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Non-Traditional Fantasy – Ep96

Monster Hunter International est 1895
Monster Hunter International est 1895

There is a recent trend in modern fantasy which suggests that traditional fantasy, as we know it, is rather passé.


Is it? What is non-traditional fantasy, and how does it translate to RPGs?

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


Intro: Eric

Outro: Dan


Items Mentioned:

Lord of the Rings, Dresden Files, Monster Hunter International, Twilight, Harry Potter, Anne Rice, White Wolf Publishing, George R.R. Martin, Robert Jordan, Jack Reacher, Jack Ryan, Mack Bolan, Remo Williams, The Sword in the Stone, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Mad Max, Iron Druid, Eberron, EN World, Spell Jammer, Planescape, The Fantasy Shop, Star Wars, Archon StL, Quantum Thief, Big Bang Theory, Talisman, Forgotten Realms, Shadowrun, Victoriana, GURPS, Hero System, Rifts, Gen Con, Supernatural, American Horror Story, Mike Carey, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Merlin, Doctor Who, Techno Viking, Pathfinder


Editor’s Note:

This episode Eric is still adjusting his sound quality. Again we apologize for it.


Names – Ep60

... and I shall name him... RICK!!

Like the perfect ascot (or other necessary accessory) brings an outfit together, the name you give a character can complete them in a way that the total package is memorable for years to come. The reverse of that, the wrong name can ruin even the most brilliantly planned and rounded character.


We discuss some the naming conventions that we have used in the past and some that we plan to use in the future.


Names – Ep60


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


Running Time – 33:33


00:00     Intro: Jayson

00:31     On to the Topic

00:42     TANGENT: NameCon

01:13     TANGENT: Silkscreen Dreams

Items Mentioned: MacGyver, MacGruber

01:25     Really on to the Topic

Items Mentioned: Big Bang Theory, City of Heroes, Team Fortress Classic, Star Wars

06:41     TANGENT: The Legend of Misery Machine

Item Mentioned: City of Villains

07:40     Back to the Topic

Item Mentioned: Shadowrun, Dungeons & Dragons

09:27     TANGENT: Mark’s Ridiculousness and Zack Morris

Items Mentioned: Dead Man on Campus, Days of Thunder

10:58     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Garbage Pail Kids, Warhammer Inquisitor, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Le Femme Nikita, Point of No Return, Leverage, Beverly Hills Cop

28:56     TANGENT: Moist

30:01     Back to the Topic

Items Mentioned: Conan, Fallout, The Usual Suspects

32:49     Outro: Jayson




Non-Gamers and Your Game – Ep30

Can I watch your game? Kick rocks newb!!

Gaming is not a spectator friendly activity. What happens when someone, who is not a gamer, wants in on a game or just wants to watch? Usually it results in awkward silence.


This episode we talk about non-gamers imposing on your game.


Non Gamers – Ep30


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


Running Time – 28:58


00:00     Intro

00:24     Topic: Non Gamers and Your Game

Items Mentioned: Big Bang Theory, West End Games Star Wars

05:14     TANGENT: Jayson was a Closet Gamer & Family Reactions

07:35     Back to Topic

08:33     TANGENT: The Blending of Two Groups

09:18     Back to Topic

Item Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons

11:08     TANGENT: Mark’s Hang-up with People

11:48     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Aces & Eights, Hero System, White Wolf World of Darkness, True 20, Mutants and Masterminds, Shadowrun

17:38     TANGENT: Aaron’s Character Transition

18:15     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Dr. Who

19:38     TANGENT: There Are Other Gamers Out There, Somewhere

Item Mentioned: Craigslist

22:02     Back to Topic

27:17     TANGENT: The Evolution of Deuce

28:26     Outro




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