Today’s cartoon was shamelessly late. Sorry.

Support your friendly local gaming stores.

Give the gift of gaming!

EDIT: This cartoon is not trying to say people need to buy things they can’t afford, or take food off their tables.

But I try to make sure some of my cash always goes to the local stores. If all that’s left are the big guys, with their miserably sad selection of real games, well, that’d be a horrible day for gaming.

I know cash is tight all around, but I like to think of it as a small “thank you” to the places that really keep the hobby alive, and for all the gaming space my local stores supply, and the free games they run, and the friends I can always count on seeing there, and the cool new stuff they’ve introduced me to over the years! Here in Madison, we have several great Friendly Local Gaming Stores, and I’m very grateful for that.

I’m trying to keep alive something that I love.

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Heard about all the far-right rancor over retailers taking the “Christ” out of Christmas, saying “Happy Holidays,” etc?

According to Salon.com, the official White House Christmas card is a “Holiday” one…

The president’s season of hope and happiness

We didn’t make the list again this year, but we’ve got our sources: The 2005 White House Christmas card has just arrived in the War Room mailbox.

Wait, did we say “Christmas card”? With apologies to our Christianist friends, we must report that you won’t find the word “Christmas” anywhere on this joint production of Hallmark and the Republican National Committee. On the outside of the card, there’s a Jamie Wyeth painting of a rather lonely-looking White House in the snow. On the inside, the president and the missus send us — or somebody, anyway — their “best wishes for a holiday season of hope and happiness.”

A “holiday season of hope and happiness”?

Where’s the Christ child? The manger? The star, the goats, the gold, frankincense and myrrh? If the White House Christmas card were a department store, it would find itself on Bill O’Reilly’s naughty list.

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SO, in that spirit…

REMEMBER TO KEEP THE HAN IN HANUKAH!


(HUGE thanks to Muskrat Ramblings reader for the idea and graphic…everything, in fact! SPREAD THE LOVE! SPREAD THE HAN!)

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KOBOLDS ATE MY BABY: SUPER DELUXX EDITION, has made it to Madison!

It looks SMASHING! (Chicken smashing, to be precise).

I really think this is really something special!

The 9th Level guys have even spiffed up the KAMB homepage!

ALL HAIL KING TORG!

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Oh, yeah:

Robbie Fulks is the shiznitz!

John

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