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Antiheroes – Episode 16

An antihero sells rich white ladies their own fat asses back to them.

This week we talk about the rise of the antihero in movies, literature and especially gaming. Even without thinking about it, the concept has dominated our gaming practices (and no doubt, the practices of other gaming groups as well).

 

Antiheroes – Episode 16

 

Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark & Jayson
Running Time – 31:53

 

00:00     Intro

00:28     Topic: The Antihero

Items Mentioned: Conan, Batman, Superman, Star Wars

03:33     TANGENT: The Hero Generation Gap

Item Mentioned: Film Noir

05:03     Back on Topic

05:38     TANGENT: Alignments

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Knights of  the Old Republic

06:54     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Star Wars, Drizzt, Akira Kurosawa, 7 Samurai

08:34     TANGENT: Evil Races… Copout?

Item Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons

09:42     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, The Punisher, Wolverine, Spiderman

14:05     TANGENT: Nothing But a Lot of Talk and a Badge

Item Mentioned: Gen Con

15:26     Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: Pirates of the Caribbean

16:26     TANGENT: Pirates or Privateers

Item Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons

17:20     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Game Of Thrones

19:23     TANGENT: Orc Women & Children

Item Mentioned: Lord of the Rings

20:10     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons, Knights of the Old Republic, Fallout 3, Mass Effect, Book of Vile Darkness, Book of Exalted Deeds, Mutants and Masterminds, The Name of the Wind, Supernatural

31:25     Outro

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT: 6

 

Games Discussed:

Dungeons & Dragons, Knights of the Old Republic, Fallout 3

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Future of Gaming – Episode 15

The Future

In this episode we speculate on the future of tabletop gaming. This episode expounds on some points made in Episode 3 regarding technology and the pen & paper gaming experience. We also have a special thank you at the end.

 

Future of Gaming – Ep 15

 

Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan & Mark
Running Time – 27:23

 

00:00 – 00:28      Intro

00:28 – 04:21      Topic: Future of Gaming

Items Mentioned: Microsoft Surface D&D, Bioware, Google +, Google Wave, Final Draft

04:21 – 05:36      TANGENT: Luddite Mike

Item Mentioned: Canonfire! Greytalk (actually Greychat)

05:36 – 07:15      Back on Topic

07:15 – 09:17      TANGENT: Why it Might Not Work For Us

09:17 – 12:51      Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Transcendent Man, Xbox Live, Star Trek TNG, Shadowrun

12:51 – 14:15      TANGENT: Ray Kurzweil

14:15 – 16:53      Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: Fallout 3

16:53 – 18:20      TANGENT: The eBook Experience

Items Mentioned: Amazon Kindle, Aces & Eights, White Wolf Publishing

18:20 – 19:06      TANGENT: Comic Book Future

19:06 – 20:31      TANGENT: Changes at Wizards of the Coast

Items Mentioned: WoTC, Guide to the Star Wars Universe,

Dragon Magazine

20:31 – 23:48      Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: True 20, Green Ronin Publishing, Hasbro,

Mass Effect 3

23:48 – 24:41      TANGENT: Computer Games

Item Discussed: Facebook

24:41 – 25:51      Back on Topic

25:51 – 26:55      SIDETANGENT: Congrats to Spike

Item Mentioned: Zazzle

26:55 – 27:23      Outro

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT: 8

 

Games Discussed:

Dungeons & Dragons, Aces & Eights, Werewolf, True 20, Shadowrun

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Con Experiences – Episode 14

Only at a con…

This episode we discuss some of our favorite con-going experiences. With Gen Con right around the corner (Gen Con Indy 2011 – two weeks away from the release of this episode), we thought it fitting.

 

Running Time – 46:24

 

Cast: Eric, Mike, Dan, Mark & Jayson

 

00:00 – 00:28      Intro

00:28 – 01:13      Topic: Con Experiences

01:13 – 03:40      TANGENT: Con Roots & Carbondale IL

03:40 – 06:01      Back on Topic

06:01 – 06:38      TANGENT: Furry Season

06:38 – 08:03      Back on Topic

08:03 – 08:56      TANGENT: Vampire Larpers

08:56 – 12:19      Back on Topic

12:19 – 13:14      TANGENT: There’s an Ap for that?

13:14 – 14:34      TANGENT: Phone Tales

14:34 – 16:07      TANGENT: The Pee Warrior

16:07 – 21:49      Back on Topic

21:49 – 23:00      TANGENT: Mark’s Buzzsaw

23:00 – 27:21      Back on Topic

27:21 – 28:59      TANGENT: Reoccurring Extras of Life

28:59 – 38:06      Back on Topic

38:06 – 39:14      TANGENT: Beware the Wheel of Cheese Burger

39:14 – 43:41      Back on Topic

43:41 – 44:36      TANGENT: What’s for Dinner?

44:36 – 45:55      Back on Topic

45:55 – 46:24      Outro

 

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT: 10

 

Games Mentioned:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer RPG, Victoriana, Dark Heresy, Vampire the Masquerade, Vampire Mind’s Eye Theater, Aces & Eights, Shadowrun, Conan RPG, Blood Bowl

 

Websites to Check Out:

Castle Perilous

Archon StL

Gen Con

Ram Brewrey Indianapolis

Cool Mini or Not

 

Editor’s Note:

If it seems that Jayson is extraordinarily quiet at the end, it is not because we knocked him out. He had to leave to attend his kid’s baseball game… Good daddy.

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