Tuesday, December 30, 2008

AGC 94 December 30 2008 (Happy New Year IV) (2:11:22)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and (surprise surprise) Chris Heim. What Chris has been doing. The GutterSkypes are live! Uber-geek Christmas gifts. West End Games news and an Open d6? GenCon registration is coming soon! ConGlomeration news (still need a venue, folks!). 2008 in review. Mark found a lost contest prize from the move ages ago! A Christmas movie aside. A skipped review, and an interview with the crew at Polymancer Studios. Games You May Never Have Heard Of: Reponse to the Redneck controversy and GAMERS magazine. Happy New Year! "Unstructured Time" begins with some GenCon talk. So you want to do a podcast? "Unstructured Unstructured Time" starts with 2009 gaming plans. Parcelling out the review queue. Oh, wait, Mark never got around to his 2009 gaming! Mark reveals the book he'd planned to review for this episode, but for time. Feedback got cut -- look for an Extra. Looking forward to 2009 -- see you there!

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Show links
The Gutter Skypes
West End Games Update
Polymancer Studios
GAMERS Magazine (Currently a wiki page...)


JazlerShow! Version 1.5.1 : This version is freeware.
Audacity(R) is free, open source software for recording and editing sounds. It is available for Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows, GNU/Linux, and other operating systems.

Hardware, via Radio Shack:
Mixing Board: 4 Channel Stereo Microphone Mixer (catalog# 32-2056). Supports up to four microphones. Requires 9-volt battery (available anywhere) or AC adapter (ask at your local Radio Shack) to operate

Adapter to connect the board to your laptop or desktop's microphone jack: 6-Ft. Y-Adapter, 1/8" Right-Angle to Two RCA
Plugs<(catalog# 42-2483)

Mikes: Unidirectional Dynamic Microphone (catalog# 33-3038) Decide how many you need. As host, you'll have to have one for yourself. Mark and Mags use four--one for the host, and three four guests.

Mike Stand: Desk Mic
Stand (catalog# 33-370).
You need one for each mike.

Mike Filter: Large Acoustic Foam Microphone Windscreen(catalog# 33-4001). You need one for each mike.

Headphones: the ones we use aren't on their web site, but you want something comfortable and noise-cancelling, like these or these.

3-way adapter to hook up headphones to your headphone jack: 6-Inch 3-Way Headphone Y-Adapter, 1/8" Plug to 1/8" Jacks (catalog# 42-2458)

Please note that the above represents a beginner's-level equipment, and while there are other podcast starter kits out there for beginners, this is the only way we're aware of to have this many microphones for this little amount.

Resources on Learning to Podcast:
Podcast Academy
School of Podcasting Morning Announcements How to Create Your Own Podcast - A Step-by-Step Tutorial
How Stuff Works: How To Create Your Own Podcast
Podcasting For Dummies (book)

Other Podcast-Relevant Materials:
Creative Commons
Podsafe Music Network
Podsafe Audio
Podcast Alley's list of podsafe music
sites and (for podsafe sound f/x)
The Internet Archive (for public domain material)
Gear Bag (to haul your podcasting hardware in)

International Detective Dragons From Outer Space
The Game Master Show

Contact Us! (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Mags) (Contest Address)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

REPOST: AGC 93 December 26 2008 (Playing Catch-Up) (51:21)

With Mark Kinney. News about the New Year Show. Interview with Mark Hooper of Frontier Games about Old Frontiers. RPG Buffet's October selection, Hellsing. An interview with Chad Ellis from Your Move Games and James Bell of Fiery Dragon Games. RPG Buffet's November selection, Dark Ages Vampire. An interview with Chris Engle of Hamster Press.

I didn't find the Chili recipe Mags mentions in that RPG Buffet, but I imagine it will wind up either in a comment here, or over in the forums.

RPG Buffet Spaghetti Sauce:
Sautee' thinly sliced yellow onions (and garlic cloves if you want) until they turn caramel colored (which brings out their sugars), then add tomato paste; cook

Add meat (I prefer a mix of pork and beef ground meat)

Add chopped zucchini, carotts, fresh tomatoes (preferably peeled, but not necessary), red and green pepper, eggplant, and sliced mushrooms.

Add in maybe 1/2 cup of red wine and fresh herbs: thyme, basic, rosemary and bay leaves. Let everything simmer for a while.

Throw in a little more tomato paste until you get the consistency you like. Let simmer for a little while.

Remove leaves, add salt and pepper.

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Show links
Frontier Games (Old Frontiers)
Hellsing (Pen and Paper RPG)
Your Move Games (Battleground and the Battle for Hill 218)
Fiery Dragon Productions (Counterstrike Minigames)
Dark Ages: Vampire downloads (White Wolf Game Studio)
Hamster Press (Engle Matrix Games)

Yog Radio
The Gutter Skypes
Arcadian Gate

Contact Us! (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Mags) (Contest Address)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

AGC 92 December 6 2008 (12 RPGs with Sean Patrick Fannon) (1:37:02)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and Sean Patrick Fannon. Driving in snow transitions into recent GenCon news. An introduction to industry veteran Sean Patrick Fannon, complete with you-heard-it-here-first annoucnements! His Quest. The 12 RPGs All Gamers Should Play Before They Die meme. The Wizards layoffs came over the wire as we recorded. Feedback about Monster Camp -- more gaming movies? Feedback about the Sultan in comparison with other specialized gaming tables, reaction to Red Neck Life, and what about episode 100? ConGlomeration need a venue!

