Tuesday, August 02, 2016

AGC News Early August 2016 (14:03)

With Mark Kinney. Spiel des Jahres. Hasbro acquires Boulder Media. Asmodee acquiring F2Z. Wizard World turns a profit! Hastings closing. Lots of coming games. New gaming cafes. Orcs and Swords summer camp.


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Anout Knight Moves in Somerville (Boston Eater)
Boards and Brews (Facebook)
Perplexcity
Board Game Republic
Jack Straws (Kickstarter)
About Orcs and Swords (Wisconsin State Journal)

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

AGC 203 February 16th 2016 (Free State of Potpourri) (1:00:44)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Our condolences to the family of Steve Russell of Rite Publishing. Holy cow, is that Mark? Work dominates our lives, which is why Carol is MIA. We missed the anniversary show--maybe Anniversary Episode 1.5? Hypericon, where Mark doesn't get in enough gaming. Video podcast ambitions. The Sheriff of Nottingham game. Mark's Free RPG Day at the Game Keep in Nashville (since it isn't a thing in Louisville anymore). Mags plans to improvise her way through the next episode of GURPS Transhuman Space. If you're a gamer in Idaho Falls, ID, contact Mags so you can meet a Buffet Alumnus! A brief discussion of gaming by the seat of your pants, and Mags getting new windows. Play Dirty and Play Dirty 2. Mark gets sucked into Pokemon Go and contrasts it with Ingress. Oddball and inappropriate Poke-stops. Mags draws the line at catching Pokemon while your wife is in labor, but Mark points out that the game is helping some folks with anxiety and depression. DriveThruRPG Picks (affiliate links!). Our condolences once again to the loved ones of Steve Russell, and please consider supporting Rite Publishing at this difficult time, or donating to the GoFundMe set up by his sister. Mags reviews Million Dollars, But.... Card Game from Rooster Teeth. Mark talks a bit about Super Fight! New AGC email address! Mags also gives a quick review of the dice and counter rings from CritSuccess. A look at the 2016 Diana Jones Short List and the 2016 ENnie Nominees.


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Hypericon web site
The Sheriff of Nottingham board game (link goes to Amazon)
The Game Keep, Nashville, TN
Play Dirty (15th Anniversary Edition) by John Wick
Play Dirty 2 by John Wick
Westboro Baptist Church recruits Jigglypuff, a Pokémon, against LGBT community on Pokémon Go
Louis Park Pays Pokemon While Fighting Isis
Pokémon Go: Man plays hit game while his wife gives birth
Pokémon Go: How the game is helping players tackle anxiety and depression
GoFundMe: Steve Russell Memorial Fund
Million Dollars But...(Rooster Teeth)
SuperFight! Game
CritSuccess: Makers of Dice and Counter Rings
Evil Dead 2: the Board Game Kickstarter Campaign (Space Goat Productions)
2016 Diana Jones Short List
Geek Dad Review: Fall of Magic
Order Fall of Magic here
Russian medieval reenactor takes out drone with spear throw (UPI)
2016 ENnie Award Nominees and Spotlight Winners
You can vote for the ENnie Nominees here until July 21st.
Adventure Scents


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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Please consider purchasing from Rite Publishing(not an Affiliate Link) during this difficult time.
Mags: Lords of Gossamer and Shadow (Rite Publishing)(Affiliate Link)
Mark: The Black Hack (Gold Piece Pubishing)(Affiliate Link)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

AGC News July 19th 2016 (14:39)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. RIP Steven D. Russell of Rite Publishing. Ennies voting is open, and the Diana Jones award has released its shortlist. Top ten tabletop Kickstarters. Social media algorithmic follies. News from the tournament scene. Bloodborne, Evil Dead 2, Galaxy Quest. Oragnized Play Seasons for Tanks. Dicing for a nomination!


