Boards and Bees
Another Kickstarter project that has caught my eye is one of the latest in the ever-growing storytelling genre. It is
Story Realms is a game for 2-7 players aged 5 and up that was designed by Julian Leiberan-Titus and Angela Hickman Newnham. The hour-long game is being published by Game Salute. Story Realms is a cooperative storytelling game where players are heroes attempting to aid the land of Storm Hollow. It seems to be very family oriented, especially with the 5+ age range. Let’s see how it looks.
The game comes with three different books – a rulebook (called the Storyteller’s Guide), a storybook (called The World of Storm Hollow), and an adventure book (called Tales of New Age: Book One “Pieces of a Broken World”). There are dice – light dice, dark dice, talent dice, and a storm die. There are gemstones – boost gems, hit gems, and oomph…
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Check out my wife on The Little Metal Dog Show talking about her game, Story Realms!
The Little Metal Dog Show
Back once again, it’s another Little Metal Dog Show! Episode 44 is ready to roll via iTunes or direct download.
This time there are three guests (well, four actually, but two are together) for you to listen to, all of whom have something splendid to talk about. First up, Robert Groller from Grumpy Owl Gamery discusses his project that will hopefully help gamers transport their gear around in style: The Keep. Angie Hickman then comes along to show off her new story telling game that’s suitable for both kids and adults, Story Realms. Finally, Athena Cagle and Jasn Painter pop up to chat about their new game Drunk Quest – a drinking game which has (for once) a focus on the game!
As always, cheers for listening – if you want to get in touch, drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org. And now… this episode’s links!
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If you’re any sort of geek at all, you’re going to know who Felicia Day is. I’m not even going to list any credentials; she’s just that awesome. Anyway, her YouTube show, The Flog, is fun and funny. Yesterday, she answered a reader question about what superhero powers she would have, as well as name and sidekick. She came up with the powers to speak all languages, and to become invisible. Her name would be Invislingua, and her sidekick would be Tiny Man. She colored (with crayons! :)) a picture, and then asked watchers to make their own pictures and tweet to her. Tweet set! Here is my picture:
Also goache. Like? :)
Hey there! I’ve been a bit busy and not devoting any time to art, so I thought it was time to try something out. I had a set of goache paints sitting around that I had been meaning to bust out and try, so I thought it would be fun to have a couple joint art projects with the kids. They each did their own pieces, of course, and I had the opportunity to add some color to some line drawings I made for that purpose. Here’s what I ended up with:
Overall, pretty happy with it. I can certainly see combining that with watercolors for backgrounds. Anyway, I’ll post more when I have it.
Easy Vegetarian Sloppy Joes
2 boxes (8 patties) “Flame-grilled” Boca Burgers, thawed or defrosted
1/4 medium red onion, finely chopped
1-1/4 cup ketchup
2/3 cup brown sugar
8 large sesame seed buns
2 tablespoons olive oil
grated or sliced cheddar chees (optional)
1. In a large skillet, add the olive oil and the onions. Saute on medium heat for a couple minutes.
2. Crumble the Boca burger patties into the skillet; use a spatula to break up larger pieces. Saute on medium heat for a couple minutes.
3. Add the brown sugar and ketchup, stirring well. The color should be uniform. Saute on medium heat for a couple minutes, then simmer on low heat for about ten minutes.
4. Serve hot on sesame seed buns. If you like, add greated or sliced cheddar on top. Serves eight.
This has become a favorite comfort food in our household. It is pretty quick to make and everyone loves them. Even if you do not plan on serving eight sandwiches, I advise making your batch that size. The sloppy joe mixture stores well in the refrigerator for several days, and microwaves quickly.