My Married Nerdy Life Of Mine Part 2

My Married Nerdy Life Of Mine Part 2

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On October 31, 2015

I got to marry my best friend, my gaming buddy, my companion. Someone who as seen me at my lowest point in my life and still stuck by me. Someone who as walked with me in the darkness and never thought once of running. Someone who as cheered & celebrate the highest points, only to push me forward and higher than before. Someone who supported me, no matter how nerdy the event…

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My Married Nerdy Life Of Mine Part 2

My Married Nerdy Life Of Mine Part 2

162973765

On October 31, 2015

I got to marry my best friend, my gaming buddy, my companion. Someone who as seen me at my lowest point in my life and still stuck by me. Someone who as walked with me in the darkness and never thought once of running. Someone who as cheered & celebrate the highest points, only to push me forward and higher than before. Someone who supported me, no matter how nerdy the event…

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My Married Nerdy Life Of Mine Part 2

162973765

On October 31, 2015

I got to marry my best friend, my gaming buddy, my companion. Someone who as seen me at my lowest point in my life and still stuck by me. Someone who as walked with me in the darkness and never thought once of running. Someone who as cheered & celebrate the highest points, only to push me forward and higher than before. Someone who supported me, no matter how nerdy the event and/or idea was :). Someone who makes life worth living. I get to annoy this one person for the for the rest of my life. HEHEHE!
Carly Vore (Now Roberts)! This past October was super busy/crazy, in a good way for course. I haven’t been this happy in a long time. Or relaxed for that matter. Well, maybe relaxed isn’t the right word for it. Open I think would be a better word. I’m a nerd, Fanboy, gamer, Whovian, trekkkie and a massive science geek. And I don’t have to hide that from her or worry about being judged. She is just as big of a geek as I am and I think that’s why we get along so well.

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There are a lot of things that have happened in my past that I haven’t written or talked about. Some for good reason, mostly because they are personal as well. But with this new life event, it feels like I can close the book on that part of my life, move on.. Start a new book, a new adventure if you will. I feel beyond happy with everything. Feel inspired to make things like paint, drawing, things I haven’t done in years! I’m actually thinking about writing a book about some of my life stories.
It’s odd to have this feeling of support from another person or have someone give a helping hand on a project. I’ve never had that before. Never really had that before… Between the podcasts, Blog, Comic-Con and gaming. Carly was always there :). Even before we were dating….
What’s odd is the people who are in my life now. People who care, people I can hang out with for hours on end or talk with for hours. I have friends who live 100s to 1000s of miles away and we talk on a daily basis. I never thought I would have that. Haveing friends who check in on you or you find yourself wanting to do things for. Like clean up their house or cut down a chunk of the blackberry bushes. Not because they asked you to or you think you might get something in return. But because they are like family and you help your family. Beside, you can make funny memories/stories that way haha. But what I’m getting at is… I feel happy with the people around me. I don’t feel like I have to walk on “egg shells”. I’ve never felt like this before.

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I really think a lot of it happened and came from Carly. With who she is as a person and the support she gives me. I don’t have that nervousness as much anymore. I able to come up with new ideas, make new projects. Live life and be who I am. I love you Carly Roberts and I’m beyond happy you came into my life :).

Virtutis gloria merces (Glory is the reward of valour) A family motto

152787520I’ll post more pictures later on. Right now it’s going on 2am and I’m fixing Carly’s computer at the moment. That and there is a lot of pictures to go through and I’m just to tired to post/upload them all. Plus there is a lot of cool DIY projects both Carly and I did for the wedding so far. There is a second part to this wedding and that is coming in June 2016.

Check out: “GOODWILL HUNTING 4 GEEKS: My Blog As A Mixtape: A Completely Stolen Idea”

Check out: “GOODWILL HUNTING 4 GEEKS: My Blog As A Mixtape: A Completely Stolen Idea”

This post is  latest from one of my friend’s & fellow podcaster blog. I say check out and behold the awesomeness that is  GOODWILL HUNTING 4 GEEKS!!!!

GOODWILL HUNTING 4 GEEKS: My Blog As A Mixtape: A Completely Stolen Idea.

“This used to be a blog where I occasionally just talk about stuff too. For awhile I felt like I had to do that in a whole separate blog, and I even stopped writing this one…

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Check out: “GOODWILL HUNTING 4 GEEKS: My Blog As A Mixtape: A Completely Stolen Idea”

Check out: “GOODWILL HUNTING 4 GEEKS: My Blog As A Mixtape: A Completely Stolen Idea”

This post is  latest from one of my friend’s & fellow podcaster blog. I say check out and behold the awesomeness that is  GOODWILL HUNTING 4 GEEKS!!!!

GOODWILL HUNTING 4 GEEKS: My Blog As A Mixtape: A Completely Stolen Idea.

“This used to be a blog where I occasionally just talk about stuff too. For awhile I felt like I had to do that in a whole separate blog, and I even stopped writing this one…

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Check out: “GOODWILL HUNTING 4 GEEKS: My Blog As A Mixtape: A Completely Stolen Idea”

This post is  latest from one of my friend’s & fellow podcaster blog. I say check out and behold the awesomeness that is  GOODWILL HUNTING 4 GEEKS!!!!