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Sean Patrick Fannon's Quest Links
About The Quest
Sean's RPGLife Bio

Show links
Talisman Studios (Shaintar: Immortal Legends)
Sean's 12 RPGs
Dungeons and Dragons (TSR D&D Archive)
Advanced Dungeons and Dragons (TSR D&D Archive)
White Wolf Game Studio (Storyteller, Minds Eye Theater)
Champions (Hero Games)
Star Wars d6 (Wikipedia)
Star Wars (Wizards of the Coast)
Phage Press (Amber Diceless Roleplaying)
Diceless By Design (Future Amber Publishers)
Deliria (Wikipedia)
Top Secret (Wikipedia)
James Bond 007 (Wikipedia)
Far Future Enterprises (Twilight 2000)
Twilight 2013 (93 Studios)
Kill Puppies For Satan (Lumpley Games)
Paranoia (Mongoose Publishing)
Castle Falkenstein (R. Talsorian)
Mutants and Masterminds (Green Ronin Publishing)
Evil Hat Productions (Don't Rest Your Head and Spirit of the Century)
Legend of the Five Rings (Alderac Entertainment Group)
Pinnacle Entertainment Group (Savage Worlds)
Over The Edge (Atlas Games)
Monster Camp
Uber Goober
Dead Gentlemen Productions (The Gamers)

The DiceCast
International Detective Dragons From Outer Space
Quarter Share

Contact Us! (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Mags) (Contest Address)

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Download Issues

It appears we're having some issues on file downloads. At least in Firefox and the RSS feeds, the episodes are hitting a redirect loop; I've contacted LibSyn about this, and hope to have some resolution soon.

If you can't wait for your episodes, though, I have found that if you deign to open Internet Explorer, you can right click-save as and grab the files. I haven't tried Safari or other browsers, so I don't know how they're reacting.

If it's not cleared up by the time I get home from work tomorrow, I'll be sure to make the most recent episode available through Ourmedia.

Thanks, and sorry for the problem!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

AGC 91 November 22 2008 (I Thought Turkeys Could Fly) (1:24:57)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. A little Trek and Who talk to start. Topps shuts down WizKids, but Catalyst is waiting in the wings. LucasFilm backs off of GenCon. Pyramid goes PDF! Smirk and Dagger up for an award for 3D Sidewalk Chalk. The Geek Chic Roadshow. Layoffs at Upper Deck. Games You May Never Have Heard Of: Redneck Life! Mark talks about sourcebooks for Colonial Gothic and The Battle For Hill 218. Interview with Tom Filsinger from Filsinger Publications, about Champions of the Galaxy. Gaming Turkeys! The Unmitigates, followed by our own bads, the quirky, and the failed good. Some updates on the political gaming front, and responses on Christmas-themed games. Coming soon, the New Years Show!

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Show links
Crayola 3D Sidewalk Chalk
How The Chalk Works
Pyramid (Steve Jackson Games)
Redneck Life (Gut Busting Games)
Colonial Gothic: Secrets (Rogue Games)
Colonial Gothic: Poor Wizard's Grimoire (Rogue Games)
Battle For Hill 218 (Your Move Games)
Filsinger Games (Champions of the Galaxy and Legends of Wrestling)
Atrocities Game Reviews (Language Warning!)
Legacy: War of Ages (Black Gate Publishing)
Immortal: The Invisible War
TV Wars (Board Game Geek)
Unknown Armies (Atlas Games)
Over The Edge (Atlas Games)
Cults Across America (Atlas Games)
1960: Making of the President (Z-Man Games)
Sons of Liberty (Kallisti Press/IPR)
Paizo Blog (with Open Calls for Scenarios)
Free RPG Blog
Secret Lives of Gingerbread Men (Wicked Dead Brewing Company)
The Big Night (May Contain Monkeys)

Flinchy (The Seanachai)
Narrative Control
Wandering Geek
Arcadian Gate
Murder at Avedon Hill

Contact Us! (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Mags) (Contest Address)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

AGCExtra 26 November 15th 2008 (Houses of the Blooded) (20:32)

Mark, Carol, and Mags discuss John Wick's Houses of the Blooded, followed by an interview with John Wick from GenCon 2008.

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Show links
Houses of the Blooded

Contact Us! (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Mags)

Monday, November 10, 2008

GenCon Auction/Christian Childrens Fund Update

Mags posted this to the forum, but I thought it worthy of posting on the front page. You can find the original posting this text comes from at the GenCon forums.

I would like to take this opportunity to set the record straight on the Gen Con Indy 2008 Charity issue, as there has been a lot of misinformation spreading like wildfire on various forums, blogs, etc.

First allow me to explain how Gen Con goes about selecting its show charity. The process is very simple. We generally choose several potential charities based on the following criteria…

1) Is local to the (Indy) area
2) Supports children
3) Preferably has a focus in math, science or gaming-related activities.

Staff then votes individually on which charity we would like to support at the show; majority wins.

In 2008, Gen Con decided on a different route in choosing the charity, due the death of Gary Gygax, Gen Con’s founder. It was without question that the charity for 2008 would be one of Gary’s favorite charities.

