Saturday, December 29, 2007

AGC 70 December 29 2007 (Happy New Year III) (1:50:39)

Start at the announced pause point to play 53 minutes before New Years.

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, and Russ Wallace. Gearing up for the Year In Review. The End of GenCon SoCal. Convention closings. Vin Diesel: Gamer. ConGlomeration. Tribe 8. AGC Game Tourney. Dragon/Dungeon Cancellation, and the Calling Home of Licenses. Star Wars Saga Edition. HyperiCon. Mark's belated Origins rant. GenCon and the 4th Edition announcement. An aside on the iPhone. 4th Edition Stuff. The ENnies. Carol's Editing Woes, and other talk about The Secret Life of Girl Gamers. NeonCon. The unstructured/feedback section of the show opens with remembering the past year. Russ went to the GDC. Carol still likes Changeling. An aside on "Hometown" gaming. Chris liked GenCon, and gives ICAR the Cheap Bastard Award of 2007. Mark struggles to find good (aside from GenCon) for 2007 -- well, there was the HyperiCon experience. Happy New Year! Resolutions. Chris' big announcement. Mark's continuing moving misadventure. Mentioned in Polymancer magazine! Western Feedback. Dicehunters. Ethan updates us on the Deadlands/Werewolf crossover. Some information on Sidewinder: Recoiled. A little Deadlands talk, and character changes. Older games. A question about Twilight Imperium. Online pdf zines. Back to two weeks between episodes in '08. Mark's Urban Fantasy Supers thing (Working Title: Arcadian Gate) coming to a podcatcher near you in '08. Holiday Spending Guide is up at SLGG.


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Fear The Boot ENnies Speech (YouTube)
ICAR
ConGlomeration
HyperiCon
Polymancer Magazine
Dicehunters
Dog House Rules (Sidewinder: Recoiled)
Q-Workshop
Print and Play Podcast
1001 Nights and 1 Night
Iridia Zine
Knowledge (Current Events)
Secret Life of Girl Gamers
Green Ring Ethos


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Accent Your Character
Playing For Keeps
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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Secret Life of Girl Gamers Pilot Episode (51:15)

As we mentioned several times on the show, I'd planned to include the first episode of Carol's new podcast in the AGC feed. Carol, Jacqui, and Stephanie (all of whom you may recall from the Women Take Over episode of AGC) introduce you to themselves and their new show; we hope you like it! Go check them out at The Secret Life of Girl Gamers!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

AGC 68 Novemeber 21 2007 (The Old West And Beyond) (53:11)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and Ben Balestra. Mark's new ringtone. We're discussing Western games this time. Eye of Judgment. The Move, paying writing gigs, and what they mean for AGC. Games You May Never Have Heard Of: Boot Hill. More Boot Hill talk. Why isn't Western gaming more popular? GURPS Old West existed. Sidewinder. More Western talk. Deadlands launching the western for RPGs. Melding with other genres. New occasional segment: Random Thoughts About Gaming, with Ben: the consternation over 4th edition. Forgotten games! An overview of next episode's continuation. Yes, that's right, this is going on into another episode. Patrick checks in again, about Chili. Changeling feedback. More colonial gaming.


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The Eye of Judgment
Boot Hill (Wikipedia)
GURPS Old West (Steve Jackson Games)
Sidewinder (Green Ronin, formerly Citizen Games)
Deadlands (Pinnacle Entertainment Group)
Werewolf: The Wild West (White Wolf)
Serenity (Margaret Weis Productions)
Northern Crown (Atlas Games)
Colonial Gothic (Rogue Games)



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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

AGCExtra 15 November 13 2007 (Changeling Contest and Nightmare Extras) (10:07)

Carol discusses her favorite entries for the Changeling contest, as well as announcing the winner of a bag of Changeling Dice. Six minutes on fetches cut from the Autumn Nightmares review (and you'll see why).

The next episode will be up shortly. Between writing and packing for a move, things are a bit hectic.


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Friday, November 02, 2007

AGC 67 Novemeber 3 2007 (Once Upon An XCrawl) (1:01:00)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, Steve, and Ben Balestra. Steve's still here. Castle Whiterock released by Goodman Games. John Nephew's election controversy. Paizo's complaint about lack for 4th Edition information. Mark's interview about Castle Whiterock with Chris Doyle from GenCon. Games You May Never Have Heard Of: The Zen RPG and GenCon Purchases. Gaming For Cheap Bastards: Power Lunch! Carol talks about Once Upon A Time. Mark interviews Brendan LaSalle, creator of XCrawl. Patrick writes in about the new schedule. Secret Lives of Girl Gamers on the way. The Buffy Boardgame, Robotech and TMNT, Crisis on Infinte Greyhawk, Judge Dredd, and Sons of Liberty. Future subjects!


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Castle Whiterock (Goodman Games)
Paizo Pubblishing on 4th Edition
Skirmisher Publishing (Power Lunch)
Once Upon A Time (Atlas Games)
Rules of Engagement Game Shop (Brendan LaSalle's Games Day)
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Tuesday, October 30, 2007

AGCExtra 14 October 30 2007 (RPG Buffet - Vampire The Requiem) (24:29)

Mags, John, and Layne discuss the RPG Buffet session of Vampire: The Requiem.

Every October the RPG Buffet celebrates the return of cooler weather with a chili supper. In honor of Layne running Vampire: the Requiem for us, Mags made a chili recipe she found on the blog of Justin Achilli. Mr. Achilli, as many White Wolf fans know, was a writer for White Wolf for many years, and was the lead developer for Vampire: the Requiem. Here's his recipe as he presented on his blog:

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This recipe will serve eight to 10 people, or six burly dudes who gobble a lot. It's really dense, though, so those four burly dudes will probably lie around a lot afterward.

One to one and one-quarter pounds flank steak
One to one and one-quarter pounds shoulder pork chops
Cooking spray
One and one-half tablespoons olive oil
Two cloves garlic, minced
One large white onion, coarsely chopped
One large green bell pepper, chopped
One Anaheim pepper, chopped
Two Serrano peppers, sliced
One jalapeno pepper, chopped
Four medium tomatoes, coarsely chopped
One cup cheap-ass Cabernet Sauvignon
Four cans (5.5 oz.) low-salt V8 or other vegetable juice
One tbsp. black pepper
One tbsp. cumin
One tbsp. chili powder
Salt to taste (but you'll definitely need some)
The juice of one-half to one lime

Okay, fruity, here's what you do:

Cut the steak into quarter-inch cubes. Yes, you have to do this. I usually put the steak in the freezer for about 15 minutes or so to firm it up in preparation for cutting. Put that aside for a minute, and go to work on your pork chops, cutting that into three-eighths-inch cubes. Yes, you have to do this, too (and you can firm it in the freezer the same way). Now coat a frying pan with the cooking spray and brown the beef. Set that aside, clean and then coat the pan with cooking spray again, and whiten up the pork over medium-high heat. Set that aside, too. I'm an utter carnivore, so I tend toward using the three pounds total of meat, but two will tide you over, believe me.

