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Mercy vs. Murder – Ep111

Looking for mercy? Yeah, right.
Looking for mercy? Yeah, right.

Do you kill the bad guy or do you let him live?

A question that is rarely asked in the games that we play, though perhaps it should.

 

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Cast – Eric, Mike, Mark, Shannon, Dave, Jayson and Shawn

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Intro: Dan
Outro: Dan

Items Mentioned:
Dungeons & Dragons, Shadowrun, Aces & Eights, Mutants & Masterminds, World of Darkness, Star Wars, Batman, Dragon Age, Mass Effect, Knights of the Old Republic, Skyrim

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Alignment – Ep33

Lawful Good / Chaotic Evil

Many roleplaying games have a mechanic in place to gauge characters morality. In Dungeons and Dragons, that system is called alignment. It is one of the most misused and misunderstood aspects of roleplaying.

 

This episode we discuss the various alignment or guided morality in games and break down what we like and what we don’t.

 

Alignment – Ep33

 

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

 

Running Time – 39:31

 

00:00     Intro (featuring Pete Figtree from the Ruthless Diastema podcast)

00:40     Topic: Alignment

Items Mentioned: Legend of the Five Rings, Shadowrun, Dungeons & Dragons, Hackmaster, Star Wars RPG, Stormbringer RPG

10:28     SIDETANGENT: The Video Game Perspective

Items Mentioned: Jade Empire, Knights of the Old Republic, Mass Effect, Fallout, Infamous

14:14     Back on Topic

14:40     TANGENT: Affiliations

Item Mentioned: Maure Castle

15:45     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: True 20, Victoriana

21:09     TANGENT: Lawful Good Villains /The Wheel of Time

Item Mentioned: Wheel of Time

22:23     Back on Topic

Item Mentioned: DC Heroes RPG

24:31     TANGENT: Batman vs. Punisher

Items Mentioned: Batman, Punisher

26:53     Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Ravenloft, Hero System

31:30     TANGENT: Video Game Perspective Revisited

Item Mentioned: World of Warcraft

 32:40    Back on Topic

Items Mentioned: Cyric, Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, Game of Thrones, 7th Sea, Green Ronin

38:50     Outro

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT: 5

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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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