HTGYG Show #45: Interview with Tracy Hickman and Xtreme Dungeon Mastery

This week, I am delighted to present my interview with Tracy Hickman, accomplished author and a true gentleman. We talk about his body of work, including the Dragonlance books, as well as his new book Xtreme Dungeon Mastery, which can help us make our pen-and-paper games much more fun and exciting. We had so much great material that I am saving some of his writing and parenting advice for another show soon! He is pictured below with his wife and writing partner Laura Hickman.

Photobucket

Where to order XDM

A review from an experienced DM

A review from a player

Photobucket

Above, Tracy Hickman is pictured with writing partner Margaret Weis. (Photo by Eva Schiffer)

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: Slice of SciFi and The Dragon Page Cover to Cover

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #44: Magiquest, Caves and other Geeky Vacation Spots

Our family vacation last week gave me the chance to do some really fun, geeky things with the family, so I decided to tell you about what we did, and I found a link for more really cool places to go on vacation as well. Also, our friend Doug is at sea on the JOIDES Resolution expedition, and is blogging and Twittering back his experiences as a science teacher witnessing lots of scientists studying the sea floor.

Photobucket

Magiquest

Tuckaleechee Caverns

100 Geeky Places to Take Your Kids This Summer | GeekDad | Wired.com

Doug’s blog from the JOIDES Resolution Expedition

Doug’s Twitter

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: Great Hites and Carology

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #43: John, Amanda and I play Space Alert!!!

This episode is really fun! I get my husband John and my daughter Amanda to tell us about one of our newest games, Space Alert. This new game by Vladda Chvatil of Czech Games Edition, produced by Rio Grande Games, puts you as the crew of a spaceship, encountering problems in real time. John explains the game, we play it, and you hear what we did and how we did it, and how it didn’t go so well due to a giant asteroid! This game is great fun recommended for 12+, although we did let Amanda play it. Enjoy!

Photobucket

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: The Chronic Rift and Short Cummings Audio

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

HTGYG Show #42: Time Warp, SYTYCD, and Clean House

In this show, Amanda and I tell you about some of our favorite summer TV shows. First we discuss the Discovery Channel show Time Warp, then we wax poetic about So You Think You Can Dance on Fox, and finally we cover our guilty yet extremely helpful pleasure from the Style Network, Clean House. There are cool and interesting things about each of these shows that Amanda and I want to share with you!

Thanks for all the input, and keep it coming! And, if you have some time, I would appreciate a review on iTunes! And if you appreciate this show and other great Farpoint Media shows, please visit my website and contribute to the campaign to help Farpoint Media!

Don’t forget to check out the 365 Days of Astronomy Podcast!

Please email me with your own comments at howtogrowyourgeek – at-gmail -dot-com, or call my voicemail number at 206-202-7309 and leave your thoughts. You can also visit our forum at the Farpoint Forums. And last but not least, you can follow me on Twitter!

Promos: The Chronic Rift and The Weird Show

Theme music courtesy of Jonathan Coulton

Darcy Reviews “The Youngest Templar”

Hi guys,
Been a while since I done a book review. This time I got a great one for everyone to enjoy!

The Youngest Templar- a book review by Darcy Low

“Raised by monks, the orphan Tristan never dreamed that he might see the world or discover the truth about his past. But that changes the day that the Knights Templar ride thought the abbey on their way to fight in the Holy Land for Richard the Lionheart’s Crusade. Overnight Tristan becomes a squire to Sir Thomas, one of the Templar’s most courageous and respected knights. But he also himself thrust into the middle of political intrigue deeper than a simple boy would expect to be a part of. Caught between rival knights desperate for power and entrusted with the most sacred relic in all of Christendom, the Holy Grail. With the chaos of war surrounding him, Tristan teams up with a young archer from Sherwood Forest and a Al Hashshashin warrior (who happens to be a girl). But even with their help, can he safely bring the Holy Grail back to England and escape the men who follow in his wake?”

[Read more...]