In a big ol' stock pot, dump in your olive oil and make sure it coats the bottom. Don't use your good, extra-virgin olive oil; just use regular olive oil, because you won't be able to taste it under all the other ingredients. Heat the olive oil to medium-high and toss in the garlic, onion, and all the peppers. Stir it every three minutes, three to five times, until your onions are translucent. Put the top on the stock pot, turn the heat down to medium, and let that mess stew in its own goodness for another five to seven minutes. You will note that your kitchen smells maximum awesome -- this is a good thing. If you're cooking for someone you live with or who will be in the house for a long time while you're preparing this, that person will make some sexy eyes at you because it smells so good. Don't let that person know, but you're just getting started. Once it gets all hissy, toss in your tomatoes, put the top back on, and let the tomatoes soften for about six minutes.

Add the meat, beef first. Let the beef have a minute or two of in-the-pot anger, then add the pork for another two minutes. Stir with a broken-off two-by-four that has a nail in it, a broom handle used to kill a man, or a rowboat oar with which you usually menace people from the side of the road.

Dump in the cheap-ass Cab. Don't get good wine, for the same reason you're not using your good olive oil. I used a five-dollar bottle of wine last time I made this and I had enough left over for beef stew afterward. Also, don't tell anyone you use wine in this recipe. Chili fans think they're all tough shit because they pour beer in their concoctions. While beer certainly has a place in chili, this time the red wine is going to help your steak and pork by bringing out their robust flavors, even underneath all the other crap we're simmering here. Let the pot hiss at you some more, and when the wine's all a-boilin', pour in the vegetable juice. Turn up the heat and bring the
mess to a livid boil.

In go the black pepper, cumin and chili powder, and you'd better stir, fool. Turn the heat down to low, cover the pot, and go screw around for an hour and a half. Return at random times to stir, making sure to break up any tomato remains during those first 45 minutes.

Leave the house and come back. Smell how rad that is? Good work, soldier!

Toward the end of the hour and a half -- say, with 10 minutes or so left, add the salt a little bit at a time until it hits the flavor you want. Don't just dump in a bunch of salt all at once because if you use too much, you can't take it out and all your efforts will have
been for naught. Way to go, dummy.

Right before you serve the chili, add the lime juice, stirring it into the pot of goo.

Optionally, you may wish to top servings with some sharp cheddar cheese, some chopped red onion, and/or some oyster crackers. On the other hand, you can serve it plain with just a sprig of curly parsley for garnish.

If you want hotter chili, leave the jalapeno and Anaheim pepper unseeded -- just pop the seeds in there with the whole mess. Another option is to double the amount of peppers involved (other than the green bell pepper). You can also use a spicy version of the V8, but beware because it's loaded with sodium. You might also want to use a little more black pepper or another clove of garlic. I don't recommend adding more cumin or chili powder because all it takes is one mote too much and they overwhelm the whole affair.

If you want to make this stuff on the cheap -- you can eat on it for a week if you're by yourself -- I recommend substituting ground beef and ground turkey breast instead of the flank steak and pork chops. You're only going to save two or three dollars, though, so you're best off doing the better grade meat. If you're the kind of person who likes beans in his chili**, definitely go with the ground beef and turkey, though. When you turn the heat down after adding the spices, add one 14.5-oz. can of dark kidney beans and one 14.5-oz. can of black beans. The beans will stretch out the life of your chili even longer.

And there you have it. Chili always improves the second day, so if you have a chance to make this in advance and serve it a day after, by all means do it.

This chili is particularly good with Negra Modelo or Shiner Bock. It's also fine with Budweiser (not Bud Light) or my personal favorite, Pabst Blue Ribbon.

* No Superbowl should ever be fouled by the presence of the Carolina Panthers, but since Philly couldn't get its act together, we're cursed to see it happen this year. BOO TO THAT.

** Strictly speaking, chili doesn't have beans. Poor people use beans instead of more good stuff as filler in chili, which actually becomes soup with the beans' addition.


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Friday, October 26, 2007

AGC 66 October 27 2007 (Changeling Nightmares) (1:03:59)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, Steve, and Ben Balestra. Steve's unexpected continuation on the show. Vampires versus Ninja. Help the Brobdignagian Bards recover from a foul, evil scam. We're not really in Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Third Reich rules available free from Avalanche Press. Talisman on your computers this winter? Avalanche: from pinup covers to old school wargames. Games You May Never Have Heard Of: Nightbane! Changeling: The Lost coverage continues. Carol interviews Ethan Skemp and Aileen Miles of White Wolf. Autumn Nightmares. Mark is moving soon, so some scheduling concerns are addressed. UKon. We have a winner!


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Saturday, October 20, 2007

AGC 65 October 20 2007 (Changeling: The Lost Part 1) (57:34)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, and Steve. There's a bit of a background hum in this we couldn't quite eliminate, sorry. News: Carol talks about Mad Scientist University. Chris mentions Dungeons & Dragons Insider and The Legend of the Five Rings' Dawn of the Ogres Tournament. Mark announces Green Ronin's Iron Age, The Ghost of Soul Dragon Academy, and The D20 Freeport Companion. Gaming clubs in prison? Sign up for alpha testing the Dresden Files RPG. Gaming For Cheap Bastards: The Dvorak Card Game. Carol gives us the first part of one of her infamously thorough reviews for Changeling: The Lost. Carol interviews Kelly Barnes Herman from White Wolf. Listener feedback about Deleria. Mark has numbered and retitled old episodes.


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Dresden Files RPG (Evil Hat)
Save The Dresden Files Campaign
The Dvorak Card Game
Changeling: The Lost (White Wolf)
Deleria (Laughing Pan)


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Friday, October 12, 2007

AGC 64 October 13 2007 (Damnation City and Monte Cook's WoD) (55:45)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, and Steve. Mark riffs on the internet abbreviation for Monte Cook's World of Darkness. Topps (which owns WizKids) is sold to Michael Eisner's investment group. Interestingly enough, WizKids then announces a Pirates of the Carribean promotion. Mongoose renews the Paranoia license. New Serenity books coming! Metamorphosis Alpha first edition coming to PDF! Dice 'n' Diapers. Gaming Cruises. Chris adds Heroscape to the gateway games for kids. Mark goes over Monte Cook's World of Darkness. Steve talks about Damnation City (with an aside on gaming fiction). An interview with Oscar Garzo and Val Massey from White Wolf/CCP. Details for the signed Changeling: The Lost giveaway!


