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Joe broke his back, and now he is recording a podcast while on pain killers and muscle relaxers about new 40k editions and the L5R card game. Enjoy! NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

Game Classy 135: Adepticon 2017

by Joe on March 26, 2017

Notes from Aderpticon NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

Game Classy 134: M’Rising Sun

by Joe on March 12, 2017

Joe recaps the spring auction, and the boys discuss Rising Sun NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

Game Classy 133: Warmahormalifaux

by Joe on February 26, 2017

Chibis!, Slambo!, and Hordes new faction on today’s museum quality cast! NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

Game Classy 132: We’re back baby!

by Joe on February 12, 2017

The boys are back just like Robot Gooleyman! This episode they talk Age of Emprah, Samurai, and the newest laziest segment they could think of. NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

Game Classy 131: Hard Sci-Fi

by Joe on January 15, 2017

Joe and Steve talk hobby Supplies and changes to the Magic Format. NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

Yet another episode where we create a game and never go anywhere or do anything with the awesome content. NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

Game Classy 129: Doom

by Joe on December 18, 2016

The boys talk about the new Doom Game, and stuff about the new GW releases NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

Game Classy 128: Game Classy 1.5

by Joe on December 4, 2016

Steve’s super excited about Kingdom Death 1.5 This episode brought to you by Polar Vortex, a Gaming Convention, at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn IL, January 27th-29th   www.dragon-fall.com NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

Joe and Steve talk about the new Tzeentch-y models from GW, a LOT of RPG talk and Steve has a special announcement. This episode brought to you by Polar Vortex, a Gaming Convention, at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn IL, January 27th-29th   www.dragon-fall.com NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! Don’t Forget to […] Read More >>

Game Classy 126: Mailbergs

by Joe on November 6, 2016

Joe and Steve talk stinky gamers and answer your questions from the mailbag. This episode brought to you by Polar Vortex, a Gaming Convention, at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn IL, January 27th-29th   www.dragon-fall.com NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on […] Read More >>

Game Classy 125: 40k End Times

by Joe on October 23, 2016

Joe and Steve get to some gaming stuff with 40k talk, new bitz orders, The Burning of Prospero, Spartan Games’ Kickstarter debacle, and Joe’s run through of Witchborn This episode brought to you by Polar Vortex, a Gaming Convention, at College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn IL, January 27th-29th   www.dragon-fall.com NOW LISTEN TO GAME […] Read More >>

Game Classy 124: Auction Preview

by Joe on October 9, 2016

The boys discuss the upcoming Games Plus auction, and then go off the rails, there is some gaming stuff in there I promise. This episode brought to you by Dragon-Fall, a Gaming Convention, at Pheasant Run in St. Charles IL, Oct. 15 and 16. 2 day 40K Champs event. This year we are using the […] Read More >>

Game Classy 123: Kill Teamz

by Joe on September 25, 2016

GW news including 40k Deathwatch and Kill Team. Joe talks about hating MDF terrain, and Steve of course talks TREK.   This episode brought to you by Dragon-Fall, a Gaming Convention, at Pheasant Run in St. Charles IL, Oct. 15 and 16. 2 day 40K Champs event.  This year we are using the ITC format. […] Read More >>

Steve predicts Fantasy Flight and GW will stay married (recorded one day before). This episode brought to you by Dragon-Fall, a Gaming Convention, at Pheasant Run in St. Charles IL, Oct. 15 and 16. 2 day 40K Champs event.  This year we are using the ITC format.  1850 pts. 2 Day Kings of War event. […] Read More >>

Joe’s adventures in Indy part 2! NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!!   Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content.   Read More >>

Sorry for the late cast, Joe had a spawn. But he does recap his adventure in Indy including a pretty in depth review of the Rune Wars mini game. NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for […] Read More >>

It’s time to talk about GW’s General’s compendium, Lot’s of Trek, a special gift from a listener, and Joe’s Star Wars obsessed friend. NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content.   Read More >>

Game Classy 118: Sales Report

by Joe on July 17, 2016

The boys talk about the current top sellers in the table top world and the complain about stuff. NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content.   Read More >>

Game Classy 117: Live Mailbag!

by Joe on July 3, 2016

Joe finally gives an in-depth review of Age of Sigmar. Also, they do a Live mailbag, talk Brexit, and review Rex. NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content.   Read More >>

  Fantasy Flight brings about the end of the world…again, this this with more Arnold. The boys also talk Evil Dead Kickstarter and Lost Patrol. NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content.   Read More >>

This week, We didn’t feel like giving Michael Bay anymore money so we decided to review another cinema garbage fire, 2005’s FANTASTIC FOUR. Featuring that girl who was really popular in the 2000’s, Captain America, and the Commish! This is where we once again ponder why FOX tries to desperately hold onto this license. We […] Read More >>

  The title was going to be called “An in-depth review of Age of Sigmar’s point system” but people don’t get it when we are doing things ironically. The boys talk about Dungeons and Dragons too. NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page […] Read More >>

The boys mostly goof off this episode, they do talk a lot about Silver Tower and Gastro-Cades   Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content.   Read More >>

We did it guys, GW has thrown in the towel and given AoS a point system. The boys also talk about some ripped from fiction roleplaying and new Magic: The Gathering sets. Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve talk about the new version of Warmahordes that’s already old news by now. They also talk about the Kingdom De…I mean Dark Souls Kickstarter.   Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us […] Read More >>

Game Classy 111: Games We Hate

by Joe on April 10, 2016

Joe gives a review of his trip to Adepticon, then the boys talk about the games that they virulently hate. Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content.   Read More >>

  Auctions, Conventions, and Mailbag! Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content.   Read More >>

  The Boys discuss the new Pathfinder Cthulhu kickstarter, Star Trek roleplaying and Magic’s economy. All this plus an auction update! Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content.   Read More >>

Joe and Steve talk about the Pathfinder Humble Bundle and the Collectors vs. Accessers mentality. The also talk about the 7th Sea kickstarter, Deathwatch Overkill, and Steve getting salty over Street Fighter. Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page […] Read More >>

Comic Book Logic- Deadpool (2016)

by Joe on February 21, 2016

The Internet has been exploding with R-rated glee over the new movie DEADPOOL, but is this not-quite-a-superhero adventure all it’s cracked up to be? Joe and Kevin have a SPOILER-IFFIC discussion about the film’s ups and downs, and whether the meta movie is meta enough to truly stand out.   Seriously, there are lots and […] Read More >>

Game Classy 107: You are a Pirate!

by Joe on February 14, 2016

DO WHAT YOU WANT CUZ A PIRATE IS FREE! Joe and Steve set sail upon the high seas this week to talk about the return to the 7th Sea.The boys also come out of their shells to talk about the TMNT kickstarter and more. Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve talk a lot of gaming today including their thoughts on The Walking Dead from Mantic, The new Alien Invasion book from Fantasy Flight, and D&D’s open license for 5th ed. Not to mention the Nova Aetus and Meeple source kickstarters. Oh yeah and they make fun of the new Wulfen models Follow […] Read More >>

Comic Book Logic: Watchmen (2009)

by Joe on January 24, 2016

Who watches The Watchmen? Joe and Kevin, that’s who! We sit down to discuss Zack Snyder’s WATCHMEN, the 2009 adaptation of the epic graphic novel that couldn’t be filmed, but then was filmed anyway, with predictably mixed results. Does this grim commentary on the fall of the American dream satisfy, or does it splatter to […] Read More >>

Game Classy 105: V2

by Joe on January 17, 2016

Joe and Steve revel in the online insanity that is an edition change. They also make fun of the really dumb and expensive Slayer models, talk about Osprey’s new mech game, and salute their fallen heroes. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email […] Read More >>

This week, Joe & Kevin are joined by special guest Pat B from the PLAY ON PODCAST to look into the future! We preview each of the big comic book movies coming in 2016 and discuss which have the potential to be worth your time, and which you ought to just wait and catch one […] Read More >>

Steve’s mad at J.J. Abrams. The boys also talk about Blood Bowl,  the new 3d terrain kickstarter and the return of Changeling. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! […] Read More >>

  Christmas comes early to Gotham as Joe and Kevin talk about Tim Burton’s 1992 Batman sequel BATMAN RETURNS! Enjoy a Penguin-sized holiday episode with no mention of Rudolph, Frosty, chestnuts, or mistletoe, but plenty of talk of sewer monsters and SIMPSONS references.   Plus, we recast the movie starring Bing Crosby as the musical […] Read More >>

Game Classy 103: The Butthurt Awakens

by Joe on December 20, 2015

Joe gives his initial feelings on the new Star Wars while Steve desperately clings to the hopes it’s bad. We also get a Kickstarter roundup and Joe reviews Keep Talking and nobody Explodes. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com […] Read More >>

The Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy comes to a dramatic, goofy, befuddling conclusion with the cinematic boondoggle THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. Three years later, does the final film hold up, or should Nolan be thrown into a mysterious pit in the middle of nowhere? And at the end of the day, which is better: Batman voice, […] Read More >>

Slow news week, so there’s a lot of nonsense. The boys also discuss Frostgrave, Adepticon, and Gencon. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! […] Read More >>

This week on Comic Book Logic we discuss the 4th greatest film of all time (according to weirdoes on IMDb who haven’t seen a movie made  before they were born), THE DARK KNIGHT. Will your hosts give praise to Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning performance as The Joker, or do they just want to watch the podcast […] Read More >>

The title pretty much says it. Also the boys talk about the Resurrection of Specialist Games. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t […] Read More >>

Get comfortable and settle in for a Nolan-sized episode of Comic Book Logic! This week we tackle the grandaddy of all reboots, Batman Begins, and cruise the streets of Chicago Gotham in our Tumblr. Plus, a 70s recasting you can’t refuse, and our Top 3 movies about overcoming your fears … unless your fears are […] Read More >>

Episode 100! We go back to our roots with an in depth review of the Battle of Calth, just kidding we make fun of it.     If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN […] Read More >>

  Joe and Kevin get a rock. Plus the two discuss their favorite Halloween movies. Like our Facebook page! NOW LISTEN TO CBL ON YOUTUBE!!! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Music: “Club Diver” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Read More >>

Super Dungeon Explore Legends! The End of the World Zombie Apocalypse! Gaming Auction! So on and so forth! BS that has nothing to do with gaming! That’s Game Classy this week.     If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com […] Read More >>

After last weeks episode, the boys decide to talk about Gaming as little as possible.   If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t […] Read More >>

Comic Book Logic- Hellboy (2004)

by Joe on October 3, 2015

Joe and Kevin look at their Red Right Hands Like our Facebook page! NOW LISTEN TO CBL ON YOUTUBE!!! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

It’s a gamer full podcast as Joe and Steve talk about Age of Shitmar, Force of Will, The new Mantic Warpath Kickstarter, Mierce Minis, Kings of War, Reaper Bones, and more games then you can shake a katana at. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get […] Read More >>

