Prof. Harriet “Gears” Hamilton: “Was that London calling?”
Lord Nigel Hollingsworth III: “Yes. Something about engines not running and the city drowning.”
Hamilton: “That sounds dreadfully excessive.”
Hollingsworth: “What do you expect from Lady Annie Christian?”
Hamilton: “The anarchist? I say, she certainly doesn’t know what she wants.”
Hollingsworth: “But she knows how to get it.”
Hamilton: “Oh, how droll! Well, let’s assemble the League. It seems we have some thrashing to do.”
- Another reason why steampunk isn’t that punk.
In our first installment of our subcultures series, we discuss punk. Put your game to our Punk Test, a series of questions on what is punk.
Posted in All Podcasts, General (RPG), Subcultures
Tagged Bruce Sterling (writer), Cyberpunk 2020 (RPG), Dungeons & Dragons (RPG), Fantasy Flight Games (game company), Magic: The Gathering (card game), Shadowrun (RPG), The Difference Engine (novel), William Gibson (writer), Wizards of the Coast (game company)
I’m gonna pop some tags,
Only got twenty dollars in my pocket.
I – I – I’m leaving, looking to come ba-ack.
The book was fifty dollars.
“Game Shop” – Idlemore & Red Lewis
In this episode, we discuss what makes a good game store, based on some observations we made during some recent trips to North America, and what could entice people away from online retailers.
Game stores in your area:
The Comic Book Shoppe
The War House
Atomic City Comics
The D&D image discussed in the introduction.
Posted in All Podcasts, General (other games), General (RPG)
Tagged 401 Games (game store), A Game of Thrones (LCG), Android: Netrunner (LCG), Blood Bowl (miniatures game), Call of Cthulhu (LCG), Dark Heresy (RPG), Dungeons & Dragons (RPG), EB Games (game store), Eclipse Phase (RPG), Fandom II (game store), Fantasy Flight Games (game company), FATE (RPG), Games Workshop (gaming company), Magic: The Gathering (card game), Monopoly (board game), Rifts (RPG), Scrabble (word game), Shadowrun (RPG), Star Wars: X-Wing (miniatures game), Target (retailer), The Burning Wheel (RPG), The Comic Book Shoppe (comic book store), Toys "R" Us (toy store), Walmart (retailer), Warhammer 40K (miniature game), Warhammer Fantasy Battle (miniature wargame), Wizards of the Coast (game company), Zombicide (board game)
During this episode, listeners may encounter the following (roll d100):
- 01-10 Boredom
- 11-20 Lame jokes
- 21-30 Extremely late movie reviews
- 30-80 Chris & Wayne fighting
- 81-90 Tangents
- 91-98 The ghost of Lyal, sighing
- 99-00 Interesting, lively conversation
In another Lyal-less episode, Chris and Wayne discuss encounters (both random and planned). Should encounters in RPGs be balanced, or should they follow the fiction of the setting? How to plan encounters, and how to make them interesting, balanced or not. This episode was inspired, in part, by an awesome (and angry) article by the Angry DM.
In this Lyal-free episode, Chris and Wayne discuss a topic they’ve put off for a long time, despite being surrounded by it on a daily basis; anime.
When so much of its defining quality is a specific visual style, we had our doubts about whether “anime” can translate to the tabletop. We explore some common elements and tropes, with the help of a (hilarious and true) i09 article about anime cliches.
Wayne notes make another triumphant and definitively brief appearance.
“The bones must be thrown in three different places before the message must be accepted.”
- Zulu proverb
What bones? Where are they being thrown? Couldn’t someone just sign for the message?
In this episode, we discuss the Zulu Impi, who conquered the surrounding areas and took on the British Empire. Be thankful that Chris didn’t write these notes or they would’ve been in Zulu. What’s the Zulu word for “pretentious”, Chris?
Posted in All Podcasts, General (RPG), Warriors
Tagged Black Hawk Down (movie), Dungeons & Dragons (RPG), Gaius Marius (historical figure), Genghis Khan (historical figure), Shaka Zulu (historical figure), Star Wars: A New Hope (movie), Warhammer 40K (miniature wargame), Warhammer Fantasy Battle (miniature wargame), We Were Soldiers Once ... And Young (book), Zulu (movie)