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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017
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In Which a Secret Raccoon is Found
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

This has been both a week of returns and a week of finding silly surprises in silly places. We had basically all of the regulars show back up, as well as some surprise returns from the semi-regulars. We packed ten teams in and managed to have a random SBPD officer walk in and ask how we were the only place in downtown that was active and what was going on. We even managed to have Kevin be there all night and have him walk out under his own power and completely cognizant while not desperately asking for Taco Bell. It was, all things considered, an impressive feat. With four (!) rounds that counted for double points this evening, there were plenty of opportunities to cash in the joker
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017
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In Which We Discuss Moral Philosophy Via Polyhedrons
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

So I’ve been drafted into DMing a new D&D campaign. I’m entirely ok with doing this. The playgroup is (basically) entirely new players. I, on the other hand, have been playing and DMing since about 2001. So it’ll be fun to do this. As a note to new players to the game when creating characters: There are generally three paths that happen on a players first couple characters (and none are wrong at all, and in fact are generally the right way to go since it helps newer players get into it):   1) You make the character that is an exaggeration of yourself. You basically think who would I be in this world or what would I want to do and go with it.
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Jan 03, 2017
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which I Desire to Be Augmented Just SO HARD You Guys
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

Let an ultraintelligent machine be defined as a machine that can far surpass all the intellectual activities of any man however clever. Since the design of machines is one of these intellectual activities, an ultraintelligent machine could design even better machines; there would then unquestionably be an ‘intelligence explosion’, and the intelligence of man would be left far behind. Thus the first ultraintelligent machine is the last invention that man need ever make. -Stanislaw Ulam With a vision of a future like that, things may seem terrifying. But I will always argue in favor of technological advancement and the idea of transhumanist ideals. That we can push
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016
[Tuesdays @ 7:00 pm]
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In Which I Exclaim My Love of Blue Robots
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

So my holiday was largely themed around Mega Man (which was just phenomenal for me) and it confuses me that for something that is as zeitgeist-y as he is (games, cartoons, cereals, a brand new board game, t-shirts, comics, everything in between), the Blue Bomber still manages to be unknown to a good portion of the under 65 populace. So I’m going to overwhelm you with Mega Man for my own pleasure. Traditionally speaking there are 7 distinct, main Mega Man series plus a wild amount of other spin-offs and compilations that can be thought of when video games roll around which comprise approximately 137 titles that I can track down. The first game released in 1987 with 6 original
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Dec 20, 2016
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In Which Literature Meets Technology via a QM's Incredibly Nerdy Joke
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Dec 13, 2016
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In Which I Take My Teeth Out and Put Them On the Bed Side Table
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

The gap of less than a decade between myself and people younger than myself should not feel that different. I am still in my twenties (even if barely and I’m staring down the next digit flip in a mere three months) and I really quite honestly believed that those in their early twenties could not be that far separated from those in their late twenties as far as cultural knowledge. Obviously those in their early twenties know absolute shit all and are complete morons (just as we of the late twenties and early thirties know nothing compared to the mid thirties/late thirties and continuing relativistic scales), HOWEVER. When I’m having a conversation and I see the movie The Terror
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016
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Corn Chips...I don't know, let's have fun
Tracy

This place has grown since last I was here. 11 teams! The lawyers and the punniest shone radiantly tonight (that bar exam wasn’t easy). I am still trying to figure out how the clue for Gone with the Wind, which was interpreted as: Fart, Gas, and Farting at Dinner by some teams became...Sense and Sensibility by others...I am baffled….but still highly amused by the entire punny book round. So now to the winners: Taking third place was Team Turbo, and Good News Everyone! You came in second, with a great use of the Joker. And in First place,
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2016
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In Which We Once More Call Out The E in BCE for Being Utterly Ridiculous
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

While the weather outside can’t make up it’s damn mind, at least inside we have the courtesy to just play along with each other. We jammed 8 teams into our space and let loose tonight. While the post-holiday hangover hasn’t quite subsided for everybody, the scores posted up show that some people were on point. Our team of Lawyers managed to go perfect through the first three rounds which was pretty impressive, only dropping five points through the entire night. Team Turbo kept a solid second but with Alan Moore now converting over to Ozymandias (this guy just can’t catch a break with Moore penned novels) they placed behind since the
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016
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In Which We Give Thanks
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

It has been a weird year for a lot of us. There have been some incredible events (I got married!) and some particularly divisive events, but in regards to the holiday this week, I wanted to bring up the reason we have it. Despite what we all may be feeling right now, this upcoming Thursday is quintessentially American and a day for all of us to just chill out and remember everything we have. I present to you Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation of Thanksgiving: Washington, D.C. October 3, 1863 By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. The year that is drawing towards its
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Nov 15, 2016
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In Which We All Came Together
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

