Published by: Evil Hat Production Written by: Leonard Balsera, Brian Engard, Jeremy Keller, Ryan Macklin, Mike Olsen Price: $19.99 in print. Pay what you want for the PDF.
Published in 2013, “Fate Core” is a newest edition of the game based on the FUDGE system, which was first released in 2003. It took me a while to get to this one and I’m not sure why. This was a very successful Kickstarter back January and raised over $430,000 dollars from 10,000 backers. Want to know if Evil Hat delivered on the hype? Continue reading →
Manager Tools is a twice weekly podcast hosted by Mark Horstman and Mike Auzenne. Each episode runs about 30 minutes and focuses on the tools and techniques to make you a more successful manager. This show is all about actions to take and tools to learn, not abstract theory you might get from a seminar.
Mark and Mike are very good at what they do. With over 400 episodes, Manager Tools offers a lot of different topics to choose from, and they continue to expand their topic choices each week. The quality of this program is high, and the hosts are very professional, fitting the over all theme very well. The show can be dry, but the subject almost requires a straight forward presentation.
I found several topics that I’ve been using on motivation and team building. There are literally hundreds of options here to chose from, and they’re all handled professionally and thoroughly covered. I can’t say this podcast will be for everyone, so people have no interest in being a manager. I think if you’ve ever wanted to lead a team or move up in your company, this podcast is a must. The tools offer for free are invaluable as you learn how to be more effective and really polish your own shine.
By Philip Durham Author: Heather Poole Date of Publication: March 6, 2012 Genre: Autobiography, Humor
Within the past four years I’ve started flying back and forth to the Middle East quite frequently. These long flights on various airlines have acquainted me with business air travel. Second only to fellow passengers, the group of people I’ve come to interact with most are the flight attendants. “Cruising Attitude” seemed to be an interesting way to learn more about the flight experience from their point-of-view. Continue reading →
By: Shirley Niedzwiecki Release Date: 2010 (1 March 2013 USA) Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein MPAA Rating: R Cast: Julianne Moore, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jeffery DeMunn Running Time: 112
Cara Harding (Julianne Moore) finds herself embroiled in another of her father’s “interesting” cases. But soon realizes that her diagnosis isn’t nearly as interesting as the truth that is haunting her patient David (Jonathan Rhys Meyers). Continue reading →
Video Game Platforms: Nintendo DS, PS3, Xbox 360, Windows, iOS, Android Developer: Capybara Games, Tag Games (iOS) Publisher: Ubisoft, Capybara Games (iOS) Genres: Puzzle, Turn-Based Strategy RPG Typical Game Length: I haven’t beaten it, but you can do a single battle/puzzle in 2-10 minutes depending on complexity. Age Range: ESRB says 10+ but I’d say you could go a few years younger; I’d be comfortable letting my 8-year-old play. Difficulty level of game concepts: The basics are pretty simple, but depending on how deep you want to dive it can get moderately complex.
NOTE: This review is based on the Windows/Steam version.
“Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes” is a puzzle game imported into the world of Might and Magic. As a fan of some of the “Heroes of Might and Magic” series games, I gave the demo a try and liked it enough to ask for the game as a gift, which I later received. I won’t dive into the Might and Magic universe in this review but will mention it is elves, humans, orcs, demons, etc. Continue reading →