3 Everyday Benefits of Dungeons and Dragons

The explosion of geek culture in the last twenty years has brought Dungeons and Dragons into the limelight. Gone are the days when it was relegated to dark and dusty basements. Gone are the days when people would assume that it was some kind of devil worshipping ritual. Now, it is a fun and engaging way to spend your Friday …

4 Tips and Tricks for Building an Audience on Twitch

One of the most popular geek culture hobbies to evolve from the pandemic is streaming. With the huge explosion of interest in esports and online gaming, streaming has become quite commonplace. Plenty of people have begun playing games for a live audience online, both as a hobby and another source of income. However, for a fledgling streamer, it can be …

Everything You Need to Know to Build Your Own Gaming PC

In a pandemic-stricken world, one of the industries that gained tremendous traction is game live streaming. According to the latest streaming industry report curated by StreamElements and Arsenal.gg., leading game streaming platform Twitch saw a whopping five billion increase in viewership hours from April to June. Aside from Twitch, Facebook Gaming also experienced a 75% spike in viewership. If you are a …

3 Reasons Middle-Aged Geeks Should be Playing Tabletop Games

There are all sorts of hobbies that people love and enjoy. For some, it is the thrill of diving towards planet Earth with nothing but some pieces of cloth sewn together to slow their fall for a safe landing. For others, it is as simple as sitting down in their homes and enjoying a nice cup of coffee and a …

Everything You Need to Start Live-Streaming Your Games

Twenty years ago, if you said you played video games for a living, people would either think you were very lucky or lying through your teeth. Today, thanks to platforms like YouTube and Twitch, it can be a viable career option. You do need a few things before you can get started, though. Here’s a comprehensive list of everything you …

How to Design D&D Encounter Maps

Hi, I’m Matt from Loke BattleMats and this blog is a little insight into how I conceive, structure and design maps!  Categories I’d like to start by categorising what the various types of maps used in RPGs are; World Maps, Regional Maps, Location Maps, Battle Maps and Challenge Maps. World Maps – The highest-level view of a setting, such as …

3 Tips to Boost Your Streaming Numbers

When you first start streaming on platforms like Twitch, you may find yourself wondering which games can get you the most viewers. Unfortunately, the answer to this is not as simple as “do this and succeed.” Many factors are involved in increasing your viewership, and that includes the games you pick. If you are wondering how you can boost your …

3 Tips to Help Kick-Start and Grow Your YouTube Channel

YouTube has been around for a long time and has become the go-to platform for all sorts of video content. You can discover many things on the site, including how-to guides, infomercials, documentaries, funny compilations, and much more. YouTube is also the choice platform for video game content creators to upload their gameplay recordings for their audience. It lets them …

Waking Review

Waking certainly had an interesting concept from when I first read about it! The description of the game got my neurons firing, but didn’t give away too much of the game concept. In short, you are a coma patient who’s locked in a dream. There you fight for your life, battling the darkness that resides in the dream and calls …

How to Make Your Fortnite Character Stand out

One of the most popular and addictive games available today is Fortnite. This iconic game was developed by Epic Games in 2017 and is available on PC, mobile devices, and consoles. Even though it’s a shooting game, the violence in it is quite cartoonish. If you enjoy cooperative, survival, and battle royale games, you should give this game a try. …

The best geeky advent calendars for Christmas 2020

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, please put a penny in the old man’s hat. What a year 2020 has been so far. At least we have Christmas to look forward to eh? And YES! Christmas IS coming. The goose IS getting fat. One did a whoopsie in the old man’s hat. Sure, it’s some time off yet, …

Escape the Dark Sector: The Tabletop Review

Finally, the four of you escape from your cell, having been captured by aliens in the Dark Sector. They have your ship and it’s going to take might, cunning, and wisdom to travel through the three perilous zones between you and your ride outta here. Grabbing a gun each (thanks handy gun cabinet) you dart down a dark tunnel encountering …

4 Tips to Help You Find Success With Game-Streaming

What is the first thing that pops to mind when you see the word “streaming?” For some, it would be streaming services like Netflix and Hulu, for others, it would be IPTVs and their ilk. When we say streaming, us geeks will most likely think of platforms like Twitch. Anyone can use Twitch, but it will take time to build …

Playing Dungeons and Dragons for Effective Team-Building

Dungeons and Dragons is more popular now than ever. Once relegated to dark and dank basements, D&D is now a fixture in pop culture spaces and is seen as an integral aspect of geek culture. Many of the most popular YouTube channels and TV shows have featured the beloved tabletop role-playing game at one time or another. However, many people …

Want to Sell on Amazon? Here’s What You Need to Know

Amazon is the biggest shop in the world, generating masses of money on a daily basis. Anyone is able to use it as an avenue for selling their products, although not not free. The more a seller pays Amazon, the more options open up. In return, sellers have the opportunity to reach Amazon’s audience, which runs into tens of millions …

Kill It With Fire Review: Flaming Arachnids

They’re everywhere… The spiders… They’ve surrounded me… I can hear them from every angle… Somewhere…  I never knew they could be so loud. I can’t see any of them though. I’ll just move this plant pot… Arrrgh! 101 Ways to Kill a Spider If you are an arachnophobe, this experience will likely put you off immediately. However, if you can …

When is gambling not gambling? And why is it still gambling?

Here at Coaching for Geeks HQ, we get approached all the time to host gambling content. From unscrupulous SEO agencies trying to buy paid links to ‘online gaming sites’ which always turn out to be gambling sites to matched betting ‘experts’. …and this intrigued me, gambling without risk, earn a nice side income… there’s got to be a catch right? …

The Geek’s Handy Guide to Improving Self-Confidence

Confidence is one of the most important aspects of social interaction. It can make or break any first impression and any conversation. As many of you know, people are more likely to trust someone who appears sure of himself than someone who exudes uncertainty. What many don’t know is that confidence is a skill that is built up over time …

5 Reasons Why Playing Board Games Is Good for You

Contrary to what you might think, board games aren’t just for kids! While you probably grew up on a family-friendly diet of “Monopoly” and “Cranium,” there’s an entire world of board games out there for you and your friends to explore. Whether you’re 8 or 88, there’s a board game that’s sure to stir the spirit of competition between you …

4 Job Opportunities Available in ESports

Have you ever wondered whether esports is a viable career path? Well it can be, but you might be surprised that playing games is not the only job opportunity in this field. Sure, being the top player in your team and winning big leagues can net you plenty of money, but with gaming events getting more complicated and bigger by …

Why You Should Still Play Old Video Games

It feels like we’ve got new and innovative video games coming out every single day. These marvels of programming and artistry tell amazing stories and are the perfect tool for helping you escape your everyday life, at least for a few hours. If you look back, there are decades of video games for you to choose from. So should you …

Epic Card Game Review

They say when life gives you lemons you pop them in a G&T, so when Life gives you Lockdown and you were meant to be reviewing a Card game, where do you go? Online, of course! So until I can grab myself some friends to play the IRL game, I have dived into the Epic Card Game app! Getting Started …

Science-Backed Tips to Becoming a Better Gamer

No matter what you do in life, you want to do it as best as you possibly can. The same goes for gaming. While gaming is a great hobby, it has also become quite a competitive scene with thousands of pro players and millions of dollars in prize money distributed yearly. If you work hard at it, you can end …

Copywriting 101 – How to be a Word Wizard with Zak Lacey

Words! They can be used to weave a spell around us. They can make you hallucinate strange new worlds, sell you a hat, or get you to click on a link. It’s the latter two that are covered by copywriting. Not to be confused with copyright. OK, that meme merely served to confuse things. We’re really talking about the art …