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 Dragonmount.com. So yeah, that's what I've done in terms of Roleplay. All Wheel of Time stuff. :)
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 ( http://christinerains.net ) and blog ( http://christinerains-writer.blogspot.com )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
3. 3 third place winners will get a unique Christine Rains die and swag
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. ;)