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Variety vs. Longevity – Ep52

The Sheer Number of Sources Can Be Daunting

Does the amount of choices in modern table-top roleplaying games make playing them for the long term more of a chore than an enjoyment? Are we too OCD to last a campaign or game out?


Dan springs this question on us and we do our best to answer it.


Variety vs. Longevity – Ep52


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


Running Time – 27:54


00:00     Intro

00:30     On to the Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Aurora’s Whole Realms Catalog, Pirates of the Caribbean, Savage Tide, Star Wars, Shadowrun, Fight Club

05:36     TANGENT: Now Campaigns vs. Then

06:19     TANGENT: Group Size

Item Mentioned: Warhammer 40K

08:08     TANGENT: Extreme Casual Gaming

08:31     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Age of Worms, Stormwrack

12:18     TANGENT: Modern Game Consumers

13:04     TANGENT: Less is More

14:38     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Victoriana, Mutants and Masterminds, Traveller

19:23     TANGENT: The College Years

Item Mentioned: White Collar

20:08     TANGENT: 1st World Gamer Problems

21:51     TANGENT: Powergame Mark

23:10     Back to Topic

24:46     TANGENT: 1st Ed Premium Players Handbook

Items Mentioned: 1st Ed Premium Player Handbook, E.T.

27:06     Outro




Villains – Ep51

Who is the Greatest of all Time?

Many people say that it’s the villains that make the hero.


Okay that may be true, but in that case what are the criteria for truly epic villains? What sets them apart from mediocre or lame villains?


In this episode we enlist the help of Mike and Ryan from Action Nerds: Go! to answer these questions.


Villains – Ep51


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


Running Time – 39:52


00:00     Intro and Welcome

00:46     On to the Topic

00:56     TANGENT: Why is Alan Rickman Awesome and Not  Lance Henrickson

Items Mentioned: Alan Rickman, Brian Bozworth, Lance Henriksen

02:43     Back to Topic

Item Mentioned: Star Wars

03:24     TANGENT: The Evolution of Ghetto Leah

03:59     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: James Bond, Gary Oldman, The Professional

06:05     TANGENT: Lost in Space

Items Mentioned: Lost in Space, Matt LeBlanc

06:47     TANGENT: William Hurt or John Hurt?

Item Mentioned: V for Vendetta

07:24     Back to Topic

Item Mentioned: Masters of the Universe

08:11     TANGENT: The Female Skeletor and She Man

Item Mentioned: IO9

08:46     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Friday the 13th, Jaws, Megamind, Shadowrun, Inspector Gadget, Eli Tomorast, The Usual Suspects, Watchmen, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Wookiepedia

17:21     SIDETANGENT: Star Wars, Star Wars and more Star Wars

25:48     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Unbreakable, Die Hard: With a Vengeance, Joker, Hannibal Lecter, American Psycho, Psycho, Ed Gein, Mr. Blonde Song, Princess Bride, Wizard of Oz, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Little House on the Prairie, The Black Adder, Back to the Future, The Dark Tower, Space Balls, Game of the Thrones, Cowboy Bebop, Michael Wincott, Darth Plagueis

39:06     Outro






Thanks to Mike and Ryan for joining us. Please check out their show Action Nerds: Go!


Rubbing Elbows with Iconic NPCs – Ep50

Be careful which iconic characters you inject into your game. It could spell doom.

It is one of the most fulfilling and potentially damning things that can happen in a campaign, meeting the iconic characters from a setting. Doing it right can mean so much to the players that they reminisce about it for years. Doing it wrong means you have to listen to the players bitch about it forever.


With some help from the community, we tackle this very touchy and popular topic.


Rubbing Elbows with Iconic NPCs – Ep50


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


Running Time – 27:55


00:00     Intro

00:42     On to the Topic

Items Mentioned: World of Greyhawk, Drizzt, Elminster, Lord of the Rings, Legend of the Five Rings, Star Wars, Call of Cthulhu, Victoriana, Aces & Eights, R A Salvatore

07:09     TANGENT: Monday Night Dark Times

07:43     Back to Topic

15:42     TANGENT: Mandalorian Troop

16:05     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, DC Adventures, Mutants and Masterminds

18:01     TANGENT: Underlying Theme, Star Wars Thoughts and Huck Finn

Items Mentioned: E.T., Huckleberry Finn

22:16     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Fallout, Dungeons & Dragons, Mystery Men

27:10     Outro



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