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Nerdvana’s 13 most popular posts of 2013

Posted by on December 31, 2013 – 8:15 am


What were people reading on Nerdvana over the past year? Here’s a quick look back at some of our most popular content of 2013. Like good little nerds, you had Star Wars, D&D, classic monster-inspired dining and the latest video games on your mind. Come along as we fire up the reblogulator once more …

1. Star Wars Episode VII to focus on one Solo kid and one Solo grandkid; Yoda is a no-go; Zahn back for more?

Contributor Dustin Diehl promises he is totally working his sources to bring you more scoops for the new Star Wars movie. In the meantime, revisit this nugget that set the blogosphere ablaze.

2. D&D Next’s open playtest in final stages; revised game’s release date, actual title become clearer

You followed with interest as we brought you reports of the next edition of the iconic Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game. Exhibit B is next…

3. KRE-O announces Dungeons & Dragons construction sets

It’s not LEGO. But it’s close. Except not really.

4. Disney helps redesign ASU’s Sparky the Sun Devil mascot

Much like the Doctor, the Sun Devil regenerated this year. And just like the Doctor, you can’t please everyone.

5. Star Wars shakeup: Abrams, Kasdan assume Episode VII screenwriting duties; Arndt out

Everything is totally fine. Don’t panic.

6. Downtown Mesa’s Monsterland Bar & Grill closing

This unique venue had a good, if short, run.

7. PS4 $399, Xbox One $499: which is worth your dollars?

Contributor Christen Bejar compares the next-gen video game consoles.

8. 7 must-have items for your Doctor Who 50th anniversary party

Party like it’s the End of Time with these tips, good for any Whovian gathering even though the golden anniversary has now passed.

9. Not dead yet: 2 campaigns aim to keep Mesa’s Monsterland going (UPDATED)

A valiant effort ensued to save Monsterland, but it was not to be.

10. Disney and Star Wars: What we know, or think we know, so far …

PANIC! Because I haven’t updated this roundup — and because I haven’t really had to …

11. BBC America honoring Doctor Who’s 50th with monthly classic rebroadcasts

What did you learn about the Time Lords of old as we counted down to the clock striking Twelve?

12. Review: We Are What We Are – Dark, dank and disturbing

Did anyone see this who didn’t get review passes?

13. Top Gun in IMAX 3D – Do you feel the need…?

Apparently, you did!

Nerdvana founder Jayson Peters wishes to thank The East Valley Tribune for its continued support of this bloggy little endeavor.