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High Magic vs. Low Magic Fantasy – Ep20

Can you get more fantasy awesome than Frazetta?

This week we take a look at fantasy roleplaying and the debate over high magic and low magic. There are many different theories on which is better, but ultimately it is personal preference. We , as a group, tackle this topic with our usual fervor (or lack of) and as always… accomplish little.


High Magic vs. Low Magic Fantasy – Ep20


Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark, Jayson & Shawn
Total Run Time – 33:49


00:00     Intro

00:29     Topic: High Magic vs. Low Magic Fantasy

Items Mentioned: Deadlands, Aces & Eights, Cyberpunk 2020, Shadowrun

02:06     TANGENT: Jonah Hex

Items Mentioned: Jonah Hex (Movie), Jonah Hex (Comic)

03:12     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Star Trek, Star Wars

03:25     TANGENT: Q Continuum & Clint Howard Magic

Items Mentioned: Clint Howard, Wraith (Movie), Gathering of the Juggalos

04:19     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned:  Lord of the Rings, Middle Earth Roleplaying Game, Dragonslayer, Dungeons & Dragons, Conan RPG, Hackmaster, World of Greyhawk, Forgotten Realms, Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay

11:35     TANGENT: Sea Princes Campaign & Cursed Magic

12:50     Back on Topic

13:33     TANGENT: Giant Eagles?

Item Mentioned: Dragon Age

13:46     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Munchkin Conan, World of Greyhawk, Game of Thrones, Wheel of Time

26:45     TANGENT: NPCs and Women on Boats

Item Mentioned: Deadliest Catch

28:12     Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: Planescape, Game of Thrones, Wheel of Time

30:42     TANGENT: Average Shadowrun Sniper Life Expectancy

Item Mentioned: Shadowrun

32:09     TANGENT: Thanks to Kenzer & Company

Items Mentioned: Kenzer & Company, Hackmaster

33:12     Outro



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MMOs and New Gamers – Ep 19

This week we welcome a new member of the cast, Shawn. He is gracious enough to allow us to record at his house during the summer (thus keeping us from killing each other in a heat induced psychotic outburst).


Our topic is MMO’s (Massive Multi-player Online games… for those who don’t understand nerd) which is something that the gaming community is split on, some love it and some revile it. But, love them or hate them they certainly have changed table-top roleplaying forever.


MMOs and New Gamers – Ep 19


Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan & Shawn
Total Run Time – 40:22


00:00     Intro

00:29     TANGENT: Welcome to Shawn

02:09     Topic: MMOs

Items Discussed: Diablo, Ultima Online, Neverwinter Nights, D&D Online, Balder’s Gate, Champions Online

09:00     TANGENT: Second Skin

Items Discussed: Second Skin, Hulu

09:29     Back on Topic

Items Discussed: City of Heroes, DC Online, Star Wars: Old Republic, Eve Online, World of Warcraft, Age of Conan, Blood Bowl, Fallout, Cracked

19:33     TANGENT: Video Game Hockey

20:41     TANGENT: What Video Games Are We Playing?

Items Discussed: Steam, FUMBBL, Infamous, Elder Scrolls

23:48     TANGENT: Father of the Year

25:29     SIDETANGENT: Hooking New Table-Top Gamers

Items Discussed: D&D Encounters, World of Warcraft RPG, Magic the Gathering, Shadowrun, Steve Kenson, World of Darkness, Twilight, Kindred the Embraced, GURPS, Villains and Vigilantes, Hero Clix, Fantasy Shop

39:54     Outro




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Miniature Wargaming – Ep18


Eldar and Warhammer 40k are properties of Games Workshop

This week we discuss our love/hate relationship with table-top miniature wargames. We (as a group and individually) have been playing wargames for 20+ years and have dropped lots of cash into it. Nevertheless, even though we seldom get to play them (some more than others) we still love to do it, and will continue to hemorrhage money into the hobby.


Miniature Wargaming – Ep18


Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark & Aaron
Running Time – 34:40


00:00     Intro

00:30     TANGENT: Who is Aaron?

00:58     Topic: Table-top Miniature Wargaming

Items Discussed: Games Workshop, Mantic Games, Forge World, Avatars of War, Gen Con, War Gods, War Machine, Hordes

06:06     TANGENT: Games Workshop Business Model

09:11     TANGENT: Games Workshop Fan Base

11:09     Back on Topic

Items Discussed: K & J Magnets, Flames of War, Mage Knight, Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Blood Bowl, Wyrd Miniatures, Infinity Miniatures, Wargames Foundry, Warlord

33:33     TANGENT: Fan-Made Rules = okay. Fanfic…

34:13     Outro




Editor’s Note:

During the show, Eric references “Wild Miniatures” which should have been “Wyrd Miniatures” and “K & G Magnets” should have been “K & J Magnets”, the errors were corrected in the show notes and the links to them have been provided.


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