I’ve done the unthinkable!

Running a website is damn expensive, even if the blog software you are using is free, there is a lot that goes into the production end of podcasts and videos – stuff you might not see or think about.  Last night I was at Futureshop, and I found exactly the thing that I wanted to improve the angle of delivery for the youtube videos we shoot, I was so damn excited and then I saw how much it cost.

 

$60!

 

In light of this, I’ve decided that I’m going to start showing ads in the front of the YouTube videos.  It isn’t going to be a billion dollar industry, and I’m not looking to get rich, I’m just looking to help keep the costs down on the more expensive side of this enterprise.  I joined with Amazon last week to become an advertiser there, but I haven’t actually incorporated any Amazon Advertising into the blog yet.  I’m looking at ways to do that without alienating any of the readers.

 

What I need from you is simple.  I need you to click the links on the videos.  You don’t have to buy anything, and you won’t get swarmed with viruses or spam, it will just let google know that I’m playing along with the ad model they have presented.  I will use this money exclusively to help improve the quality of the video channel and the podcast by purchasing new and better software packages, more and better equipment, and it will enable me to produce more content as well (weekly podcasts?)!

 

 

 

I love doing this blog, and all that comes with it, but I need some help from you guys now.  It is time we become a team, so do your part and click on some ads for me, and we can all come together to make this the best blog/youtube channel/podcast it can be!

 

Thanks a lot, and be sure to stick around for Episode 9 of the CitD podcast coming up this weekend!

AGoT LCG – Road to Regionals : Part one (Game Night)

Welcome Back Night’s Watchmen! As those of you who are subscribed to the YouTube channel already know, we’ve begun our Road to Regionals special feature starting things off with a small Game Night event on the 16th of February. There are only a few videos from that event, but I’ll be following it up with a pretty extensive testing session as soon as those videos are done.

We have a Store Championship event on March 15th, so most of our energy is going towards preparing for that tournament, and then we will switch our focus to Regionals in Halifax later in the spring.

For now, I have for you all a Targaryen KOTHH Burn mirror match between Nick and Clay. This one goes into extras, and it is pretty exciting all the way to the finish!

As always, stay tuned for more exciting video content, and Episode nine of the podcast is coming this weekend – In which Kristina and I break down both of the Trailers that have come out since the last time we talked!

Until next time, stick ’em with the pointy end!

#citd podcast Episode 8 – Back to Basics

Welcome back Night’s Watchmen!  I’m here with news of Episode 8 of the Cast ion the Darkness podcast!

 

We’re revving up for AGoT LCG Tournament season, so Clay and I look at the restricted list to see if there are any changes we would like to see made, and we discuss some of the spoilers that have been revealed for the next chapter pack – Spoils of War!

 

Warning: Contains spoilers for Book 5 of Song of Ice and Fire.  You can listen to Episode 8 of The Cast in the Darkness HERE!

A #citd #gameofthrones LCG Chapter Pack review: A Hidden Agenda

Welcome back Night’s Watchmen!

 

I’m here with another Cast in the Darkness exclusive Game of Thrones Chapter Pack review!  This time around we are looking at the most recent LCG pack – A Hidden Agenda.  This pack is really exciting for almost every house, and helps out the “No Agenda” strategy with a pair of excellent “NA” cards.

 

But will these cards make it into our top three when we look at this amazing pack as a whole?  You’ll just have to tune in to find out!

 

 

Join us next week when we begin the road to Regionals!

Thoughts on Thrones – Joffrey Baratheon

Welcome back Night’s Watchmen!

I’m here with another exciting long-form Thoughts on Thrones post for you all!  This time I have prepared a piece on the psychology of Joffrey Baratheon.

I’m going to post a short exerpt from the piece here, and you can find the rest on the Thoughts on Thrones page above!

Joffrey Baratheon, King of the Andals and the first men, first of his name, protector of the seven realms, blah blah blah. Spoiler alert – if you have not read through the end of the written Song of Ice and Fire, turn back now; as this post will contain spoilers of these books, and will spoil a good amount of season four of the HBO A Game of Thrones television program.

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