Ep 121 – The Con Game with Sam Chase

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Hey there, Evil Geeks! Sam Chase makes his third appearance on today’s episode of Transmissions From the Evil Lair. C-Mart, Undies of Wondy, and Sam talk about their experiences at the first ever ChaseCon which was held this past April 25th in Saratoga, NY to rave reviews. Sam talks about the stress of running the show, the immense effort that went into planning and let’s us know what’s in store for the next ChaseCon which will be this October! For more info on ChaseCon, head over to ChaseCon.org.

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Evil Geek Book Report – Indie Spotlight: Wart

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It’s time to brush the dust off the Indie Spotlight, Evil Geeks! We’re back with a brand new review today that’s sure to satisfy your hunger for monsters and bizarro craziness. Today the Indie Spotlight shines on Wart, a Lovecraftian tale of a tortured soul ewho’d do just about anything to get a good night’s sleep. Anything that is except step up to the challenge ahead of him. Wart is written by Chris Welsh with art by Ammar Al-Chalabi.

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What’s Killing My Social Life This Week – Dungeon of the Endless

Are you tired of these games that… fuck it, I’m not doing an introductory paragraph this time.

Dungeon of the Endless (not to be confused with, Legend of the Dungeon, Dungeonland or I-have-no-creativity-when-it-comes-to-naming-my-game) is, according to that Face Recognition app, a 48-year-old squirrel with one gammy eye and an eating disorder. The story is similar to Risk of Rain’s in almost every way; you are a person/s on a prison ship heading towards a place of unknown place-ness, when suddenly you crash down on an alien planet due to the actions of a particularly aggressive plot-device. Finding yourself in what’s presumably a mutant-infested, underground research lab, you have to use your wit, strength and charisma to escape in as few pieces as possible. The game itself is a weird hybrid of TDs, Dungeon crawlers, RPGs and resource-management games with a few rogue like elements sprinkled on top. Oh and also it has a Tutu. Did I mention the tutu? Twice now, you reply.

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Evil Geeks Book Report – IDW’s Jem & The Holograms is Truly, Truly Outrageous!

 

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Jem and the girls in their original form!

Being that I was born in the early 90’s, ‘Jem’ is just a bit before my time, but I can recall the first time I saw an episode some years back. These glam rockers with fierce fashion, a sassy can-do attitude and strong enforcers of friendship/sisterhood immediately sucked me into their world, so I asked for the DVD box set for Christmas and watched the whole thing in marathon form. From ‘The Misfits’ horrifying attempts to blow up an orphanage (yes, you read that right) to thwart their musical arch-rivals, The Holograms, to Roxy’s illiteracy, to that time Jem took in an orphan with a pill problem, this show had it all.

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“We are the Misfits, our songs are better…” don’t lie, you sang it too.

So naturally, I was completely disappointed when I found out that the movie would have, literally, zero ties to the classic show I had come to know and love. I almost wish you all could have seen my face when I watched the trailer, which might as well have been ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ with music. Maybe. I didn’t even hear them play in the trailer, I don’t think.

When I heard the comic was amazing, I was a little skeptical, because the film trailer crushed my expectations and I didn’t want another disappointment. This weekend I picked up the first two issues and was floored at how amazing they were.

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Ep 120 – Return To Dimension X – The Final Days Of Mad Men

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Going through withdrawal without your Sunday Mad Men fix? Do you find yourself drinking alone wearing a three piece suit? Are your martinis never dry enough? You’ve come to the right place. Relive one of the greatest TV series with Martian Luthor Kang, Biff Tannen and Dixon Steele as they try to get inside the head of Don Draper and analyze the Mad Men finale. So pour yourself a stiff drink and we’ll get through this together.

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