In choosing the charity for 2008, Gen Con had heard through several channels, including a close friend of Gary’s family, that Christian Children’s Fund (CCF) was one of Gary’s favored charities. Gen Con contacted CCF about our intentions and asked for a logo and some promotional materials that we could use on our website. We were informed by a person at CCF that they would not be able to provide us with these materials, apparently due to our association with D&D. We were not comfortable with this position, considering Gary’s role as co-founder of D&D, and founder of Gen Con, and therefore we decided to pick a different charity. We informed the Gygax family of our decision and the reason behind it, and asked if there was another charity they would like us to consider. Fisher House was suggested, as it too was a favored charity of Gary’s. Considering the outstanding services this charity provides to service members, veterans, and their families, we knew Fisher House would be a great charity for Gen Con to support. We later found out that we had been misinformed as to CCF’s position in regards to D&D and Gen Con, but by then we had already chosen Fisher House as our charity, and announcements and promotions were already made and in the works, such that it would not have been possible to change charities at that point.

To be clear, Gen Con made the decision not to donate to CCF; at no time did CCF refuse to take charity money from Gen Con. Gen Con chooses a show charity long before Gen Con Indy 2008 ever takes place.

I have sent an email to The Partnership that runs and asked them to make sure the information being presented and discussed on their website is updated and accurate regarding this issue. I would also like to ask each of you to do your part in setting the record straight by contacting the various websites, blogs, etc. that you are active on, and where this issue is being discussed, to make sure they have their facts correct as well. The statement on Wikinews purporting to be from a Gen Con staff member is completely incorrect, as Gen Con staff has never commented on this subject …until now.

If there are any further questions or points of clarification, please feel free to contact me personally at

Thank you.
Jeannette LeGault
Director of Event Programming - Gen Con LLC

Saturday, November 08, 2008

AGC 90 November 8 2008 (Vote Early...) (1:15:26)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. NaNoWriMo updates. The GenCon-Christian Childrens Fund Auction controversy (be cool, people!). Smirk and Dagger's Crayola connection. Dungeons and Dragons Miniatures changes. World of Warcraft Minis Organized Play. Heroic Journey Publishing arrives to help would-be game publishers! DVD Games at Blockbuster, and pointers to Essen coverage. Beware of brief political opinions by two thirds of the hosts! Political gaming! Allusions to a long recording, and Halloween movie talk. Sean Patrick Fannon is embarking on a Quest (which we hope to talk to him about in episode 91). Feedback. Praise for GoDaddy. Future plans, and a poll anecdote.

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Show links
Crayola 3D Sidewalk Chalk
D&D Miniatures
World of Warcraft Miniatures (Upper Deck)
Heroic Journey Publishing
Bounty Head Bebop (Heroic Journey Publishing)
National Gaming Day at your Library
Board Game News Essen Coverage (Day 1)
Board Game News Essen Coverage (Day 2.1)
Board Game News Essen Coverage (Day 2.2)
Board Game News Essen Coverage (Day 3)
Board Game News Essen Coverage (Day 4)
Comrade Koba
Election Day Zombies (Fark)
Politics as D&D
White Wolf (World of Darkness)
Legend of the Five Rings (AEG)
Bushido (Pen and Paper RPG)
Sengoku (Gold Rush Games -- Eventually, this link will work)
Transhuman Space (Steve Jackson Games)
Birthright (Wikipedia)
Avalon Hill (Diplmacy, Rocketville)
The Diplomatic Pouch
Machiavelli (Board Game Geek)
Fantasy Flight Games (Game of Thrones, Tribune, Senator, Perakles, Battlestar Galactica, Cosmic Encounter)
Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying (Green Ronin)
Emperor Magic (Wizards of the Coast)
Settlers of Catan
Junta (West End Games)
Cold War
Contested Ground Studios (Cold City, Hot War)
Coup (Board Game Geek)
President (Similar to Great Dalmuti) (Wikipedia) (Language Warning)
Nuclear War (Flying Buffalo)
Illuminati (Steve Jackson Games)
1960: Making of the President (Z-Man Games)
Long Live The King (White Wolf)
Succession (Your Move Games)
Boardgames.About.Com Political Games 1
Boardgames.About.Com Political Games 2

Canon Puncture
Dragon's Landing
Codename: Starkeeper

Contact Us! (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Mags) (Contest Address)

AGC Co-Host Curse Promo

Another new promo for the new lineup, with Mark, Carol, and Mags (who was recently "promoted" from RPG Buffet). Thanks to Matthew and Pamela Stewart-Fulton for additional voices!

If you're a fellow podcaster, and this fits with your general format, please play it, and let me know! Thanks!

Download promo mp3 here!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

AGCExtra 25 November 1st 2008 (Murphy's World and Episode Extras) (30:15)

The RPG Buffet talks about Murphy's World, and some bits cut from Episode 89, including Mags' Killer experience and some extra talk about horror RPGs.

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Show links
Murphy's World
Girl Genius

Contact Us! (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Mags)

Saturday, October 25, 2008

AGC 89 October 25 2008 (This Is My PODCAST!) (1:10:15)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Okay, you primitive gamers, listen up! Halloween plans. D&D Insider officially launches! Zombies coming to a console near you! Dinosaur King TCG coming from Upper Deck. More about One Bad Egg. NeonCon's Economic Relief Package. GenCon Interview: Relentless Publishing. Whoops, Carol's not here, and the writing thing was her idea! Talk about NaNoWriMo and other writing, and applying it toward breaking into the industry. Fantasy Flight Games Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying writing contest. Horror-based gaming. Have a great Halloween!