Comic Book Logic – Batman (1989)

by Joe on September 19, 2015

The guys go long as they talk Tim Burton’s 1989 classic BATMAN. Will the Gothic weirdness and bestselling Prince soundtrack hold up, or does it crash and burn like so many flimsy Bat-Wings? Plus, fantasy casting with a legendary auteur at the helm, and our top 3 Tim Burton films!  Like our Facebook page! NOW […] Read More >>

Game Classy 96: L5R Without Katana Guy

by Joe on September 13, 2015

Fantasy Flight makes a big splash with both their acquisition of Legend of the Five Rings and The Force Awakens supplement for X Wing. Joe and Steve make fun of both. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe […] Read More >>

Comic Book Logic- Ant-Man (2015)

by Joe on September 6, 2015

Joe and Kevin and the Ants Like our Facebook page! NOW LISTEN TO CBL ON YOUTUBE!!! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Doctor Who, Exploding Kittens, and all the other shenanigans Steve hates on this weeks podcast. Joe just eggs him on.   If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And […] Read More >>

Got no strings to hold us down… Like our Facebook page! NOW LISTEN TO CBL ON YOUTUBE!!! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Game Classy 94: Mail Sack

by Joe on August 16, 2015

Joe and Steve give an update on the sales of Age of Sigmar, discuss the upcoming 30k rumors, talk about Bones getting in on some Conan, and Titan Forge’s new board game. All this and a deep dive into the mail sack.   If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the […] Read More >>

  OOGA CHAKA Like our Facebook page! NOW LISTEN TO CBL ON YOUTUBE!!! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Steve gets into a dead game. Joe and Steve really get into Arena Rex.  The boys get two special surprises in the mail. All this and 30k rumors. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe on Twitter NOW […] Read More >>

‘Murica Like our Facebook page! NOW LISTEN TO CBL ON YOUTUBE!!! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Joe and Steve couldn’t contain their disgust for AoS in just one podcast they had to keep going. Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

It’s pretty Thor-able Like our Facebook page! NOW LISTEN TO CBL ON YOUTUBE!!! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Game Classy 91: Age of ****mar

by Joe on July 5, 2015

If you listen to one podcast this year…make it this one. Follow Joe on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

The third times the charm for Joe and Kevin Like our Facebook page! NOW LISTEN TO CBL ON YOUTUBE!!! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

What’s in the box returns! This time it’s an all UK edition. The boys also discuss some Grimrock, and RPG funstuffs, as well as GW’s recent financial troubles. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe and Steve on […] Read More >>

CBL Fans Assemble! Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Joe is hungover, so he and Steve make fun of Age of Sigmar, a bunch of Kickstarters, and White Wolf Games.   If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY […] Read More >>

Can You read our minds? Then you must know the boys review Richard Donner’s 1978 Superman. Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Joe and Steve talk Frostgrave, Cool Mini or Not Kickstarters, and the newly resolved Dust dispute. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our […] Read More >>

Joe and Kevin go fight Nazis with the Cap Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Ever wondered what Steve would be like three sheets to the wind? Listen as Steve gets drunk in real time discussing Terminator Genesys, Rage of Demons, and a bunch of new kickstarters. All this as we spend whatever cred we earned trolling all the people looking forward to a review of a new $120 piece […] Read More >>

Where the boys hate on the sons of Odin Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Joe and Steve do not give an in-depth review of Assassinorum- Execution Force, in fact they just make fun of it. All that plus the new Force of Will expansion and Joe’s experience at C2E2. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us […] Read More >>

Where the boys revisit Stark and Co. Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Joe and Steve try to figure out what the hell a Skitarii is. Also, they unbox the Forgotten King Kickstarter for Super Dungeon Explore and talk some D&D 5th ed changes. All this and a massive questions from the audience segment. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or […] Read More >>

  Joe and Kevin find out if the Hulk is credible let alone INcredible Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Indiana sucks! Also Joe recaps Adepticon 2015,and the Ninja All-Stars and new Deadzone Kickstarters. All this and 40k’s newest faction! If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! […] Read More >>

Comic Book Logic: Iron Man (2008)

by Joe on March 23, 2015

Joe and Kevin start their tour of the MCU with 2008’s Iron Man Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Game Classy 83: Thursday Night

by Joe on March 13, 2015

Joe and Steve record a bit earlier in the week, but that doesn’t diminish the vulgarity.  There’s a bit of Force of Will, Some coverage on the Blood Rage Kickstarter, They make fun of Thunderbirds, and they talk about Princes of the Apocalypse. Also, tune in for a giveaway for 2 free tickets to C2E2, […] Read More >>

This week, the boys talk Star Wars and Star Trek games, and the perils of the FLGS. Also, tune in for a  giveaway for 2 free tickets to C2E2, Chicago’s best Comic book convention!   If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us […] Read More >>

Game Classy 81: Who Ya Gonna Call?

by Joe on February 15, 2015

The boys spend a good chunk of time discussing the new Ghostbusters Kickstarter. Add to thatsome discussion on the Dust debacle currently going on, Spartan’s Halo announcement, and Steve french kissing Force of Will. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at […] Read More >>

The Boys revisit The Monolith Conan Kickstarter, Wrath of Kings and Relic Knights. Also they review Eclipse, Kingdoms, and Neuroshima Hex… Plus Exploding Kittens If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO […] Read More >>

The boys break down the 9th edition rumors, and have a grand ole time. The two also break open Joe’s Wrath of King Kickstarter goodies and talk about the Conan Kickstarter from Monolith. All this and German Existentialism! If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in […] Read More >>

The boys give their year-end roundup this week including their winners and losers of 2014. They also talk about AvP kickstarter drama, The New Terminator game, Monolith’s Conan, and Hobbitses. All this and talk about the new wave of D&D coming in the spring. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in […] Read More >>

Game Classy 77: Trolling in 3D

by Joe on December 21, 2014

In which the boys discuss 3D printing, Warlord Games’ recent acquisitions, and Star Wars Rebel Ass-ault. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our […] Read More >>

Game Classy 76: DerpSterm

by Joe on December 7, 2014

Joe and Steve barely get to games, but when they do, Deathstorm, Rum & Bones, and Adepticon are on the table. Plus some Spelljammer and AD&D Trivia If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter […] Read More >>

Wherein the boys review the Monster Manual for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve read the tale of Garg and Moonslicer made famous by /u/wanderingbishop on Reddit Art by /u/artfulshrapnel If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And […] Read More >>

Game Classy 75: Merger

by Joe on November 23, 2014

  Joe and Steve commiserate with each other over Asmodee and Fantasy Flight Games’ recent merger. The boys also discuss the newest installment of Warhammer: The End Times, Beyond the Gates of Antares ruleset, The Kings of War kickstarter, and the upcoming Adepticon.  All this and more AD&D trivia! If you wanna send some stuff […] Read More >>

Game Classy 74: Scandal!

by Joe on November 9, 2014

The boys channel their inner Olivia Pope this week, and they cover yet another 2 scandals that have rocked the competitive gaming world.  They also discuss the new Warhammer App and Fantasy Flight’s new LCG structure. All this and AD&D TRIVIA!!! If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or […] Read More >>

Game Classy: Spookfest 2014

by Joe on October 30, 2014

Katana Guy hosts a series of spooky tales by HP Lovecraft for your listening pleasure this Halloween. Special Thanks to Tabletop Audio for the background music Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us […] Read More >>

Game Classy 73: Banhammer 2014

by Joe on October 26, 2014

The boys talk about the newest “chapter” in the Games Workshop legal woes, as well as their latest release for “The End Times”. Steve fills us in on some Magic bans. The the boys discuss new terrain for Malifaux, Kickstarters that have been fulfilled, and some ambiance for your RPG needs. If you wanna send […] Read More >>

Game Classy 72: SOLD!

by Joe on October 12, 2014

It’s a slow news week for the boys, but Joe gives his review of the Games Plus auction. The two also talk about the recent disappointment in some long overdue Kickstarters, and excitement about some upcoming ones. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, […] Read More >>

Game Classy 71: HRDM

by Joe on September 28, 2014

The boys apply to be the new CEO of Games Workshop, it doesn’t go well. They also talk about A new DC Cryptozoic expansion and Tank War. All this and some kickstarter news. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com […] Read More >>

Game Classy 70: Hell Comes to Doomtown

by Joe on September 14, 2014

This week the boys get a special box in the mail from a listener which opens up all sorts of wacky shenanigans. Add to that some commentary on GW’s recent business developments and some kickstarter info,  and you got yourselves a podcast. A special thanks to our sponsor: Northampton Wargamers…Keep reaching for that rainbow! If […] Read More >>

Wherein the boys review the Player’s Handbook for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?”  or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget […] Read More >>

Game Classy 69: Heh heh….

by Joe on September 1, 2014

This week the boys go into the change in format for Magic tournaments, talk about Skullgash and   “The End” of Warhammer Fantasy, and roundup some new Kickstarters. All this and they announce the winner of last week’s Super Dungeon Explore Contest! A special thanks to our sponsor: Northampton Wargamers…Keep reaching for that rainbow! If […] Read More >>

Joe just got back from Gen Con and boy are his dice rolling hands tired (Ugh that hurt to write.) He talks about Star Wars: Armada, Ass-ault, Conquest, and a bunch of other new games coming down the pipe. He also picked up some sweet figures for a give away. All this and Skullgash the […] Read More >>

Wherein the boys review the starter set for Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?”  or just get in contact, email us at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! And comment on our subreddit!!!! Don’t Forget […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve become the new CEOs of GW. Joe gets the Antares beta rules. The boys also go over some fond Convention memories. A special thanks to our sponsor: Northampton Wargamers…Keep reaching for that rainbow! If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?”  or just get in contact, email […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve start off by going old school and actually talking about games. This week they discuss the Stormclaw box set and talk about if it is really as much a bargain as everyone says. They also discuss Hex’s response to WotC’s lawsuit and the Armymals kickstarter. All this and a kickass selection of […] Read More >>

Game Classy 65: Season 3

by Joe on July 6, 2014

Joe gets really giddy about the new Dungeons and Dragons Starter set, The boys commiserate over the Zombicide Season 3 Kickstarter, and Steve goes down an 80’s cartoon time sink. All this and some sweet new bandanas. A special thanks to our sponsor: Northampton Wargamers…Keep reaching for that rainbow! If you wanna send some stuff […] Read More >>

Its a relatively slow news week, but the boys fill it with some Kickstarter news, Game Reviews,  and making fun of Games Workshop. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” contact Joe at Joe@planetarbitrary.com A special thanks to our sponsor: Northampton Wargamers…Keep reaching for that rainbow! Follow Joe and […] Read More >>

Game Classy 63: Next Ed

by Joe on June 8, 2014

The boys get all giddy about the new edition of Dungeons and Dragons. Plus, the two discuss the newest Kickstarters from Red Box Games and Drinking Quest. All this and a roundup on 40k’s 7th ed sales. If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the Box?” contact Joe at Joe@planetarbitrary.com Follow […] Read More >>

