Epsiode 035: The One Without A Title

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Fiber & Dice Episode 35: The One Without a Title

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A bit of House Cup Chatter, a book I love – Unoffendable by Brant Hansen, ideas for how to learn a new game, and an awesome Game of the Week: Stuff and Nonsense.

All. The. Contacts.

Fiber & Dice Podcast on Libsyn (click the little grey “POD” to watch): http://fiberanddice.libsyn.com/

Fiber & Dice Podcast on iTunes: search for fiberanddice

EngineersFalcon on Instagram: http://instagram.com/engineersfalcon

EngineersFaclon on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/people/EngineersFalcon

CSGaidin on Instagram and Ravelry

Fiber and Dice Podcast Group on Ravelry: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/fiber–dice-podcast—bluebonnet-fibers

Fiber & Dice Podcast on iTunes: search for fiberanddice

Blog: https://bluebonnetfibers.com/

To find me on Downcast search: fiberanddice

Peaks

  1. Good trip to Dallas.
  2. Harry Potter House Cup. – Not Quite First Year
  3. Break Week!

Pitfalls

  1. Little lost scrap shawl.

Mountain of Conquered Things

  1. Unoffendable by Brant Hansen

Climbing the Mountain

  1. Fandango Shawl by Knitternall
  2. Wayfarer Fiber from FatCatKnits.
  3. Billie one of a kind gradient from FatCatKnits.
  4. Hermione’s Everyday Sock with Fish Lips Kiss Heel on Gas Lamp colorway from Yarn vs Zombies.

Base Camp

  1. Everything I own!!

Ducks in a Row – Learning a new game

  1. Before Game Day
    • Unbox the game early (see Episode 7 for tips on unboxing and sorting)
    • Have the rule explainer read the rules
    • Watch a playthrough online (Watch It Played and Rahdo Runs Through It are both frequently recommended within the board game community)
    • Have everyone review the rules
  2. On Game Day
    • Play with the cards face up
    • Play a setup/practice game or just a few turns
  3. After Playing a Few Times
    • Re-read the rules to see if something got missed

Gamerly News

10x10in2015 Tracking Sheet

2x2x12 Tracking Sheet

BGG FAM – Board Game Geek Family Convention over Memorial Day Weekend in Dallas, TX

Challenges

  1. Play 365 games in 2015
  2. Play 100 different games, 1 time each in 2015.
  3. Fiber and Dice Challenge – #FiberAndDice
    • Join theFiber & Dice Ravelry Group – you must be a member of the group to win.
    • Introduce yourself on theFiber and Dice Instagram Challenge thread, tell us your Instagram handle (and your real name if you would like). Post a picture of your game shelf if you would like! (We call these Shelfies).
    • Post pictures to Instagram when you knit and game at the same time.
    • Add the hashtag#FiberAndDice (You may double or triple tag photos if they qualify for my other challenges).
    • Drawing is monthly for a $6 or less pattern on Ravelry
    • End of Year Drawing – Handspun Fiber from Bluebonnet Fibers (we will draw from all entries from this year including those that have won each month)
  4. 2x2x12 Challenge – #FiberAndDice2x2
    • Join theFiber & Dice Ravelry Group you must be a member of the group to win.
    • Introduce yourself on the2x2x12 Gaming Instagram Challenge thread, tell us your Instagram handle (and your real name if you would like) and let us know what games you are playing (this can be done in the same post, edited month by month).
    • Play both those games twice that month.
    • Post a photo of gameplay to Instagram.
    • Add the hashtag#FiberAndDice2x2 (You may double and triple hashtag these photos with my other gaming challenges if they meet the requirements.)
    • It is not necessary to complete the challenge to be eligible. Every hashtagged photo is one entry.
    • We will draw at the end of the year for one winner of $30 in games from Amazon.
    • Our list of games for this challenge on Board Game Geek.
    • This was borrowed from Billi and Nikki Ebright’s challenge on Board Game Geek. Feel free to enter in both places if you’d like to. (Note that their rules for prizes vary from mine.) http://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/182868/2015-gaming-challenge-2-x-2-x-12-get-em-table-chal
  5. 10×10 in 2015 Challenge –#FiberAndDice10x10
    • Join theFiber and Dice Ravelry Group  – you must be a member of the group to win.
    • Introduce yourself in the10x10x2015 Gaming Instagram Challenge thread, tell us your Instagram handle (and your real name if you would like) and let us know what 10 games you are going to play 10 times each this year.
    • Post a photo of each gameplay to Instagram.
    • Add the hashtag#FiberAndDice10x10
    • It is not necessary to complete the challenge to be eligible. Every hashtagged photo is one entry. (You may double and triple hashtag these photos if they are eligible for my other challenges.)
    • We will draw at the end of the year for one winner of $60 in games from Amazon.
    • Our list of games for this challenge on Board Game Geek.
    • This was borrowed from Sarah Reed’s challenge on Board Game Geek. Feel free to enter in both places if you’d like to.
    • Note – rules for prizes vary between my challenge and the Board Game Geek challenge

You may win a pattern throughout the year and still be eligible for the Game Prizes at the end.

You may not win both Game Prizes or more than one pattern. I will draw for the 10×10 prize first and then the 2×2 prize.

Kickstarter: 

The Titans of Gaming by Ray Wehrs

Featured Game – Stuff and Nonsense by James Ernest

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