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Show links
D&D Insider Announcement
D&D Insider Details
4E Amethyst (Goodman Games) (
Frank Franzetta's Death Dealer: Shadows of Mirahan (Goodman Games)
Dinosaur King TCG (Upper Deck)
One Bad Egg (
Relentless Publishing (Prophecy)
Prophecy (Relentless Publishcing)
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
Bardstown Civil War Museum
Frazier Historical Arms/International History Museum
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying writing contest (Fantasy Flight)
Alarums and Excursions
Cold City (Contested Ground Studios)
The Mountain Witch (Indie Press Revolution)
Call of Cthulhu (Chaosium)
White Wolf (World of Darkness)
Eden Studios (All Flesh Must Be Eaten, Conspiracy X,Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Witchcraft)
Rapture: The Second Coming (Holistic Design Stufios)
The End (Pen and Paper RPG Database)
Delta Green (Pagan Publishing)
BBC Cult Television
Buffy Starter Kit (BBC)
Witchcraft (Eden Studios)
Unspeakable Words (Playroom Entertainment)
Atlas Games (Cults Across America, Cthulhu 500, Lunch Money, Gloom and Let's Kill)
Arkham Horror (Fantasy Flight Games)
Zombies! (Twilight Creations)
Zombie Flux (Looney Labs)
Betrayal at House on the Hill (Avalon Hill)
Chill: Black Morn Manor (54-40 Orphyte)
House of Whack (Dreampunk Productions)
Hex Hex (Smirk and Dagger)
Plague and Pestilence (Board Game Geek)
Black Death (BTRC)
Who Is The Werewolf? (Looney Labs)
Killer (Steve Jackson Games)
Humans vs Zombies
Spooky (Hex Games)
Nightmares of Mine (
Mystery Rummy (Board Game Geek)

Gamers Haven
The GeekSpin
The Jesus Geeks

Contact Us! (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Mags) (Contest Address)

Saturday, October 11, 2008

AGC 88 October 11 2008 (All About The Benjamins) (1:05:13)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Financial woes. Lynn Willis illness. Zobmondo into Arby's kids meals. New games on Facebook thanks to GameTable Online. Agricola and 1960: The Making of the President win International Game Awards. Windhammer Prize for short gamebook fiction. Goodman Games gets license to publish Call of Cthulhu adventures, starting with Death In Luxor. Rogue Games writing contest. Interview with Richard Iorio of Rogue Games. Mark talks about Mutant City Blues. Prices dropping, and free stuff coming! Explaining the financial crisis in terms of Pokemon. Places to look for cheap or free gaming. Polymancer's DiceCast! True Dungeon gets its own convention! NeonCon is coming! More word from Pittsburgh, and thoughts on GM consulting. Recordings of a Spirit of the Century Skype game should surface somewhere, sometime.

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Show links
Agricola (Z-Man Games)
1960: The Making of the President
Windhammer Prize
Goodman Games (Age of Cthulhu: Death In Luxor)
Rogue Games (Thousand Suns and Colonial Gothic)
Mutant City Blues (Pelgrane Press)
ScreenMonkey (Free RPGLife Version)
Financial Crisis for Fourteen Year Olds
Cheapass Games
Looney Labs
International Bone Rollers Guild
BoardGameGeek's Print and Play Resource
BoardGameGeek's Print and Play Resource
BoardGameGeek's Print and Play Resource
Game It Yourself
Game Chef Mirror
One Bad Egg
Print and Play Podcast
The DiceCast
True Realm
The Fifth World
Doug Hagler's HARP Review

Heart of the Hunter
International Detective Dragons From Outer Space
This Modern Death

Contact Us!
Send us a voice message via Odeo (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Mags) (Contest Address)

Thursday, September 25, 2008

AGC 87 September 27 2008 (Gaming Under Adversity) (1:08:24)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Send us topic ideas, people! And let us plug your favorite convention, too! Maybe even the return of Dice! Camera! Action!? Mags takes over as the AGC News Director. Brian Thomsen passes. GAMA seeking new Executive Director. Monty Python Fluxx. Ticket to Ride Dice Expansion. Formula D exclusive Porche model in first run. Order of the Stick: War and XPs ships to stores. Ken Hite's Out of the Box back at IPR (with some fan adoration from us). Street date for Monsterpocalypse! GSL still on the way. Reminiscing on other old legal kerfuffles. Wits and Wagers going to Europe and beyond! Reaper suppliment for Talisman! Mistborn RPG! Paul Tevis holds his podcast for ransom. A little talk about Ike. New Dungeon Crawl Classics and the Master Dungeons (with a little bit on the official WotC line). Gaming under adversity. Interview with Lisa Brown from Gamers For Humanity. Secrets and Lies. Mark owns an issue of People magazine with an article about the UK Steve Jackson. Who's going to pay for Dragon/Dungeon? Feedback from Pittsburgh! Thoughts on GMing Consulting. RPG Buffet Extra coming!

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Show links
The Secret Lair
Brian Thomsen Bio (Wizards of the Coast)
GAMA Announcement
Monty Python Fluxx (Looney Labs)
Ticket To Ride Dice Expansion (Days of Wonder)
Asmodee Editions (Formula D)
Out of the Box (Indie Press Revolution)
Monsterpocalypse (Privateer Press)
Northstar Games (Wits and Wagers)
Talisman Island
Fantasy Flight Games Talisman Forum (The Reaper)
Crafty Games (Mistborn)
Have Games Will Travel Ransom Info
Goodman Games (Dungeon Crawl Classics and Master Dungeons)
Gamers For Humanity
The Fifth World
DNAPhil's GMing Consulting
Encoded Designs

Chasing The Bard
Sellswords of Punjar Actual Play
Wandering Geek

Contact Us!
Send us a voice message via Odeo (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Contest Address)

Friday, September 12, 2008

AGC 86 September 13 2008 (More GenCon and Railroading) (1:14:08)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Chris Pipinou, and Mags. Carol and Mags talk about their GenCon experiences. Fantasy Flight price increases, and game prices in general. Embassy Suites, the stealth hotel! Carol's R. A. Salvatore story. A look at Goodman Games' Character Codex and DM Campaign Record. RPGLife! Another Chris leaves the show, but we have a new host already! GM Railroading. Mark interviews Scott Rouse, Sara Girard, and Randy Bueller about Dungeons and Dragons, D&D Insider, and Living Forgotten Realms. Trail of Cthulhu in the final thoughts (Mark got Mutant City Blues instead). The new Baron Munchausen game. Upcoming Secret Life topics.