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Paranoia (Mongoose Publishing)
Serenity (Margaret Weis Productions)
Metamorphosis Alpha (James M. Ward)
Metamorphosis Alpha (DriveThruRPG)
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Thursday, October 04, 2007

AGC 63 October 6 2007 (NeonCon and Orcfest 2007) (1:06:56)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, and Mags. Still no Carol. The Game of Life and it's variations. An aside on other variant games (Risk and Clue and so on). DC Heroclix Crisis. Palladium's new Robotech game. New Bella Sara set. Get spooked. Interview with Doug Daulton of NeonCon 2007. Gaming For Cheap Bastards: Little Orc Wars! Reminiscing about Crossbows and Catapults. HeroCard: Orc Wars! Mark things more game companies should use the punch-out cards for their components. Feedback. GenCon difficulties this year. Online mapping tools. Runebound. The Charisma debate. Kosmos' (which we wittily mispronounce) line of two player games. The Podcasts For Chris contest finally concludes! Changeling Contest details next episode! Sometime in November, we plan another live Louisville Game Shop show.

This month the RPG Buffet decided to have one last cookout before the fall weather kicks in. We grilled bratwursts and chicken breasts. Kae, who's learning to gamemaster, is also learning to cook, and she provided us a very tasty version of a classic picnic dish.

EASY POTATO SALAD, from EasySalad Recipes.com

Ingredients:

* Potatoes
* 6 hard boiled eggs
* Mayonnaise
* Orange bell peppers
* Celery

Peel and boil enough potatoes to fill your salad bowl. Rinse cooked potatoes under cold water and let cool. When cooled, put the potatoes back in the pot and chop them into roughly even sized pieces.
Peel and chop 4 of the hard boiled eggs and add them to the pot. Chop the vegatables and add a little at a time until you have an even mix. Add mayo a little at a time while mixing it into the salad.

When you have the right consistency, sample and add salt to taste. For this salad I added a touch of Louisiana hot sauce to give it a little zip.

When ready, transfer salad to your bowl, peel and slice the remaining 2 eggs and place on top of the salad. Garnish with a little paprika if desired and you are ready to eat.


Thanks again to NeonCon 2007, October 12-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada!


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The Game of Life Twists and Turns (Hasbro)
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Bella Sara (Hidden City Games)
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Skirmisher Publishing (Little Orc Wars)
Battleground: Crossbows and Catapults (Moose Enterprise)
HeroCard: Orc Wars (TableStar Games)
Judge Dredd d20 (Mongoose Publishing)
Kayuda Maps
Kayuda
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Runebound (Fantasy Flight Games)
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Thursday, September 27, 2007

AGC 62 September 29 2007 (Interviews and Talisman) (46:00)

With Mark Kinney and Ben Balestra. Chris and Carol couldn't make it in for this one. Palladium Books updates. WizKids' STARRO Attacks Events. Mark's interview with David Kenzer about Aces and Eights. Ben's interview with Whitesilver Publishing about Chronicles of Ramlar. Mark talks to Chad Ellis from Your Move Games. Ben's M-Collective interview. A look at Talisman.

Thanks again to NeonCon 2007, October 12-14 in Las Vegas, Nevada!


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Gateway To The Megaverse (Talkshoe)
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Kenzer and Company (Aces and Eights)
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Your Move Games
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Friday, September 21, 2007

AGC 61 September 22 2007 (Outside the Mainstream/Realmsaga) (1:03:30)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, and Carol. A little bit of a roleplaying-heavy episode again, jumping right into the subject matter. Even with gaming as a whole not quite in the mainstream, a few subsections stand out. Little academic interest in the effect of digital publication on the industry. The Indie Scene, and Carol's GenCon demos. Fae Noir. Mortal Coil. Reign. Carol's "Want To Try" List. Best Friends. Steal Away Jordan. Mark throws in a mention of The Shab-Al-Hiri Roach. Carol interviews Logan Johnson of Battle Board Games about the upcoming Realmsaga. Carol announces an upcoming new podcast!

Big thanks to NeonCon 2007!


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Evil Hat Productions (Spirit of the Century, Don't Rest Your Head)
Apples to Apples (Out of the Box)
LuLu
Key20
Indie RPG Wikipedia Page
Fae Noir (Green Fairy Games)
Mortal Coil (Galileo Games)
Indie Press Revolution
Reign (Greg Stolze)
Reign Wiki
Best Friends (Box Ninja)
Steal Away Jordan (Stone Baby Games)
The Shab-Al-Hiri Roach (Bully Pulpit Games)
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Friday, September 14, 2007

AGC 60 September 15 2007 (Two-Player Games) (1:03:19)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, and Carol. And now the news! Summarizing the ENnies results, and Pulp Gamer's Parsec wins. Flying Mice/TheRPGSite table contest. Q-Workshop Dice Contest. Hex Releases the Dungeon of Moderate Annoyance. Barnes and Noble gaming meetups. WizKids Clicky releases. Recalling contests of old. Gaming For Cheap Bastards: The full look at ICAR! Wisdom of the Gamers: To Fudge or Not To Fudge? Two player games. BattleLore, Battle Cry, and Memoir '44. Snits and Awful Green Things. Chris' Three Types of two-player games. Mark's Two Types of two-player games. Sports! Multiplayer games that work well with two. Mark meant to talk about Dwarves, not Elves! Mark looks at Space Station Assault. Chris and Carol discuss Geek Wars. Interview with Alan Duncan from nbos software. Feedback on a neat little game aid. Contests, current and future.


