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Learning New Games – Ep49

The Mortal Enemy to the Flow of a Game

We’ve all done it. Buying a new game is a gamer’s joy. But there are many different options on how to actually learn how to play that new game.


In this episode we discuss our methods and members of the community have volunteered theirs as well.


Learning New Games – Ep49


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


Running Time – 31:17


00:00     Intro

00:31     On to the Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Mutants and Masterminds, Legend of the Five Rings, Shadowrun, Canon Puncture Podcast

04:56     TANGENT: Jayson’s Aces & Eights Beginnings

Item Mentioned: Aces & Eights

06:12     Back to Topic

Item Mentioned: Hero System

08:09     TANGENT: Play it Wrong

Items Mentioned: West End Games Star Wars, Vampire the Masquerade, Gen Con, Warhammer 40K

09:24     TANGENT: We are Dicks

10:05     Back to Topic

17:24     TANGENT: D&D for Cash Debacle

Item Mentioned: Blood Bowl

19:46     Back to Topic

20:20     TANGENT: Shawn GM? & More of us Being Dicks

Item Mentioned: Serenity RPG

21:42     TANGENT: Mark’s Con GM Game of Choice

Item Mentioned : Hungry Hungry Hippos

22:33     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Story By The Throat, Victoriana, Wordman Shadowrun Sheets, Wizard of Earthsea, Dresden Files, Blood Bowl Team Manager, Arkham Horror, Fantasy Flight Games




Space Opera – Ep48

We have not tried this one, but after reading it we should.

If you are a gamer, or nerd in general, then you are into science fiction (at least we have never met one that isn’t). Popular science fiction, as we know it now, is technically considered space opera as opposed to the hard science fiction that was the standard in the sixties and seventies.


In this episode we talk about the different games devoted to this very popular genre.


Space Opera – Ep48


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


Running Time – 36:58


00:00     Monkey in the Cage Promo

00:31     Intro: Shawn

01:01     Topic: Space Opera

Items Mentioned: Arthur C Clark, Issac Asimov, Star Trek RPG, Traveller, GDW, 2300AD, Dune

02:50     TANGENT: Hard Sci-Fi and Dune

03:34     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Battlestar Galactica, Kim Stanley Robinson, John Carter

05:20     TANGENT: Star Trek: The Motion Picture

Items Mentioned: Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Warhammer, Dungeons & Dragons

06:07     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Rogue Trader, GURPS, d20, Hero System, Star Frontiers, Star Wars, Mass Effect, Firefly, Dune RPG, Decipher, Fantasy Flight Games, GenCon, Wizards of the Coast, Star Warriors, Serenity RPG, Starcraft, Eve Online, Star Wars: the Old Republic, Dark Heresy, Warhammer 40K, Fafhrd and Gray Mouser, Michael Bay, Transformers, Dark Sun, Clone Wars, Game of Thrones, R A Salvatore, Highlander, Space Opera RPG

36:15     Outro: Shawn





What Type of Player Are You? – Ep47

Are Method Actors just larping sitting down?


On the popular gaming website, EN World, there is a thread on their forum that caught our attention. It is a poll that asks how you would categorize yourself in gamer terms. We put ourselves to the question.


As if there could not possibly be more hijinx to this episode, our friends (Mike) Kramer and Ryan from the Action Nerds: Go! podcast join in the discussion.


What Type of Player Are You? – Ep47


Cast – Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark, Jayson, Shawn, (Mike) Kramer & Ryan


Running Time – 29:54


00:00     Intro and Welcome

Item Mentioned: Action Nerds: Go!

00:45     On to the Topic: The Breakdown of the Types of Gamers

Items Mentioned: EN World, Dungeons & Dragons

02:39     (Topic) Mike is First

Items Mentioned: Shadowrun, Kurt Vonnegut

04:20     (Topic) Dan is Next

05:59     (Topic) The Guests are Not Exempt – Kramer’s Turn

Item Mentioned: Harry Potter

07:59     (Topic) and then Ryan’s

Item Mentioned: Pathfinder

08:57     TANGENT: Convention Talk

Items Mentioned: Gen Con, ACen, Comic Con, Star Wars Celebration

10:32     Back to Topic: Mark on the Hot Seat

10:50     TANGENT: Method Actor Kevin

11:40     Back to Topic: Back to Mark

13:09     TANGENT: Kramer’s Take on Powergamers

14:13     (Topic) Jayson Under the Microscope

17:49     (Topic)  Shawn’s Turn

18:15     TANGENT: GenCon Goal = Spend Shawn’s Money

18:39     TANGENT: Gaming Tables

Items Mentioned: Geek Chic, New Yankee Workshop, Sons of Anarchy, the Capstan Table

20:49     TANGENT: The Burning Question

21:43     TANGENT: More Geek Chic

22:37     Back to Topic: Eric’s Type

23:16     TANGENT: Method Actors?

Items Mentioned: Victoriana, F’d Up In Middle America

25:29     Back to Topic: and Back to Eric

26:00     TANGENT: Powergamer vs. Munchkin

26:27     Back to Topic: and Back to Eric, Again

28:03     (Topic) Tell Us Your Style

29:10     Outro





Thanks to Mike and Ryan for lending us their time, voices and great input. Check out their site and listen to their show, you will not be disappointed.

Click for their page: Action Nerds: Go!


This topic can be found on EN World Forum here.