Yeah, the boys talk about the new 7th ed. rulebook. Also in better news, Joe and Steve talk about The Dust Kickstarter, The Hex v Magic lawsuit, and getting excited about the new edition of Dungeons and Dragons. All this and Joe apologizing for having a “flip the table” moment. A special thanks to our […] Read More >>

In the Grimdark future there is only GAME CLASSY!!! This is a 7th ed rumors episode, but the boys also talk about Marvel Dice, Transylvania, March of the Ants, and Hex. All this plus singing and dancing. A special thanks to our sponsor: Northampton Wargamers…Keep reaching for that rainbow! If you wanna send some stuff […] Read More >>

The boys talk about all the Chicago conventions, the Tabletop Gaming News’ recent comment blowup, CMON’s new kickstarter, and Wil Wheaton’s Tabletops’ new season.  All this and the two manage to sneak in a jab at GW’s new Wood Elf book. A special thanks to our sponsor: Northampton Wargamers…Keep reaching for that rainbow! If you […] Read More >>

Game Classy 59: Aderpticon

by Joe on April 13, 2014

Joe is back from Adepticon (which isn’t that big of a deal since its 10 minutes from his house) and gives his “stank report”. Steve also defends his comments about competition painting, while our heroes discuss the new imp guard codex, Cards Against Humanity’s new contest, and the current malaise for gaming. All this and […] Read More >>

Joe drags Steve’s ass to Adepticon to interview John from Soda Pop miniatures about their new Kickstarter for Super Dungeon Explore. They discuss everything you want to know from the break with Cool Mini to the Relic Knights delay. NOW LISTEN TO GAME CLASSY ON YOUTUBE!!! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe […] Read More >>

Joe tries to to figure out why Steve is going all Kawaii over a bizarre new game from, you guessed it, Japan. Also the boys go over the differences in their minds of Arcadia Quest and Super Dungeon Explore, more on Robotech, and GW dumping their social media presence. All this and a pretty in […] Read More >>

Game Classy 57: “Game Assy”

by Joe on March 16, 2014

Joe and Steve leave their buttcracks hanging in the wind as they give their uninformed opinoins on the latest Magic:The Gathering controversy. The boys also discuss Bar brawlin’ minis, Shadows of Esteren, Robotech’s fan’s latest complaints, Arcadia Quest, and Dwarven Forge’s latest Kickstarter. All this and Joe’s state of Chicagoland gaming review. A special thanks […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve push it to the maxxxxx 90’s style this week as they cover explosions, energy drinks, and male beach volleyball. Well, actually they talk a lot of kickstarters including Arcadia Quest, Super Dungeon Explore, Vikings, Minotaurs, and T5 terrain.  All this and Steve loses it over some meeples.  P.S. T2: Judgement Day isn’t […] Read More >>

Game Classy 55: Titan Fall

by Joe on February 16, 2014

Joe and Steve make fun of both Titans and Dwarves making sure to hit both sides of the height scale. The two also discuss their high hopes for Beyond the Gates of Antares, X-Wing taking the number 2 slot, new Warmahordes stuff,Wizard of the Coast’s unholy alliance with Wizkids, and Drake 2! If you wanna […] Read More >>

Game Classy 54: Torn Up!

by Joe on February 2, 2014

Joe and Steve  get all up in the Torn Armor/Defiance debacle and try to make sense of the wtf-ness of that situation. Our heroes also make it through a string of new releases including Avatars of War and Sails of Glory.The two also cover Kickstarter’s Tiny Epic Kingdoms. They finally round the cast with Steve […] Read More >>

The one where Anthony and Annie disappear and get married. Joe steps in and he and Pat talk Sportsball games, Sim City going offline, and new mobile gaming hardware. Also they answer questions from Reddit.Enjoy! Like our Facebook page!   <img alt=”” Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Game Classy 53: “-24%”

by Joe on January 19, 2014

The only thing going up this podcast is Steve’s mood, as Games Workshop takes a plunge.  As you can tell our boys spend a good chunk of time discussing the financial mess GW got themselves into, and as neither of them are financial analysts, their opinions are just silly. They cover everything from the future […] Read More >>

Game Classy 52: Dangar Zone

by Joe on January 5, 2014

Joe and Steve rocket into the new year with a hefty talk about the Megaman Kickstarter. Our New Year’s babies also discuss the new Tyranid models, new Battlelore, and the Game Designer Kickstarter. All this and another installment of “What’s in the Box”! If you wanna send some stuff to be on “What’s in the […] Read More >>

Game Classy 51: Defending the Hobbit

by Joe on December 22, 2013

Joe and Steve’s hearts grow three sizes to big this Christmas, as they actually defend a Lord of the Rings game! They also talk about the upcoming Gamingfunder website, Titan Forge’s new Dwarves, and the return Dungeons and Dragons. All this plus Steve’s in depth review of My Little Pony’s new CCG. Follow Joe and […] Read More >>

The boys celebrate their nifty fifty by going over some of their fans most beloved moments, which mostly involve them making fun of GW.  Joe and Steve talk about Finecast going away (or is it?), Ex Illis failing (again) and the Deadzone Kickstarter dropping on time (for a change). All this and Steve talks about […] Read More >>

Game Classy 49: “Thanksgetting”

by Joe on November 24, 2013

Joe and Steve sit around a big turkey feast and talk about what they are thankful for this holiday season. As per usual they get negative pretty quickly. This episode the boys discuss GWs new technical paints, historical mini games, and putting together non-gaming models. All this and Steve’s eggnog French Toast recipe.   Follow […] Read More >>

Game Classy 48: What’s in the Box?!

by Joe on November 10, 2013

Joe get’s a box in the mail from a fan. Does it contain a severed head? tune in to find out. The boys also talk Triumph and Treachery, Arena Rex, AvP, Stonehaven’s Kickstarter, and the resurrection of Ex Illis. All this and Joe complains about Star Trek Attack Wing. Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter […] Read More >>

Game Classy 47: Cease and Desist

by Joe on October 27, 2013

Joe is upset he didn’t get a C&D letter from GW this week. He also apologizes for not talking about Mars Attacks and thinking Golem Arcana would fail. Steve also calls 40k a baby game, but talks about how Pokemon is not a babies game (you figure that one out, cuz Joe can’t).   Comment […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve talked a lot about Bones II, Golem Arcana, Dark Elves, Bolt Action and Video game sportsball, but they totally forgot to talk about Mars Attacks. Comment on iTunes so Joe can pay the bills. Read More >>

Joe and Steve talk about how the Defiant is going to ruin Star Trek: Attack Wing, the phallic hats of the Dark Elves, some 9th ed. rumors, and why Joe’s friends won’t play Bolt Action with him. All this and new AD&D minisode if you subscribe to us through any podcast network  Comment on iTunes […] Read More >>

Joe and Lead singer of Sad Monster Party, Mik Dempsey,  discuss just how metal Hellboy is. Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on   <img alt=”” Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Game Classy 44: “The Optimal Load”

by Joe on September 15, 2013

SPEHSS MAHREENS!!! Yup GW launched the updated codex for their bread and butter, and our boys are there to make fun of it. Also they discuss why Cool Mini or Not was so successful with their Kickstarters, Osprey’s new wargaming series, and Joe’s terrible impression of Vin Diesel. Also, there’s a funny comment about Steve’s […] Read More >>

Game Classy 43: Wrath of GenCon

by Joe on September 1, 2013

  The most wonderful time of the year is once again upon us as Joe gives his GenCon roundup. The boys talk about Warmachine High Command, Robotech, D&D Next, the Pathfinder Card Game and Star Trek Assault Wing. All this and Joe tells us how he probably got Wil Wheaton sick. Follow Joe and Steve […] Read More >>

Steve was a wiener this year and didn’t want to go to GenCon, so Joe traveled solo.  Luckily the boys recorded the podcast earlier in the week. Yes they make fun of the Centurions. Plus they talk the Dropzone boxset, Warmachine Kickstarter, and thier hopes and dreams for GenCon. Follow Joe and Steve on Twitter […] Read More >>

Joe and Nic discus Marvel’s “The Ultimates” long lasting appeal, and influences on the current Marvel movie schedule. Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary     Read More >>

Game Classy 41: Lizard”meh”n

by Joe on August 4, 2013

The World’s Best Worst Tabletop gaming podcast is back! So this week  Joe and Steve wanted to cover the new Lizardmen stuff, but y’know it’s Lizardmen. Anywho, The boys talk about gaming conventions, some weird war updates including the new Incursion Kickstarter, and a bunch of stuff on Netrunner. ALSO DO NOT MISS A VERY […] Read More >>

Game Classy 40: Skirmish!

by Joe on July 21, 2013

Should Warmachine: Tactics be on Kickstarter? Our boys, Joe and Steve of course disagree. The two also discuss the mysteriously rumored 40k skirmish game, lazy game store owners, and the Convergence of Cyriss. All this and Joe swiping some sweet AD&D from under Steve’s nose. Follow Joe and  Steve on Twitter Don’t Forget to like […] Read More >>

Joe and his good friend Chris discuss the classic Dark Horse Star War’s comic, Dark Empire. Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary   Read More >>

Joe and Steve lament the loss the GW’s specialist range, but admit it was a long time coming. Steve schools Joe on old school Vampire LARPing, and our duo disses on “Beyond the Gates of Antares”. All this and a hefty dose of Apocalypse on this weeks episode of Game Classy. Follow Joe and  Steve […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve get down and dirty talking about the ramifications of the GW vs. Chapterhouse lawsuit. The two also go tow to toe over background vs. rules when playing a game. Also Joe gives a rebuttal to Steve’s “5 Miniature gaming sins”. All this plus a Netrunner and SAGA update. Follow Joe and  Steve […] Read More >>

Making up for the missing episode, Joe teams up with returning co-host  Nic to discuss the summer comic book blockbuster Man of Steel Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Joe and the co-host of the Play On! podcast Anthony discuss the Wolverine story Origin. Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

  It is important to understand that in order to rectify the classic Star trek timeline with the newer JJ Abrams timeline, one has to dissect the nuances of time travel as it works in the Star Trek universe. Understanding how the timeline is manipulated is vital in understanding the differences and irregularities including the […] Read More >>

Game Classy 37: Spoiler Alert

by Joe on June 9, 2013

Steve gets a little randy this week thinking about what happened on his favorite TV show. In between his gushing the boys pack in a lot of content. The two talk about how here’s too much Cthulhu nowadays, a strange new Russian card game, and the infamous Iyanden Codex! All this plus a Joe quizzes […] Read More >>

The King in the North is part of an ongoing analysis of the War of the Five Kings. Previously: Prelude, The King of High Garden Warning: This article contains Spoilers for Seasons 1-3 of Game of Thrones Robb Stark was a boy who never asked for anything. Like most noble firstborn sons, he was groomed […] Read More >>

