April 2015

Nintendo Entertainment System

  For today’s Throwback Thursday, we’re celebrating the birth of a gaming empire. Nintendo has a lot more competition today, but in 1985 they ran the show. Their commitment to quality and consistency brought us to where we are today.   Nearly 30 years ago, the Nintendo Entertainment System or NES as we refer to […]

The Magicians by Lev Grossman

This week, I’ll be sharing my review of The Magicians (Book 1) by Lev Grossman. Let me preface this by telling you that I read a lot of books (mostly fiction and fantasy) and I find that most fantasy novels share many common themes and tropes. You have a few edgier books that defy these […]

King of Tokyo

King of Tokyo is a game from Richard Garfield for 2 to 6 players in which you will be able to play mutant monsters gigantic robots and other aliens all of whom are happily whacking each other in a joyous atmosphere in order to become the one and only King of Tokyo. When it is […]

Ramble On – Led Zeppelin

  Today’s Music Monday Feature is the Led Zeppelin song Ramble On. If I were to write about how great Led Zeppelin is, I’d have to go on forever and let’s face it.. you have better things to do on this lovely Monday morning.  Not only is Ramble On a great song, but it has a […]

Kung Fury

Hey, you got a permit for those guns?   If there is a will there is a way.. especially with the internet. Kickstarter brings us a lot of nice things and Kung Fury is no exception. An outfit out of Sweden by the name of Laser Unicorns (it’s legit, I checked) is bringing us a […]

#TBT Birth of Youtube!

On this day 10 years ago, the first video was uploaded to Youtube. It wasn’t much of a video at only 19 seconds long, but with over 19 million views it’s just another example of how much has changed. Now with over 1 billion users and 300 hours of video being uploaded to Youtube every […]

Read Write Game!

  For the first Writing Wednesday post, I decided to share an opinion piece of sorts. You likely won’t see many of these as I originally intended for this section to be used for book reviews and author spotlights. The creation of this project has brought me face to face with a lot of judgmental […]

Tabletop Explained

At Roll Initiative, we are really into tabletop games. For many of us, there is nothing more fun than sitting around a table with a group of friends (or strangers) and getting to hear those magic words “Roll Initiative!”. It’s the beginning of an encounter that might last a few minutes or even a few […]

Jonathan Coulton

Music Monday Volume 1   So, even though we’re new and not quite up and running yet, we’re going to start our blog early to keep those that are following us entertained. We’re going to try and post everyday, but it might not happen. We’re going to start our first Music Monday (See Blog Schedule) […]

Blog Schedule

Blog Schedule

Roll-Initiative will post daily with the things that interest you most!   Music Monday: We’ll start the week right by celebrating a favorite artist or song that celebrates something Geek or Nerdy.   Tabletop Tuesday: Tabletop is more than just D&D. Join us each Tuesday as we discuss what’s happening in the Tabletop world.   […]