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Flying Mice/TheRPGSite Table Contest
Q-Workshop Wargaming Dice Contest
Hex Games (Dungeon of Moderate Annoyance)
ICAR
Roleplaying Tips Dice Advice
Critical Miss: Fun With Dice
Memoir '44 (Days of Wonder)
Battle Lore (Days of Wonder)
Snits (Steve Jackson Games)
Awful Green Things From Outer Space (Steve Jackson Games)
Blood Bowl (Specialist Games/Games Workshop)
Your Move Games (Battleground: Fantasy Warfare and Space Station Assault)
Pizza Box Football
Magic: The Gathering (Wizards of the Coast)
Highlander: the TCG (Board Game Geek)
Dungeon Twister (Asmodee Editions)
Looney Labs (Icehouse)
One on One Adventure Gamebooks (Gamebooks.org)
Lost Worlds Gamebooks (Flying Buffalo)
Breaking The Ice (Black and Green Games)
Chris Engle Matrix Games (Hamster Press)
Warmachine (Privateer Press)
Nature of the Beast (Eye Level Entertainment)
Geek Wars (Goodman Games)
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Doctor Wizard's Patented Elevation Indicator (Emeralds Emporium)



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Friday, September 07, 2007

AGC 59 September 8 2007 (GenCon 2007 Part 2) (55:00)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, and Clay Karwan. Stuff we got at GenCon! Mark's quasi-gaming stuff. Carol got Changeling, and other White Wolf things. And Victoriana. A quick Survivor/Lost/Babylon5 digression, and a ConGlomeration guest announcement. Chris got Dead Man On Campus. Mark tackles RPGs. Chris's RPGs and other things. Moving along to boardgames. Chris remembers The State. Mark's story of obtaining Talisman. Chris ponders Heroscape. An Interview with Don Early and Steve Wolbrecht from Dead Gentlemen Productions. A look at things to come, and stuff from the swag bag. A Dresden Files Aside. Role Play Convention. FlatCon. ConGlomeration again.


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The Birds (Robin Laws' LiveJournal)
Changeling (White Wolf)
Victoriana (Cubicle 7)
Eden Studios (Ghosts of Albion)
DGA Games (Great War of Magellan)
Hamster Press (Dead Man On Campus)
Skirmisher Publishing (Little Orc Wars and Nuisances: The Directors Cut)
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Jihad (Burning Wheel)
Chimera Creative (Dust Devils)
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Monte Cook's World of Darkness (White Wolf)
Bella Sara
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Hero's Banner
USER's Most Wanted (GODSEND Agenda/Khepera Publishing)
Looney Labs (Fluxx)
Once Upon A Time (Atlas Games)
Your Move Games (Battleground, Space Station Assault, Succession, and The Battle For Hill 218)
Cineplexity (Out of the Box Games)
Talisman (Black Industries)
Heroscape
Dead Gentlemen Productions (The Gamers and Demon Hunters)
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising
Eye Level Entertainment (Nature of the Beast and )
Campaign Coins
MapleStory
Asmodee Editions (Ca$h and Gun$, Mister Jack and Frontiers)
24 Trading Card Game (Press Pass)
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Friday, August 31, 2007

AGC 58 September 1 2007 (GenCon 2007 Part 1) (1:13:00)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, Clay Karwan, Ben Balestra, Mags The Axe, and Louis. The GenCon Experience! 4th Edition is coming! Fear The Boot presents the ENnies podcasting award, and Dan gives a great speech on podcasting! Ben's GenCon Blurb. Fans? We have fans? The Rolemonkeys and The Game Master Show played Godsend Agenda with Jerry Grayson. The Geeklabel Party. The Paul Tevis Roast. The White Wolf party. Chris got an Official Paul Tevis Cigar Burn. Dancing cages and the people who use them. The After Serenity LARP. Panels and programming. Podcasters, the parties, and the booth. Events we went to, with some location gripes. RPG Buffet: Scion: Hero! Back to GenCon. Demos. Other folks drawn to Indy by the convention crowds. Next time: the stuff we got!

This month, Mags did double-as both GM and head chef, preparing a simple and tasty Chicken and Veggie Lo Mein for the players:

"I call this my Blue Light Special Lo Mein because all of the ingredients came from discount stores. First, I found some food service packages of Soy Ginger Noodles & Sauce from Simply Asia at my local Big Lots. I prepared those according to package directions, then stirred about 2 cups of steamed vegetables from Costco's Kirkland Signature Stir Fry Pack. If you can't find this excellent mix of veggies, you can stir any or all of the following steamed vegetables:

chopped broccoli
sugar snap peas
baby corn
mukamame
baby carrots
chopped mushrooms
sliced water chestnuts
chopped red and yellow bell peppers
chopped green onions

Finally, I took about 2 pounds of chopped boneless skinless chicken thighs, and sauteed them in peanut oil with a couple of tablespoons of garlic, and seasoned with a tablespoon of La Choy Garlic Ginger Stir-Fry Sauce and Marinade, and a couple of dashes of white pepper and ground ginger. I tossed the chicken with the noodles and veggies, and served it to my players with soy sauce.

"John brought along bread, Steve bought plum wine, grenadine, and orange juice to make plum risers, Brandon contributed a variety of pops, and Louis brought Angel Food Cake so we could celebrate John's birthday."

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Show links
Forum post on 4th Edition OGL
4th Edition D&D Announcement Part 1 (YouTube)
Fear The Boot ENnies Podcasting Speech (YouTube)
After Serenity
Red Shirt Games (d12)
Wandering Geek Podcast
Nuketown
Gamer Chicks Rule
The Game Master Show
Geeklabel
Fist Full of Comics (and Games)
The Master Plan Podcast
Have Games Will Travel
The Groovecast
Brilliant Gameologists
Role Playing Public Radio
Pulp Gamer
International Detective Dragons From Outer Space
Scion: Hero (White Wolf Game Studio)
Looney Labs (Zombie Flux)
Hamster Press (Engle Matrix Games)
Cheese Weasel Logistics (Pit Fighter)
The Ashcan Front
Burning Wheel
Hero's Banner
Witch Hunter: The Invisible World (Paradigm Concepts)
Fae Noir (Green Fairy Games)
Reign
Mortal Coil (Galileo GameS)
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle (White Wolf)
Zendik Arts


Promos
Gamers Haven
Accent Your Character
Podictionary
Canon Puncture
Things Are Looking Up



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Monday, August 20, 2007

AGC 57 August 18 2007 (ConGlomeration Almost Live) (49:19)

A special "ConGlomeration Almost Live" co-production between All Games Considered and Green Ring Ethos, with Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, and Russ Wallace. Fear The Boot's disqualification from the ENnie Awards (complete statement below). Wisdom of the Gamers: Sorry, you can't come back. Crossovers of video games with tabletop games. Convention survival.

Please note that this episode was recorded before the ENnie Award Presentation at GenCon, and look forward to an AGC Extra coming soon following up on this.

The full text of the statement from Fear The Boot:

Before I begin talking about the issue at hand, I would like to start by thanking Mark and the entire AGC crew for giving us the opportunity to state our side of the story. My comments may get lengthy, so I apologize in advance. However, I feel I can't do justice to this situation without covering the material very carefully.

On Wednesday, July 25th, 2007, we released episode 62 of Fear the Boot. Near the beginning of that episode, we reminded people of the ENnie voting that was in progress and requested their votes.

