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Award-winning writer of comics and animation, consultant, producer. Works for DC, Marvel, WB, many many more. Repped by Ari Lubet, alubet@3arts.com
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Jul 29 10 tweets 12 min read
Okay, today, for a little #TabletopGails thread on my birthday, here are some of the games we can’t stop playing lately.

Woot! Let’s go! And feel free to list games you are currently jamming with!

Please list publishers if you can!

Table is by @WyrmwoodGaming!

1/ First, holy cow, what a luxurious game experience this is…we were hooked after the very first play! RETURN TO DARK TOWER, a full-on remake of the classic, by @RestorationGame. Plays like a board game, feels like an rpg. Outstanding all around!

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Jun 22 25 tweets 5 min read
Here is a quick greyhound story.

A few years back, we went to a greyhound sanctuary, to get a new greyhound, because our beloved previous one had passed.

Some of you remember this, maybe. There were two we fell in love with, we asked YOU guys which one to take.

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And you of course said, BOTH, and we are weak in the face of greyhound adorableness, so we took both home.

One had been a breeder, and she was fairly socialized already, Elektra. The other had an injury, so she had almost no human contact and was scared of everything.

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Jun 22 8 tweets 1 min read
Kryptonian incels were all about seismic skepticism on their goofyass youtube shows. “Oh, sure, like the world’s going to explode…well what about muh FREEDOM, Jor-El, you SNOWFLAKE.”
Jun 21 25 tweets 15 min read
Guys. GUYS.

Today’s #TableTopGails journey is a super fun one because it’s different from all the others.

A lot of people have said gaming is an expensive hobby, and it really can be. Collectible games and KS games can run into the three figures easy.

So I did a thing.

1/ I decided to look online and see if I could find a good deal on a box of games I knew NOTHING about.

The idea was to see if I could make a small starter game library for less than the cost of many big box games.

Yesterday the box arrived. THIRTY POUNDS OF GAMES.

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Jun 20 7 tweets 5 min read
Today’s #TeaGame for #TabletopGails is the lovely, calming GENTLE RAIN, from @MondoNews Games!

It’s a simple, enjoyable tile placement game that plays great solo or with more players.

1/ Created by @kevinwilson42, you place matching tiles of a tranquil lake, and when you can match a square block of four, you place a round wooden ‘blossom’ in the center.

You have eight blossoms and must place them all before running out of tiles.

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Jun 20 12 tweets 3 min read
One time, at a con in Chicago, a reader I had never met asked me to help propose to his girlfriend. She was going to wait in line, and he wanted me to give her the ring, and sign 'Will you marry _____?' on a comic.

I agreed, but was nervous...

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...because I didn't know him OR his girlfriend. I have done similar proposal things in the past, but this one made me nervous for some reason.

I don't do this anymore because it puts a lot of extra pressure on the person being proposed to.

BUT.

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Jun 20 4 tweets 2 min read
Okay. In the batcave, it is known that Batman has a file on each of us, individually, on how to take each of us out if we 'go rogue.'

How does Batman take you down, in particular?

Please use hashtag

#BatmanTakesMeDown #BatmanTakesMeDown with ironclad evidence that Cyclops doesn't have heat vision
Jun 16 29 tweets 5 min read
I have a little topic that I had almost forgotten about, that came to mind recently. A bunch of years ago, before going pro in comics, before Women In Refrigerators, I asked a question of fans, and clearly the answers today would be very different.

Here we go.

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When I first got internet in my tiny town, it was expensive and unreliable, but I loved it because it was the first time I could ever talk about my love of comics with other people. At that particular time, there were a lot fewer VOCAL female readers than now, it seemed.

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Jun 16 6 tweets 4 min read
So, taking a brief #TeaGame break from deadlines to play a quick round of UNMATCHED by @RestorationGame. Using two characters we have not played yet, possibly the two coolest characters in the game.

Can you guess who they are?

1/ It’s DEADPOOL and BRUCE LEE!

I understand the Bruce set is getting very rare so buy it if you see it!

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Jun 9 23 tweets 4 min read
We are watching Top Gun, the first one, and I want to live tweet it so bad.

