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What Has Gaming Done? – Ep42

No, it hasn't gotten us laid

We posed the question to our listeners and then to ourselves. What has gaming done for you? What is it about gaming that keeps us doing it every week?

 

What Has Gaming Done? – Ep42

 

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

 

Running Time – 39:49

 

00:00     Intro

00:32     Topic: What has gaming done?

00:37     TANGENT: It Has NOT Gotten Us Laid

01:17     Back to Topic

Item Mentioned: Dungeons & Dragons

11:59     TANGENT: Gaming Care Packages

13:09     TANGENT: No Power Needed

Items Mentioned: WEG Star Wars RPG, Werewolf the Apocalypse

13:37     Back to Topic

Items Mentioned: Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil, Legend of the Five Rings, Shadowrun, Mass Effect, Venture Brothers, Canon Fire!, Idiocracy

38:42     TANGENT: Thanks

39:04     Outro

 

OFFICIAL TANGENT COUNT:  4

8 Comments

  1. this_is_Dan
    this_is_Dan January 31, 2012

    every time i see that picture the word “Dweeb” comes to mind… you just don’t hear it enough anymore.

  2. Skunkape
    Skunkape February 1, 2012

    I actually had a girl friend that I met through gaming, so yes, it’s gotten me laid! 🙂

    I agree that gaming can get you involved with other activities, geography, math, etc as we try to build ‘realistic’ worlds, it is possible that we’ll consider various real world subjects to help us with our world building.

    For the western I’m currently running I’ve researched the old west in the U.S., including the Civil War and since it’s a weird west campaign, I’ve been returned to reading about some of the mythical characters from our past in order to add them to the campaign as important NPCs.

    Continue to enjoy your podcast!

  3. Robert GrumpyCelt Sullivan
    Robert GrumpyCelt Sullivan February 3, 2012

    Interestingly, I think RPGs played a vital roll in Zak Sabbath becoming a porn star – so perhaps it us who are going about this whole “RPGS and getting laid” thing all wrong.

    • Zak S
      Zak S February 13, 2012

      That is inaccurate. I was in porn long before games ever came up.

        • Jayson
          Jayson February 13, 2012

          Holy shit. Porn and RPG’s: The Holy Grail. Fight the good fight Zak – for all of us.

  4. this_is_Dan
    this_is_Dan February 3, 2012

    Thank you, im very glad you enjoy the show. Now for my Old West History lesson that is up to Jayson…

    • Jayson
      Jayson February 4, 2012

      I’m trying to find “Mad Amos” by Alan Dean Foster. That’s some weird west.

      The Aces and Eights game I was GMing was following the timeline provided in the game, but I had plotted out the next 20 years of major events. I’ve been an avid history student since I was a youngling. I think that me be a reason I love RPGs. The history of campaign worlds, their cultures and maps drew me in. RPGs in turn inspired me to dig deeper into our own history, especially Vikings and even more primitive cultures.

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