This comment was followed by a series of ambiguous statements about my brother's actions at Microsoft and several jokes about multiple-IP voting. As of today, I regret these comments.

Our show was founded on irreverent humor. However, this was not an RPG but rather a public voting system that stands or falls on the perceived integrity of the system and its participants. So while we were joking, I fully accept that the jokes were in very poor taste. As the man that edits the show, I take full responsibility for what
was released.

A short time later, we recorded episode 63 and released it on Tuesday, July 31st, 2007. At the beginning of that episode, we took the time to explain our comments in episode 62. We made clear that the comments made about my brother implied a form of cheating that never happened -- something I blame myself for not stating more clearly in 62. We also made it clear that our jokes about cheating were indeed nothing more than jokes and plainly stated that we did not even want a trophy that was won through cheating and did not endorse any form of "gaming the system", so to speak. The analogy I used was that it's like playing a game in "god mode". Sure, you'll get to the end, but there's absolutely no sense of real accomplishment. A trophy won by false measures is not recognition of fan support but rather a piece of metal to clutter my mantle.

Unfortunately, it appears this episode was released a bit too late. I was greeted hours later by a letter from the ENnie board, informing me we had been disqualified from the ENnie nominations. I had the option of either withdrawing myself or being publicly kicked out in a matter of days. Obviously, I had no choice but to withdraw.

At this point, let me pause to admit our guilt of two actions and take full responsibility for them.

1. As I stated before, we made some jokes about cheating. They were only jokes -- and I believe that anyone who follows our podcast would have recognized them as such -- but they were still in poor taste, particularly for a contest that rests on the necessary perception of credibility.

2. I also fully confess that some of the hosts (not all) voted once from both their work and home computers.

However, the accusations that we were guilty of sophisticated forms of cheating are patently false. Even more frustrating, we were given no chance to defend ourselves whatsoever.

We repeatedly asked to see the IP data so we could review it. As computer professionals know, there are many nuances to IP addresses that can give the impression of cheating unless very thoroughly examined.

Knowing they would be hesitant to release their data, we also offered to give them the ranges of IP addresses we have access to so they could see whether we did indeed engage in cheating. This offer was never accepted.

My brother went on to tell them that if any of those IPs were from Microsoft, he would like to report them to the corporate offices to track down the real abuser. The abuse may not have been just a crime against the ENnies, but also a violation of their corporate policies.
This offer was also not accepted.

So what do I take away from all of this?

First, I only admit we were guilty of certain actions. Limited as they may have been, they were still wrong, and I have no one to blame but myself. I apologize deeply to anyone I hurt, whether you are a voter, nominee, or ENnie employee.

Second, I feel very stung by the way we were treated. We were offered no chance to defend ourselves. Furthermore, other nominees have stepped forward to admit they are guilty of the same, limited crimes, yet no actions or investigations have been taken against them. My
mother taught me at a young age that two wrongs don't make a right, so I know that the crimes of others do not in any way excuse my own poor judgment. However, it does lead me to question the fairness of their system.

In the end, we recognize that no matter how you choose to view this situation, we are still part of the same RPG community. We believe in and love the same hobby. I would rather see us unite behind that than divide over this ENnie mess.

To that end, I have asked my community to end discussion of this topic and look to the future instead. We have great plans for the future -- as I know many other podcasts and publishers do -- and I want to look there instead of backward. We, therefore, chose to withdraw from the ENnies, and to remain a non-issue for that competition, we will have
no further interactions with them. We will not submit ourselves for nomination in future years or endorse their contest.

To the listeners as a whole, I apologize again for this whole ordeal. I never set out wanting this sort of a fight with the ENnie board or to see this sort of rift form in the RPG community.

To the ENnie board, I want to offer three positive suggestions for next year's competition that will help avoid situations like this again. And please take these as helpful suggestions, not an attack on the current system.

1. Please publish a clearly codified set of rules on exactly what is and is not acceptable, leaving no question about what podcasts, publishers, and voters can say or do, even in jest.

2. Please publish a clearly codified set of procedures for dispute resolution that gives the accused an opportunity to review the accusation and present evidence of their own before simply dismissing a nominee.

3. Please create a voting process that is more transparent to the public, so real cheating will be obvious to everyone while false accusations can be easily refuted.

Thank you again for taking the time to listen to our explanation of this situation. I will not dodge responsibility for what we truly did wrong, but I also ask that you not judge us wrongly by the things we did not do and have not been allowed to defend ourselves against.

Please have a wonderful day and keep enjoying the hobby that brought us all together in the first place!

Sincerely,

Dan
Moderating Host, Fear the Boot


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Fear The Boot
ENnie Awards
Conglomeration


Promos
Green Ring Ethos
International Detective Dragons From Outer Space
7th Son Podcast Novel



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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

AGCExtra 12 August 7 2007 (A Look Ahead At GenCon) (23:43)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, and Carol. ConGlomeration events. What we're looking forward to at GenCon.


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ConGlomeration
Qin: The Warring States (7eme Cercle)
GODSEND Agenda (Khepera Publishing)
Pit Fighter: Fantasy Arena (Cheese Weasel Logistics)
Laughing Pan Productions
Changeling: The Lost (White Wolf Game Studio)
Monte Cook's World of Darkness ()
Marvel Heroes (Fantasy Flight GameS)
Stonehenge (Titanic Games)
War On Terror (Terror Bull Games)
Cineplexity (Out of the Box GameS)
Talisman (Black Industries)
Vegas After Midnight
Pelgrane Press (GUMSHOE and The Birds)


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AGC Games You May Never Have Heard Of Promo (:35)

A promo for Ben Balestra's segment of the show, with a little added music underneath.

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AGC Promo 3 (1:05)

A just over one minute promo, done with help from Pokey and Orklord from Canon Puncture. This is our preferred promo now, especially with the ending of PodcastPEN making those references obsolete.

And for the love of Ghu, if you're still playing the first promo, please stop and use this one? :D

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Friday, August 03, 2007

AGC 56 August 4 2007 (Son of Big Damn Review Show) (1:06:30)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, and Ben Balestra. Congrats on a birth. The location of the podcaster gathering at GenCon. Mark mispronounced Qin last time. A Vampire: The Eternal Struggle expansion release event coming in Septemeber. Seeking Star Wars minis. Q-Workshop. A dice episode? Games You May Never Have Heard Of: Battle Dragons! Not Quite A Gaming For Cheap Bastards, But One To Follow Up Later: ICAR! A look (finally!) at Polymancer Magazine. Pieces of Eight. Fantasy Sagas. A note from the Groovecast about the bridge collapse in Minnesota, and a call for Red Cross donations. Carol promises to catch up to email. So does Mark, for that matter. Meet us at ConGlomeration and GenCon.


