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Month: January 2012

What Has Gaming Done? – Ep42

No, it hasn't gotten us laid

We posed the question to our listeners and then to ourselves. What has gaming done for you? What is it about gaming that keeps us doing it every week?


What Has Gaming Done? – Ep42


Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Greg, Mark, Jayson and Shawn


Running Time – 39:49


00:00     Intro

00:32     Topic: What has gaming done?

00:37     TANGENT: It Has NOT Gotten Us Laid

01:17     Back to Topic

Item Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons

11:59     TANGENT: Gaming Care Packages

13:09     TANGENT: No Power Needed

Items Mentioned: WEG Star Wars RPG, Werewolf the Apocalypse

13:37     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil, Legend of the Five Rings, Shadowrun, Mass Effect, Venture Brothers, Canon Fire!, Idiocracy

38:42     TANGENT: Thanks

39:04     Outro




Themed Campaigns and Characters – Ep41

I know what Dan's next themed character is going to be...

If you have been gaming for a while, the concept of themed campaigns should not be a new one. Setting parameters for character creation and a focused direction for a campaign can be very rewarding.


In this episode we discuss the themes we have used and plan on using in the future.


Themed Campaigns and Characters – Ep41


Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark and Shawn


Running Time – 33:13


00:00     Intro

00:30     Topic: Themed Campaigns and Characters

Items Mentioned: Dungeons and Dragons, Harry Potter, Al Qadim, Hackmaster, Rolemaster, Mutants and Masterminds, True 20, Batman

06:38     TANGENT: The Legend of Butcher Boy

Item Mentioned: Hero System

09:50     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Gen Con, Shadowrun, World of Greyhawk, Call of Cthulhu

20:58     TANGENT: The Origin of the Sea Princes Campaign

21:40     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Conan, Legend of the Five Rings, The Last Samurai, Ken Watanabe, Heroes of Rokugan, Legend of the Burning Sands, Victoriana

27:07     TANGENT: Meeting at a Bar

Item Mentioned: Star Wars

28:00     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Singham, Dr. Who, Ravenloft, Krull, Carl’s Jr.

32:31     Outro




New Edition – Ep40

... nope, sorry. Not that New Edition.

Here we go again.

Wizards of the Coast has announced that a 5th edition of D&D is upcoming. Many of us saw the writing on the wall. To some it is a let-down, and others it is about time.


In this episode we tell you where we stand, along with our hopes and expectations.


New Edition – Ep40


Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark, Jayson and Shawn


Running Time – 34:58


00:00     Intro

00:30     Topic: The Next D&D

Items Mentioned: Wizards of the Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, Open Game License, Forbes Article, New York Times Article, World of Warcraft, Pathfinder, EN World

08:18     TANGENT: Beta Testing

Item Mentioned: D&D Playtest

09:04     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: D&D Experience, GenCon, Paizo, DC Comics

21:21     TANGENT: Stop Making Crap

Items Mentioned: Steve Jobs, Nike

23:54     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Risk, Monopoly

32:32     TANGENT: Dan… the Edition Kiss of Death

Items Mentioned: Mutants and Masterminds, Hero System, Aces & Eights, Hackmaster

34:15     Outro