2014 Laurel 4th of July Fireworks

Every year Laurel MD puts on a spectacular fireworks show over Laurel lake.  The fireworks are ordered from a company but the execution is handled by locals.  Its pretty impressive when you think about it.  Local volunteers build the launch tubes, the barges, stage the fireworks and execute the launch.…

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Asteroids!! Adding 3D Scenery to your X-Wing Miniatures Game

X-Wing Asteroids Alone

If you have played a scenario in X-Wing Miniatures you have probably played with the asteroids.  The ones that come with the game are cardboard cutouts with a picture of an asteroid on them.  There are six included.  Players have to maneuver around the asteroids  and they do add some…

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Star Wars X-Wing Game Night in Laurel MD.

Star Wars X-Wing Game Night

I’m trying to get a regular Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures game night going in Laurel.  The first will be this Wednesday June 25th from 6:30 – 9PM.  The meetup will be hosted at Family Game Store in Laurel, MD.  You can RSVP here: http://www.meetup.com/XWing-of-MD/events/186516382/?action=edit The hope is to have this every…

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Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures

A few months ago I purchased the starter pack for Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures and I have been really happy with it.  I love strategy games to begin with and throwing in Star Wars just makes it perfect. I had been purchasing the old discontinued Star Wars Pocket Models from…

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The Wilds of Laurel Maryland

Wilds of Laurel

I just recently finished building my TBS Discovery quadcopter with a brushless gimbal.  I’ve been jealously watching videos from the west coast.  Between the beaches of California and the rock formations of Arizona, I’ve been feeling like Maryland just didn’t have anything comparable to offer.  Turns out, I just wasn’t…

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Shmoocon 2014 Barcode Shmarcode Winner!

Encom Badge Lit

I attended Shmoocon 2014 this weekend.  I had a blast!  I entered the Barcode Shmarcode contest for the first time and won!!!  For those of you not familiar with Shmoocon its a Information Security (hacker) conference held every year in Washington DC.  Barcode Shmarcode is a contest held to see…

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