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Appreciate Your Kids (#20)

Show Notes In this episode, I’m going to lament a little bit because I just experienced a milestone in my daughter’s life and I’d like to talk about it as a parent. What The Geek! Star Trek: Picard Season 3 Teaser: https://youtu.be/KXw3oSSjlp8 Patrick Stewart Says ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Season 3 TNG Reunion Isn’t A Walk Down Memory Lane: https://trekmovie.com/2022/05/07/patrick-stewart-says-star-trek-picard-season-3-tng-reunion-isnt-a-walk-down-memory-lane/ The Orville: New Horizons Season 3 Trailer: https://youtu.be/dKCILxahpv4 Our Links Send us [...]

2022-05-26T18:35:11-07:00May 26th, 2022|

Geek Parenting (#19)

Show Notes In this episode I’d like to shift gears a bit and to talk a little bit about Parenting as a Geek including what kind of lessons I’ve learned from my own upbringing as well as some of what I’ve learned raising my daughter to this point. What The Geek! Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Trailer https://www.imdb.com/video/vi2158019097/?ref_=tt_vi_i_1 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness Trailer https://youtu.be/Rt_UqUm38BI Doctor Strange in [...]

2022-04-21T21:28:17-07:00April 21st, 2022|

Arizona Renaissance Festival 2022

Donned with our Ren Fest garb, my daughter and I travel 78 miles to Gold Canyon on an adventure back in time (sorta). As we stood in line to enter, waiting patiently to walk through the gates of Fairhaven leaving the world of Mundania. The sound of a cannon finally signaled the opening of the 2022 Arizona Renaissance Festival. Passing through the portal, we were met with the smell of cooked turkey legs, the [...]

2022-04-03T15:35:43-07:00April 3rd, 2022|

Picard Season 2 Episodes 1-2 (#18)

Show Notes In this podcast going to talk a little bit about Star Trek Picard. I’ll try to summarize season 1 and then give you my thoughts on the first couple of episodes from Season 2. I also wanted to include this interesting article on the El-Aurian’s https://www.startrek.com/article/listening-to-the-universe-the-el-aurians Our Links Send us an email or visit our social media: https://geektastic.link/contact Visit our podcasts: https://geektastic.link/podcast Support our podcast: https://geektastic.link/support Leave me a [...]

2022-03-12T21:57:46-07:00March 12th, 2022|

D&D PHB Ch 10, Ch 11, and Appendices (#17)

Show Notes In this episode I will wrap up my run on the Player’s Handbook and discuss Chapter 10, Chapter 11, and I’ll summarize the Appendices. I hope you have enjoyed this run, because it’s been fun and educational for me! What The Geek! Review: Star Trek: Picard Season 2 Premiere “The Star Gazer” https://treknews.net/2022/03/03/review-star-trek-picard-201-star-gazer/ Watch the teaser trailer for Obi-Wan Kenobi https://nerdvanamedia.com/television/obi-wan-kenobi-teaser-trailer/157763/ Star Trek: Strange New Worlds | Teaser Trailer [...]

2022-03-09T18:54:06-07:00March 9th, 2022|

My Favorite Discord Bots for D&D

Playing D&D virtually has obviously become more of a thing due to covid. I think the most useful tool out there so far has been Discord. It's free, it's easy to use, and cross platform compatibility. I ran a group for a couple of years on Discord, and am currently a player in that same group (with another person DM'ing) and we still use Discord. On top of the platform, we have become fond [...]

2022-03-06T21:53:31-07:00March 6th, 2022|

D&D PHB Chapters 9 (#16)

Show Notes Welcome to 2022!! This is the first episode of the new year and it will be dedicated to Chapter 9 of the Player’s Handbook which is focused entirely on combat. We’ll have a lot of fun stuff to discuss and should be super fun, because if you’re anything like me … you’ll love encounters and combat in the game! What The Geek! Bel-Air Review https://geeknewsnetwork.net/bel-air-review-it-actually-works/ Jurassic World Domination https://youtu.be/fb5ELWi-ekk [...]

2022-02-12T16:23:51-07:00February 12th, 2022|

Merry Christmas 2021 (#15)

Show Notes Both 2020 and 2021 have been rough on us, so I wanted to do an episode where I can just say a few words about Christmas. Christmas can take on different meanings for different people, but I want to tell you what this holiday has meant for me growing up and what it means for me now. Our Links Send us an email or visit our social media: https://geektastic.link/contact [...]

2021-12-21T21:53:27-07:00December 21st, 2021|

D&D PHB Chapters 7 & 8 (#14)

Show Notes In this episode, I’m going to combine Chapters 7 and 8 of the Player’s Handbook. Chapter 7 deals with things like your ability scores, advantage and disadvantage, ability checks, and savaging throws. Chapter 8 will guide us through adventuring topics such as the passage of time, movement, your environment, and so on. What The Geek! Moon Knight, She-Hulk, and More: All the MCU Announcements at Disney+ Day: https://www.denofgeek.com/tv/moon-knight-she-hulk-mcu-announcements-at-disney-plus-day/ Details [...]

2021-11-13T11:16:35-07:00November 13th, 2021|

Interview with a Noob (#13)

Show Notes Today’s episode will be focused more on what it’s like being new to D&D, and I have a good friend who is my guest and she is fairly new to playing D&D. What The Geek! Dune Sequel Confirmed by Legendary: https://www.cbr.com/dune-sequel-legendary-confirmed/ Cowboy Bebop Tours the Solar System in Live-Action Series’ First Trailer https://www.cbr.com/cowboy-bebop-netflix-live-action-series-first-trailer/ Cowboy Bebop Fans Wondering About Ed ‘Will be Delighted,’ Netflix Showrunner Says https://www.ign.com/articles/cowboy-bebop-netflix-ed-yoko-kanno Link Tank: Stranger [...]

2021-10-26T22:14:47-07:00October 26th, 2021|
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