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Show links
Fantasy Flight Games Price Changes
DM's Campaign Record (Goodman Games)
Character Codex (Goodman Games)
Character Codex pdf on RPGNow (Goodman Games)
RPG Life
Pip's Email
RPG Theory Blog defines Railroading
TV Tropes Wiki entry on GM Railroading
Gnome Stew's essay "In Defense of Railroading"
(Also see their "Five Mistakes of the New GM")'s "The Iron Fist and Abused GM Syndrome"
D&D Insider
Secret Life of Girl Gamers

This Modern Death
Canon Puncture
Yog Radio

Contact Us!
Send us a voice message via Odeo (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Contest Address)

Friday, August 29, 2008

AGC 85 August 30 2008 (GenCon and More) (1:14:12)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Ben Balestra, and the RPG Buffet. Polymancer is launching Paladin, a fantasy gaming magazine. Mark gushes about GenCon and some of his finds there. Carol sends in an interview with Andrew Peregrine from Cubicle 7 about Victoriana (apologies for the sound quality on that one), and Mark brings an interview with Mark Purvis and Andy Smith, brand managers of Magic: The Gathering about the upcoming Shards of Alara and a few other upcoming things. Ben sends his views on GenCon, and we continue catching up with the RPG Buffet and their look at the Marvel Universe RPG. Mark looks inside the box of the upcoming Formula D! The show's direction with the forthcoming GenCon material.

From Mags:
One important addendum that our GM, John, forgot to mention when we recorded the segment:

A big feature of the Marvel Universe system that's stressed in the rules is that it can be played without a GM. A pair of players or even two teams can simply create characters and have a combat without the need for a GM to direct activities. So if players are simply looking for a combat session and not a full storyline with plot and character development, MURG gives them that option.


The RPG Buffet had it's annual cookout this month, and Kae--who is not only learning to GM, but learning to cook--came up with a tasty fruit salad recipe for our dessert:



* 3 oranges
* 2 key limes
* 1 pint of strawberries
* 2 bananas

Peel and chop the oranges and limes, and wash and cap the strawberries. Toss together in a bowl and chill for at least an hour. Just before serving, peel and slice the bananas and toss with the rest of the fruit.

Optional Glaze: Mix 1/4 cup of water or orange juice with 1 tablespoon of honey. After adding the bananas, pour over fruit and toss gently.

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Show links
Polymancer Studios (Paladin)
Cubicle 7 Entertainment (Starblazer Adventures, Doctor Who, Victoriana)
Hellas (Khepera Publishing)
Magic: The Gathering (Wizards of the Coast)
Marvel Universe RPG (Wikipedia)
Asmodee Editions US (Formula D)

Brilliant Gameologists
The Podgecast
International Detective Dragons From Outer Space
Codename: Starkeeper

Contact Us!
Send us a voice message via Odeo (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Contest Address)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

AGC 84 August 12 2008 (Reviews and Looking Forward to GenCon) (1:11:54)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Chris Pipinou. All back in studio at last! But what about the blender? Alcohol stories. What the crew has been up to. The Shocking Review is in: Robotech Shadow Chronicles (which Mark and Chris both talk about)! Carol talks about Eldritch. A disturbing amount of talk about Gnomes takes place. Mark interviews one of the creators, Dan Cross. GenCon talk, Twitter, and Gmail's brief fall. Mark, the Matrix Game Pimp. Good night, folks!

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Show links
Robotech: Shadow Chronicles RPG (Palladium Books)
Goodman Games Product Page (Eldritch, Points of Light, PC Pearls)
Another Eldritch Site
Extraordinary Book of Names (Troll Lord Games)
Hellas (Khepera Publishing)
Trail of Cthulhu (Pelgrane Press)
I Drank What? (Empire Games)

International Detective Dragons From Outer Space
Basics of the Game
Murder at Avedon Hill

Contact Us!
Send us a voice message via Odeo (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Contest Address)

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Episode 83 Corrected Promo Links

So, in a bit of a rush to get the episode posted (mostly because of the time-sensitive nature of the ENnies voting) I managed to not change most of the promo links in the show notes. I'll repeat them here, with the correct links.

Heart of the Hunter
The Adventures of Indiana Jim
The Game Master Show
Playing For Keeps (The one I got right, but you should check it out anyway and buy Mur's book and stuff...)

Thanks to Sam Chupp for catching that!

Friday, August 01, 2008

AGC 83 August 1 2008 (Interview with Bradley McDevitt) (1:02:04)

With Mark Kinney, Ben Balestra, and the RPG Buffet. Scheduling plays havoc again. Podcasts up for awards this year. The end of Gleemax. The creator of Harn passes away, and some musing on game settings. The GenCon podcasting track for this year. Big shocking review will be next episode instead of this one (at least, we hope). The RPG Buffet talks about Toon. Games You May Never Have Heard Of: Chronicles of Ramlar! Interview with Bradley K. McDevitt, creator of Nightlife, It Came From The Late Late Late Show, and Haiiii-Ya!

