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Gen Con 2011 Special – Ep17

If you’ve never been, and you’re a gamer, you need to.

This year some of us went to Indianapolis for Gen Con, and we recorded from there on the third day of the convention.  We do not have our usual band of miscreants, as some were not able to make it, but we still were able to give you our impression of the con (in true Gamerstable style).


Gen Con 2011 Special – Ep17


Cast: Eric, Mark & Deuce
Running Time – 31:23


00:00     Intro

00:27     Topic: Gen Con 2011

Items Discussed: Gen Con, Indianapolis, Hyatt Indy

02:20     TANGENT: Mark’s New T-Shirt

Item Discussed: Gamerstable T-Shirts

02:40     Back on Topic

03:25     TANGENT: Deuce’s Money Saving Tip

Item Discussed: Noodles & Company

04:15     Back on Topic

Items Discussed: Pizza di Tito, Fantasy Flight Games, Victoriana, Paizo Publishing, White Wolf Publishing, Call of Cthulhu, Earth Dawn, Shadowrun, Crazy Egor, Gear Kreig, Babylon 5 RPG, Heroes of Rokugan, Legend of the Five Rings

19:44     TANGENT: Diesel Punk?

20:27     TANGENT: Shoutout to Mike

20:43     Back on Topic

Item Discussed: Dungeons & Dragons, Lord of the Rings

23:46     TANGENT: Mark Almost Explodes

24:19     Back on Topic

24:08     TANGENT: JW Marriott

25:52     Back on Topic

Item Discussed: Magic the Gathering, Age of Conan, Catalyst Game Labs, Wyrd Miniatures, Cryptozoic, Steve Jackson Games, Redakai, World of Warcraft TCG

29:40     TANGENT: Video Games

Items Discussed: Diablo 3, Mass Effect 3, Batman Arkham Asylum

30:06     TANGENT: Future Con Episode

Item Discussed: Archon

30:55     Outro


Editor Note: The voices heard in the background are Eric’s wife Jennifer and daughter Katarina, who forgot that they were not in the cast and were compelled to add their comments (for those who know either or both… that does not come as much of a shock).


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




Games Discussed:

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


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




Games Discussed:

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