Critical Role Recap: Episode 55 – “Umbrasyl”

By | June 7th, 2016|Critical Role Recap, Nick's Posts, Pop Culture, Roleplaying Games|

SPOILERS for Critical Role Episode 55 (obviously).  Go check out the full episode at! My recap of Episode 54 can be found here. Oh man, what an epic episode! Lets jump in! Previously on Critical Role After rigorous planning, Vox Machina and the Herd of Storms set an elaborate trap for the Ancient Black Dragon [...]

What We Learned from Wizard’s D&D Meltdown Event

By | June 2nd, 2016|News, Nick's Posts, Pop Culture, Roleplaying Games|

Last night Wizards of the Coast hosted a Live event from Meltdown Comics in LA to announce several upcoming releases and projects. The event was hosted by Alison Haislip and was broadcast live on Wizard's Twitch Channel. There was a lot of information about cool D&D things coming down the pipe. Lets break it down: Storm King's [...]

Critical Role Recap: Episode 54 – “In The Belly of The Beast”

By | May 31st, 2016|Critical Role Recap, Nick's Posts, Pop Culture|

Thar be spoilers! Check out the full episode here at If you follow me on Twitter, you will know that I am a bit of a fan of Geek and Sundry's Critical Role. Okay. So, maybe a lot of a fan...   Image Source And with the break last week I figure everyone can [...]

One Hour To Prep: 8 Game Master Tips for Procrastinators

By | May 27th, 2016|Game Mastering, Lists, Nick's Posts, Roleplaying Games|

It's D&D day! You haven't prepared a session yet but you will have plenty of time after work. Right after you make yourself a burrito and rewatch an episode of Rick and Morty. You grab a quick 20 minute power nap to energize yourself before immortalizing to paper the awesome session you will undoubtedly create. Totally [...]

Huge Comic Revelation Paints Captain America in Whole New Light.

By | May 25th, 2016|Comics, Nick's Posts, Pop Culture|

Thar be spoilers! We will be discussing a huge revelation in the Marvel comics universe, so if you wish to remain unspoiled, make a trip to your local comic store, enlighten yourself, then come back to get our thoughts on this shit. The new comic series from Marvel, Steve Rodgers: Captain America, kicked off today [...]

Games, Beer, and the Con Plague: Nick’s Perspective of GenCon 2015

By | May 5th, 2016|Derailed Archive, Nick's Posts|

Another year, another spectacular Gen Con! Day 0: The Journey It was Fiona and I’s forth time making the 5 1/2 hour pilgrimage to Indy. We left Wednesday morning, in what has become all but tradition. It was a leisurely drive expatiated by Book of Mormon and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-along Blog, both in their entirety, as well as the lyrical [...]

A WILD BLOG POST APPEARED! (Or: A Picture is Worth 100d10 Words)

By | May 5th, 2016|Derailed Archive, Nick's Posts|

First off, I am going to level with you guys: If I said I didn’t start out writing this post by Googling “how to write a blog post” it would be a bold-faced lie.  Here at Derailed we have been tossing around the idea of all of us (Tom, Fiona, and myself) posting weekly blogs here on about various [...]