From Mags:
No recipe for June, since this was the Buffet's annual trip to Huber's Orchard & Winery. However, we invite the audience to check out Forbe's recommendations for twenty-five great wines under $25.00.

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Show links
ENnie Awards Voting
Diana Jones Award
Wandering Geek Podcast
Canon Puncture
West End Games For Sale Forum Thread
GenCon Podcasting Track
Columbia Games (Harn)
Kelestia Publications (Harn)
White Silver Publishing (Chronicles of Ramlar)
Bradley McDevitt
Bradley McDevitt's MySpace
It Came From The Late Late Late Show (Pen and Paper RPG Database)
NightLife (Pen and Paper RPG Database)
Haiiii-Ya! (Goodman Games)

Heart of the Hunter
Adventures of Indiana Jim
The Game Master Show
Playing For Keeps

Contact Us!
Send us a voice message via Odeo (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Contest Address)

Friday, July 25, 2008

New Forums Forthcoming...

It would appear that the old PodcastPEN forums have finally gone away.

It will be a little bit of time, but I plan to set up a solution along the lines of what I set up for the Rolemonkeys a while back. I've got to relearn a few things, but we should have some additional flexibility as well.

We'll be sure to announce both here and on the show when I've got things set up.


Sunday, July 20, 2008

AGC 82 July 19 2008 (Return of the RPG Buffet) (53:16)

With Mark Kinney and the RPG Buffet. Mark was on vacation, so the show was late, but he talks a little about a game he played called Liar's Dice. Then the RPG Buffet makes its triumphant return, discussing favorite games played through last year, then their experiment in a short Decipher Star Trek campaign. A little bit of feedback.

From Mags:
There's no recipe for the first segment of this episode, as Louis and I went to Louisville's North End Cafe for supper. However, we can certainly recommend online resources to check local restaurant reviews! and both focus on high-end, world-class restaurants, so if you're looking for an upscale, classy dining experience, start here. focuses on the service aspect of restaurants. They operate on the belief that if the service sucks, it doesn't matter how good the food tastes. Reviews are submitted by the site's readers. is a wonderfully comprehensive review site, with diners from all over the world share their dining experiences. And of course, don't forget to check your local newspaper or locally-based websites for reviews--our favorite for the Louisville area is

When planning your evening out, be sure to Google the names of the restaurants you're considering, because most wil have web sites with their menus posted (usually with pricing). Call to see if you need reservations, or at the very least call to see what the wait for a table is--you can save yourself a lot of headache that way!

An update to the information about the Decipher version of Star Trek: Decipher was forced to close down their RPG studio due to financial difficulties, and announced supplements for their Star Trek RPG were never published. On November 12, 2007, Decipher CEO Warren Holland confirmed that the company would no longer be releasing any material concerning the Star Trek RPG.

The Star Trek mini-campaign represented a departure from the Buffet's usual approach to RPGs--instead of a new game once a month, we devoted several months to one game. In keeping with this theme of trying something different, this month's featured supper recipe is...breakfast! For a change of pace, we had breakfast for supper one night. Here's two dishes--one a classic Southern breakfast dish, another my personal favorite--that are sure to satisfy your guests:


* 6 cups water
* 2 teaspoons salt
* 1 1/2 cups grits
* 1/2 cup butter
* 3 eggs, well beaten
* 16 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
* 2 to 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
* cayenne pepper to taste
Bring water and salt to a rolling boil; gradually stir in grits with fork. Cook, stirring constantly, until all water is absorbed. Stir in butter a tablespoon at a time; stir in the beaten eggs, working quickly so eggs will not cook before thoroughly blended into the grits, then stir in the shredded cheese, garlic and a little cayenne pepper. Put into a greased 2 1/2-quart casserole. Bake at 350° for 1 hour, until grits feel firm to touch in center (grits will still be soft). Let stand 10 minutes and serve.

Slowcooker Breakfast Cobbler
This recipe is from Table Talk by Mimi Wilson and Mary Beth Lagerborg, authors of Once A Month Cooking.

* 4 medium-sized apples, peeled and sliced
* 1/4 cup honey
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 2 tablespoons butter, melted
* 2 cups granola cereal
Place apples in slow cooker and mix in remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low 7-9 hours (overnight) or on high 2-3 hours. Serve with milk. (Also goes great over hot biscuits or waffles!)
Yield: 4 servings

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Liar's Dice
Decipher Star Trek RPG

The Rolemonkeys
Theory From The Closet
Canon Puncture

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Saturday, July 19, 2008

Technical Issues Delay AGC 82

My apologies for the further delay of Episode 82, but the home system (on which I'm trying to cobble together the file for AGC 82) is giving me fits. I was also unable to complete the episode over my vacation (editing together segments I had worked fine, but the cabin's acoustics made it impossible to record anything).

I expect to have things ironed out by Monday night, so look for the new episode then!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Update on Episode 82

I am going on vacation with my family this week, a week which would normally be a recording week. As I don't yet know what kind of (or how regular) internet access I shall have, we won't be recording an episode.

However... Thanks to Mags, I now have a backlog of RPG Buffet material, including their overview of favorite games and their six-month run of the Decipher Star Trek RPG. It might end up posting late, but I will definitely take the time this week to put it together (when I'm not busy writing Arcadian Gate and other stories, or, Ghu forbid, actually doing stuff with my family).

