Monday, 16 March 2015

CAN'T GET ENOUGH GAMES - Christine Rains

Today I'm featuring Christine Rains for her Geeky Dice & Debauchery tour. Christine, it's awesome to have you! I love geeky things, and debauchery's not too bad either. ;)

I love playing games. Any kind. You name it. Well, except mind games. I only write about those!
Today I'm going to let my inner geek out to play and share with you my favorite games. I'd love for you to comment with your favorite games and maybe point to some new fun ones.
BOARD GAME: Settlers of Catan.You have just arrived on a new island. It's a race to collect resources and your settlements and cities before everyone else. It's fun and easy. It takes some strategy, but you're at the mercy of the dice. Do you have wood for sheep?
Trisha's interjection: I really just love Monopoly, but I also love Pictionary. But I also love Cluedo. But maybe I love Trivial Pursuit!! BUT of course I love Scrabble. ;)
CARD GAME: Cards Against Humanity.This is how the game is advertized: “Cards Against Humanity is a party game for horrible people.” And it's absolutely hilarious. Not a game for children or those with clean minds! Every time we've played this with friends, we laughed so hard we cried.
Trisha's interjection: I grew up playing cards, and one of my favourite games is one that my aunty refers to as "Mucky Liz" (named after the Queen of Spades which is a key card in the game ;) ). But my all-time fave game is 'Carioca' (pronounced 'karaoke', by the girl who taught us the game, my Argentinian high school friend). This is a game that has a set number of rounds, but we went beyond those rounds until we each held almost an entire deck of cards in our 'hand'. Prepare for hand cramps!!
VIDEO GAME: Final Fantasy Tactics.
I'm a huge fan of Square Enix's Final Fantasy series, but having to pick just one of the whole lot, it's the original Tactics. I've played it at least thirty or forty times. It's not as graphically pretty as some of the more recent games, but I love strategy games.
Trisha's interjection: I just can't let go of my Super NES (even though I threw it out years ago because it had long before that stopped working). But I can't move on to any other game console. I love my Super NES, and I LOVE Donkey Kong Country. Not just the game itself, but the soundtrack. ;) I have the .mp3s.
ROLEPLAYING GAME: Dungeons & Dragons.
I'm a stereotypical geek here. I love losing myself in a medieval world of magic and dragons. I've played hundreds of hours. Solo quests, with small adventuring parties, and with huge groups in massive battles. Oh, which edition is my favorite? I've played 3rd the most, but I really like Pathfinder (3.5). I'm not fond of 4th edition, and I have yet to play 5th.
Trisha's interjection: I have to confess I haven't really done any 'live action' roleplaying, but I have been involved for many years in a written roleplay community inspired by Robert Jordan's The Wheel of Time book series. I have found some of the most amazing friends a girl could ever have through So yeah, that's what I've done in terms of Roleplay. All Wheel of Time stuff. :)

Loose Corset
Christine Rains

Official Ellora's Cave blurb:
Dice and Debauchery, Book 1
A weekend away at a convention is exactly what overworked student Morgan needs. Dressed as her character from her favorite online game, Morgan is braced—seriously, could her corset be tighter?—to meet the other players. As Lady Gyrfalcon, she’s ready for everything—except her intense attraction to Dean. A clandestine meeting in the hallway of the hotel and Morgan’s corset is looser but now she can’t breathe for entirely different reasons.

Utterly charmed, Morgan decides to roll the dice and indulge in a fantasy-worthy weekend of sexy roleplaying, scorching sex and life-altering orgasms. Still, through it all Morgan is too smart to believe the chemistry constantly stripping her of costumes and control can last more than the length of the convention. But if she wants to keep a relationship so intense she thought it only existed in fiction, she’s going to have to let go of her cool-headed logic and allow herself to fall far and fast for the perfect guy.

A Romantica® contemporary erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Shorter blub:Geek girl Morgan Reid has been to many conventions, but none that had her wishing it would never end.
Dressed as their characters from the online game Steampunk Quest, Morgan and her best friend meet the other players for the first time in real life. Morgan's attraction to the gorgeous Dean Bradley is immediate, making it difficult to breathe in her tight corset. Even after a few dice shattering orgasms, she doesn't believe this can be anything more than a con fling. But Dean is making her feel things she's only read about in books. Can Morgan let go of her cool-headed logic and allow herself to fall completely for the perfect geek guy?
About the author: 
Christine Rains is a writer, blogger, and geek mom. She's married to her best friend and fellow geek living in south-central Indiana. They have one son who is too smart for his parents' own good and loves to pretend he's Batman. Christine has four degrees which help nothing with motherhood, but make her a great Jeopardy player. When she's not reading or writing, she's going on adventures with her son or watching cheesy movies on Syfy Channel. She's a member of Untethered Realms and S.C.I.F.I. (South Central Indiana Fiction Interface). She has several short stories and novellas published. The Dice & Debauchery series is her first contemporary erotic romance.
Please visit her website ( ) and blog ( )You can also find Christine on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Goodreads. 
Purchase links: Amazon | B&N | Ellora's Cave | Kobo
1. Story Cubes - "Let your imagination roll wild!" Story-telling dice game.
2. Star Wars Galactic Dice Game
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Thank you so much Christine for stopping by today. I was honoured to be able to host you, and I was geekishly excited when you invited me to share my own favourite games. ;)


  1. Big fan of Dungeons and Dragons. I grew up playing that game. Used to be a Saturday night staple. As for board games, give me the movie trivia!

    1. My mom had all the Trivial Pursuits, so we played that a lot. My husband grew up with D&D too.

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me today, Trisha! I love how you can't decide your favorite board game. It's tough. I love to play everything. I played in a Wheel of Time roleplay for a little while too. I was Graendel!

  3. I love games too! I'm a sucker for board and card games. I don't have a Playstation or any of those other video game devices, but they are fun to play.

    1. Me too! I'll happily play most anything. I don't have anyone other than my husband and son to play with here though!

  4. Hi Trisha and Christine .. I hadn't heard of those games - not surprising I guess .. though I'm sure some would amuse me and certainly would have entertained us years ago. I looked at the cards against humanity ..

    Christine - you have a fascinating mind ... and mine definitely doesn't move in your circles!! But many do .. so good luck with book and tour .. cheers Hilary

    1. Thanks so much, Hilary! Some of the games they come out with these days are amazing.

  5. Wow, Christine. You just keep going and going. I seldom play card games though sometimes I join in the 7up7down game with my boys. My oldest son sometimes hosts Game of Thrones board games at his house. I thought about getting him Settlers of Catan because I heard it was fun.

    1. Definitely get Settlers of Catan for him. He'll love it! I haven't played the Game of Thrones game myself. I don't have enough people here to play with me!

  6. I played Cards Against Humanity once, and was the only person who used substitutions for certain of the strong words. I'm just not comfortable saying words stronger than "damn," even if that makes me look like a premodern prude. I found excuses for not playing the other times my friends have played when I've been over with that group. It can be a funny game; I'm just not on board with the liberal use of strong curse words. I don't mind reading, hearing, or even typing some of those words, but I just don't personally speak them, and don't think I could get myself to speak them after so many years of never using them.


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