GOODWILL HUNTING 4 GEEKS: My Blog As A Mixtape: A Completely Stolen Idea.

“This used to be a blog where I occasionally just talk about stuff too. For awhile I felt like I had to do that in a whole separate blog, and I even stopped writing this one for awhile because of how I felt I “had” to produce content for Goodwill Hunting 4 Geeks.
BUT……”

2014 In Review For Nerdy Life Of Mine

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 13,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 5 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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More Castles You Can Shake Dice At, Plus A Mad Train Ride Through Africa To Play With Some Magical Buildings

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So last Saturday was the first time playing Castle Dice. I must say it was rather fun and yet there was enough of the “cut throat” element within the game to make you keep playing. We played with 4 players and it ran about 40 minutes or so.   Here is a small description from makers page:

“Castle Dice is a light worker-placement, dice-drafting game in which the players have been ordered by the king to build castles along the borders of the kingdom. The player who can create the greatest castle will become the new heir to the throne. Players will explore the land by rolling the dice, and then take turns gathering resources from them. These resources are then used to hire workers and improve castles. Players must gather and spend wisely as the Barbarians from the neighboring lands will attack players and steal their resources throughout the game. At the end of seven turns, the player who has built the greatest castle (earned the most victory points) wins the game!”

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In one of my older TableTop posts I said I came in right in the middle of a “stressful” game of Ticket to Ride: Heart of Africa, sadly I wasn’t able to play that time. BUT! This go around I finally got a chance to play. I enjoyed it, aside from people getting mad haha. The only time I got mad at the game, was when I realized I just screwed myself on completing on my last route. ONE TRAIN SHORT!!! I almost pulled a Anne Wheaton at the table too.

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Game description from the publisher:

“Set in the vast wilderness of Africa at the height of its exploration by intrepid explorers, missionaries and adventurers, Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 3 – The Heart of Africa, a single-sided expansion map for Ticket to Ride or Ticket to Ride: Europe, focuses on the central and southern “heart” of the continent displayed in a vertical format.

This expansion introduces 45 new terrain cards, divided into three different terrain types. Each type is associated with different route colors: Desert/Savanna cards for yellow, orange and red routes; Jungle/Forest cards for green, blue and purple routes; and Mountain/Cliff cards for black, white and grey routes. Players can draw terrain cards just like train cards and they may use these to double the value of the routes they claim, under certain conditions.”

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So after everyone cooled down from Ticket to Ride. We picked up Citadels. A rather enjoyably game and fast, I think the game it’s self only took about 30ish. Easy to learn and really easy to screw other players over hahaha (joking.. kinda)

Here is a small description from makers page:

“In Citadels, players take on new roles each round to represent characters they hire in order to help them acquire gold and erect buildings. The game ends at the close of a round in which a player erects her eighth building. Players then tally their points, and the player with the highest score wins.

Players start with a number of building cards in their hand; buildings come in five colors, with the purple buildings typically having a special ability and the other colored buildings providing a benefit when you play particular characters. At the start of each round, the player who was king the previous round discards one of the eight character cards at random, chooses one, then passes the cards to the next player, etc. until each player has secretly chosen a character. Each character has a special ability, and the usefulness of any character depends upon your situation, and that of your opponents. The characters then carry out their actions in numerical order: the assassin eliminating another character for the round, the thief stealing all gold from another character, the wizard swapping building cards with another player, the warlord optionally destroys a building in play, and so on.

On a turn, a player earns two or more gold (or draws two building cards then discards one), then optionally constructs one building (or up to three if playing the architect this round). Buildings cost gold equal to the number of symbols on them, and each building is worth a certain number of points. In addition to points from buildings, at the end of the game a player scores bonus points for having eight buildings or buildings of all five colors.”

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The following day we played Alhambra with the The Magical Buildings expansion. Vary cool!! Even tho it was a small add on with only six titles, it added a whole to twist to the game. One that can make you or break you.  The game we played only lasted about an hour and a half, not to bad seeings how we had one last over FOUR hours. Here is a small description from makers page:

“Alhambra: The Magical Buildings, a promotional item from Queen Games for Spiel 2011, consists of six new tiles – one in each of the six colors of buildings – that are placed in the bag with the other tiles at the start of the game.

When drawn, they are placed for sale as with any other building. What’s different about these buildings is that no direction is up, so when added to a player’s Alhambra, the tile can be turned and placed in any legal position based on all the building rules except orientation. During scoring, these magical buildings count as a building of the appropriate color when determining majorities.”

Sadly I have the “Wil Wheaton cure” when it comes to this game. I own it, I love it…. BUT I NEVER WIN AT IT… I have never won one game haha. Oh well, one day…… Right?

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Late Father’s Post/ TableTop

So Father’s Day didn’t start off on the right foot so to speak. But it ended great! So rather going through the drama in the beginning, lets focus on the good. Had a nice BBQ with friends and some family, was nice to relax and not have to worries about anything for awhile. After dinner we had a small little tabletop event. Kids played Zombie Dice, then we play 7 Wonders, followed by Sushi Go!.

Then we made Ice Cream and watched movies.. Like I said it was nice and relaxing.

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