The King of Highgarden is part of an ongoing analysis of the War of the Five Kings. Previously: Prelude At King Robert’s death, there was no argument that his son, Joffrey, would ascend to the throne. Due to the rumor of Joffrey’s true parentage, there was a second claim made by his uncle Stannis. If […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve hit all the latest and not so-latest news this week. Steve slobbers all over his AD&D 2nd ed. rereleases, and Joe covers the Eldar, GW’s latest DMCAing, and some new terrain coming out. The two also have a convo about the latest Kickstarter controversies. Follow Joe and  Steve on Twitter Don’t Forget […] Read More >>

Prelude: A recap of the events leading up to the war… Westeros has seen its fair share of conflicts, some as large as the conquest of Aegon to those as small as the Castamere uprising.  There have been rebellions both successful and failures. However, there has been little in terms of scope and destruction that […] Read More >>

It’s difficult to delieve that creatures that are so universal in the history and cultures of our world could be purely myth. In Westeros, dragons are believed to be creatures of legend just as in our culture. However, unlike our world, the dragons of Westeros  had once existed, and have returned. Most of Westeros’ animals […] Read More >>

Now with new Theme Song!!!! This week Joe fights a cold, and Steve fights the man. Our boys talk about new D&D stuff, Battlefront taking over Dust tactics, and about entering into the DEADZONE!!! All this and Pat B. gives some his thoughts about Adepticon. Follow Joe and  Steve on Twitter Don’t Forget to like […] Read More >>

Daenerys Stormborm was reborn as she burned along with her beloved Drogo. She gathered what was left of her khalasar and, after Qarth, traveled to Slaver’s Bay to acquire a new army. Slaver’s Bay is a daunting area to navigate as a reader, as the names are unlike anything on Westeros, and the culture is […] Read More >>

  In Westeros,much like our own history, knighthood was more of an idea than a reality. Yes knights existed, but the idea of a true knight was more something to aspire to than actually achieve. Lots of people called themselves knights, but few lived up to the name and title of “Ser”.   In our […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve recap the highlights and lowlights about Adepticon, including why Steve didn’t finish his army, and why Joe bombed in the painting competition. Also the two talk about the new High Elves, and the glut of new gaming stores opening up. All this and Robotech!   Read More >>

  Along with such great rebellions as Robert’s and the Blackfyre’s, smaller rebellions can have long lasting effects on the continent of Westeros. One such rebellion was the inspiration for the song “The Rains of Castamere”. The Rains of Castamere is the song of the Lannisters, and for good reason. It was written about Tywin […] Read More >>

  It is often thought that before Robert’s Rebellion and the conflicts that followed, that Westeros was a land peacefully ruled by the Targaryen line. However, that is simply not true. One of the longest series of conflicts in the Seven Kingdoms was actually a series of wars instigated by strife inside the Targaryen bloodline […] Read More >>

In response to the critics Joe and Steve give you some actual tabletop  news for a change. Well, they make the effort at least. This weeks big discussion is on Adepticon, and they hope to see you guys there. They also talk about the Cyriss and Tau, and Golden Girls. Follow Joe and  Steve on […] Read More >>

Though the series is called A Song of Ice and Fire, the title of the first book and the TV show (A) Game of Thrones, better captures the feeling that to those vying for power, this is a game. All of us watching at home cannot help but to want to take part. Luckily for […] Read More >>

Joe has on his good buddy and fellow comic book enthusiast, Nic to talk about 2004 DC Mega Event, Identity Crisis. Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Previously in the series : The Greyjoy Rebellion, Robert’s Rebellion Pt.1, Robert’s Rebellion Pt.2, Robert’s Rebellion Pt. 3, The Religions of Westeros, The Races of Westeros, The War of Conquest, Tyrion vs. Richard III “Madness and greatness were two sides of the same coin and every time a new Targaryen was born, the gods would […] Read More >>

Game Classy 32: No Gaming Allowed

by Joe on March 31, 2013

Joe and Steve discuss Games Workshop’s wonderful new business decisions. Since in their opinions there is not much going on in the gaming world they go off on quite a few pop culture tangents. This plus a Kickstarter update and a review of Tabletop’s new “season”. Follow Joe and  Steve on Twitter Don’t Forget to […] Read More >>

Previously in the series : The Greyjoy Rebellion, Robert’s Rebellion Pt.1, Robert’s Rebellion Pt.2, Robert’s Rebellion Pt. 3, The Religions of Westeros, The Races of Westeros, The War of Conquest “Now is the winter of our discontent. Made glorious summer by this sun of Stag…”~a fan with too much time on his hands As an […] Read More >>

Game Classy 31: Kickstopper

by Joe on March 17, 2013

  Joe and Steve make up for losing this weeks podcast by giving you one chocked full of gaming goodness. Joe goes into a Chicagoland gaming auction roundup, and Steve gives a roundup of upcoming Magic the Gathering releases. Plus, the two go deep into a discussion of ALL of the gaming Kickstarters available, and […] Read More >>

Joe has on his former co-host of Planet Arbitrary and host of the upcoming Vinyl Exams, Kevin to talk about the 1996 epic, Batman: The Long Halloween Like our Facebook page! Read some other stuff from Joe or follow him on Twitter @planetarbitrary Read More >>

Joe and Steve cover a lot of ground this cast with a Kickstarter roundup including Empire of the Dead and Wild West Exodus. The boys also cover the double daemon release, which to no ones surprise Steve hates. Finally the hosts go into Fantasy and sci-fi fiction with some Horus Heresy talk. Follow Joe and  […] Read More >>

Planet Arbitrary 87: The End

by Joe on February 24, 2013

Joe and Kevin end the podcast with a spectacular drunken debacle. They go balls deep into the things they love. Movies (specifically the Oscars), Woody Allen, Asteroids, Hillbilly’s, and Meme’s It was a great run, stay tuned for more podcasts. Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter   Read More >>

Game Classy 29: “Copy-wronged”

by Joe on February 17, 2013

It looks like the boys may be in some legal trouble as the discuss the GW “Space Marine” legal dispute. Also, Joe gets really excited about the resurrection of Warzone. Then the two get down to why “The Gates of Antares” had to close. Follow Joe and  Steve on Twitter Don’t Forget to like our […] Read More >>

Joe and Kevin talk about being dragged to church by their respective wives. They also talk about the Rolling Stones and how much better they are than church. Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter   Read More >>

Joe and Steve continue their coverage of the Mierce miniatures Kickstarter controversy this episode. Also Steve goes in depth into the new Shadowrun games and the this years Privateer Press lineup Follow Joe and  Steve on Twitter Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

Planet Arbitrary 85: Sports!

by Joe on January 27, 2013

Like the man-children they are, Joe and Kevin talk about toys. In preparation for the big game they also talk about Sports!   Read More >>

Game Classy 27: Controversy!

by Joe on January 20, 2013

Hey! A new fantasy army book? Sweet! The GC boys cover the previews for GW’s February’s slated release. The first Fantasy army book in 8 months.  They also discuss the controversy’s surrounding the Mierce Miniatures Kickstarter, Privateer Press’ blacklisting Team Covenant, and Games Workshop’s CEO stepping down. All this and Steve’s review of Android: Netrunner! […] Read More >>

Joe and Kevin discuss this years picks for best picture, old timey racism in movies, and Al Pacino playing Phil Spector. Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter Read More >>

It’s a New Year, which means its time to air out the old resolution mailbag. Joe and Steve also talk about the Kingdom Death Kickstarter, and some new products on the horizon. Follow Joe and  Steve on Twitter Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content.   Read More >>

It’s the end of the year, we survived the Mayan Apocalypse. but boy we didn’t deserve too.  Joe and Kevin do not so much rehash the events, as much as talk about  what they always do, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Politics, Music,  and of course Barney Miller.  Also there’s a weird diatribe about Twin […] Read More >>

It’s the end of the year, and Steve wanted to do an awards show. Joe decided to play along. So listen as our hosts rehash the best and the worst in tabletop gaming for 2012. Follow Joe and  Steve on Twitter Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for […] Read More >>

Joe and Kevin get right down to business, laying out what they think is the worst Christmas music of all time. Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter   Read More >>

Game Classy 24: Gaming in Stereo

by Joe on December 11, 2012

A lot happens this week, as Joe and Steve fill you in on the latest Hobbit releases. Also Kickstarter gets a full review as our team goes over Fate, Through the Breach, Guilds of Cadwallon, and Imbrean Arts Miniatures. Steve also flips the table on the new tourney rules for Mantic Games. Don’t Forget to […] Read More >>

Yeah, we know that’s Deadmau5, but it’s easier than shopping a picture of Skirllex. Anywho, it’s getting towards the end of the year, and Kevin and Joe give their state of the music address. They talk about Spotify’s top 40 songs, and Adelle (yup that’s about it). Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin […] Read More >>

As a history buff, I have always loved the Assassin’s Creed series’ attention to detail. Sure they take immense liberties with “actual” history, but it’s the small details that both frustrate and delight me. Take for example the humble musket in Assassin’s Creed III. Assassin’s Creed III is the first game in the series to […] Read More >>

Game Classy 23: Unleash the Gygax!

by Joe on November 25, 2012

This episode, Steve breaks Joe. It finally happened. Also they talk about the upcoming hobbit release from Game Workshop and the upcoming Magic rerelease. This finish off the podcast by talking up customizing your board games. Also listen for our hosts’ rendition of the theme from Highlander! May your rules be written by the Germans, […] Read More >>

It’s Thanksgiving time, and what are hosts grateful for? Well not eating Papa John’s pizza, that’s for sure. So they bitch and moan about a time that should be set aside for love and prayer, but fuck that, we can’t buy our Twinkies anymore. Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter Read More >>

Joe and Steve answer some listener mail this week! Joe reviews Game of Thrones: The Board Game, and talks up the Ruse kickstarter. Then it degenerates into what makes a bad rule set! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content.   Read More >>

Joe gets nerd raged about the recent disney/lucasfilm  merger. Kevin on the other hand really enjoys some Carly Rae Jepsen. So it all kinda balances out. Also, go out and vote. Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter Read More >>

Previously on Nerd School: The Walking Dead-  Off With Their Heads- Katanas in a Post-Walker World, If I Only Had a Brain- Biology and Headshots, Keep on Walking- How Walkers Get Their Groove Back This article deals specifically with the TV Show up to Season 3 Episode 3. The article may contains spoilers for anyone […] Read More >>

Game Classy 21: Halloween Gaming!

by Joe on October 29, 2012

Joe and Steve discuss gaming with your pumpkins out this Halloween! Along with the holiday festivities, our hosts discuss the new rule sets for Bolt Action and Dystopian Legions. Also they answer some fan mail about the Mini-game  mechanics they like the best. Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on […] Read More >>

Previously on Nerd School: The Walking Dead-  Off With Their Heads- Katanas in a Post-Walker World, If I Only Had a Brain- Biology and Headshots This article deals specifically with the TV Show up to Season 3 Episode 2. The article may contains spoilers for anyone not caught up. What makes the zombie phenomena so […] Read More >>

Previously on Nerd School: The Walking Dead-  Off With Their Heads- Katanas in a Post-Walker World This article deals specifically with the TV Show up to Season 3 Episode 1. The article contains spoilers for anyone not caught up. People familiar with the zombie sub-genre understand that the best way to deal with a classic […] Read More >>

The mega cast continues from Game Classy 20! Pat talks about why he doesn’t like emulators, and more importantly why he loves NeoGeo. Steve fawns over the upcoming Injustice, while simultaneously makes fun of Joe for being bad at videogames. However the three come together over making old school grid maps for their RPG’s.   Read More >>

Pat from “Play On!” joins Joe and Steve and comedy ensues.  Pic is a bit of a lie, as Joe recaps the most recent mini auction, but only goes over some of the rules sets for the Chaos Codex, Dystopian Wars, and Bolt Action. They also declare Necrons over, as Steve talks Transformer porn. Also […] Read More >>

Chicago goes to the dead when Joe and Kevin talk to Helena Handbasket one of thew stars of the “Boobs of the Dead” burlesque show. Comedy and cannibalism ensue as we deep dive into burlesque history, the kinda crowds you see in a London peep show, and what Helena would bring to a zombie apocalypse. […] Read More >>

  Swords are an interesting and complex weapon both in concept and execution (no pun intended). Essentially the first tool manufactured to be solely used in combat without auxiliary purpose,  The sword is the ultimate symbol of survival in combat. However the mere possession of a sword does not mean automatic success in any arena, […] Read More >>

Join your hosts as they try to figure out if people understand scary stories aren’t real. Also Joe explains what being a tech guy really is like, and Kevin describes what it was like getting a “Strawberry Beret”. Like our Facebookpage! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter Read More >>

Joe and Steve deep dive into so critiques of the new chaos models. (spoiler Steve hates them!) They then discuss the changing landscape of Warhammer fanatasy, Kickstarter’s new “not a store policy” and finally Steve wins the Eddy Gordo award for his “Return to Ravnica.” Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to […] Read More >>

Nerd School: Who’s Whose Companion?

by Joe on September 28, 2012

Psychology and Regeneration, The Pitfalls of Paradoxical Storytelling, The Missing Episodes Inevitably when you are young, you play Batman (although I have a thoroughly Amero-centric viewpoint on many things, I believe this is a fairly universal right of childhood). Unfortunately there can be only one Batman, so someone in your group of friends has to […] Read More >>

Joe and Kevin wanted to talk for an extra 20 minutes, but apparently Usher needed that time. Joe got upset and tried to break a guitar, but Kevin just drank another beer. All that and and some man talk. Read More >>

Nerd School: The Missing Episodes

by Joe on September 21, 2012

It’s hard to believe that in an era where everything is available to us, whether through Netflix, Hulu, DVD, Blu-ray, or just bootlegged on VHS copies, that hours and hours of programming so near and dear to our nerd hearts can be lost to time. Nerds are self appointed protectors of culture, digitally downloading massive […] Read More >>

Game Classy 18: “Spooky Ghosts!”

by Joe on September 17, 2012

Joe and Steve get a bit arbitrary with a TON of information about upcoming releases! They talk about Star Wars: X-Wing, Android: Netrunner, Dystopian Legions, The Hobbit, andf many more, The two also go a bit in depth into The Dresden Files RPG. Finally, get a bit miniature educated with a discussion on mini sizes. […] Read More >>

  –“People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but *actually* from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint – it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly… time-y wimey… stuff.” ~The Doctor Let’s discuss time travel.  Generally any fiction dealing in time travel  has “rules” to deal with the precarious nature of […] Read More >>

The boys of Planet Arbitrary contemplate that anything is more productive than watching football, comment on how much Comcast blows, critique Netflix’s shaministic ways, talk about Joe’s love of submarines and discuss what they know about striking. Remember to like our Facebook page! Read More >>

Biologically speaking, regeneration in a simplified sense is defensive mechanism. The ability to heal and renew means that an organism could survive longer than the predators which seek to kill it. The extent of “regeneration” varies from organism to organism on the planet. We of course have lizards which regrow limbs, tortoises which can live […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve crack open a big starter box of fun as they talk about the new Warhammer 40k starter set. Steve gets in a huff about Joe’s disdain over using spray paint, Also the two reconcile over their views on War Room and how bad Dragon Age 2 is. Don’t Forget to like our […] Read More >>

It’s back to buisiness as usual as Joe and Kevin discuss how bad the Olympics were this year and how the Flintstones never really tried. Read More >>

It’s the most wonderful time of the year as our host record from Gencon. A lot gets covered including Fantasy Flight’s new round of games, Privateer Press’ limited editions, and the release of Shadows of Esteran. The two also talk about the sweet sweet competition in the air. Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page […] Read More >>

The whole Planet Arbitrary crew gets together to get drunk and talk about their Chicago Comic-con experience. Read More >>

As a proponent of the use of the digital medium in gaming, I was quite pleased when Steve, my co-host at “Game Classy”, told me of Privateer Press’ new app for smartphones and tablets.  The War Room, as it’s dubbed by its creators, is a whole lot packed into a little bundle. It’s free no […] Read More >>

Our hosts answer the age old question this week in regards to big robot games. They also debate the merits of “popular” board games. Oh yeah, and they roll off the winner of the big 2 player starter set for Warmachine! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for […] Read More >>

To keep up the theme of Batman, Joe and Pat talk a little about the caped crusader’s 8 bit avatar. Read More >>

1 hour and 20 minutes on The Dark Knight Rises Read More >>

A lot to talk about this week, but first be one of the first 100 people to like our Facebook page and you will automatically be in the running to win the two player Warmachine starter set.  In this episode our hosts discuss the finer points about gaming classy, why Steve is quitting Warhammer Fantasy […] Read More >>

Batman, Encyclopedia Brown, and why owning dogs is bizarre. Read More >>

Pat’s got his gaming room setup again so that means it’s time for more gaming action. Read More >>

Coen Brothers and Dire Straits are discussed. If you like the cast, Like us on Facebook Read More >>

Game Classy 13: “6th Ed”

by Joe on July 11, 2012

Well, it’s here, and our hosts delve into some grim dark future as they discuss the new 6th ed rules for 40k. Dakka, Dakka, Dakka, Bolter, Bolter, Chainsword, and all that. Remember, It’s only fun if you’re winning! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

It’s out out here, and our hosts are crankier than usual thanks to power outages, fast food, and carnivals. Read More >>

This week our hosts delve into two great retro superhero games, Batman: Return of the Joker and Iron Man XO Manowar in Heavy Metal. Read More >>

Wherein our hosts, discuss the inherent problems of having a British action star, the merits of ELO, and why Aaron Sorkin has high hopes for humanity. Read More >>

Columnists Joe and Kevin take you through the experience of learning to read comic books. Each week they alternate as Joe (the teacher) explains why he picked a specific book, and Kevin (the student) gives his impressions. Previously on CBL This series of articles has really been a labor of love for me. Writing them […] Read More >>

Steve loses his shit over Kings of War. Is it a flavor of the month, or can it take on Warhammer? Also we get to hear an update about D&D Next. Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on iTunes for exclusive content.   Read More >>

Does your taste in music affect your test scores? Probably not. However, it does affect whether or not you suck, and who better to judge you than our hosts. Read More >>

The War of Conquest is the official name for what the common Westerosi refer to as Aegon’s Conquest. Though a misnomer as Aegon was supported almost equally by his sister-wives Visenya and  Rhaenys, the result was still the same, the conquest and subjugation of nearly all the continent of Westeros. Aegon represented the last of […] Read More >>

Were we talk about Pitchfork and how we don’t really know who any of the bands are. Oh yeah Kevin gets a small green alien sidekick. Read More >>

OI! E3’s over and our hosts along with guest Anthony discuss just how bad it was!!! THEY’RE RETRO GAMERS AND THEY”RE NEVER HAPPY!!! GRRRR….. all kidding aside they discuss what they’re excited about in the upcoming year. Read More >>

  In 1066 the Normans crossed the English Channel and at Hastings they changed the course of a nation. However, before William had even been born, that island had been subject to invasion, colonization, and eventual subjugation by Celts, Romans, and Norsemen. The result was a melting pot of cultures that persists to this day. […] Read More >>

Columnists Joe and Kevin take you through the experience of learning to read comic books. Each week they alternate as Joe (the teacher) explains why he picked a specific book, and Kevin (the student) gives his impressions. Previously on CBL Think back to the moments of you childhood when your mind was so blown out […] Read More >>

It’s a 40k week as our hosts discuss the upcoming new addition, and their personal plans for the mysterious 6th edition. They also discuss Gencon, some new Hordes, and how to summon Cthulhu with a PDF!. Remember, It’s only fun if you’re winning!   Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us […] Read More >>

Who should write America’s new national anthem? Well it definitely shouldn’t be our hosts. This episode we find out who their pick to replace Francis Scott Key is along with Kevin’s “meh-ness” on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Read More >>

Part of the realism of “A Song of Ice and Fire” is that the world is not simply a “planet of hats”. That is to say that the world is not defined by one primary characteristic, as what happened quite often in the classic Star Trek.  The Lands of Westeros and Essos feature multitudes of […] Read More >>

Listen in as our hosts talk about their recent excursions in search of Retro Video Games, the wonder that is U.N. Squadron, and a quick recap on Microsoft going soft at E3! Read More >>

Game of Thrones S2E10: “Valar Morghulis”- Joe’s Rating~”A” I can officially say that Game of Thrones is probably going to follow the same pattern next year as it did this season and the one before. Not to say that’s bad (if it aint broke…) but predictability in a show (and series) that prides itself on […] Read More >>

  It’s a win/Winwood situation as our hosts dig into the roots of just why those early SNL episodes were so terrible. They also find out why Sally was a punk rock girl, why all the Ramones lived together, and why the zombie apocalypse started because someone decided to smoke some bath salts. This is […] Read More >>

Previously:  The Greyjoy Rebellion, Robert’s Rebellion Pt.1, Robert’s Rebellion Pt.2 In warfare, battles occur where the losses are so great that it sounds the death knell of whole empires. Like Waterloo or Hastings, battles can change the course of history. After Stony Sept, a battle like this occurred, and it changed the course of the […] Read More >>

Batman has generally been the benchmark for about as homoerotic as you can get in comic books, at least until recently. Though outright gay characters had come into the medium earlier in indie comics, the first outright gay character in one of main two universes didn’t come into existence until the Marvel character Northstar came […] Read More >>

This week our hosts debate the merits of the new 40k flyers, just how good kickstarter can be to gaming, and how to make a “sitcom” RPG. Remember, It’s only fun if you’re winning! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and subscribe to us on itunes for exclusive content. Read More >>

Game of Thrones S2E9: “Blackwater”- Joe’s Rating~”A” Blackwater, it conjures images of the inky darkness of the primeval depths. It’s suffocating and swallowing. It represents death. The second season has been building to this moment. This is supposed to be the moment Joffrey gets what’s coming to him. And we open on the armada of […] Read More >>

