The Crew of Other Space is a Team… a Team of Dreams

Other Space is a new show from Paul Feig, the director of Bridesmaids and creator of the cult television show Freaks and Geeks.  It begins with a young spaceship captain and his ragtag crew of misfits as they depart on their first exploratory mission — and immediately get lost in a rift to an alternate universe. Continue reading

R is for The Resistance (and The Resistance: Avalon)

As far as party games go, a favorite among my family and friends has always been Mafia.  Mafia, also known in some circles as Werewolf, is a social deduction game wherein certain members of the group are secretly members of the mafia (or werewolves, alternatively).  Through rounds of secret voting, the mafia try to kill off the members of the party until they outnumber the innocents.  There are other special roles, such as the Governor/Detective (who can identify whether a player is mafia) or the Doctor/Nurse (who can heal another player possibly marked for death.)  It’s a game of deceit and trying to determine who you can trust.  Within my gaming group, it has caused many arguments as well as inspired many fun memories.

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