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Show links
Vampire: The Eternal Struggle (White Wolf)
Q-Workshop
Spartacus Publishing
Battle Dragons (Spartacus Publishing)
ICAR
Polymancer Magazine
Pieces of Eight (Atlas Games)
Ironwood Omnimedia (Fantasy Sagas E-RPG)
Twin Cities Red Cross
ConGlomeration



Promos
Accent Your Character
GenCon Indy
Hosting The Kazimeer
Wandering Geek Podcast
The Game Master Show
Twin Cities Red Cross

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

AGC 55 Part 2 July 21 2007 (Awards Talk II) (35:20)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, and Mags the Axe. Getting into the ENnie nominations. Chris grouses about not getting nominated. Mark regrets overlooking Qin at GenCon last year. Some other notables. RPG Buffet: Deliria! A little more Deliria commentary. Feedback: A look back at the Wizards/WizKids thing, and a german language gaming podcast is coming! Chris makes an Essen joke. Carol gets a present. Some upcoming reviews.

From the RPG Buffet:
Last month was the RPG Buffet's annual trip to the winery. This month, in honor of Carol's first Deliria game, we held a cookout! The featured entree was Steve's famous Pork Loin with a Maker's Mark Glaze; sides included green beans and pasta salad, and dessert was pound cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

Maker's Mark Hoisin Pork
1 cup of hickory wood chips
1/3 cup of hoisin sauce
2 Tablespoons seasoned rice wine vinegar
2 tablespoons of Maker's Mark
3 Tablespoons of maple syrup
1-½ teaspoons of grated ginger
1-½ teaspoons of lime juice
½ teaspoon of chili paste
½ teaspoon of minced garlic
2(1 pound) pork tenderloins
A teaspoon of salt
½ teaspoon of pepper

Soak 1 cup of hickory wood chips in water for approximately 30 minutes. Set up the grill. "Butterfly" or split the tenderloin at the thickest portion. Salt and pepper the meat. Prepare the rest of the ingredients into a sauce. Add the wood chips to the grill for the smoky flavor. Cook the meat for 5 minutes, basting with the sauce. Cover the grill. Turn and baste for an additional 5 minutes. Continue turning and basting every five minutes until the meat is 155 degrees F, or to the desired doneness. Let the meat sit for 5 minutes. Slice and serve. Enjoy.


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Show links
ENnie Awards
Qin: The Warring States (7eme Cercle)
Deliria (Laughing Pan Productions)
Die Tschubi-Tschabi-Sprechstunde


Promos
Geeklabel
Theory From The Closet


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Thursday, July 19, 2007

AGC 55 Part 1 July 21 2007 (Awards Talk) (53:00)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, and Ben Balestra. Everyone is back in the building! Activities at ConGlomeration and GenCon. Why chainmail bikinis aren't necessarily a good thing. Kenzer's D&D licenses going away. "The Birds" Video game representaion at GenCon this year. The Diana Jones Award. Ben interviews Alex Yaeger about Origins. Thanks to Geeklabel Radio for pointing out a new soundboard. Gaming for Cheap Bastards: Formless! Comparisons with Formless. A look at the Origins Awards. stay tuned for part 2!


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ConGlomeration
Kenzer and Company
Pelgrane Press (The Birds)
The Diana Jones Award
Precis Intermedia Gaming (Formless)
Origins Awards Winners with links
ENnie Awards


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GenCon Indy
Fortress Draconis
Gamer's Haven
Things Are Looking Up



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Saturday, July 07, 2007

AGCExtra 11 July 7 2007 (Newsy Stuff) (17:40)

Mark explains why there isn't a full episode this time. The review queue. Mark's GenCon events and other news. Format commentary. A supreme court ruling, and upcoming legal analysis. Stuff going on at Origins (if it isn't too late...)


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Ironwood Omnimedia
Dragavan's Lootin' Wizards
Polymancer Magazine
Orc Wars (TableStar Games)
ENnie Awards
Parsec Awards
Ryan Dancey's Blog - Leegan vs PSKS


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Fortress Draconis
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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

AGC 54 June 25 2007 (Star Wars Saga Edition) (57:57)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Ben Balestra, and Mags The Axe. Mark introduces the show, talks about HyperiCon, and Free RPG Day. Games You May Never Have Heard Of: The Gold Digger Universe Sourcebooks! Chris brings us news of the Magic Pro Tour and Magic Game Day. Ultimate Gamer Test for spots on the Gleemax board. Gaming For Cheap Bastards: It's A Dog's Life! Mark returns to discuss the new Star Wars Saga Edition RPG. RPG Buffet: Elfquest and Wine! The GM Gourmet Podcast. Some feedback talk.


From the RPG Buffet:
Part of the fun of gaming is the chance to hang out with friends, and for this reason the RPG Buffet has an annual road-trip--every June, we all take a day off work and head to an area winery for wine tasting and camaraderie. It's an enjoyable change of pace from our usual pot luck supper, we all enjoy the time off from the office, and it's a great way to get to know members of your group better. And trust us when we tell you: nothing brings a gaming group together like an afternoon spent staggering drunkenly through the pick-your-own-organic-fruit patch, a glass of the local vintage in hand, gathering bushels of strawberries with which to bribe your GM later.

The nice thing about the gaming group road trip is, it's a very flexible concept. No wineries near you? Go catch a ball game, or a movie, or go to an amusement park. Hiking, the beach, caving--you can go anywhere or to any event you and your group feel like. Bring guests along--we've had non-gaming spouses and significant others join us for the winery portion of the day. Scheduling not allowing your group to take a day off and travel? Make reservations at a nice local restaurant and have yourselves a gourmet meal before heading off to game.

If a road-trip isn't practical, you can always have a wine-and-cheese dinner at your game. Here's our recommendations to help you build a menu--you can make your menu as large or small as you like:

- Roquefort goes well with Port
- Gruyere pairs with Sangiovese or Chianti
- Match Cheddar with Shiraz, Cabernet, or Champagne
- Camembert and Brie (especially baked Brie) go well with Cabernet and Champagne
- Camembert also goes very will with Chenin Blanc, and Chevre pairs well with Sauvignon Blanc
- Mozzarella with Zinfandel or a light Chianti
- Cream Cheese and White Zinfandel make a nice pair
- Mix Muenster with Beaujolais
- Colby and Gouda go good with Reisling
- Pair Provolone with Chardonnay.

