Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 128
Total: 128
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Stories Archive
02: Home
03: Community Forums
04: Home
05: Community Forums
06: Community Forums
07: Stories Archive
08: Community Forums
09: Stories Archive
10: Community Forums
11: Stories Archive
12: Home
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: My Account
17: My Account
18: Home
19: Home
20: Community Forums
21: Home
22: Home
23: Stories Archive
24: Home
25: Community Forums
26: Home
27: Community Forums
28: News
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Stories Archive
32: My Account
33: Home
34: Community Forums
35: Stories Archive
36: Community Forums
37: Community Forums
38: Home
39: My Account
40: Community Forums
41: Community Forums
42: Home
43: Home
44: Home
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Home
48: Stories Archive
49: Home
50: Community Forums
51: Community Forums
52: Home
53: Community Forums
54: Community Forums
55: Home
56: Community Forums
57: Home
58: Home
59: Community Forums
60: Home
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Stories Archive
64: Home
65: News
66: Community Forums
67: Home
68: Community Forums
69: My Account
70: Home
71: Community Forums
72: Home
73: Community Forums
74: Home
75: Stories Archive
76: Community Forums
77: News
78: My Account
79: Home
80: Community Forums
81: Community Forums
82: Stories Archive
83: Community Forums
84: Home
85: Community Forums
86: My Account
87: Stories Archive
88: Stories Archive
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Community Forums
93: Stories Archive
94: Home
95: Stories Archive
96: Community Forums
97: Home
98: Stories Archive
99: Home
100: Home
101: Stories Archive
102: Stories Archive
103: Top 10
104: Community Forums
105: Home
106: Community Forums
107: Stories Archive
108: Home
109: Stories Archive
110: Home
111: Home
112: Community Forums
113: Community Forums
114: Stories Archive
115: News
116: Home
117: My Account
118: Stories Archive
119: Stories Archive
120: Community Forums
121: Home
122: Community Forums
123: Stories Archive
124: Stories Archive
125: Community Forums
126: Community Forums
127: Stories Archive
128: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Main › General Gaming Discussion › Charles' Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas!
Charles' Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas!

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexGeneral Gaming Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
CharlesFaust
Intarweb Mastar!


Joined: Oct 21, 2015
Posts: 300
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2016 3:57 pm    Post subject: Charles' Top 10 Holiday Gift Ideas!

Gift shopping for the nerds and geeks in your life can be a challenge. Just figuring out what they're talking about can be hard enough without having to find something to fit their peculiar interests. Luckily, Merlyn's is among the premiere purveyors of nerdy, niche, geeky, odd, and esoteric hobbies and in these days of frantic holiday shopping, each member of our staff is bringing you their own list of great geek-out gift sure to satisfy your pop-culture conscious comrades. You've already seen Chris', Mike's, and Skyler's awesome picks, and now it's time for me to weigh in on my top 10 holiday gifts to get at Merlyn's (in no particular order).



Star Realms:
This is one of those games I'll recommend to almost anyone. Between it's easy-to-learn rule-set, awesome deck-building mechanic, and rich, rewarding strategy, Star Realms offers a fantastic game experience that works just as well with two players as it does with three or four and has enough cards in the core deck alone to feel fresh every game.



Lost in R'lyeh:
Cthulhu has found his way into quite a few games over the last couple years, but it's doubtful that any game is as faithful to H.P. Lovecraft's original stories as Lost in R'lyeh. Oversized tarot cards faithfully depicting Lovecraft's short story, "The Call of Cthulhu" serve as the medium through which an awesome game of desperate escape, paranoid backstabbing, and inescapable insanity is played.



Call of Cthulhu 7th Edition:
Speaking of Cthulhu, one of this year's most exciting release for me was the long awaited 7th edition of the insanely great Call of Cthulhu RPG. There really hasn't been another role-playing game that has captured Lovecraftian-style horror so perfectly as this game continues to do. And with a freshly revised set of rules for quicker, more streamlined play, the folks at Chaosium continue to do the Elder Gods proud.