So look for AGC 82, The Return of the RPG Buffet, coming soon to a podcatcher near you!

Saturday, July 05, 2008

AGC 81 July 5 2008 (Presenting The Dead Gentlemen) (37:59)

With Mark Kinney and Chris Pipinou. Sorry about the short show, and the next one might be, as well. Help out Tom Smith, if you are so inclined. Origins Awards winners. Interview with Don Early and Matt Vancil of Dead Gentlemen Productions, about Demon Hunters and The Gamers: Dorkness Rising. Gimme feedback!

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Tom Smith Online
Mr. Smith Goes To The Hospital (Tom Smith Fund Raiser)
Dead Gentlemen Productions
The Gamers
Dead Gentlemen at Paizo Publishing

The Tome
Yog Radio

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Thursday, June 19, 2008

AGC 80 June 21 2008 (Alpha Omega) (49:09)

With Mark Kinney and Chris Pipinou. Mark's memory is going out. Corrections. Heroic Journey Publishing. Free RPG Day is the 21st! Conventions. 4th Edition. Alpha Omega: 80s crunch with 2000s streamlining. A quick email, and a glance at Hastings: 1066 (to be covered in more detail in a future episode).

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Heroic Journey Publishing
Heroic Journeys Publishing (Rolemonkeys Thread)
Free RPG Day
Ethan Haas Was Right
Alpha Omega
Mindstorm Labs

The Geek Spin
Wandering Geek Podcast
Transistor Rodeo

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Notice To Those Concerned

A number of listeners received the original version of Episode 79 and have contacted me with concern.

There is nothing happening at the moment. The comment I made concerned the specific quotation during Episode 78 of a forum thread that, taken out of context, technically constitutes libel on my part, and was largely intended to take any blame on me alone, rather than my co-hosts. This, however, led people to assume some sort of action was taking place, which it is not at this time.

Given that commenting has gotten me in escalating levels of trouble as it is, I'm going to leave it at that.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

REPOST: AGC 79 June 9 2008 (Transitions and Demon Hunters) (44:54)

With Mark Kinney and Ben Balestra. Changes coming due to Palladium fallout. Erick Wujcik passes away. Polymancer Studios seeks writers for a new RPG System. New Magic set format. Mark looks at the Demon Hunters RPG (with an aside about the Book of Unremitting Horror, and an aside on RPG books costs). A continuation of Ben's BashCon interview series, his upcoming Extras, and his events at GenCon (oh, yeah, Fourth Edition released over the weekend, too). Mark's new fiction podcast. HyperiCon plan weirdness.

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Polymancer Studios
Magic: The Gathering (Wizards of the Coast)
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising
Dead Gentlemen Productions
Margaret Weis Productions (Demon Hunters RPG)
Book of Unremitting Horror (Pelgrane Press)
Sen So (Twin Blade Games)
Aaron Williams
Tony Steele
Reaper Miniatures
Mark Kinney Audio Fiction

Hosting The Kazimeer
The Game Master Show

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Re-editing 79

I've become aware that I've once again put my foot in my mouth and said something on episode 79 that might imply things that aren't happening.

I've taken the post down, and I'm going back and re-editing the mp3s. Look for the repost later tonight.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Slight delay on 79

Everyone met up this past Tuesday, but we didn't get any recording done (Carol wanted to see how she got along with the new Chris before we did so). I'm going to have something sometime this week, but with a bunch of other projects (the fiction podcast launching, some other writing I need to do, and the real life job) my time is a little tight at the moment.

My plan is to record something Monday to have ready for release Monday night or Tuesday. I just picked up Demon Hunters as well as the Gumshoe version of the Book of Unremitting Horror, so I expect I'll discuss one of those.

There is also another BashCon Extra from Ben in the queue, so that will probably go out a little after.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Decision: A Vegas After Midnight Story (13:37)

(This is probably the only cross-post you will see from the new fiction podcast. I did it because it's the first story to go out over it, and it is gaming-based. If you like it, feel free to check things out over at and come along for the ride.)

Our first story is based on Mick Bradley's Vegas After Midnight game setting, and involves my character's deliberations, after his escape from death at the hands of an outlands warlord, about joining the Rangers.

Vegas After Midnight

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

AGCExtra 21 May 31 2008 (BashCon Part 1) (20:30)

Ben Balestra presents the first in a series of Extras about BashCon! The Origins Awards Travelling Roadshow, Mayfair Games, and an Origins overview.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

AGC Game Tourney Statement

The statement text follows:

This is Mark Kinney of the All Games Considered podcast, and this is a statement concerning our recent episode in which we announced the winner of the AGC Game Tourney.

In the course of that episode, during the discussion of the general process of the tourney, I, in addressing some posting in Palladium Books' forums encouraging people to vote more than once per day, singled out a posting that, on second look, not only said they were not exploiting the system, but in fact simply referred to being able to vote once per day, which was legal in the first place. For that, I apologize to Palladium forum poster LostOne. I regret the error.

In addressing the posts that did encourage clearing cookies to vote more than once per day, I, in an attempt to balance out those claims, noted that Palladium has a large and active fan base. I should also have emphasized more those posts denouncing any forms of cheating in the tournament, and do so now. In any event, in a stance consistent with my editorial last August about the Fear The Boot/ENnie Awards situation, I will still seek options for the voting to prevent the question from being a factor in future iterations of the Tourney.