There really are no firm rules about selecting wines to go with a particular food, including cheese. General guidelines suggest lighter, fruitier wines to accompany mild or young cheeses; fuller-bodied wines with aged cheeses. And, keep in mind that sparkling wines are magnificent with darned near any cheese. You'll find reasonably priced bottles from New York, California, France (Champagne), Spain (Cava) and Italy (Spumante).

A wine and cheese supper needs more than just wine and cheese. You’ll also want to provide lots of flavorful crackers and some crusty, hearty breads (French bread, brushetta, etc.). Add caviar if you're feeling really extravagant--there are some fantastic non-traditional caviars available at a fraction of the cost of the stuff they serve at the Politburo. Fresh, in-season fruit fills out a wine-and-cheese menu very nicely. Considering adding sliced apples (Gala, Golden Delicious, or Fuji), strawberries, grapes, melons, pineapple, peaches, or pears to the menu. Nuts are another popular item for wine-and-cheese suppers--pine nuts, hazelnuts and Brazil nuts--my favorite is to toast walnuts and serve them warm.

Don’t forget dessert: cheesecake and dark chocolate go very well with wine. And finally, some good quality coffee to keep people from getting too sleepy after all that fantastic food.

Serve cheeses at room temperature (trust us on this, the difference in flavor is enormous). Remove them from the refrigerator and arrange on trays or platters 30 to 60 minutes before you plan to serve. Make sure you've got plates, knives, and napkins for your guests, and that you've pre-cut the harder cheeses (Parmigiano Reggiano, that sort of thing) into bite-sized chunks so your gamers don't maul them later.



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Show links
HyperiCon
Variant Frequencies
Castle Perilous Games and Books
Free RPG Day Continued (Green Ronin Publishing)
Gold Digger (Wikipedia)
Gold Digger Universe Sourcebooks (Antarctic Press)
Magic Pro Tour and Magic Game Day (Wizards of the Coast)
Ultimate Gamer Test (Gleemax)
It's A Dog's Life (RPGNow/Beyond Belief Games)
Star Wars Saga Edition (Wizards of the Coast)
Elfquest
Joe Huber Family Farm and Restaurant
The GM Gourmet Podcast
Clay-O-Rama (Board Game Geek)
Claydonia Conquers the World! (Board Game Geek)


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Podictionary
Carnal Knowledge (Charles Hodgson's Upcoming Book)
The Bear's Grove
GeekLabel Radio
PodCulture



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Saturday, June 09, 2007

AGC 53 June 9 2007 (House Rules) (49:18)

(Yes, it is episode 53, as I forgot once again to advance the number on the shownotes title.) With Mark Kinney and Chris Heim. Carol's not here. Bah to 2007! Star Wars Saga Edition. Legend of the Five Rings Samurai Edition release events. WizKids vs Wizards of the Coast. Farewell to the Podcast Entertainment Network! Gaming For Cheap Bastards: Tales From the Wood Revised Edition! House rules. Chris challenges Mark's Free Parking example. Variants a good subject on it's own? 40 Years of GenCon. Congratulations Caroline and Jeff! Email. Chris is our Evo? The suggest-a-podcast-for-Chris contest is still going. Furture Game Tourney idea from zircher. Mark's working on a fiction piece. Mark's new blog.

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Show links
Legend of the Five Rings CCG
WizKids Sues Wizards article (ICv2)
Podcast Entertainment Network Announcement
40 Years of GenCon
Mark of the Geek (Mark's Blog)


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Podictionary
Misfit Brew
GenCon Indy



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Friday, May 25, 2007

AGC 52 May 26 2007 (Starting a Gaming Group and Other Things) (1:02:15)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, and Carol. A quick correction of something to come in the show. Casting final votes for the AGC Game Tourney. Carol got a new TV, and tried out Mage: The Awakening. Chris got revised Tales From The Wood and It's A Dogs Life. Clarifications and updates on the Shadowrun situation. Chris brings up the new Shadowrun video game and Catan on the XBox 360. Mark is going to HyperiCon. GenCon podcasting track. A weekly show is a future possibility. Gaming For Cheap Bastards: Free RPG Day! Carol remembers White Wolf's Changeling Trailer Contest. Thoughts on starting a new group, which drift into welcoming new players. RPG Buffet: Shadowrun 4th Edition, and comparison with 3rd! Feedback. Word from Polymancer Studios about their actual printed Polymancer magazine. The winner is announced! Going in for the ENnie Awards this year.

In May, the RPG Buffet did a Potato Bar for supper.

Potato Bars are easy and nutritious. One member cooks the potatoes, and everyone else contributes toppings. John, our Shadowrun 3rd ed GM, prepared them in his crockpot thusly:

INGREDIENTS:

* 12 potatoes, more or less
* foil for wrapping potatoes

PREPARATION:
Prick potatoes with fork and wrap each potato in foil. Fill dry crockpot with the wrapped potatoes. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours, until potatoes are tender. Prick with a fork to check.

You can put just about anything you like on a baked potato. Below are some suggestions for toppings:

* Assorted shredded meat toppings, such as turkey, chicken, or ham
* Chili, shredded barbeque, or other meaty sauce
* Stroganoff or beef tips
* Bacon bits
* Smoked salmon
* Flaked tuna
* Broccoli, cooked
* Assorted shredded cheeses (cheddar, Monterey Jack, etc.)
* Minced garlic
* Sour cream
* Butter
* Salsa or pico de gallo
* Green onions
* Chives
* Mushrooms, sauteed



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Beyond Belief Games RPGNow (Tales From The wood and It's A Dog's Life)
Catalyst Game Labs
HyperiCon 3
Free RPG Day
Changeling Trailer Contest
Shadowrun 4th Edition
Polymancer Studios



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The Rolemonkeys
Off Topic Talk
The Art Of Role Playing



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Saturday, May 19, 2007

AGCExtra 10 May 19 2007 (Star Fleet Battle Manual and Palladium Open House) (22:25)

With Ben Balestra and Common Dialog (from Canon Puncture). Ben's computer woes. Games You May Never Have Heard Of: The Star Fleet Battle Manual! Ben and Common Dialog discuss the Palladium Open House.


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The AGC Game Tourney is finished! Look for Episode 52 to find out the results!


