Monthly Archives: March 2013

GARPA 15 – GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory


by Dan Pinkham and Lloyd Sabin


Taking a break from holy week activities, the GARPA team dives deep into the world of crowdsourcing once again to bring you, The Gaming Connoisseur, the freshest info on the most ambitious gaming projects out there. There’s nothing worse than stale info you know. Let’s not beat around the burning bush anymore and get straight to the skinny!


PC Games

Pixelry by Evelend Games

$2900.00 dollars raised of $34,780.00 required, pledging ends Thursday, April 18 at 6:58am.

Pixelry is looking to be the biggest little game around. As you may be able to tell from the title, Pixelry is a take on chivalry and jousting in a medieval Western European setting, made up of cute pixelated little characters.

A Civilization V AAR – Part Zwölf

Brant Guillory, 28 March 2013

Brant’s long-form AAR, testing the limits of attention spans everywhere. Especially his.

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Hey now, are there really other civilizations in this game? Fo’ sho’!



Movin’ Out.

We’re moving our settler out to a nice little wooded lot with a lot of waterfront and some nearby resources.

GARPA 14 – GrogHeads Advanced Research on Projects Advisory


by Dan Pinkham and Lloyd Sabin

Spring is almost in the air and another edition of GARPA is hot off the virtual presses.

With all the madness swirling around the month of March (see what we did there?) what better way to settle down then by backing some great crowd sourced projects? But wait there’s more! Leave comments and feedback in the forums and you can help inflate our egos knowing people actually read the column. Shamefully pandering, probably, but it’s what we don’t get paid for.


Board Games

Dungeon Roll – A Dicey Dungeon Delve by Michael Mindes

$126,913 of a $15,000 goal funding ending March 20thdr

Treasure. Who doesn’t like a bit of it? We here at GARPA certainly do and one sure fire way to know that a treasure is worth it is if it is guarded by a dragon. Who wants a treasure that is protected by anything less? In Dungeon Roll this is exactly the premise. There is a treasure guarded by a “vicious dragon.” To get said treasure you must slay that dragon and the slaying is all done via rolling dice…special dungeon dice, of course.

You are a hero and using the specially designed dice you roll up your companions. These range from fighters and thieves all the way up to mages and clerics. Then it is time to “press-your-luck” and fight your way through dungeons killing monsters and ultimately dragons while collecting treasures and drinking potions. Each of the party members can deal with the varying threats and perform certain actions, but you’ll need everyone to kill the dragon.

Prosciutto – Hamming it up with the di Parmas… Part Fifteen

By Undercovergeek, 14 March 2013

The diParmas are back and the dynastic succession continues

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In Part 14, tired of the Modena yoke around his neck and still bitter over his Father’s death Oberto declares war on his liege, Matilda and strikes out for independence. In Part 15 the war starts in earnest……….



Bohemia bottles it

A Civilization V AAR – Part Eleven

Brant Guillory, 7 March 2013

Brant’s extended Civ V Goda & Kings AAR, as he’s on pace to outlast Bonanza in episode longevity

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Last time we healed up some of our more adventurous dudes, and found jack-nada in the ruins. We’re in the 200s and we still haven’t found another civiliation. My Carthiginians are starting to feel more lonely than Wodin at a strip club.



Taking a Break.

I wouldn’t put it past Sir Idiot Scout Dude to screw up being told to take a nap and get better, but just in case I’ve got a warrior nearby to babysit him.




Now that I’ve discovered Trapping, I can have a worker build a camp on a tile with Deer as a resource.



These Guys Just Can’t Take a Hint.

And we’re about to gear up for the Battle of North Utique, Part IIIIII, with a new barbarian camp having appeared.



This’ll Just Take a Second.

I hope. We dispatch our speaman to clean up this mess. “It’s just an archer” he says, hoping not to be channeling his inner Custer.