Our hosts catch up with the weeks events, and discuss slip and slides, Wilco, and why the commies were good for 80’s tv. So excuse the background noise, it was just too nice a day to not sit outside drink a beer and podcast.   Read More >>

Previously: The Greyjoy Rebellion, Robert’s Rebellion Pt.1 Robert’s Rebellion was not a simple matter of everyone taking sides in the fight. The family alliances built up over the years, and blind loyalty to the king drew battle lines amongst the great houses of Westeros. On the side of Robert and the rebellion was the Baratheons […] Read More >>

  Wherein Your hosts discuss what happens when your favorite characters go to the great 8 bit heaven in the sky. Read More >>

Game of Thrones S2E6: “The Prince of Winterfell”- Joe’s Rating~”C-” Oh hey, there’s Jon and Ygritte, I wonder if she’ll make some jokes about Jon masturbating? Probably, but before then we meet a lieutenant in the ranks of Mance Rayder by the name of Rattleshirt. It seems the Wildlings took Qhoren and the other rangers […] Read More >>

Quapla’! This week the team interviews Chicago stage star Christina Romano, and grill her about her roles in two very geeky productions.  How do you feel about Klingon? How about the Godfather? Awesome, sit back and enjoy the show. Read More >>

Previously: The Greyjoy Rebellion To pinpoint the cause of a war is never simple. We are taught in school that WWI was cause because the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, but anyone who has done a little research could tell you that the reasons are far more complex. In “The Song of  Ice and Fire” […] Read More >>

  Most people think that there are only two comic book companies, Marvel and DC. That has never been the case. History is littered with the corpses of companies big and small. Some never had more than a single comic under its imprint, and others had characters more popular than anything the big two ever […] Read More >>

It’s Star Wars day as your hosts reminisce about the good ole’ days of gaming in a galaxy far far away. Marvel as Steve lauds West End Games, Amaze at Joe’s Dagobah Turtle deck, and Wonder at how cranky and jaded two grognards  can get about a movie! Remember, It’s only fun if you’re winning! […] Read More >>

Game of Thrones S2E6: “A Man Without Honor”- Joe’s Rating~”A” Oops, looks like Theon’s having a bad morning. First he finds out Bran and Rickon are gone, and now he hurts his hand on a big fat iron man jaw. Well anyway he’s hot on the runaway princes trail, but right as he seems to […] Read More >>

Hey, It’s an episode where Joe and Kevin talk about the 90’s! relive the memories as Joe think of the three videos he remembers, hear Kevin laugh uncontrollably as he remembers Beavis and Butthead quotes,and wonder along with our hosts as they try to figure out why Blues Traveler was a thing. Read More >>

“So why was Theon with the Starks anyway?” “Was he kidnapped?” amongst my friends I tend to be the Game of Thrones expert, and I usually have to field questions like this. Since our friend Theon is now getting his own storyline (complete with incest) I’m going to take it upon myself to tell you […] Read More >>

Joe and Pat worry about the future of mankind with the trailer for CoD: Black Ops2 electric boogaloo. Pat gets pissed about a so called “new” X-Box, we delve into Pat’s finds of the week, an we of course Joe has to talk about the Avengers. Read More >>

Game of Thrones S2E6: “The Old Gods and the New”- Joe’s Rating~”A” Winterfell has fallen, it seems Theon’s gamble of taking Torrhen’s Square has paid off. Bran’s dream from last week of the ocean swelling over Winterfell has come true as the Iron Men take Winterfell in a chancy gambit. However even as Theon has […] Read More >>

What with all the Avengers talk, Joe and Kevin think it’s time to examine why exactly we keep delving into our past to supply our present with entertainment. Plus we find out who Joe thinks should direct the next Batman, why Kevin hasn’t watched a Punisher movie since the 80’s and what exactly the Wehrwein […] Read More >>

Columnists Joe and Kevin take you through the experience of learning to read comic books. Each week they alternate as Joe (the teacher) explains why he picked a specific book, and Kevin (the student) gives his impressions. Previously on CBL If Superman is the Hemmingway of comics (sparse and true), then The X Men of […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve complete their “Adepticon” roundup this week but not before talking about it’s much grumpier older brother “Little Wars”. They also flip the table regarding Monte Cook, delve into some board gaming, and sit upon the Iron Throne! Remember, It’s only fun if your winning! Don’t Forget to like our Facebook page and […] Read More >>

Game of Thrones S2E5: “The Ghost of Harrenhal”- Joe’s Rating~”B” After the great vagina baby of last week, we return to Renly’s camp to see him and Catelyn coming to agreement. Oh but the smoke vagina baby has other things in mind as it kills off Renly making there one less king in the kingdom. […] Read More >>

  Joe and Kevin rock out to some vinyl in honor of record store day. They also debate the use of the word douche, reminisce about whatever happened to Smirnoff Ice,  how Aerosmith’s “Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” killed music, and we ponder why Chicago has a lot of Serial Killers.   Read More >>

This week Joe and Pat go Dungeon Diving and explore some of the games out from the D&D franchise. Also Pat talks about his desire for a standup cabinet. Read More >>

Game of Thrones S2E4: “Garden of Bones”- Joe’s Rating~”C” One thing Game of Thrones has done really well this season  is contrasting the larger world of politics in Westeros with the thoughts and ideas of the common man. Unfortunately that moment which opens this episode is cut short by an ambushing  army of the North. […] Read More >>

This episode was actually recorded pre-coachella so there will be no mention of Tupac’s rise from the grave. However our hosts do talk about other stuff, like the Hunger Games, writing about TV, and how we pick the music for the show. Read More >>

Columnists Joe and Kevin take you through the experience of learning to read comic books. Each week they alternate as Joe (the teacher) explains why he picked a specific book, and Kevin (the student) gives his impressions. Previously on CBL Week 1: “The Death of Superman” What You Need to Know At this point DC […] Read More >>

  Chicago’s best worst podcast makes its return to your computer speakers on the eve of Adepticon. Joe and Steve make apologies for what they said about GW’s Empire and new paints, They talk about the benefits of cosplaying, and about the new Magic sets. Remember, It’s only fun if your winning! Don’t Forget to […] Read More >>

Game of Thrones S2E3: “What is Dead May Never Die”- Joe’s Rating~”C” At the Red Keep, Tyrion plots three alliances through the promise of marriage. Catelyn arrives in the Stormlands to forge an alliance of her own. But King Renly, his new wife Margaery and her brother Loras Tyrell have other plans. At Winterfell, Luwin […] Read More >>

Holy Crap! Con season is on us, and the Planet Arbitrary team is at it to bring you the most up to date ramblings on the Midwest’s best comic convention. Joe, Kevin, Annie, and Anthony talk about their experiences cosplaying, interviewing Shia Lebouf, and of course meeting Val Kilmer’s hat. All that and a tiny […] Read More >>

Comic Book Logic: Issue 0 pt 1

by Joe on April 13, 2012

Columnists Joe and Kevin take you through the experience of learning to read comic books. Each week they alternate as Joe (the teacher) explains why he picked a specific book, and Kevin (the student) gives his impressions. This week, in honor of C2E2  we get into the psyche of why our columnists are undertaking this […] Read More >>

With all this talk about video games, our hosts Joe and Pat never stopped to think about what exactly retro means. So hold on to your butts as they break down what  “retro” means to them. Also they talk about Pokemon again.   Read More >>

Game of Thrones S2E2: “The Night Lands”- Joe’s Rating~”B” Need to catch up? The Night Lands are the place Dothraki souls go after death, but how sad is it that many of our cast of characters are essentially living at that moment right before death? Arya was taught to tell death “not today”, but here […] Read More >>

Well, they aren’t exactly mops, and they aren’t exactly puppets, they are Joe and Kevin! Also, they talk about how Betty got fat on Mad Men, and how  funny “The Death of Superman” is. Read More >>

Joe and Steve get painting this week as they stick their Game Classy brushes into GW’s new paint range. Also a huge nerd discussion ensues as they debate the size of their monsters against the new Empire Griffon. Don’t worry, it’s not all Warhammer as our hosts go into what it means to have alignment […] Read More >>

Game of Thrones S2E1: “The North Remembers”- Joe’s Rating~”B” Need to catch up? How mad the boy king has grown. The Hounds words to Sansa regarding how she reacts to Joffrey grow more and more pertinent as we see the excesses of his rule. Joffrey seeks reaction, and Sansa refuses to give in. However, now […] Read More >>

Joe and Kevin welcome special guest Lynne Thomas to the podcast. The Hugo award winning editor of “Chicks Dig Time Lords” and curator of rare books, schools our hosts on comics, Buffy, and why the 7th Doctor isn’t as bad as you remember.   Read More >>

Joe and Pat look into the deep dark world of console collecting this week, as Pat shows off his newest purchases. The guys also weigh in on the Mass Effect 3 controversy, and talk about the indestructibility of the N64. Read More >>

Joe and Kevin visit special guest Pat A’s new bachelor pad to discuss some robot music. It gets weirder from there as they get into deep conversation about orgies, cocaine tables, and home buying ( hint hint one of these things is not like the other). Planet Arbitrary the best worst Chicago podcast. Read More >>

For more on Game of Thrones season 2: Casting Roundup 1 and 2 Game of Thrones S1E1, S1E2, S1E3, S1E4,S1E5, S1E6, S1E7, S1E8, S1E9, S1E10 A sword is never just a sword in fantasy novels. Let’s face it, no fantasy author worth his weight in goblins would ever pass up the chance to add such […] Read More >>

Steve gets something off his chest this week as he works out his frustrations with the end to Mass Effect 3. (Don’t worry it’s D&D related). Also Joe chimes in on the new citadel paints, titan forge models, and we figure out why Steve won’t play Settlers of Catan. Remember, it’s only fun if you’re […] Read More >>

“The Walking Dead” S2E13: “Beside the Dying Fire”- Joe’s Rating~”B” After last weeks shocking finale (that everyone saw coming), I fully expected this episode to continue right were we left off. Instead we get a little backstory into the massive walker horde headed to Herschel’s farm. It was almost quaint in the way the horde […] Read More >>

Like this one? Listen to the others. and Like us on Facebook! Planet Arbitrary season two kicks off with the usual pomp and circumstance, as your hosts Joe and Kevin dive into the funny papers to discuss why Marmaduke is an asshole, why the guy from XKCD is it really trying, and how HBO might […] Read More >>

After last episodes  jaunt to the 80’s Joe and Pat take a ride on retro game train to the mid 90’s to explore the fantastic world of CD systems. Listen to the epic debate of Balrog vs. Vega, Michael J. Fox’s gaming legacy, the whereabouts of the “Sultan’s of Swing”, and whether or not to […] Read More >>

For more on Game of Thrones season 2: Casting Roundup 1 and 2 Shows like Game of Thrones are interesting, because even though they only run 10 or so episodes, the richness of the characters within the vastness of the world they inhabit makes following each individual storyline complicated. With season two right around the […] Read More >>

“The Walking Dead” S2E12: “Better Angels”- Joe’s Rating~”C” For last week’s episode s2E11 ”  I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave […] Read More >>

