STYNK: Helping Nerdy Causes Edition (with Bonus Rob Imbecility!)
? Blair Mourer has a dream — to open a nerdy bar in Omaha, Nebraska, which will be called The Android Factory (androids > cheesecake, obviously). As a nerd who loves the sweet, sweet taste of booze, I find this to be the noblest of goals. Unfortunately, he needs some start-up cash for this venture, so if you would like to drink with like-minded nerds in scenic Omaha, you can donate here.
Boss Monster is a standalone card game that challenges 2-4 players to become videogame-style villains and build deadly side-scrolling dungeons. Players compete to see who can lure and destroy the most adventurers. But beware! You must make your dungeon as deadly as it is attractive, or the puny adventurers might kill you first! Are you a bad enough dude to become the ultimate Boss Monster?
TR Contest: Fictional Educational Opportunities
?Today's contest is sponsored by OtherTees, makers of fine t-shirts likeby Rob Bricken
Geek Apparel of the Week: Death Star2, Uncharted, Agent Coulson Lives
? I can't remember if I've seen this particular mash-up before,by Rob Bricken
About The Author
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.