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Are You Kidding Me?!? - Season 2 Fundraiser Update #5
Events
There's just 10 days left in the Season Two fundraising campaign, and I gotta ask the question, "Are you kidding me?!?"

A sincere thanks to everyone who has supported this fundraiser so far, and to anyone else that is considering making a contribution, there's still time, but NOW is the time!

Thank you all, and let's see what we can accomplish in these final few days of the fundraiser!
Updated: October 21, 2014
 
Gamer Garage Sale - Board Game Breakfast Segment #30
Podcast Episodes
It's a Neat Thing Alert in my segment this week on The Dice Tower's Board Game Breakfast, where I discover a "Gamer Garage Sale" at my friendly local game shop. Find out what it's all about. Does the game stores in your area hold Gamer Garage Sales?
Updated: October 20, 2014
 
Don't Lose Your Tale: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 10
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
The best experiences that I’ve had while board gaming, the moments that give me stories to tell, are always caused by the people that I was sharing the experience with. It’s not the game I remember, but the people.
Updated: October 13, 2014
 
Pair Of Dice Paradise guest hosts an episode on The One TAR's channel
Plays Well With Others
Fellow board game reviewer and friend of the show, Tiffany from TheOneTAR, is recovering from some surgery this week, and she asked me to guest host an episode for her channel.

Now, if you exist on this planet, I’m going to assume that you’ve heard of, perhaps even played, the often-ridiculed game: Monopoly. But that’s the great thing about the current state of Monopoly. If you despise the original version, you can almost certainly find a variation of it that’s “comparatively less not good”. And, for me, that game is Monopoly Millionaire Deal.
Updated: October 8, 2014
 
Tragedy Looper Contest Winner: Season 2 Fundraiser Update #4
Events
The winner of the Tragedy Looper product giveaway contest has been selected. Is it YOU? Well, it could be, because it's gotta be someone. Maybe it's you. See the video to find out, and thanks for supporting the Pair Of Dice Paradise Season Two fundraiser!

Contribute to Pair Of Dice Paradise's fundraiser!
Updated: October 7, 2014
 
Does Success Suck Less?: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 9
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
My Meeples For Sheepish Peoples series continues, with a look at how success isn't necessarily a barometer of self confidence.
Updated: October 7, 2014
 
Piercing Words: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 8
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
My Meeples For Sheepish Peoples series continues, with a demonstration on how words can pierce even more sharply than pins.
Updated: September 29, 2014
 
Game Giveaway Unlocked & More: Fundraiser Update #3
Events
Another fundraiser milestone has been reached! This one unlocks a contest to give away a copy of Tragedy Looper. See the video for complete contest details, and more updates about the Pair Of Dice Paradise Season Two fundraiser!
Updated: September 24, 2014
 
Strange Change in Strain Onstage: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 7
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
In this episode, I discuss how hosting games may be a way to reduce the social anxiety that can accompany attending board game events.
Updated: September 23, 2014
 
Review of Mint Tin Aliens & Mint Tin Pirates
Get Your Wings (Reviews)
SubQuark Games has released their first two games: Mint Tin Aliens and Mint Tin Pirates. Are the tiny tins they come packed in too small to hold any fun? Find out if Mint Tin Aliens & Pirates get their wings!

Updated: September 19, 2014
 
Pair Of Dice Paradise joins The Cardboard Jungle for episode #42
Plays Well With Others
Finding his regular co-hosts to be unavailable, Anthony from The Cardboard Jungle podcast invites Lance Myxter (Undead Viking) and Chaz Marler (Pair Of Dice Paradise) on to guest host episode #42. I think this episode sets a world record for how quickly it completely derails into discussions on comics, cultural boundaries, a potential pending implosion of the board game industry, and way, way more.

Check out Cardboard Jungle episide #42 here!
Updated: September 18, 2014
 
Pair Of Dice Paradise joins Rolling Dice & Taking Names for episode #47
Plays Well With Others
I join Rolling Dice & Taking Names on episode #47 of their podcast this week to discuss board games, being an introverted gamer, fundraising and even Moon Pies.

Listen to Rolling Dice & Taking Names episode #47 here!
Updated: September 16, 2014
 
Having a Game Plan (Literally): Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 6
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
Last time, I mentioned how using tiny little pylons to signal games that are looking for players can make things a lot easier if you're shy. But that still requires good timing. But let me try to make things even easier by sharing an embarrassing story with you.
Updated: September 14, 2014
 
Unsolicited, uninvited, awful and completely unnecessary board game rap battles.
Plays Well With Others
This is an unsolicited, uninvited, awful and completely unnecessary public service rap to Rodney Smith of Watch It Played in response to a dreadfully awesome rap he posted, which was, itself, a response to an awesome rap by other fellow board game media creators The Happy Mitten Podcast.

The Happy Mitten Podcast:
http://www.happymittengames.com/

Happy Mitten's awesome Dead Of Winter rap:
http://www.happymittengames.com/audio/Kyle-and-lee-DoW-rap-battle.mp3

Rodney's nifty dandy rap in response to Happy Mitten:
https://youtu.be/xpgCEB2ttU8
Updated: September 13, 2014
 
Why I Love Traffic Cones: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 5
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
Why do I love tiny little pylons? No, it's not because I love tiny little parades. The answer is the latest tip in my Meeples For Sheepish Peoples series, where I discuss the social activity of board games in the lives of people who aren't socially outgoing.
Updated: September 13, 2014
 
Contest, News & More: Fundraiser Update #2
The Silver Lining
This update includes info on an upcoming product giveaway contest, a status report on the playmats' custom illustration, and more!

To everyone watching, thank you for your donation consideration.

Contribute to Pair Of Dice Paradise's fundraiser at:
http://www.pairofdiceparadise.com/fundraiser
Updated: September 12, 2014
 
Season Two Fundraiser: Update #1
The Silver Lining
Two days into the Season Two fundraiser, and we've already raised 10% of the base funding goal! Let's keep the momentum going; please help spread the word about Pair Of Dice Paradise's Season Two fundraising campaign!To everyone watching, thank you for your donation consideration.

Contribute to Pair Of Dice Paradise's fundraiser at:
http://www.pairofdiceparadise.com/fundraiser
Updated: September 2, 2014
 
Pair Of Dice Paradise: Season Two Fundraiser!
The Silver Lining
It's time to begin Pair Of Dice Paradise's second season!
My goal for the second season is to improve the quantity and consistency of the episodes, while retaining the quality and energy that's put into each one. But these improvements aren't something that I can do alone. Making these investments in this series will require something, and that something is TIME. Which brings us to the reason for this fundraiser...
Contribute to the Season Two fundraiser here!
Updated: September 1, 2014
 
A Few Minute Minutes: Meeples For Sheepish Peoples 4
Meeples For Sheepish Peoples
What do board game conventions have in common with 8th-grade dances? Find out In this installment in my "Meeples For Sheepish Peoples" series on board gaming & social anxiety.
Updated: August 31, 2014
 
Help support Season 2!