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About Tabz

Tabz (aka Tabitha Grace Smith) is a omnivorous geek with a special love of television. She's a writer, social media strategist, and teacher. In her spare time she blogs over at Doctor Her (a Doctor Who blog) and runs Between the Lines Studios.

Dungeon Escape – A Fantasy Game You Can Play With Kids

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From Twizz Entertainment comes a really cool very fun card game, Dungeon Escape which is described as memory with a twist. The artwork is amazing and it’s easily a game that anyone can play. It’s got a nice simple gameplay and gorgeous artwork. For $20 you can get a physical copy of the game. Look at the cool stuff for the game:

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I really love the idea of a very simple game, with a twist. If you’re someone who loves playing games but don’t have a lot of similarly minded people a game like this would be great for them. I’ve found that muggles (i.e. non-hardcore geeks) like simple games. Anthony, the designer, actually was inspired to make this game to have a game that his wife would like to play. If you want an overview of how to play check it out here:

Check out the campaign here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vampires/dungeon-escape-a-classic-game-of-memory-with-a-twi-0

Episode #2 – Storytelling Crowfunding

Join Shane Tyree, Tabz, Jeremy, Stephen, Boyan, Jeff, and Aron as they talk storytelling Kickstarters, Storium, Pirate Den, Tale and Zombie novels. We also go into some Kickstarter projects we’re following and love.

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAOnVB1nrKg&list=PLdTEn_VbH_IEx6-zuqlzwJolqPv-13qxg

Theme song by Beatnik Turtle

Links:

Pirate Den Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/gamesmith/pirate-den

Follow Boyan on Twitter – https://twitter.com/thegamesmith

Storium – https://storium.com/

Storium Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/stlhood/storium-the-online-storytelling-game/

Follow Stephen on Twitter – https://twitter.com/stlhood

Jeremy Dyson – http://www.jeremydyson.com/

Rise of the Dead Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jeremydyson/rise-of-the-dead-a-zombie-novel

Orbital Defense Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1675677766/orbital-defense-force-issue-0

Cards for Conquerors Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/crookedkings/playing-cards-for-conquerors-uspcc-viking-blizzard

KitRex Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1245546462/kitrex-the-3d-paper-velociraptor-that-you-build-yo

Fantasy Scroll Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/iulianionescu/fantasy-scroll-magazine-fantasy-sci-fi-and-horror

Board Games: Now Blind Accessible Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/64ouncegames/board-games-now-blind-accessible

EndGame Cafe Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/endgameoakland/endgame-cafe-coffee-games-community

Aghast Kickstarter – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1253195324/aghast-a-journal-of-the-darkly-fantastic

Yes Mother Podcast: What We’ve Been Watching Episode #17

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In this installment- Last week Em vowed to go on a Don Draper fast and then promptly broke it gloriously.  She managed to finish Orphan Black though and talk Sue into finally starting Buffy.  Sue, watched some random movies including Enough Said and caught random episodes of Always Sunny with her husband.  We also talk the finale of How I Met Your Mother and seeing Beck and The Flaming Lips in concert.  Yep, this one gets a bit random so buckle up guests.

Episode #1 – I’d Back That! A Kickstarter Podcast

Join Shane Tyree, Tabz, Justine, Aron, Lucian, William and Tro as they discuss why the back Kickstarters, some Kickstarters that have caught their eye recently, and more in this first episode of the I’d Back It! – Kickstarter Podcast.

Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9v1eb8nJU8

Theme song by Beatnik Turtle

Links:

The Wayward Backer Facebook Group

The Wayward Backer Twitter

Double Black Playing Cards

The Independence by Jackson Robinson 

The Executioner’s Mask 

Pirate Den by Gamesmith 

Clipped Wings Playing Cards 

The Sushi Wallet 

Lisa and Tabz Get Lost in Los Angeles – Episode #007: Veronica Mars PaleyFest Panel 3/13/14

veronica-mars-paleyfest-giLisa and Tabz got to attend the Veronica Mars panel at PaleyFest (at the Dolby Theater). Listen to their thoughts about the panel, Veronica MarsKickstarter and a lot of TV-related thoughts.

Warning: slight spoilers for Firefly (the pilot and Train Job).

 

Elementary Episode #023 – The Woman/Heroine

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Join Tabz and Naomi as they discuss CBS’ Elementary.

This episode was edited by Tabz

Flashbacks reveal Sherlock’s meeting with Irene two years ago, including her “preserving” antique works of art by returning to museums her forgeries of paintings rather than restored originals. In the present Irene is revealed to have been psychologically tortured for the past eighteen months which she believes to have been seven years. Holmes decides to send Irene away to keep her safe but she counters that they go together. He agrees but then notices a mole is missing from Irene and concludes it was removed to avoid it turning cancerous which Moriarty would not care unless she was working for Moriarty so Irene storms out. One of Moriarty’s agents discovers he is to be killed and defeats his assassins and returns to kill Holmes and reveals to him that Moriarty is a woman. Before Holmes can be shot a second time the agent is shot and killed by Irene who enters and now talks with a British accent. Holmes concludes she is Moriarty.

Elementary Episode #022 – Risk Management

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Join Tabz and Naomi as they discuss CBS’ Elementary.

This episode was edited by Tabz

Moriarty calls Holmes to have him look into the several-month-old unsolved murder of a mechanic. Holmes learns the mechanic was surveiled by a private security firm whose founder’s sister was killed 20 years ago. The security expert confesses to the mechanic’s murder, but Moriarty says the murderer has not been found. Holmes discovers that the security expert did not see the murderer flee 20 years ago. It was instead his wife who saw the murderer. When her husband’s mental health was failing, she convinced him that the lookalike mechanic was the murderer; this revenge stabilised his mental health. It is proven that the mechanic was innocent, having been out of the country at the time of the sister’s death. The security expert’s wife is also arrested for the mechanic’s murder. In payment, Sherlock receives an address and a choice to lead a safe life or find out about Irene. He lies to Watson, who sees through this. The pair discover Irene in an abandoned house.

DracuCast #003 – Goblin Merchant Men

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Join Tabz and Dan Shaurette as they discuss NBC’s Dracula, episode 3, “Goblin Merchant Men.”

With Harker’s help, Grayson begins to dismantle the Order of the Dragon from within by attacking its members one by one. He unmasks and exploits Lord Lorenz’s secret to his own advantage. This ultimately leads the Order to take drastic measures to reprimand members who break the rules. As a result of a chain of events resulting from Grayson’s blackmail of Lord Lorenz, he, in turn, earns a powerful enemy within the Order of the dragon — Lord Davenport. Renfield proves to be a sophisticated and skillful tactician in business matters on behalf of his employer. Grayson investigates Lady Jayne and finds brutal proof regarding her secret life within the Order — now he realizes he must change his tactics with her. Lucy tries to help Mina who is depressed over the current sad state of her relationship with Jonathan. Mina confides in Grayson about her troubles and Grayson offers Jonathan advice to help fix the situation. Jonathan and Mina reconcile and become engaged to be married — all according to Grayson’s plan to continue to keep Mina close, but not too close (from Wikipedia).