At Brew Werks, we reconvened after a week off for free tacos apparently. If you didn’t talk about political fight club, you got tacos and the bar got to be a happier place. Meanwhile, this week we got to play teams week! By this I mean I decided to take pictures of everybody just for the hell of it. We had a number of new teams and apparently a team’s (possible) final week what with new jobs keeping their Tuesday nights occupied. I say get a better job. The quiz cannot be denied. In first place, we had our returners in the Pantsuit Nation prove that having a well-rounded team will always edge out the next best team. Amazingly, other than knowing that Chris
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Nov 01, 2016
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In Which We Prepare to Tremble
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

The Excise Police would like you to know... Indiana law requires permittees and their employees to check identification of any person under the age of 40 when conducting carryout sales. While there is no similar ID requirement law for on-premise consumption, the Excise Police encourage requiring identification from anyone appearing under 26 years of age when making sales for on-premise consumption. Acceptable forms of identification are picture ID's, including but not limited to, a driver's license, state-issued ID card, US Government identification. REMEMBER: If you still question the age of the person you should refuse to serve
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
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In Which We Play the Best Fight Song
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

It got loud. We got louder. Meanwhile, the college football season is in full swing. And because too many people are saying silly things around me, I have to say the following: Here's the thing: any Michigan fan who is celebrating OSU's loss to Penn State is being utterly short sighted. The fact that Michigan is now going to have to go into Columbus against an absolutely furious Buckeyes team who want nothing more than to break them on a good day is a very bad thing. The Wolverines are rolling this season and it's great for them and the Big Ten, but look at what happened against Wisconsin. If the Michigan kickers screw up again or they let the pocket collapse at all, then Michigan
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016
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Like Riding A Bike
Dave

Another night at South Bend Brew Werks and here I am subbing again! It’s been a few weeks since this became the only Geek Game in town and I’ve been fiending for a host gig. Mark had his own thing to do (I think he was fighting an actual tiger attacking the mayor) and so I get to stand in and hope I still know what I’m doing.   So let’s get right into the game, tonight we had an upstart show up from the old Evil Czech days of nearly two weeks ago (RIP EC) and they came in and took a nice 10 point lead over the distinguished competition. Nice job to the Evil Czech Refugees.  
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Oct 11, 2016
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In Which OH-PAH-KWED Is Now A Word
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

  The threat of cold weather isn't keeping anybody away from the Brew Werks or it's patio seating. For the trooper teams who made it through, be proud of yourselves. We stacked it up and reconfigured around the new seating while we tore it up on the quiz. Round one was all bears all the time even if people didn't know it at first. That we even got a reference in to sun bears made it even better. Round two was our moment to keep repeating ourselves. Nobody said Sting was responsible for anything, but we did have people who were unaware of who did actually start the fire. I didn't think that was possible. In round three we ran down another sooner or later with all kinds
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Oct 04, 2016
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In Which I Recount a Grand Tale
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

Normally in this space I would tell the story of how the evening went and give a whole bunch of recap, some snarky jokes, the works. The Brew Werks. Nudge nudge. Maybe a wink. Today though, you get the story of a train. A train that required a wait. A wait that turned into… a very long wait. A very long wait that few could sustain and that eventually led to a glorious moment. You see occasionally you run into a ridiculously long train that just takes forever to pass. When the train is taking 15 minutes of motion anyway, you figure you’re in for a long haul and there is nothing you can do. But when the last few minutes of that motion becomes a crawl and then a stop bad things happen.
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South Bend Brew Werks
216 South Michigan Street
South Bend, IN
46601
Tuesday, Sep 27, 2016
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He'll Always Be J. Jonah Jameson to Me
Mark, International Man of Intrigue

We stuffed another eleven teams into the Brew Werks this evening as we rolled down the quiz. We got to celebrate Mel Brooks with the greatest musical number ever (who doesn’t love dancing Nazis?), appreciate that MGMT sounds almost exactly the same in lullaby form, and made fun of people for not listening to instructions yet again (Cesium was not an acceptable answer). Arnold Palmer and John Daly were both brought up and drunk down while we debated the merits of the Long Island, saw that Ragtime was in fact NOT Fiddler on the Roof, and very much wanted Vitamin CSI: Miami to be a thing. Where in the song Graduation was the fond remembrance of a knife fight? Even though the round
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