Musivational’s second album, Controlled Chaos launches today on all platforms!

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Mar 092017
 
Musivational's second album, Controlled Chaos launches today on all platforms!

The second album from Musivational (i.e. Ben) launches today on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon Music, Spotify and of course, Bandcamp! The latter is the cheapest option at $4 Once again Musivational has returned to the roots of 80’s music, generated by 2017’s digital instrument’s with a 90’s fashion sense and the scifi goodness of the 50’s through the present. Add all that up and you’ve got a little slice of Controlled Chaos. 17 tracks touching on such wide and varies subjects as 80’s manga, modern […]

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I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

Musivational – a new album of electronic “RetroWave” music from Ben is now available everywhere!

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Jan 232017
 
Musivational - a new album of electronic "RetroWave" music from Ben is now available everywhere!

Not gaming – but certainly Creative. I’ve been hard at work on an actual musical album, called Musivational (also the name of the band). Hard to believe but this album is out… now! It’s all electronica in style, and belongs to a sub-genre called RetroWave – which harkens back to the glory days of the 80’s. Think Terminator, Stranger Things and heavily synthesizer influenced TV soundtracks and you’ll have a good idea. I’ve been listening to a lot of trance/dubsteb/electronica lately as it’s a wonderful […]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

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And now for something completely different – Music

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Jan 052017
 
And now for something completely different - Music

A long time ago, in a galaxy somewhere up in New Hampshire, I used to play in a band. I’ve always loved music and have always fooled around a bit with musical production. Over the past year or so I’ve very much gotten into electronic and dubstep music – mostly because I love having something trance-like on while I’m thinking, writing and creating. Over the past month, I was given the opportunity (free time) and the tools (Garage Band, electronic instruments) to actually create something […]

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I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

As some of you may have noticed, the site died for a bit

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Dec 132016
 
As some of you may have noticed, the site died for a bit

Yup – the database shrugged it’s virtual shoulders, and jumped right into a hole. Unfortunately the last uncorrupted backup of the DB I was able to get was from Nov 25th. So we lost a few posts and about 3 weeks of traffic. All was not lost however, for which I’m grateful! Off to do some better backups (again) and see what happens from here. Hopefully we’ll stay afloat another 8 years! -Ben About Ben I’m a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I […]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

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Happy Birthday to Troll, Happy Birthday to Troll!

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Oct 082016
 
Happy Birthday to Troll, Happy Birthday to Troll!

Hard to imagine but it was 8 years ago today that Troll in the Corner launched as the little gaming blog that could. Since then we’ve seen an awful lot of stuff come down the pike! The site transitioned from an RPG focused place to a board game focused place. I’ve had several of my personal designs published. We started a podcasting network and then it faded slowly into the sunset. I’ve had upwards of 15 people writing for the site at one time and […]

About Ben

I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

More activity – maybe a new direction – more reviews!

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Oct 072016
 
More activity - maybe a new direction - more reviews!

Like it usually does, life has a way of happening. Sometimes the site ebbs and sometimes it flows. Hopefully, with some big old life stuff now out of the way or in the rear-view mirror, the flowing will be starting again! You may have noticed some more reviews popping up. You may also have noticed that soon to be 11 year old has taken an interest in reviewing games as well. You should be seeing more reviews from the both of us starting two weeks […]

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I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.

The Hobby Desk YouTube Channel!

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Jan 262016
 
The Hobby Desk YouTube Channel!

Hey There boys and girls, Your favourite Aussie Wargamer here to let you know that I have been uploading videos like mad on my Youtube channel! I have been doing product reviews and V-Logs. I also have a few battle reports for those who like seeing how we do it down under! So please subscribe to the channel to stay up to date! Now I need to have 100 subscribers to get a custom URL for the channel, you can help by subscribing! New Podcast […]

About Joshua Shoobridge

A man born and bred in Australia, brought up to appreciate all things geek. I have been a member of the media for a long time and now during a time in my life where I want to give back to a hobby that has given much to me. I have been a wargamer for sometime, starting in 40k and now being a indulger in many different periods and rule sets. Though I do not support war as an answer to worlds problems, reenacting the battle on the table top is great for the brain!

The Mega-List of Games and Gear for (mostly) under $20

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Nov 172015
 
The Mega-List of Games and Gear for (mostly) under $20

Every year for the past four years or so I’ve put together a list of 40, then 60, then 80 and then 90+ games and things for the geek in your life that cost (mostly) $20 or less. This year is no exception! Except I’m not going to assign a number to it – I’m just putting together everything I’ve found that rates as both entertaining, a good value for the money and affordable. So here it is: The Meg-List for 2015. As an added […]

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I'm a geek. A nerd, a dweeb, whatever. Yes I owned garb, yes I still own medieval weaponry. And yeah, I could kick your butt in Mechwarrior the CCG. I love video games, role playing games, tactical board games and all forms of speculative fiction. I will never berate someone for wanting to be a Jedi and take everything Gary Gygax ever wrote as gospel. Well, all of this but that last bit.