Tag Archives: Videos

Some entertaining steampunk videos

For those of you who aren’t familar with the League of S.T.E.A.M. , they’re a group of steampunk cosplay/entertainers who put out some pretty entertaining short videos as well as perform at various cons. They also appear in the latest Panic! at the Disco video ( The Ballad of Mona Lisa ). They have a few more short films up on their website

Ten things to know about DAZ Studio 4

1. Ooooh! New shiny! DAZ Studio 4 is the latest version of my render application of choice. DAZ Studio 4 updates the underlying core libraries and render engine and also brings a whole new workflow, interface and generation of figure to the table. Read on for more details. 2. It’s free! DAZ Studio 4 Standard Edition is free right now , but only for a limited time. After that …

Ten things to know about DAZ Studio 4

1. Ooooh! New shiny! DAZ Studio 4 is the latest version of my render application of choice. DAZ Studio 4 updates the underlying core libraries and render engine and also brings a whole new workflow, interface and generation of figure to the table. Read on for more details. 2. It’s free! DAZ Studio 4 Standard Edition is free right now , but only for a limited time. After that it…

My Video Response to Grim On RPG Forums

Really, I need to do more videos but that’s not what this is about. In case you didn’t hear there was yet another round of craziness over at RPGNet and James “Grim” Desborough of Postmortem Studios ended up with a perma-ban. I don’t personally know Grim but I do like his stuff and follow him

My Video Response to Grim On RPG Forums

Really, I need to do more videos but that’s not what this is about. In case you didn’t hear there was yet another round of craziness over at RPGNet and James “Grim” Desborough of Postmortem Studios ended up with a perma-ban. I don’t personally know Grim but I do like his stuff and follow him

Web Clip Wednesday: Bill Cavalier, Adventure Coach

So if you’ve been under rock as far as viral RPG comedy videos (like there are so many), here you go. Hopefully, this will continue on this is going to a classic. Check out the site at Dungeon Bastard where you can partake of more wisdom. I’d also like to add that punching your DM

Patch Reaches In To Stores With QR Codes

Patch Products has announced that it will begin placing QR codes on game packaging as a way to deliver product information, demonstration videos, and current promotions to customers while they shop. QR codes are those two-dimensional patterns that can be read by most smartphones and are used to deliver web links or other information. With the code on the box, a customer strolling …

How to Succeed or Fail on Kickstarter

I post a compilation of Kickstarter [1] tabletop game projects (RPG, board, card) on Purple Pawn each week. I’ve been tracking tabletop game projects on KS pretty much since there have been tabletop game projects on KS. Something like half of KS tabletop game projects get funded. Why? What are they doing right? What did the ones that fail do…

Another video: Roll a D6

Another one circulating on Twitter. The music isn’t really my taste but the video is entertaining. Roll a D6 from Connor Anderson on Vimeo .

Talking Sheep From Mayfair Games

Mayfair Games is launching a weekly series of web videos wherein talking sheep argue about board games. It’s The Bob & Angus Show :

Video diversion: The Doubleclicks

In case you haven’t seen the video…. It’s from a Portland band called The Doubleclicks.

The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game: The Review

Back in 1998 I was just beginning high school (my apologies to any of you who now feel particularly old), and a friend of mine introduced me to this crazy little CCG called Middle Earth: The Wizards by the sadly fading Iron Crown Enterprises . I was well-versed in collectible card games at this point in time; I’d been playing Magic: The Gathering since the Revised Edition, …

Bull’s Eye Word Game

Bull’s Eye is a slightly different take on word games from sggc DNA Family Games. The busy game board contains an identical scoring track from 1 to 100 for each player. Each round, form a word of between 2 and 6 letters, scoring the variable points associated with the letters. Certain scoring spaces provide bonus cards, some of which may be bad. Many painfully clear instruction videos on the site. First …

Bull’s Eye Word Game

Bull’s Eye is a slightly different take on word games from sggc DNA Family Games. The busy game board contains an identical scoring track from 1 to 100 for each player. Each round, form a word of between 2 and 6 letters, scoring the variable points associated with the letters. Certain scoring spaces provide bonus cards, some of which may be bad. Many painfully clear instruction videos on the site. First to…

Bull’s Eye Word Game

Bull’s Eye is a slightly different take on word games from sggc DNA Family Games. The busy game board contains an identical scoring track from 1 to 100 for each player. Each round, form a word of between 2 and 6 letters, scoring the variable points associated with the letters. Certain scoring spaces provide bonus cards, some of which may be bad. Many painfully clear…

How do I add more to 4d8+18?

Despite Wizards of the Coast not showing up on my doorstep with a giant novelty check and a offer to move to Renton, I’ve decided to complete what I set out to accomplish. And that was of course to publish two articles so mind numbingly boring that ICANN shuts down the internet. The first was “How do I add 25% to 4d8+…

Casting Call For Season 2 of Family Game Night

You missed the casting call for Hasbro’s Family Game Night on The Hub in Los Angeles, which was yesterday. You can still make it to the one in Irvine in two weeks. There will be another chance in LA (in Hollywood) and in San Dimas. If you make it on the show, your family gets to play life-size TV-like games of Cranium, Sorry Sliders, Connect…

Operation Using a $1.3 Million Robot

I see board game parody videos come and go, but this is the first one I’ve seen that includes a $1.3 million robot (the da Vinci Surgical System; plus several hundred thousand dollars of annual maintenance fees) in the tomfoolery. From PhD candidates at the John Hopkins robotics lab.

Game Bandit—Memories of Play Edition

The Strong National Museum of Play is collecting video recollections of playing with friends. The top videos, as chosen by a panel of experts and by public voting, will win Flip video cameras and Amazon gift certificates. Starlit Citadel of Canada , and a Purple Pawn advertiser, is running a 4th Anniversary Sale with discounts of up to 70%. For 20% off at…

Lazy Friday Video Post: A Night’s Work

In the ‘90s I played a lot of Shadowrun . It has been one of my favorite games for quite a long time and even though I always struggled with the rules I have a lot of fond memories of that game. Yesterday my friend and fellow RPG blogger Roberto pointed this video out to me: It’s a promotion video created by now…