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Famous Wizards of Distinction: Backgrounds and Spells of Magic Users – Otiluke

Greetings my fellow Nerdarchists. In the weeks and months to come I am going to highlight famous wizards of distinction by delving into the backgrounds and spells of magic users . I have completed articles on Leomund, the nerdy prepper and Tenser, the one man army. Now I am turning my attention to Otiluke.

Famous Wizards of Distinction: Backgrounds and Spells of Magic Users - OtilukeWhy Otiluke? Why now? Well I chose him by following the “whomever I feel like writing about now” directive. Are there some famous wizards you want to hear about next time? Then all that you must do is tell me which wizard you want to read about. If he or she is one of the famous wizards of distinction then please comment below and let me know who you want to read about next.

Without any input to the contrary I will be focusing on famous wizards of distinction from RPGs but that does not mean I am excluding the backgrounds and spells of magic users from books, movies, and comics.

Famous Wizards of Distinction: Backgrounds and Spells of Magic Users – Leomund

Greetings my fellow Nerdarchists. In the weeks and months to come I am going to highlight famous wizards of distinction by delving into the backgrounds and spells of magic users .

I know. I know. Nate the Nerdarch, friend to the lazy nerd and researcher extraordinaire!

The only order I will be following is the “whomever I feel like writing about” order. Unless there are some famous wizards you want to hear about next. If there is a wizard you like that you think is one of  the famous wizards of distinction then please comment below and let me know who you want to read about next. (Update: Otiluke is next check him out here)

I will be focusing on famous wizards of distinction from RPGs but that does not mean I am excluding the backgrounds and spells of magic users from books, movies, and comics. Give me a compelling example of wizardry and I will write it up.

For my first wizard I chose a man after my own nerdy prepper heart, Leomund.  Leomund Famous wizards of distinction: Backgrounds and Spells of Magic Users

Origami Inspired Self-assembling Robots give this Nerd Dreams of Transformers

Origami Inspired Self-assembling Robots give this Nerd Dreams of Transformers

Origami Inspired Self-assembling Robots give this Nerd Dreams of Transformers

Nate the Nerdarch here to tell you about some new robot tech inspired by, one of my favorite old school arts, origami. These origami inspired robots were made using specialized paper and plastic augmented in such a way as to self fold when heat was applied.

With the addition of a power supply and motor the transformer robot was able to crawl and turn on its own.  In case you’re not cheering for the creation of folding transformer robots and wondering why they even researched this here is why they did it.

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RPG’s For Charities Playing The Pathfinder RPG For Good Causes

Hello Nerdarchy reader,

Nerdarchist Dave here and I was recently contacted by RPG’s For Charities and asked for their help. After hearing what they were all about how could I say no. Nerdarchy is all about promoting all things nerdy and we like the idea of being socially conscious. Nerdarchy plans on making charity a part of the Nerdarchy way. We have only been around a short time and have already made charitable donations and supported various crowd funding projects both through promotion and our dollars.

Nubs Knows Chapter 6: Nubz Speaks Out Against Nerd On Nerd Hate: You May Say That I’m A Dreamer

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“Imagine all the people,
Living life in peace…”

-John Lennon

Greetings and Salutations Nerdarchy Readers,

Today I wanted to try something a tad more candid. If you would, a bit more real.

It has been a long standing annoyance of mine that within the nerd community there is an overwhelming level of negative comments and misplaced ill will.

Weird Al – Mandatory Fun Have You Gotten The New Album Yet?

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Hello present and future fans of Weird Al.  It is I again your Nerdarchist Ted.  It is new music day and with that comes the release of Weird Al’s new album – Mandatory Fun.

I have been a Weird Al fan for many of years and have all of his albums.  I have had the pleasure of seeing him twice in concert and he really puts on a fantastic show.

Super Nerd Skills|How to read faster and the speed reading app

Super Nerd Skills|How to read faster and the speed reading app

Greetings and welcome fellow Nerdarchs to Nerdarchy’s third post on Super Nerd Skills. This series is all about showcasing the skills and wit of nerds who we, at Nerdarchy, think deserve it.

Here we will tell you about reading, but not just reading – speed reading. (I know, I know. Many of you nerds who have been around the block know all about speed reading or think that you do.  but wait there’s more!

