards, nor ants, nor vampire bats, nor decomposed human beings; but TYRANIDS
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The Academy of Adventure Gaming & Design announced the nominees for the Origins Awards today.
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Michael "Talien" Tresca is a game designer, author, communicator, and artist. He is the National RPG and Sci-Fi Movie Examiner and recently published three books, the non-fiction history of gaming, The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games from McFarland Publishing, his fantasy fiction debut, The Well of Stars, from Three Ravens Books, and the young adult fantasy Awfully Familiar from Dark Quest Books. Michael has authored numerous supplements and adventures for publishers of Open Game License and D20-compatible games, including AEG, MonkeyGod Enterprises, Goodman Games, Otherworld Creations, Privateer Press, RPGObjects and Ronin Arts. A top reviewer for Amazon, his articles and reviews have appeared in Allgame.com, D20 Filtered, Dragon Magazine, Gamers.com, Pyramid, RPG.net, and Sharktopus. He has participated in panels about electronic and tabletop role-playing games at ConnectiCon, Dragon*Con, and I-Con.

When he's not writing, Michael can be found as his alter ego, Talien, on RetroMUD as an administrator. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.

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