I don’t remember it at all and some of it is really funny for the wrong reasons. The first thing is…

PRODUCER; Okay, listen up. We got a movie about the best, toughest, most lethal and skilled fighter pilots on earth…how do we convey TAUT STEEL MASCULINITY in our opening scenes?

PRODUCER: GET ME KENNY LOGGINS!
Jun 8 6 tweets 4 min read
I used to be a fan of board games and rpgs, but drifted away from them for years, coming back in the last couple years.

What’s amazing to me is how much they have evolved. The writing has gone from meh to incredible, and the art is often mind-blowing.

1/ It seems like almost game we open, the art is gorgeous, the components are lovely, and the writing is very high level.

It’s a hobby full of art. Some games are fun to play, even abstract ones, simply because they are so beautiful.

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May 16 27 tweets 19 min read
Guys.

You guys.

YOU GUYS!

It's a new episode of the beloved (by me) thread, #TableTopGails!

Featuring weird jokes and stories and games I haven't played yet that we can OGLE!

HOORAY! Plus a cute story at the end!

Join you, won't us?

1/ Today we gots games from some awesome publishers, including @TheOpGames, @PortalGamesUS @trzewik, @skyboundtabletp!

This is a short one, But the stuff is COOL.

Let's go, Go-bots!

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May 2 28 tweets 20 min read
You guys

GUYS.

It's time for a short #TabletopGails thread! Including a game that I think gets released this week maybe?

This one is brief but cool, and stay til the end for some of the most GORGEOUS custom made dice ever...MATH CLACKERS!

1/ WOOT!

GAMES!

#TabletopGails

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Apr 30 5 tweets 2 min read
Since you guys are always so mean to Brits, I have decided that today is BE NICE TO BRITS DAY.

Say something nice about Brits, or a Brit, or Britain.

Please use hashtag #BeNiceToBritsDay No one ever got a stomach ache from Brit cuisine being too flavorful!

#BeNiceToBritsDay
Apr 30 5 tweets 1 min read
It’s kind of fun that this morning all the chatter is about two characters I came up with that were a bit controversial at the time; Scandal Savage, a lesbian in a polyamorous marriage…and Alysia Yeoh, first trans character in the bay-verse.

Neat.

:) ImageImage Sorry, BAT-verse.

:)
Apr 22 19 tweets 4 min read
This is neither in defense nor condemnation of Ezra Miller. Two things seem to be true: they seem to be in crisis, and are also causing harm. Beyond that, I don't know anything about them except I liked them in Justice League.

I sorta met them one time.

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I was at the DC booth at San Diego Comic Con the year before Justice League was going to come out. It's always been my favorite comic, I was excited it was getting made into a movie. The booth was two stories that year, I was doing interviews on the top (open floor).
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Apr 9 24 tweets 15 min read
You guys. GUYS.

Hey, you guys.

Guess what?

IT’S THE RETURN OF #TabletopGails!

Hahahahaha! This week, guest co-host is MR. BISCUIT!

1/ So, the lovely folks at @MongoosePub said they would like to ‘send a few things’ and after finding out they published new versions of a couple of my all-time favorite RPGS, I got all happy and excited.

Then we went to the #MagicPorch to get the boxes…

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Mar 24 4 tweets 3 min read
Oh, man, the lovely @greenleafgeek said she would love to send me a set of custom dice, and I LOVE DICE so I said yes, and she said it would be a ‘tea set’ because as you know I love tea and am an expert in all things tea-related.

I JUST GOT THEM YESTERDAY.

1) BOOM.

LOOK AT THESE GORGEOUS PRECIOUS TEA MATH CLACKERS Image
Mar 13 24 tweets 4 min read
Okay. Here is the short story.

We were just on a flight from Denver to Oregon, and we witnessed a transformation.

It was either disturbing or awesome.

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Our flight attendant was a lovely young lady, with her hair up so it looked kind of short. She was lovely and sweet and the perfect representative of her airline.

Or so we all THOUGHT.

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Mar 3 18 tweets 4 min read
Let me tell you the kind of man George Perez is.

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I have talked about him a million times. You know the kind of once-in-a-lifetime artist he is.

But he’s also an even better man.

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Feb 16 18 tweets 4 min read
Name the blandest imaginable Dorito’s flavor.

Best answer gets a big thing of white rice.

Please use hashtag

#BlandDoritos Empty.

#BlandDoritos