• Nutritional Yeast is Awesome!
  • Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Review
  • The Last Jedi Is A Discombobulated Incoherent Mess
  • Rampant Recap of the 2017 NFL Season
  • Reading Challenge Results for 2017
Bowl of nutrtional yeast.

Nutritional Yeast is Awesome!

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Back when I was in high school, my brother went vegan and a bunch of weird ingredients started showing up in our house. As a huge meat lover I turned my nose up at most of this stuff, even made fun of it, but nutritional yeast immediately caught my taste buds. Decades later, my brother is back to eating meat and I have become vegetarian, but we both still love…

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Legend of the Five Rings: The Card Game Review

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I can be a total sucker when it comes to being attracted to a game almost purely based on its theme. And sometimes that’s burned me, most exemplified by the copy of Conquest of Nerath that has done nothing but gather dust in my living room. After hearing some of my fellow X-Wing players raving about Fantasy Flight Games’ (FFG) Legend of the Five Rings (L5R), and taking a look…

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The Last Jedi Is A Discombobulated Incoherent Mess

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Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and probably unpopular opinions follows! It is perhaps fitting that we will be seeing annual Star Wars movies every December for the foreseeable future.  If these trends keep up, it means I won’t lack for grievances to air when Festivus rolls around. The Last Jedi is a bad movie, despite it being somewhat enjoyable to watch.  Unlike Rogue One, the characters are somewhat developed…

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Rampant Recap of the 2017 NFL Season

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The NFL 2017 regular season is over, and so it’s time for the Rampant Discourse crew to take a look back on our pre-season predictions to see how we did with a 2017 NFL season recap. In order to compare how we did, we came up with a (mostly) arbitrary scoring system. Here’s how it works: 5 points are awarded for correctly picking the division winner 1 point is awarded…

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Reading Challenge Results for 2017

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Welcome to my recap of my 2017 Goodreads reading challenge.  That’s right, winter has arrived, so it’s time to curl up an enjoy a good book while staying nice and warm.  Hopefully this long read will provide new books to seek out for yourself, or even better inspire you to spend more time reading.  Maybe it will even convince Paul to change his priorities and read some books in 2018!…

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Do You Know What Your Priorities Are?

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“I enjoy reading, I just don’t have the time.” I’ve said the above many times over the years, particularly since having kids. People would ask if I’ve read Ready Player One or the Game of Thrones books and I would sheepishly have to admit that I haven’t (or crack a joke about waiting for the movie/TV series). In fact, I have a hard time remembering the last book that I read for pleasure….

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The Last Jedi Isn’t the Star Wars Movie You’re Looking For (And That’s a Good Thing)

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SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follows. Another December, another new Disney Star Wars movie.  While The Force Awakens and Rogue One had their detractors, The Last Jedi has attracted a vociferous reaction from irate fans.  The criticism feels short-sighted and reactionary.  This movie requires a tad more thought than previous Star Wars installments; it relies on its audience to fill in some key gaps.  It rejects most of the…

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Everything Wrong with Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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SPOILER ALERT: Spoilers for Star Wars: The Last Jedi follows. You might have heard, there’s a new Star Wars movie out, and there are two big takeaways from its opening weekend: The movie is going to make a lot of money The audience reaction to the movie is a little less stellar than the overwhelmingly positive critical reaction I saw the movie last week, and while I don’t think it’s…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Third Quarter

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The NFL season is over three quarters of the way through, so it’s time to check in on some pre-season predictions and react to the season thus far. Paul Says: AFC North: In our predictions for the season, I said of the AFC North, “This one is too easy”, and so far it has been. Despite some early season struggles and a surprising start for the Ravens, the Steelers are not…

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The Pain and Pleasure of Movie Trailers

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The first Avengers: Infinity War trailer was released yesterday, and so it seemed like a good time to talk about something that I’m a big fan of: Movie Trailers. But before we go any further, let’s take a few minutes to view that Infinity War trailer one more time… Still hasn’t gotten old, despite probably a dozen viewings. May 4th can’t come soon enough. Get this man a shield. I’m a bit…

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