Check out this ring, it is sure to bring out the geek in your guy. I am thinking about getting this for my husband as an accessory for his Steam Punk costume for Orycon. The price is a little steep but totally understandable considering how cool it is. Not only does it look neat, but if you go to the site you can see how the gears moves as the outside rings spin. I got the link courtesy one of the guys in our gaming group who, thankfully, felt the need to share.
The ring is made by Kinekt. They carry a couple other products as well, but it is this ring that seems to be their feature item.
Category: Nifty Gadgets & Gizmos
Nifty stuff for purchase on the web.
What Sci-fi Convention trip is complete without appropriate t-shirt, hoodies and other clothing to wear during the day before costume time his in the evening? Even more so for gaming cons like Gamestorm. My personal shopping favorite for my con day wear comes from Cafepress, sure the prices can be steep, but the slogans can be priceless.
Take this story for example. My husband, who loves to play a thief, was playing in a cleverly run game by one of my favorite DM’s in which he was playing a paladin. And not just any paladin, a teenage, male paladin. The group started out as orphans and ended up saving the world and being a key force in the war. Now as if a standard paladin isn’t bad enough to deal with, try one that is 16, trusted by the army, and is wielding an artifact sword of his deity. So while this was going on (and back when we were still dating), I found the perfect shirt at Cafepress on the front it had hearts and a unicorn and said “Crazed Paladin Groupie” and on the back it said “So worth the atonement spell…”. So I bought the shirt and dressed in it and plenty of glitter (even glittered my kids too) and we made a special, surprise trip to his game and brought his favorite peanut butter cookies. He was quite surprised and rather enjoyed the “groupie” attention he got that day.
Nothing I can wear to my day job, but it has caught many peoples attentions at conventions, which is the point. The number of shirts, hats, hoodies, bumper stickers, coffee mugs, mouse pads, and even underwear you can get at Cafepress is nothing short of shocking and they cover a vast array of topics. I have also found great shirts there for the gamer guys in my life. Happy hunting and I would love to hear what great gamer clothes you have found out there on the web.
Cruising the web tonight for another great new die to add to my DM collection I hit upon a site I have never been to before, Game Master Dice. This site carries a wide array of dice, from your standard sets to metal and even semi-precious dice. And if that isn’t enough they also carry an array of fuzzy dice, inflatable dice, and glow in the dark dice. I can’t help but think of my LARPing friends at Gamestorm and Orycon when I saw this d3 that glows in the dark. No longer will low light situations prevent you from playing your LARP and the rock-paper-scissor replacement for dice rolls. Heck this might almost be enough to draw me into a game.
It seems that this table has been on the market for a while, but was new to me the other day when I came across it cruising online. The table is a bit steep in price at $8,850 for most gamers but still a very cool product. This table has most everything that the table top roleplaying or miniature gamer could want. There is storage for dice, set-up for maps, flip down stations for players and even a special set-up for the DM. You can find this table for purchase at Geek Chic. If anyone out there has seen this table in person, of even owns one, I would love to know what you think of it. Is it as cool as it seems?
Just when you thought that the new Harry Potter theme park had taken the new wizard craze far enough, I have found the perfect gift for a Potter crazed fan (like my own mom). Think Geek brings us a Programmable Magic Wand for our TVs. I have not purchased this myself so I can not tell you anything first hand, but the site has a cute video about it that helps to show some of its functionality and it seems that, at least according to the video, the hand motions of wand flicking play a part. If that is the case I would keep this one from the young kids or who knows what you will be watching and at what volume!!
Just another friendly gift idea for the gamer who has it all.
If you buy it, stop back in and let me know what you think before I pick it up for my mom!!