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Steven Russell Memorial Fund (GoFundMe)
ENnies Voting
2016 Diana Jones Award Shortlist
Evil Dead 2 Official Boardgame (Kickstarter)
Dice Roll Decides House Independent Candidate (Statesman Journal)

Monday, June 20, 2016

AGC News for June 2016 (35:24)

With Carol and Mags. Spiel des Jahres nominations! Conventions and lawsuits, and is Hasbro planning a con? Mayfair taking over Twilight Creations, and Wizards goes big with giants and Magic: the Gathering. Organized Play announcements! Pathfinder heads for the stars! New lives for the Traveler's Aid Society and Warhammer Quest. In movie news, a discontinued Privateer Press game causes a fierce bidding war in Hollywood, while the My Little Pony movie picks up some serious dramatic cred. An announcement about Mark's continued absence from the show.


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Mongoose's Traveler's Aid Society at DriveThruRPG.com

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

RPG Buffet 42 (Chill 3rd Edition) (16:26)

The weather was hot, so Becca decreed that we would cool off with some salads. Mags brought curried chicken salad, and Louis decided to make pot de crème as a chilled dessert to top off the evening.
WHOLE FOODS’ CURRIED CHICKEN SALAD (recipe via the Hartford Courant)
Ingredients
3 pounds cooked chicken, shredded or diced
1/4 cup diced red onion
3 ribs celery, diced
1/2 to 1 cup currants (optional)
1/2 to 1 cup chopped peanuts or almonds (optional)
1-1/2 cups mayonnaise
2-1/2 to 3 tablespoons curry powder, or to taste
Dash turmeric
Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
In a large mixing bowl, combine cooked chicken, red onion, celery, and most of the currants and nuts, reserving some for garnish.
In a smaller bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, curry powder, turmeric and salt and pepper, combining until smooth.
Pour the mayonnaise mixture atop the chicken mixture and blend, working gently until chicken is fully coated. Refrigerate until use.
Spoon curried chicken onto greens or atop toasted rolls. Garnish with reserved currants and peanuts or almonds. Feeds 6 to 8.

POTS DE CRÈME (recipe via Chowhound.com)
Ingredients
2 cups heavy cream
5 ounces good-quality bittersweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 large egg yolks, at room temperature
Heat the oven to 300°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Bring about 4 cups water to a simmer over medium heat. Arrange 6 (6-ounce) ramekins 1/2 inch apart in a large baking dish; set aside.
Place cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring it just to a simmer. Remove from heat, add chocolate, and stir until completely melted, about 3 minutes; set aside.
Whisk sugar and yolks in a large bowl until thickened and pale in color, about 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in 1/3 of the chocolate mixture, then add the remainder while constantly stirring (try not to incorporate any air).
Place a fine mesh strainer over a large measuring cup or a bowl with a spout and pour in the custard base. Remove the strainer and evenly divide the custard base among the ramekins. Tap each ramekin a few times to break any bubbles that appear on the surface.
Place the baking dish in the oven and carefully add enough of the simmering water to reach 1 inch up the sides of the ramekins. Cover the dish with aluminum foil and poke several holes in the foil to allow steam to escape. Bake 25 minutes or until the outer 1 inch of each custard is set (the centers will still be slightly jiggly).


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Chill (Growling Door Games)
Chill (DriveThruRPG Affiliate Link)

Sunday, May 22, 2016

AGC Interview 40 (Nerdburger's Murders and Acquisitions) (19:23)

Carol and Mags sit down with Craig Campbell of Nerdburger Games to discuss his RPG Murders and Acquisitions, and the challenges of running one’s first-ever Kickstarter.


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Nerdburger Games
Muders and Acquisitions (Kickstarter)


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Friday, May 13, 2016

RPG Buffet 41 (Dread) (17:55)

Karen chose French cuisine for supper, so Kae made an easy Coq au Vin recipe from AllRecipes.com. In deference to some of the food allergies in our group, she substituted cranberry/pomegranate juice with a splash of vinegar in lieu of red wine, and celery with hing powder in lieu of onions. Hing powder can be found in South Asian food groceries, or ordered online.


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Dread the RPG
Dread (DriveThruRPG Affiliate Link)