  Like this one? Listen to the others. and Like us on Facebook! Eric and Anthony make their triumphant return to Planet Arbitrary in celebration of 52 weeks on the Internets. They join Joe and Kevin as they get as arbitrary as they can, talking about Cheers, Pokémon, the new iPad, and just about everything […] Read More >>

New Space Wolves? New Tyranids? Leave it to the team at Game Classy to break down all the new releases from Games Workshop. Along the way Joe and Steve discuss the perils of the fully painted army, Dungeons & Dragons boardgames, and role-playing in the Marvel universe. Remember it’s only fun if you’re winning! Read More >>

“The Walking Dead” S2E11: “Judge, Jury, Executioner”- Joe’s Rating~”C-” Well, you knew the gravy train of  amazing episodes would eventually lead to a dead stop against the brick wall boredom. “Triggerfinger” , “Nebraska”  and last week’s “18 Miles Out” had the brutal violence to show us that civilization was collapsing. So what does this weeks […] Read More >>

Listen to other Episodes Joe and Kevin dissect the debacle that was the Oscars, as well as going into why the Godfather would make such a great Shakespeare play. They also discussed getting really really really really really drunk for St. Patrick’s Day, listening to U2, and talking about the old country. Read More >>

  Joe and Pat get really old school this week talking about consoles released before 1984. that’s right folks, were talking about Intellivision, Odysseys, and of course classic Ataris. Of course we talk  a lot about Tron, and for some reason Micromachines? Read More >>

“The Walking Dead” S2E10: “18 Miles Out”- Joe’s Rating~”A” “18 Miles Out”, though a great name for a Christian rock band, was an episode with a lot to prove. Both last week’s “Triggerfinger” and “Nebraska” were episodes that I expected to see from “The Walking Dead”, full of action and great zombie scenes. however, the […] Read More >>

Joe and Kevin put to a close the first 50 episodes of planet arbitrary, and begin to usher in (unceremoniously) the next 50 episodes. Sweet Jesus, has already been 50 episodes? Well let me be the first one to say I’m sorry for all the poop jokes. Well, in this episode they delve a bit […] Read More >>

Joe and Steve do their best to repair themselves for the Games Plus annual auction. Special guest Kevin comes in and helps break down the benefits to the 3-D gaining experience, building your own terrain for Warhammer and Dungeons & Dragons, and how cool Iron Kingdoms will be. The three also discuss the downside to […] Read More >>

“The Walking Dead” S2E9: “Triggerfinger”- Joe’s Rating~”A-” After unclogging a disgusting sink and arising from my crawl space smelling of the living dead, I felt pretty damned prepared for tonight’s episode. Boy was I wrong. I thought I was going to be in for another week of “Gee, I wonder what consequences our actions will […] Read More >>

Joe and Kevin once again take a tangent filled ride through pop culture as they explore why it’s hard to remember character names, why we price gouge on dead celebrity merchandise, and how to navigate your favorite nerd convention. Also Kevin once again mentions that he loves Barney Miller. Read More >>

Pat and Joe bring it all back to the cinema with their discussion about old school video game media-tie ins. Oh yeah, there’s a girl on this podcast as well… a real life girl. Read More >>

“The Walking Dead” S2E8: “Nebraska”- Joe’s Rating~”B” Midseason breaks are always difficult to contend with, on one hand you create high tension amongst the die hard fans, but on the other, in the case of the walking dead, you could quite possibly lose the momentum it took you all season to gain. “Nebraska” starts right […] Read More >>

Joe, Kevin, and Special guest Pat all discuss why you don’t need to watch the Superbowl in order to be a man! Also the discuss boobs, beer, and using tools. There may even be talk of how to please your woman…. Read More >>

Joe and Steve delve into the underground world of high stakes Magic tournaments on the aftermath of the latest release. Also, our hosts discuss the jackassery of prefab adventures, and alternative models for Warhammer. ~Remember: It’s always fun if you’re winning!   Read More >>

  Joe and Kevin wonder how they are getting to Newt Gingrich’s Moonbase, figure out if the Survivors from Lost were just on a three hour cruise, and wonder if they are the only ones who really love the nerdier side of museums.   Read More >>

Joining the Planet Arbitrary family of podcasts is “The Retro Game Review”! Pat has been delighting you readers for the past year with his take on classic games of long forgotten systems. Now the frequented guest of the Planet Arbitrary podcast debuts his own show with co-host Joe.  Join them as the wax nostalgic about […] Read More >>

Joe and Kevin try to make sense of this year’s Oscar picks without having seen most of the movies. Also they discuss why Downton Abbey is so beguiling, and the secret conspiracy as to why there needs to be so many beer commercials. Read More >>

Joining the Planet Arbitrary family of podcasts is “Game Classy”! Game Classy is a podcast dedicated to the table top. So sit back and roll a D20 with your hosts Joe and Steve as they take you through the wonderful lost world of old school gaming. If you like Wargames, RPG’s, CCG’s, or just two […] Read More >>

Joe and Kevin stave off hunger thanks to Paula Deen’s type 2 diabeetus and Barney Miller’s Fish. Read More >>

Suspension of belief is a prerequisite for the consumption of fiction. It is completely understandable in genre fiction such as Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror, that the basic tenants of science will be violated in order to create a ripping yarn. However, even in more grounded genres of literature such as mystery and romance one […] Read More >>

Doctor Who- “The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe” Joe’s Rating~ B Well ladies and gentlemen, after almost 3 months off, The Doctor returns in another Christmas special. Where we last left The Doctor, at the end of “The Wedding of River Song”, we learned that The Silence is dedicated to averting The Doctor’s terrifying […] Read More >>

You can say that 2011 was the year that ushered in the arrival of the first 1990’s revival. If the 3 previous decades are any indication, this will not be the last return to the Clinton years this decade. 20th year anniversary reissues by Nirvana and Smashing Pumpkins along with the release of the PJ20, […] Read More >>

Nerd School: Evening the Odds

by Joe on December 13, 2011

“I mean, it’s a fact, sure as day follows night, sure as eggs is eggs, sure as every odd-numbered Star Trek movie is shit.”~ Tim Bisley (Spaced) Read More >>

“The Walking Dead” S2E7: “Pretty Much Dead Already”- Joe’s Rating~”A” The realm of the internet is a scary place. One might even argue it’s scarier than Herschel’s barn. I think it is a testament to the craftsmanship that goes into a show that even though the entire lot of a show can be spoiled, the […] Read More >>

Nerd School: Know Your Composer

by Joe on November 22, 2011

Nerds love movie scores. It’s as simple as that. It’s my own personal opinion that the film composer will be looked upon with as much reverence as the classical composers of the last 300 years. Now, the majority of the western world is aware of John Williams, and can probably hum any number of his […] Read More >>

The Walking Dead s2E6: Secrets- Joe’s Rating~ “B-” Every man is entitled to a blow up every once in a while. What people don’t seem to realize with Rick is that the man is running on empty. People are looking to him for answers, and he doesn’t have them. All he has left is screaming. Read More >>

The Walking Dead S2E5: “Chupacabra” – Joe’s Rating~ A The first thing I ever really learned in Spanish (not counting what I absorbed through years of my parent’s placing me in front of Sesame Street) was that Chupacabra literally means “goat sucker.” However the Chupacabra is a creature of folklore much like the zombies our […] Read More >>

In terms of fantasy and science fiction epics, as of late television and Hollywood have nothing on videogames. In fact, next week we will see the next installment of one of my all time favorite series Assassin’s Creed. With all the time traveling third person sandbox fun it easy to forget the complex plotlines and […] Read More >>

The Walking Dead S2E4: “Cherokee Rose”- Joe’s Rating~B It’s day 3 of the search for Sophia, and things are actually looking up for the survivors, but even at the end of the world human drama still remains. Read More >>

The Walking Dead S1E3: “Save the Last One”- Joe’s rating~ B How far is too far when trying to survive? I almost didn’t survive tonight’s Treehouse of Horror, did I make it through “The Walking Dead”? Read More >>

While sitting in the theater watching the insanely fun Paranormal Activity 3, I was thinking of how great my Spoiler Heavy Review for this movie was going to be. I stopped myself at the keyboard, however, and thought about not necessarily how fun the movie was, but what this series is doing right. Read More >>

The Walking Dead S2E2: Bloodletting- Joe’s Rating~B What!? Carl’s shot! Did the deer do it? Read More >>

I love science fiction television, and I have watched far more than I probably should. But one thing I’ve noticed is how often plots tend to get recycled over and over again. This is especially true of the show Terra Nova, which in only 4 episodes has stolen numerous  ideas, plot devices, and visuals from […] Read More >>

“The Walking Dead S2E1- “What Lies Ahead”~Joe’s Rating A- “This is a Graveyard. I don’t know how I feel about this.” – Laurie Read More >>

The concept of the “zombie apocalypse” is a fairly recent phenomenon. Endemic to males age 10-50, the ZA first came into pop culture around 2002/2003 Though by no means the first zombie movies, films like 28 Days Later and The Dawn of the Dead remake reignited something in the post September 11th society. Almost harkening […] Read More >>

I’m not going to lie he and tell you I wasn’t excited for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. You see, I’m a Games Workshop fanboy and have been since the early 90’s. I love the tabletop game and all the fluff and story lines that accompany it. Read More >>

Doctor Who S6E13- “The Wedding of River Song” Joe’s Rating~ A- Well we’ve been dreading/anticipating the conclusion to this season’s big mystery about the death of the our beloved Doctor. Now with the playing field leveled we finally can ask the question: Was the wait worth it? Read More >>

Inevitably your new favorite show is going to  get canceled. Especially if it’s a genre show on a major network. Face it, Terra Nova looks awesome, but can the budget be justified by the viewership numbers? This is the biggest problem with shows that I like. I am a huge fan of genre TV, that […] Read More >>

Doctor Who S6E12- “Closing Time”  Joe’s Rating~C With one episode left, it seems to be a swan song for The Doctor, and like Doc10 before him, he spends a little time visiting some old friends. Read More >>

Last week I discussed why CBS is putting out a Blu-ray of only four episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation. This week I dig deeper into those four episodes and decide if they are really the four we should have. Read More >>

Doctor Who S6E11- “The God Complex” Joe’s Rating~ A I often wonder if writers come up with titles first or last. Because I seriously think Toby Whithouse thought he was clever as shit when he said “and it’s called The God Complex! Get it? ‘Cause there’s a double meaning!” Read More >>

The Interwebs are positively abuzz with the notion that CBS/Paramount is finally converting fan favorite Star Trek: The Next Generation to Blu-ray. But they are only putting out 4 episodes? What the… Read More >>

Doctor Who S6E10- “The Girl Who Waited” Joe’s Rating~ A Well, after several weeks with our companions in the background, it becomes a regular Pond-imonium! No, I’m not sorry for that pun, I regret nothing. Read More >>

