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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Nerdiest Tattoo you’ll see all day. Do you know all the references?   [FashionablyGeek]

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“A Lannister Always Spays His Pets” via pleated-jeans

Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut.

Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

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I had two thoughts when asked to look into this story of Game Camp for kids. My first is best described by the picture above

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Then I immediately went to thought two.

I was pretty relieved when I got to the story over at GeekDad and saw it was a traditional approach to table top gaming. For all of us out there that have played games against kids or adults, either online or tabletop, we can all appreciate that good gamesmanship is a crucial aspect of enjoying the gaming experience.

I once had to go up against a well mannered 7 year old in a Heroclix tournament and that kid was a welcome relief after the prior rounds 20 year old player that, after losing a piece would throw it on the ground, liked to move pieces extra spaces, cursed repeatedly, touched and clicked (Major Rules No-No for Heroclix) my figures, and loudly told his friends that I must have cheated after trouncing him soundly.

A day camp that teaches the manners and etiquette of game play is a great idea. What better way to introduce kids to table top and miniature games then in a setting that rewards good sportsmanship and proper game play.

Those of us that game should take this example and help further it’s goals of proper sportsmanship. I’m thinking of volunteering my time to the Boy Scout troop of my friend Steve’s son, Saxon. An evening or two teaching proper game etiquette is a great way to give back to the gaming community and a great way to promote table top gaming. You have to pry the Nintendo DS out of most kid’s hands these days just to get them to eat dinner let alone play a board game.

Gamers don’t grow on trees and those that do are real teabagging douschebags. Let’s all do our part to promote good sportsmanship.

Click the jump for the whole story of All Fun and Games Game Camp for Kids in Apex, NC

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