Thursday, August 21, 2014

AGC 190 August 21st 2014 (Remembrances, and GenCon Part 1) (38:57)

With Mark Kinney. Mark is training for a new job, so things are changing around here for a bit. Remembering Robin Williams, P.G. Holyfield, and Dave Barrett. Mark does realize the possible tastelessness of basing a DriveThruRPG pick on something connected to the latter of the three -- but there is at least an actual connection there. GenCon -- breaking records, big buzz on 5th Edition D&D, other stand outs? Dark Dungeons came out, too. The interviews! Yumi Hoashi from Konami talks about upcoming Yu-Gi-Oh! products and the events at GenCon. Chris Engle from Hamster Press talks about his new games, some artistic stuff, and some specialty games he worked up. Meg McGinley tells us about her recently Kickstarter-funded game Pack the Pack.


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Show links
P.G. Holyfield Announcement (SpecFicMedia)
P.G. Holyfield GoFundMe
AGC 132: A Murder of Gaming Ficton
Dead Robots Society
Yu-Gi-Oh! (Konami)
Hamster Press
Pack the Pack Kickstarter
Pack The Pack (Games By Play Date)
Games By Play Date
Meg's Twitter


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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:Classic Arms Law (Guild Companion Publications)

Friday, August 01, 2014

AGC 189 August 1st 2014 (DND5EOMGWTFBBQ) (1:19:33)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Mags knows her internet acronyms. A little ENnies talk, with congrats to our fellow nominees. RPG Buffet changes! "Pig roast? Meh." Mark is going to run Doctor Who for the RPG Buffet. DriveThru Picks. An in depth look at Basic D&D. Three pillars of adventure. We keep jumping ahead, on proficiency bonuses and equipment. Character classes and a glance at pseudo-Vancian magic. Mags tells us what she *really* thinks about Vancian magic, and Mark harkens back to 4th edition for his ideal magic. Were some feats folded into character options? Rejecting the gender binary. Ideals, Bonds, and Flaws. Backgrounds. Stuff you can't do yet. Getting into the rules. Proficiency bonus and advantage/disadvantage. Damage and healing. Back to magic. What wasn't in these rules. Is a table of contents too much to ask? Well, it could depend on what you use to read PDFs, too. The potato salad Kickstarter -- what does it mean for us?


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Show links
The Grim Dark Podcast
Ken and Robin Talk About Stuff
Numenera: The Signal
Transmissions from the Ninth World
Dungeons and Dragons (Wizards of the Coast)
D&D Basic Rules (Wizards of the Coast)


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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space Limited Edition (Cubicle 7)
Carol:Unframed: The Art of Improvisation for Game Masters (Engine Publishing)
Mags:Nobilis: The Essentials Vol 1 (Eos Press)


Promos
The Tome Show

Monday, July 28, 2014

AGC Interview 30 (& Publishing) (32:34)

Mark and Carol talk with Bryan Fazekas and Ron Redmond from & Publishing about things Old School, & Magazine and their associated supplements (including Castle Triskelion).


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Show links
& Publishing
& Publishing on Facebook
& Publishing on Google+
Dragonsfoot


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Monday, July 21, 2014

AGC News Mid-July 2014 (39:38)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Cards Against Humanity co-creator accussed of rape. WotC releases 5th edition! Camel Up! wins 2014 Spiel des Jahres, and Istabul wins the 2014 Kennerspiele des Jahres! ENnie nominees announced, and we note a familiar podcast on the list...University Games launches their annual Nat'l Young Inventors contest. Cones of Dunshire comes to Gen Con 2014 (and is Mags ever mad that there's not going to be a home version!). Pokemon World Championships and Symphonies. Cryptozoic and Alderac Entertainment Group enter partnership to co-produce new licensed versions of the Love Letter card game. Famous video game designers have designed Magic: The Gathering cards for the Magic 2015--Core Set. WizKids update on restocks for its Marvel Dice Masters: Avengers vs. X-Men dice game. Dueling D&D documentaries. Pathfinder Unchained promises big changes. Inifniti 3rd edition! 'Attack Wing: D&D' Wave 2 update. Tons of product announcements! Why We Didn't Make 'Slash'. LinkedIn Founder Once Obsessed with D&D.

Our review of the 5th edition Basic Rules is coming up, so watch your RSS feeds!


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Show links:

Max Temkin's statement about the rape accusation

Humanity Against Sexual Assault, where you can find his accuser's statement

Download a free PDF of the Basic Rules for 5th edition Dungeons and Dragons here (WotC)

Official Character Sheets here (free PDF)

ENWorld's free 5th ed adventures here

The Wizard's Amulet free PDF (Frog God Games)

Mike Sley's Lost Mine of Phandelver maps

Board Game Geek TV's gameplay explanation of Camel up! (YouTube)

2014 ENnie Awards Nominees (ENnies)

2014 ENnie Judge's Spotlight Awards (ENnies)

University Games National Young Game Inventors Contest

Parks and Recreation: Ben Plays Settlers of Catan at his bachelor party

Parks and Recreation: Ben invents The Cones of Dunshire (Youtube)

Cones of Dunshire Event Announcement

Can Dungeons & Dragons Make You Successful? (PBS Idea Channel)

Dungeons & Dragons and the Influence of Tabletop RPGs (PBS Book Channel)

Nicole Dieker: Why We Didn't Make Slash (BoingBoing)

Slash: Romance Without Boundaries

LinkedIn Co-Founder Reid Hoffman on His Dungeons and Dragons Obsession (Yahoo! Singapore)

Monday, June 30, 2014

AGC News Early July 2014 (32:14)

With Mark and Mags. 2014 Kinderspiel des Jahres winner announced! Universal Horizons attempts to patent game system. WizKids 'Con in Your Store' promotion. Another Cards Against Humanity controversy/ 'Game of Thrones' Writer to pen 'Magic: the Gathering' Movie. Ticket to Ride 10-Year Anniversary Edition now shipping! BOOM! Studios to publish official monthly Munchkin comic book. Asmodee revamps two titles. Limited Edition: Dreadball: Azure Forest coming from Mantis. 'Feng Shui 2' and 'War Prime' coming to Kickstarter. Lots of product announcements! Grantland.com discovers 'The Board Game of Alpha Nerds.' Dragonlance: the Musical --in Russian.


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Show links:
UH Publishing
UH Publishing's Patent Application
Univeral Horizons Player's Handbook (Bookwire)
UH Publishing's Facebook page
Screencapture of some of the comments deleted from UH Publishing's Facebook page
BedroomWallPress.com's summary of the controversy
Max Temkin of Cards Against Humanity discusses 'punching up and punching down'
Atlas announces 'Feng Shui 2' Kickstarter
The Game Collective: The Rise Within
Tasty Minstrel Games: Harbour Kickstarter
The Board Game of Alpha Nerds (Grantland)
Dragonlance: the Musical (in Russian)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

AGC 187 June 29th 2014 (Free As In Speech, Not As In Beer) (42:49)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Needing new microphone cables. Mark makes a clarification. Carol talks about Dresden Lives! Talking about game licensing, open and otherwise. Looking back at the OGL. Probable futures? Book of the Wyrm Kickstarter.


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Show links
Dresden Lives (Evil Hat Productions)
Basic Dungeons and Dragons Article (Wizards of the Coast)
Deluxe W20 Book of the Wyrm (Onyx Path/Kickstarter)


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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:Dungeon World (Sage Kobold Productions)
Carol:Fae Noir (Green Fairy Games)
Mags:Atlantis: The Second Age (Khepera Publishing)


Promos
The Gutter Skypes