Wednesday, February 03, 2016

AGC News Early February 2016 (40:04)

With Carol and Mags. Games and game stores performing well in the market place, and a could a new game store from Down Under be in the offing? Rey has been missing from Monopoly, and the AGC Gals get indignant about it. The Mergers & Acquisitions Department at Asmodee has been busy again, while Kalmbach gets one of the few companies not in Asmodee's sights. WotC offers an OGL for 5th edition, and open up the D&D Adventurer's League. Strahd and Free Trader Beowolf are back! Symbarum to arrive from Sweden. Green Ronin, Luke Crane, and Evil Hat get busy in 2016. New minis for the Walking Dead and D&D Icons of the Realms. NEW BORG SHIP IS EIGHT INCHES ON ONE SIDE and Mags can't deal. And Finally: an author unearths a precursor to the Chainmail Fantasy supplement.

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Stellar Performance for U.S. Toy Industry, Growing Nearly 7 Percent in 2015, The NPD Group Reports
A Precursor to the Chainmail Fantasy Supplement

Sunday, January 17, 2016

AGC 201 January 17th 2016 (A Heaping Plate of Mashed Scenarios) (1:04:55)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Stuff coming up from a month ago. White Wolf memories, Tunnels and Trolls plans, and the saga of the Dwarf Giant. Those Crazy Games Season 2 is coming! Crossovers and mashups! Cautionary tales from a Torg game. The Wild Worlds of White Wolf. Balancing length, tone, and common elements. Examples! Episode 200 live stream post-mortem. Mr. Whitman goes to Vegas?

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Mark's Instagram
Those Crazy Games YouTube Channel
Diamanda Hagan
Dungeons: The Dragoning 40,000 7th Edition (1d4chan)
Not Another Dime

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AGC's DriveThruRPG Picks for this episode!
Mark:Castle Gargantua (Kabuki Kaiser)
Carol:A Tragedy in Five Acts (Growling Door Games)
Mags:Night Horrors: The Unbidden (White Wolf)

The Gutter Skypes"

Thursday, December 31, 2015

Mags-The-Axe School of GMing 8 (Getting Personal) (15:08)

Dean Mags and Professors Mark and Carol talk about relationships, both personal and in game, and their interaction.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

AGC News Mid-December 2015 (21:47)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Major updates from Paradox, White Wolf, and Onyx Path! Kickstarter releases failure rates. Gen Con expands! WOTC tightens WPN requirements. Product releases of note. 4e D&D Insider no longer available to new subscribers. $1 Mystery Kickstarter! Self-rolling dice now a reality. Man goes directly to jail from Monopooly tournament.

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'New' World of Darkness Makes Way for Chronicles of Darkness (Onyx Path)
Kickstarter Study Reveals Failure Rate (Kickstarter)
Boogie Dice coming in 2016 (YouTube)

Thursday, December 10, 2015

AGC News December 11th 2015 (27:24)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Gail Gygax and TSR settle their trademark dispute, with some difficulties (Full Disclosure: The AGC crew was invited to take part in Cube of Death, a production of TSR). 2015 Games Magazine Awards. Wizard World goes into gaming! Secret Hitler. Study in Emerald 2nd Edition. An Einstein game is coming. Steve Jackson gets Simon's Cat and Bill and Ted. RuneQuest! 2015 RPG Superstar! Virtual Reality D&D? Airfix Battles. 1A relinquishes Tide of Iron rights. Escape from Colditz 75th Anniversary! Resume mistakes?

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United States Trademark and Patent Office
Tenkar's Tavern
Games World of Puzzles
AltspaceVR D&D Page
Sean McNally's Character Sheet Resume (DeviantArt)
MrDeepImmersion's Artifact Resume (Imgur)

Sunday, December 06, 2015

AGC Interview 34 (The Sixth Gun RPG) (24:01)

Mark and Mags talk with Scott Woodard about The Sixth Gun RPG from Pinnacle Entertainment Group! A little bit of Flash Gordon, too.

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The Sixth Gun RPG (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)
Scott Woodard on Twitter
G2V Productions

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Monday, November 30, 2015

RPG Buffet 39 (Star Wars from Fantasy Flight Games) (22:06)

Mags, Karen, Louis, Kae, and John talk about Fantasy Flight Games' Star Wars RPG!

John was our gamemaster for FFG’s Star Wars. We could find any Star Wars-themed dishes to eat, so we went with his favorite cuisine: Indian!

4 chicken breasts, cubed
1 large onion
2 green chilies
2 garlic cloves
2 red chilies
2 tbsp. plain flour
2 red peppers
2 tsp. garam masala
2 1/2 tsp. medium curry powder
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. ground coriander
1 tsp. ground cumin
400g chopped tomatoes
2 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. vegetable oil

Cover the chicken in the flour, seasoned with half of the salt, and fry in 1 tbsp. of oil until browned on all sides. Place into the slow cooker.

Finely slice the onion, deseed and finely slice the red and green chilies, and de-seed and chop the peppers. Heat the remaining oil in the pan you cooked the chicken in and cook the onions until soft. Add the garlic, chillies and pepper, cook for another five minutes, add the curry powder and garam masala, fry for another minute, then add to the slow cooker.

Add the tomatoes, chili powder, coriander, cumin and remaining salt to the slow cooker. Stir well, set the heat to low and cook for six hours.

If the sauce is too thick, thin it with water. If it’s too thin, thicken it with corn flour. This recipe serves four, and can be easily doubled for larger crockpots.

4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/4 cup oil
2 small onions, finely chopped
3 tablespoons coriander seed
1 tablespoon curry powder
1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 roma (plum) tomatoes, finely chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
4 prepared pie crusts
2 egg whites, beaten, or as needed

Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a bowl; coarsely mash.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat; cook and stir onions, coriander seed, curry powder, ginger, salt, turmeric, cumin, allspice, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon until onion is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir tomatoes and peas into onion mixture; pour into mashed potatoes and thoroughly mix. Cool completely.

Cut each pie crust into 8 even triangles. Kae made a vegan pie crust for this step, but if you aren’t trying to avoid certain ingredients, make your favorite pie crust or use store-bought

Spoon filling onto the wide end of each triangle; fold corners over filling creating a triangular 'hat' shape. Pinch the dough together to form a seal. Brush egg white over each samosa and arrange on a baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven until samosas are golden brown, about 15 minutes.

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Star Wars: Edge of the Empire (Fantasy Flight Games)
Star Wars: Age of Rebellion (Fantasy Flight Games)
Star Wars: Force and Destiny (Fantasy Flight Games)