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Friday, May 11, 2007

AGC 51 May 12 2007 (Ending a Campaign/Two Years of AGC) (1:39:43)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, and Mick Bradley. Live on location from our secret underground lair (aka Carol's place). Ben can't skype in due to computer issues. Carol's move (and resulting entertainment center). In Media Res in talks to take over the Shadowrun license. WizKids Hellboy set coming as a crossover between HorrorClix and HeroClix? Mark found the Star Wars spaceship minis. Superman tags for the Chistopher Reeve Foundation. Mick's thoughts about the new Changeling news. Ending a Campaign. Carol will be running Tribe 8 for the Rolemonkeys in the near future. Designing a campaign with an end in mind. An interview with Chad Ellis from Your Move Games, regarding new and upcoming releases. A librarian's look at online access. D&D Insider. The Game Tourney is going into the finals! ENT00004 is the GenCon Podcasting Fan Party! The impending return of First Strike at Collectible Games! Voicemails! Dice Camera Action! Looking back at Ask A Gamer and the response. Entries from the forums, and our favorites as well.

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Shadowrun RPG (News of the transition to In Media Res LLC)
Superman Tags (Christopher Reeve Foundation)
Suppressed Transmission (Steve Jackson Games)
Prime Time Adventures (Dog-eared Designs)
Your Move Games (Battleground)
D&D Insider Announcement (EN World)
Bunnies And Burrows Wikipedia Entry
Villains and Vigilantes Wikipedia Entry


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Things Are Looking Up
Canon Puncture
The Rolemonkeys
International Detective Dragons From Outer Space
Midnight's Lair


Vote in the AGC Game Tourney!


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Saturday, April 28, 2007

AGC 50 April 28 2007 (Random Stuff) (58:30)

With Mark Kinney and Chris Heim. Carol has work issues. A welcome to our new listeners on Gliese 581c (in about 20 years). Green Ronin gets the Song of Ice and Fire license. More WotC talk. Doings at Wizards of the Coast. Send us your feedback! Games You May Never Have Heard Of: the history of Dragon! Gaming For Cheap Bastards: Tales From The Wood. Two years of All Games Considered. Send us discussion topics! Feedback. Gamer Chicks Rule! Contributions sought for the RPG Search Engine. Mick Bradley comments on stuff mentioned in the forum. David Moore calls in about the FATE review. Commiekid (of the soon to come Commiekid and the Pursuit of Awesomeness podcast) asks about gaming as yourself. Send us memorable moments for the anniversary show!


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Star Wars (Wizards of the Coast)
Tales From The Wood
Gamer Chicks Rule
After Serenity
The Game Master Show


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Green Ring Ethos
Podculture
GenCon



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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

AGCExtra 9 April 25 2007 (Unofficial SFB and Dark Ages Fae) (24:00)

Mark updates the Wizards of the Coast situation, then presents a Games You May Never Have Heard Of about unofficial Star Fleet Battles supplements, and an RPG Buffet Update about their Dark Ages: Fae game.

Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Thighs:

This simple but tasty recipe comes from Louisville chef Sara Gibbs (www.culinaryinnovations.com), and is an RPG Buffet favorite.

Dip 6 chicken thighs in milk, then coat in a mixture of 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, 1/2 teaspoon oregano and 1/2 teaspoon poultry seasoning. Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour.


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Companion Games
Star Fleet Battles Web Resources
Carol's Review of DA: Fae
Dark Ages: Fae at DriveThruRPG
Basic Ruleset for Dark Ages: Vampire Revised (White Wolf)


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Saturday, April 21, 2007

AGCExtra 8 April 21 2007 (Dragon and Dungeon) (12:09)

Mark makes a rushed editorial about the cancellation of Dragon and Dungeon's printed forms, and what may happen in their supposedly upcoming online incarnations. The guys at Fear The Boot are trying to help ZigguratCon. The AGC Game Tourney update. Apologies, but time constraints prevent the posting of the segments this time.

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Pulp Gamer (Interview with a Phil Lacefield Jr of Paizo Publishing)
Fear The Boot (Collecting for ZigguratCon)


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Saturday, April 14, 2007

AGC 49 April 14 2007 (The FATE of FUDGE) (1:06:18)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, and Carol. Technical problems at the high-tech All Games Considered studios. Musing about Easter games, and an aside about Sluggy Freelance. Trying out Gumshoe with the Rolemonkeys. GenCon stuff. Gaming For Cheap Bastards: Chris talks about FUDGE, and Carol talks about FATE! Mark contrasts Spirit of the Century's version of FATE with the version Carol described. Feedback, positive and negative. GURPS Discworld. We got Voicemail! Looking at the AGC Game Tourney again. Watch for an Extra soon with Games You May Never Have Heard Of and RPG Buffet!


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GUMSHOE (Pelgrane Press)
FUDGE (Grey Ghost Press)
Murphy's World (Not FUDGE)
Gatecrasher (Seraphim Guard)
FATE
Evil Hat Productions (Spirit of the Century)
Dresden Files RPG (Evil Hat Productions)
GURPS Discworld (Steve Jackson Games)


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The Tome
The Game Master Show
The Art of Roleplaying
Pulp Gamer


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Saturday, April 07, 2007

AGCExtra 7 April 7 2007 (Tribute to Joe Murphy) (9:10)

Mark shares a few thoughts about Joe Murphy. While I regret never having met him, I remain a big fan and wanted to pass along some related information.

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Joe Murphy Memorial Fund


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Saturday, March 31, 2007

AGC 48 March 31 2007 (Humor) (1:00:42)

With Mark Kinney and Carol. Chris... well, you'll see. Chris promises a special segment at some future point. Talking about Extra 6. Ben wants questions from listeners for a possible Palladium Open House Extra. Monte Cook's World of Darkness verifies to be d20. Shall we try the upcoming GMing Show on Talkshoe? Freeform discussion of humor in gaming. Systems: Toon. Paranoia. Tales From The Floating Vagabond. Board and card games. Let's Kill. Kill Puppies For Satan. Clay-O-Rama. Pokethulhu. Stuper Powers. Mood and your group. Retelling the Great Serenity Mess Hall Incident. Balancing humor and seriousness. Mark talks about a friend's Farce Campaign. Munchkin d20. In Jokes. Material about gaming, like Murphy's Rules, Dork Tower, and Knights of the Dinner Table. Mario from Geek Corps Radio wins the Godsend Agenda prize. Twitter. Email. We need a name for the women gamer podcast Carol is working up. Advertising thoughts.


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Monte Cook's World of Darkness thread (Sean K. Reynolds Forums)
Handmade Soaps For Gamers
Toon (Steve Jackson Games)
Paranoia (Mongoose Publishing)
Let's Kill (Atlas Games)
Kill Puppies For Satan (Lumpley Games)
Pokethulhu (Cumberland Games)
Stuper Powers (Evil Twin Comics)
Munchkin d20 (Steve Jackson Games)
Murphy's Rules (Steve Jackson Games)
Dork Tower
Knights of the Dinner Table (Kenzer and Company)


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The Rolemonkeys
Dice! Camera! Action!
Accidental Survivors


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