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Loot Crate Review and Unboxing – Transformation 2019

It’s the geeky daddy of subscription boxes… the almighty LootCrate Geekgasm in a box with LootCrate BY ROBIN BATES​ Review Summary Product Name: LootCrate Product Type: Monthly Subscription Box Price: $19.99/£24.99 plus shipping Summary: The daddy of the geeky subscription crate model, LootCrate, knows exactly what it’s doing and only falls short of a 5 star review due to a couple... Read More
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NewsHit 18 March 2019 – Walkabout With Your Wand Out

This week’s gaming summary with all the biggest stories and the new stuff coming out in the next few days, plus some silliness added for good measure.   You’re a Wizard, Keith (or Sam, or Jamie) The fabled successor to Pokemon GO – the upcoming Harry Potter Wizards Unite – moves one step closer with a few seconds of actual... Read More
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Flavourly Craft Gin Club – Review and Discount Code

Get Gin Soaked with Flavourly Craft Gin Club It’s a box of gin, tonic, and snacks!  BY ROBIN BATES​ Review Summary Product Name: Flavourly Craft Gin Club Product Type: Monthly Gin Subscription Box Price: £34.99 – £18 off your first box with our link and discount code Summary:  A box of delicious craft gins made by small distilleries. Plus snacks, tonic... Read More
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Role Play Gourmet: Roast Chicken, Roasted Simply

You walk towards your new work station and slide your hand along its smooth, clean surface.  Next to it sits the grill, a molten hot pit, growling like a dragon’s mouth covered in cast iron prison bars.  You pick up the nearby wire brush and push it coarsely over the bars. Small particles of carbon drop into the flames and... Read More
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Matt’s News Hit – 11th March 2019 – Cheap Ass Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties

More gaming delights for your eyeballs as we take a look at the week’s big news stories and some upcoming fun.   MAR10 D4Y D15C0UNT5     If you needed to fill out your gaming collection and didn’t already own a Nintendo Switch plus the entire Mario Switch back catalogue, this week is a prime opportunity to grab some bargains.... Read More
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Characterising NPCs: D&D Tips with James Gifford

James Gifford, author and illustrator of Dungeon Diaries, returns to improve your Dungeons and Dragons encounters… Perhaps more than any other part of the game, Non-Playable Clones (NPC)s are especially challenging to bring to life: Testing your skills in improvisation, voices, characterization and acting. Often, it’s difficult to create memorable ones and they seem to all bleed into one generic... Read More
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DegustaBox Review & Voucher Code – Degusta & Chill

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Gaming News Roundup 4 March 2019 – Pokémon Chainmail and Truncheon

It’s an all-new feature! Matt’s Gaming Roundup.   Let’s take a look at some of the week’s big stories, new releases and exciting announcements in the world of gaming!   Pokémon Chainmail and Truncheon   Massive news on the latest Nintendo Direct video for Pokémon Day, with a trailer for the next entries in the Pokemon series – Pokémon Sword,... Read More
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Big Book and Giant Book of Battle Mats – Critical Hit or Epic Fail?

Discover the Best Book of Battle Mats in our Loke Battle Mats Review BY ROBIN BATES Two books of Battle Mats. One Big, one Giant. But which is best? Robin tried both out in an effort to decide who shall win the battle of the battle mats! The Giant Book of Battle Mats The Giant Book of Battle Mats is... Read More
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PAX East 2019 Exhibitors and Panels Announced

Coaching for Geeks Overlord Robin is heading to PAX East on his annual pilgrimage to Boston. Expect lots of PAX East coverage as he’s armed with a press pass and a cheeky grin. So let’s see what’s going on at PAX East 2019. PAX East Unveils 2019 Panel Schedule, Exhibitors List PAX East 2019, taking place March 28-31 at the Boston... Read More
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Creator of the Month Feb 2019 – Den Gröna Fenixen (Week 4)

Welcome to Week 4 of Coaching for Geeks ‘creator of the month’ for February 2019. Today we look at 2 more pieces from the very talented Jolanda Snellenberg (Den Gröna Fenixen) along with a little insight to each.   These are the first items I made for Den Gröna Fenixen and the most popular items too. By now I’ve made... Read More
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All The Long-Haired Ladies – Prevent Your Hair Loss

Hair loss. This for the ladies – see, I promised I don’t solely bring experts in to help me out! Here’s Sophie Humphrey from 360 Hair Clinic with the first part of a new series on hair loss – Robin   So, last time we covered hair loss and thinning in men, this time we are going to highlight the... Read More
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Loot Gaming Box Review – ‘Apocalypse’

Get your gamer gear with Loot Gaming Box And get 50% off until 1st March 1019 with our link and code LOVEMORE BY ROBIN BATES​ Review Summary Product Name: Loot Gaming Box Product Type: Subscription Box Price: £28 + postage (but check out our link and use code AFF35 before 28th Feb to get 35% off) Summary: A surprisingly generous... Read More
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Bring Them Home – an immersive game review

Immersive gaming space race action with Bring Them Home Ground control to Major Bates. Sending scrawled notes about what’s in space. BY ROBIN BATES​ Review Summary Product Name: Bring Them Home – An Immersive Game Experience  Product Type: Immersive Game Price: £22 Summary: Bring Them Home is a fantastic and fast paced gaming experience, suitable for newcomers to the world... Read More
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Creator of the Month Feb 2019 – Den Gröna Fenixen (Week 3)

Welcome to Week 3 of Coaching for Geeks ‘creator of the month’ for February 2019. Today we look at 2 more pieces from the very talented Jolanda Snellenberg (Den Gröna Fenixen) along with a little insight to each.   This pendant is cut and engraved from an old silver tea spoon. The pendant hangs on a black leather lace and... Read More
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Textorcist: Renegade Priest Is The Right Type

Textorcist: The Basics You might think that you’re not into typing games – but you might feel differently when you’re typing Latin prayers to exorcise a common criminal of demons. Ray Bibbia is a renegade priest – the bad cop of Vatican City. He and the church have separated thanks to “artistic differences”, but this Private Exorcist still works around... Read More
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Degusta Box Review – ‘Recovery’ Subscription Box

Is it delight or disappointment with the first Degusta Box of 2019? Tasty treats that can’t be beat or nasty surprises before your very eyeses? BY ROBIN BATES Review Summary Product Name: Degusta Box Product Type: Subscription Food Box Price: £12.99 – or use our link for £5 off with the coupon – DEGUSTA5 Summary: Lots of potential with Degusta Box... Read More
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From “F You! “ to “Thank You!” – How to Deal with Negative Feedback

As a reflective individual, I know the value of good feedback. Accepting constructive criticism is the key to professional growth. Right? Everytime I put my professional or creative self out there, whether it is teaching a workshop, writing a blog, sharing a photo, or dropping a podcast, it is important to get feedback so I can reflect and grow as... Read More