Doctor Who S6E8 “Night Terrors” ~ Joe’s Rating “B” This week The Doctor and crew have an adventure that would make Rod Serling proud, or at least sue the pants off of Steven Moffet. Read More >>

The music industry bitches and moans about how their profits are sagging and people aren’t buying music anymore, and that tends to fall on the deaf ears of my generation. Lets face it, I’m from the Best Buy era, when if we wanted music we’d take our Coconuts gift coin we got for Christmas and […] Read More >>

Looks like its time for an update on who’s gonna play who in season 2 of Game of Thrones. So lets skip all of the “me trying to be clever” banter and get right to the chewy nougaty goodness. Read More >>

Doctor Who S6E8 “Let’s Kill Hitler” ~ Joe’s Rating “A” When we last saw the “Good Man” he was going to war, and it turns out this week that he was going to war with Hitler! Ok, not really, but even though the episode disappoints probably one of the greatest titles in the history of […] Read More >>

This week The Doctor returns from his summer break to hopefully resolve some mysteries and start up some new ones. Read More >>

Conan The Barbarian (2011) ~ B- What is best in Life? Well it’s not the new Conan the Barbarian, but ya’ know what? It’s definitely not the worst. To start I’m going to say that I’m not going to compare this movie to the 1982 movie. enough critics are going to do that. Read More >>

Between the time when the oceans drank Atlantis, and the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an age undreamed of. And unto this, Conan, destined to wear the jeweled crown of Aquilonia upon a troubled brow. It is I, his chronicler, who alone can tell thee of his saga. Let me tell you […] Read More >>

Some record shops are cultural institutions of the neighborhoods in which they reside. Reckless is a staple of the North Side, just as Val’s Halla is synonymous with Oak Park. However sometimes with a little research one can have a truly bizarre/wonderful record hunting experience in the Chicagoland area. Example:  Platterpus. Read More >>

Gen Con 2011, You are doing it right. When people think of Gaming conventions, the big thing they always think of is E3. But hey that’s the sign of the times. Video Games are about as mainstream as you can get. Lets face it, everybody owns a gaming machine, and the biggest sellers are indicative […] Read More >>

Part of an ongoing series where Joe shows you that there are more conventions in the world than San Diego. Read More >>

Last Month I wrote a article about who I would like to see cast as the myriad of strange and unique characters we’ll meet in season 2 of Game of Thrones: Clash of Kings. Since then, several of the big name characters have been cast and one has to wonder how do they match? Read More >>

Continuing from last week, I am going through the episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series that really need to be in your Netflix queue. Whether it is for simply familiarizing yourself with Trek, or picking out a couple episodes for enjoyment, I cannot help but recommend the following.  Read More >>

So Star Trek: The Original Series has been streaming for a while now, but with all the hub-bub about the entire Trek Franchise being on Netflix now, I think its only fair for to warn our readers that some episodes of Trek are downright bad. However I think that the casual fan can easily see […] Read More >>

  Warning, Spoiler Heavy! With the epic season 1 of Game of Thrones ending, I think its appropriate to start to look to the future of the series, and maybe suggest a couple actors to play some of the new characters. Read More >>

Game of Thrones S1E10 “Fire and Blood” ~ Joe’s Rating “B” I think it’s fair to say that the real finale of the show was last week, and this week is merely a prelude to next season. However, with that being said, next season looks like it is going to rock. Read More >>

With Anthony Wiener still being in the news, I think it’s important to look back on how my favorite franchise gave rise to the term “Sexless sex scandal” Read More >>

Game of Thrones S1E9 “Baelor”~ Joe’s Rating “B+” If you had a choice between Honor and Family which would you choose? Well we in this, the penultimate, episode we get to see what  ole’ Neddy will choose. Read More >>

Doctor Who S6E7 “A Good Man Goes to War” ~ Joe’s Rating “A” The midseason finally is here, and now we have to wait a good 3 months to catch up with the Whoobie gang. Well, Moffet’s been building this episode’s big cliffhanmger/suprise/twist since it was announced their would be a midseason hiatus, was it […] Read More >>

Nerd School: Mutant Fatigue

by Joe on June 6, 2011

X-Men First class was released on Friday to positive reviews from critics. However, once again I was disappointed by what I thought was Munich with mutants turning into X-Men 3 part 2. I don’t seem to be the only one, as the poor opening figures show that the X-franchise is losing steam. Hey, it’s no […] Read More >>

Doctor Who S6E6 “The Almost People” ~ Joe’s rating “B” We’re at the penultimate episode of the first half of the season, and I have a few things to get off of my chest… Read More >>

Game of Thrones S1E8 “The Pointy End”~Joe’s Rating “A” The countdown has begun and here at the penultimate penultimate episode we see the ruins made of Ned Starks’ pointless coup, and out of the ashes a new rebellion springs to usurp the rule of the boy king. Read More >>

Game of Thrones S1E7 “You Win or You Die” ~ Joe’s rating  “B+” This season is rapidly coming to a close, and dominoes are falling faster and faster as we approach the finale. This week we once again see a battle of minds as opposed to the battle with swords we saw last week, and […] Read More >>

The in-depth fantasies that grow within the nerd mind, and often erupt into debates are often made up of the stuff of granduer. Whether to be a Jedi or a Sith, Trek vs. Wars, or perhaps the oldest and greatest: Mary Ann or Ginger? However one that I myself have always fancied is the formation […] Read More >>

Game of Thrones S1E6 ~ Joe’s Rating “A” Here we are getting to the latter half of the first season, and after a couple of rough episodes,  This week and lasts have proven that this series has legs. (Well the series has legs, Eddard only has the singular leg this episode. Read More >>

  Doctor Who S6E5 “The Rebel Flesh” ~ Joe’s Rating (C+ pending the concluding episode) FLARG!!!! The midseason finale doth approcheth and this week we get another MOW and hastily added relation to Amy’s Schrodinger’s womb syndrome Read More >>

The characters on Star Trek have become archetypes of the Science Fiction genre. This is in no small part due to the actors who filled those roles and are  now inseparable from their characters. Shatner is Kirk in the same way Nimoy is Spock, or how Montalban is KHAAAAAAAANNN! However in the spirit of examining […] Read More >>

Game of Thrones S1E5 “The Wolf and The Lion” ~ Joe’s Rating “A-” We have finally reached the midpoint of the season, and they kicked it up a notch by giving us some action and some really crazy characters. Read More >>

Doctor Who S6E4 “The Doctor’s Wife” – Joe’s Rating  A+ I think it’s safe to say that this is one of the most anticipated episodes of Doctor Who in the last 3 years. Not since Douglas Adams has such a well respected author written for The Doctor. This is the famous Neil Gaiman episode. Read More >>

My wife and I have been watching the good doctor as a couple together for 2 years now, and I love the debates we get into. With the new series being filmed in America, we got into a discussion about who would play an American Doctor. So let’s pretend. (and British readers, please don’t get […] Read More >>

Game of Thrones S1E4 “Cripples, Bastards and Broken Things” – Joe’s Rating: C A really appropriate title for an episode that hobbled along this week. Read More >>

Nerd School: Doctor Who S6E3 “The Curse of the Black Spot”- Joe’s Rating C- It’s time for the third episode of the season, and this time it looks like the Doctaaaaaaaargh (see what I did there) is going all Cap’n Jack (and I don’t mean Harkness). Read More >>

  Free Comic Book Day is this Saturday, and Wizkids is giving away a free Hal Jordan Green Lantern figure! Check out your local comic book store to get one. Read More >>

Game of Thrones , (more properly A Song of Ice and Fire) is becoming a full blown cultural phenomenon. Much of that has to do with HBO’s new series.  Like every popular book or television series of the past 40 years, what makes it take root is the fans and their ability to flesh out […] Read More >>

Game of Thrones: “Lord Snow”  – Joe’s rating: B If the first episode of this season focused on moving the plot, and the second built character, then what does this episode show us. This episode is all about pain. We know our characters, we know (somewhat) what their motivations are, so now we get to […] Read More >>

Doctor Who S6E2 “Day of the Moon” –  Joe’s rating: B- Second episode time, and boy will this one have mixed reviews Read More >>

Natalie Portman, I simultaneously love and hate you. You are the Schrodinger’s Cat  of celebrity crushes. I’ll admit it, I have a lot of celebrity celebrity crushes with my favorite being a tie between Amanda Bynes and Rachel Leigh Cook, but Ms. Portman is definitely in the top10 if not the top 5.  I mean […] Read More >>

So The internet has been abuzz lately with the notion of a Shatner, Bryan Singer, or Jonathan Frakes helmed Trek spinoff. So let’s take a look at the wacky world of Trek spinoffs. Read More >>

Here we are at week two and overall a DRAMATIC improvement over the premiere. My biggest complaint with last week was the overall lack of character development, and here they switched it up with the plot inching forward but the characters making major strides. Read More >>

First off, I’m so happy that The doctor is back! So let’s get down to the nitty gritty. First, how awesome is that title?! One thing I love about sci-fi is great titles. “The Impossible Astronaut” just sounds like a great Bradbury or Asimov short story. Hell it even sounds like a single off Bowie’s […] Read More >>

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Remember when Captain Kirk’s dad piloted the USS Kelvin into Bruce Banner’s Spaceship? No, then that reference was wasted on you. Anywho, George Kirk is gonna be kicking some Asgard (see what I did there) in 2 weeks as THOR, so I thought I ‘d get you excited with a bit of a Thor primer. Read More >>

So a lot of negative/kinda crazy reviews have been flying around online Like here and here, but I’ve been ignoring them all in favor of watching the first episode unadulterated. Fuck, I’ve even ignored all of the mini episodes HBO has been putting out. Let’s face it, I’m a fantasy fan, a Martin Whore, a bitch […] Read More >>

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Ah the Doctor, how I await your return to BBC America every year, like the swallows to Capistrano. The second best show you’re not watching is coming to the airwaves April 23rd and I’m as excited as Christopher Eccleston in a leather shop. Read More >>

Nerd School: 8-bit Trek

by Joe on April 7, 2011

I can get about 4/5  of the 235  on sale april 12th Read More >>

Nerd School: TaRD(i)S Blanket

by Joe on April 7, 2011

Ready to cuddle up on the couch with your companion for season 6 of “Doctor Who”? Check it out Read More >>

This will be the greatest TV show you won’t be watching. If you the reader are anything like the majority of the staff here at PA you are probably woefully behind on what’s the best new TV shows around. In fact I think this weekend I heard Anthony ask me “have you seen this show […] Read More >>

Nerd School: Cthulhu!!!

by Joe on March 28, 2011

When “lol” isn’t enough… 6 ways to turn Cthulhu into emoticon . Read More >>

Nerd School: Star Trek Mix Tape

by Joe on March 13, 2011

Kirk in Repose, or How and Why I chose my Star Trek mix tape. Part 1 “How many lights?” Prologue … Last year, I made a conscious effort to watch the entire Star Trek cannon. To those not in the know, that’s 3 seasons of The original series (hereupon designated TOS), 1 animated, 7 The […] Read More >>