Join The Fun With Mystic Realms Fantasy Fair In Wheaton Villiage, New Jersey

larpHello my fellow nerds out there.  It looks like my columns are becoming more a regular here, It is I Nerdarchist Ted.  While I should have spent the day at Wizard World Philly, life intervened and forced me in another direction.

I am glad it was as I was able to attend the Mystic Realms Fantasy Faire in Wheaton Villiage and what a day it was.  Apart from dipping my feet back into the LARP well where my larping originated it was a good show.

As always with the Mystic Realms Fantasy Faire you have a mix of stage shows and vendors, but in addition to that you have a number of interactive places to visit as well as many cool people in costumes.

Super Nerd Skills | ARMA, Association for Renaissance Martial Arts and Swordsmanship

Greetings Nerdarchs, and welcome to the second installment of Super Nerd Skills where we will discuss ARMA, a.k.a. the Association for Renaissance Martial Arts and the swordsmanship that they practice. Now before we go on lets clarify a few points on how this is a super nerdy skill. First, martial arts, is a system of combat skills used for defense, fighting, strengthening, etc… Hmmm doesn’t sound too nerdy, sounds kind of buff. I believe the second part will clarify how it fits into Super Nerd Skills.

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Nerds For Charity, Nerdarchy Get’s Socially Conscious Through Nerdy T-Shirts

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As Nerdarchy we have covered local events, done articles on the nerdy things we love, and a couple of reviews on stuff we dig. We are just four white and nerdy guys at our core sharing what we enjoy. Occasionally we enlist the help of some our nerd pals like Nigel “Nubz” Sanford who has been an awesome regular contributor and has become part of the Nerdarchy family.

But now we are moving into some new territory with launching our first T-Spring campaign. We had a ton of options as far as crowd funding goes and T-Spring is the one we decided to go with. 

Super Nerd Skills | Bad Lip Reading and Medieval Land Fun Time World

Greetings and welcome fellow Nerdarchs to Nerdarchy’s first post on Super Nerd Skills where we will tell you about Bad Lip Reading’s Medieval Land Fun Time World. Super Nerd Skills is all about showcasing the skills and wit of nerds who we, at Nerdarchy, think deserve it. While some work of the “anonymous individual” behind Bad Lip Reading would not get him added to the list, one of his newer works, Medieval Land Fun Time World, gets the nerd stamp of approval.

A Night With Cosplay King Knightmage

Greetings and salutations loyal Nerdarchy readers! There comes a time when your job has what I affectionately call unwritten perks. These can be things as simple as pizza ordered by the boss, a bit of swag, or air conditioning in the middle of a brutal summer heat wave. I have seen them all, but my personal favorite is when you get to meet interesting people. To this end, I would like to introduce you loyal readers to the man, the myth, the legend… Michael “Knightmage” Wilson. For those that don’t know, Knightmage has been a voice of dignity and inspiration within the cosplay world for a while now.  Beyond this, he has shown a prodigious amount of talent and dedication to the craft of cosplay.If you have seen a mind blowing John Stewart, Luke Cage, The Tick, Blade, or Spawn (among many others) it was likely Knightmage. What is most worth note about Knightmage, in my humble opinion, is his work for charities. Though as someone from a military family I must say Knightmage, sincerely, thank you so much for your recent work with The Fighter’s Cause and bringing attention to The Wounded Warrior Project.

Generic LARP Rules | Rogues and Theft Rules While LARPing

Welcome to the next slice of the GLR pie. For a look at what inspired this post please go check out one of my other GLRs, The Spirit of the Game, here. Now on to Generic LARP Rules concerning Rogues and theft. If you are interested in learning about Rogues and theft in a LARP, because you like playing Rogues in RPGs who steal everything that is not alchemically epoxied to a surface, and you want to do the same thing at a live action role playing game, prepare to be disappointed or get in incredible shape.

The Nerd Bucket List | Nerdy Deeds to be Done Before You Die — Ppart 2

This is part 2 of The Nerd Bucket List. Click here for part 1. As a recap, in case it has been awhile, a “bucket list” is a ‘to do’ list of goals one wishes to accomplish before they die. This continuation of the list is in no particular order but these are things I have done or wish to do that I believe you would be glad you did down to your dice loving, comics reading nerdy core.

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