Bonus Friday blog post! (Plus FoG Word Chain Answers!)

Wow, two Fridays in a row! If this keeps up, it’ll stop being a bonus…

Anyway, I’ve got a few quick announcements before the weekend arrives, so I’ll make this snappy.

First off, our review of John Kovalic and Cryptozoic’s game ROFL! has been linked and quoted on the game’s webpage! Check it out here!

Second, I want to welcome any Forces of Geek readers visiting the PuzzleNation Blog today!

Stefan at Forces of Geek graciously offered me the opportunity to share my puzzly viewpoint (as well as PuzzleNation‘s) with his readers, and that guest post went up today at 3 PM!

As a thank you for the opportunity to share my thoughts with the Forces of Geek audience, I whipped up a Word Chain puzzle for the FoG readers.

(If you’ve come here seeking the solution to the puzzle, scroll down! But if you’re a PuzzleNation Blog regular and you’d like to try the puzzle, fear not! I’m posting it right here right now.)

A quick Word Chain refresher: The solver is given clues to a series of six-letter words. The “chain” (or “loop”, if you prefer) aspect comes from the answers themselves. The last three letters of one answer become the first three letters of the next answer, and so on down the line, until the final answer’s last three letters are the same as the first answer’s first three letters, completing the chain.

(For examples of how to solve, click here!)

And so, without further ado, here’s the 11-step Word Chain (this puzzle goes all the way to 11!) created especially for Forces of Geek!

Richard B. Riddick portrayer       __ __ __ __ __ __
“Foundation” doomsayer             __ __ __ __ __ __
Glover of “Community”                __ __ __ __ __ __
He walked on the moon               __ __ __ __ __ __
Horseshoes accomplishment     __ __ __ __ __ __
Hans Gruber, e.g.                        __ __ __ __ __ __
“Deal or No Deal” host                 __ __ __ __ __ __
Giant stony “D&D” slug               __ __ __ __ __ __
“The Usual Suspects” role          __ __ __ __ __ __
“The ____ of Bilbo Baggins”        __ __ __ __ __ __
Scottish boy or Simpsons dog    __ __ __ __ __ __

And now, a little filler to put the answers to the puzzle out of accidental viewing range.

Q: What do you get if you cross Big Ben with the Leaning Tower of Pisa

A: The time and the inclination.

Okay, that oughta do it. Let’s get on with the answers to our FoG Word Chain puzzle!

Richard B. Riddick portrayer        DIESEL
“Foundation” doomsayer             SELDON
Glover of “Community”                DONALD
He walked on the moon               ALDRIN
Horseshoes accomplishment     RINGER
Hans Gruber, e.g.                       GERMAN
“Deal or No Deal” host                MANDEL
Giant stony “D&D” slug               DELVER
“The Usual Suspects” role          VERBAL
“The ____ of Bilbo Baggins”       BALLAD
Scottish boy or Simpsons dog    LADDIE

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