Vinyl Battle Mats:
These are among the ultimate luxuries for a role-playing gamer. A high-quality vinyl mat with a square grid on one side and a hex grid on the other, game masters can draw out floor plans and maps with wet-erase markers and use the grid to play out combats for not just RPGs, but plenty of other strategy and tactics games as well. They come in two sizes and with either 1 or 1.5 inch squares.



Minecraft Foam Sword & Pickaxe:
Minecraft is a multi-generational game that has captivated both 30-year-olds and 10-year-olds alike. Hitting stuff with foam weapons is, likewise, something both 30 and 10-year-olds can enjoy. So for a Minecraft enthusiast of any age, one of these awesome-looking plastic and foam weapons may just make the perfect gift.



Savage Worlds (and it's many settings):
Another awesome "fast & furious" RPG with a simple and intuitive dice system that sets itself apart by the sheer number of unique and diverse settings it supports. From zombie cowboys to werewolf Nazis to outer-space explorers to high fantasy heroes to Eldritch horrors, this game can support almost any role-playing experience you'd care to try. It also happens to have one of the most affordable core rulebooks I've ever seen from a major RPG.



Warhammer 40K Starter Sets:
Possibly the most iconic of all miniatures games, Warhammer 40K is a complete hobby experience with models to assemble and paint, rules to master, and a rewarding (and a little goofy) strategy game experience to top it off. While these sorts of games can be a bit pricey, Games Workshop offers some fantastic and affordable starter sets with all the miniatures and rules you and a friend need to start playing. There's also a host of starter army deals to begin to bulk out a neophyte's collection.



Star Wars Book & Model Sets:
For many, model kits can offer a truly rewarding experience that culminates in a satisfyingly tangible reminder of your efforts. And what could be a better reminder than an awesome-looking Millennium Falcon or R2-D2 you made yourself? These high-quality, laser-cut wood model kits are perfect for the Star Wars loving creative-types on your list.



Black Panther TPB & Comics:
Written by the incredibly influential and talented author, Ta-Nehisi Coates, this fresh take on Black Panther proved itself perhaps the most popular and widely acclaimed comic series of 2016. You can pick up the full first story arch in either trade paperback book form or in individual issues 1-6.



Star Wars RPG - Edge of the Empire:
Fantasy Flight Games has been coming out with hit after hit lately. And one of the games that helped start that trend was their excellent Star Wars Role-playing game, with Edge of the Empire being the first of now three distinct settings for the game. With it's own unique, narrative-driven dice system and in-depth character creation, this game perfectly captures the lore and spirit of Star Wars. While Edge of the Empire is my favorite of the settings, representing fringers, smugglers, and bounty hunters on the outskirts of the galaxy, there are also two other, equally great settings for the game, Age of Rebellion and Force and Destiny.
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexGeneral Gaming Discussion All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

August 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Aug 16, 2018 at 17:46:40

July 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Jul 27, 2018 at 18:54:37

FORGE WAR
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Jun 05, 2018 at 03:46:00

MUNCHKIN COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 14, 2018 at 02:19:12

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 08, 2018 at 02:39:43

Tons of New Bones Minis!
Last post by CharlesFaust in D&D Minis on Apr 14, 2018 at 20:11:22

New miniatures, RPG books, and games!
Last post by CharlesFaust in General Gaming Discussion on Apr 06, 2018 at 23:06:43

New Pre-Con Decks for MTG!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Magic: The Gathering on Apr 06, 2018 at 17:50:54

New Graphic Novels, Kids Books, Collectibles, and More!
Last post by CharlesFaust in Graphic Novels on Apr 04, 2018 at 18:33:48

Forgebane!
Last post by CharlesFaust in GW Warhammer 40k on Mar 23, 2018 at 23:27:09


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1548
Comments: 4

Links

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars