As I have discussed before, I’m a bit of a geek. And although I swore to myself that I wouldn’t clog up this blog with silly rants about fandom and my childhood obsessions, it ends up I don’t have much to blog about now that my thesis is submitted and approved. However, rather than let this small corner of the web gather dust and fad away into purgatory, I’ve decided to share with you some of the things that have been making my flail my arms of late (think Carlton Banks-style). So you have been warned: this may be the start of a series if I’m unfortunately encouraged by the results.
We are going to start off this “potential blog series” with the enigma that is Wil Wheaton. Those of us who watched Star Trek: The Next Generation remember him… fondly? (Look what I found on google: “alt.wesley.crusher.die.die.die” still exists
somewhat, as a testament to how much we loved him). And we do love him now, since Wil Wheaton has managed to remake himself as the coolest geek alive.
I’ll try not to get too carried away, gushing about Wil Wheaton. He blogs! He’s a recurring character on Big Bang Theory as an “evil” version of himself! And of course, he’s the main antagonist in our favourite gamer webseries, The Guild. Wil Wheaton, along with the creator of The Guild, geek heroine Felicia Day have gone on to produce a webseries called Tabletop, where Wil Wheaton plays board games with various guests. And now, after that lengthy introduction, we have come to my Geekgasm of the Day moment.
Wil Wheaton, Felicia Day, Sandeep Parikh and Steve Jackson play Munchkin on Tabletop:
Not only amusing as heck, but watching this vid was a Munchkin learning experience. I have apparently been playing Munchkin wrong for a while, letting my fellow players get away without rolling a die for each individual monster you’re fighting AND when you team up to fight a monster. Oops. Thanks, Tabletop.
(And, I suppose it goes without saying, that while reading this, I hope you were pronouncing Wil Wheaton’s name a la Stewie Griffin. There really is no other way to do it.)