And finally, I deny claims that I wanted Rifts not to win the tournament. I encouraged organization among other game fans not to necessarily stop Rifts, but to drum up participation in general. I have in fact held up the Palladium example several times in the course of the tournament as what I want to see not just out of Palladium fans, but game fans in general, including the Palladium fans.

I cannot speak to the reactions of anyone else on the show, nor will I attempt to stifle those reactions. They had nothing to do with the running of the Tourney outside of assisting in the selection process.

Thank you.

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Monday, May 19, 2008

AGC 78 May 20 2008 (The End Of An Era) (1:42:59)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, Carol, and Ben Balestra. Everyone's here! Except Ben, thanks to Skype troubles. ConGlomeration. A convention episode of SLGG. The whole crew may make it to HyperiCon! The AGC Game Tourney finals, and plans for next year. The new high-tech AGC Studio. Games You May Never Have Heard Of: Sceptre 1027. Chris takes a look at Hollow Earth Expedition. Arkham Terror: Experimental Therapy and the shape of Matrix Games to come. GenCon talk. Gaming fiction, and fiction from gaming (and more than a couple of asides). An email and ending talk. Talisman online stuff again. Looking for your feedback.

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Secret Life of Girl Gamers
Sceptre 1027 AD (Board Game Geek)
Sceptre 1027 AD (Chess Variants)
Hollow Earth Expedition (Exile Games Studio)
Mad Cat Creations
Hamster Press (Engle Matrix Games)
The Game Geeks (YouTube Search)

The Adventures of Indiana Jim
Basics of the Game
International Detective Dragons From Outer Space
The Game Master Show

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

New Episode on the way...

Chris, Carol and I got together last night to record the Third Anniversary show. It should be good, and a nice sendoff for Chris.

Look for it to post sometime Tuesday.

Thanks for sticking with us!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

2008 AGC Game Tourney Update 5 (3:00)

Down to the finals! Mark found last years brackets during the move and gives a little history on the tourney.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

2008 AGC Game Tourney Update 4 (1:55)

Two new number one seeds for the 2009 tourney, in the division finals. We move on to the semifinals voting, which will last for two weeks while I move...

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Saturday, April 12, 2008

2008 AGC Game Tourney Update 3 (2:32)

Round two ends with a lot of close votes and at least one stunning upset! Division finals are in the voting booth now!

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Friday, April 11, 2008

AGC 77 April 12 2008 (Thousand Points of Hiatus) (1:03:59)

With Mark Kinney and Chris Heim. Less edited than usual because of the upcoming move (and punchiness due to tiredness). The hiatus has come. What to do with the show after Chris leaves. Mark saw 21. ICAR updates. Skirmisher Press specials. (I didn't have the eBay links, though.) Talisman online news. AGC listed on Hackermedia? AGC Game Tourney wildness. Thousand Suns. Dresden Files stuff. Gaming related anecdotes about Derby and stuff. Mark is not anti-LARP! Why Mark wandered around in an electrical storm in a steel helmet.

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Skirmisher Publishing
Thousand Suns (Rogue Games)
Dresden Files RPG (Evil Hat Productions)

The Secret Lair
Master Plan

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Saturday, April 05, 2008

2008 AGC Game Tourney Update 2 (3:01)

Mark gives the stats that conclude round one! Round two is in the voting booth now!

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Saturday, March 29, 2008

2008 AGC Game Tourney Update 1 (2:57)

Mark gives the current standings in the AGC Game Tourney. A new round is in the voting booth now!

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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

AGC 76 March 27 2008 (Out There With The Humor Again) (58:38)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, and Ben Balestra. Paizo brings us Pathfinder! Tonight's subject matter. A note about the AGC Game Tourney leads to momentary NCAA discussion. Mark's aside on the past of USENet April Fools jokes. Guess The False Facts About The Hosts, Part One! Games You May Never Have Heard Of: Manhunter! Mark talks about Game Night. Guess The False Facts About The Hosts, Part Two! Chris talks about Nuisances. Farce campaigns and humorous games. Closing out the False Facts game. The revival of Mark's rap career?

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Pathfinder RPG (Paizo Publishing)
Game Night
Critical Miss
Nuisances (Skirmisher Publishing)

The Escapist Cast
Gamers Haven
Print And Play Podcast
The Tome

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Monday, March 24, 2008

AGCExtra 20 March 24 2008 (UCon) (15:22)

Ben Balestra talks about UCon in Michican, Senso and some Columbia Games being demoed there, and conventions in general.

Also, the AGC Game Tourney opens!

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Columbia Games

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Tuesday, March 18, 2008

REPOST: AGC 75 March 18 2008 (Generic Episode) (1:05:57)

Sorry about that -- upload problems again.

With Mark Kinney and Chris Heim. Carol is taking personal time. The High Tech AGC Studio strikes again! Chris' Guild Wars, and Mark's Tactics II, and Dresden for both. Kobold Quarterly. Graduate Your Game. 4th Edition banter. The approaching show anniversary and probably hiatus in May. The basics of generic game systems. Gaming For Cheap Bastards: The Four Colors System! A strange segue into FATE and Fudge. Mark talks about the HDL system. Conventions. The AGC Game Tourney brackets announced!

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Tactics II (Board Game Geek)
Kobold Quarterly
Graduate Your Game (White Wolf)
GURPS (Steve Jackson Games)
Four Colors (Seraphim Guard)
HDL (Tremorworks)

The Adventures of Indiana Jim
Wandering Geek
Fist Full of Comics Star Trek site
The Next Fix, by Matt Wallace

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

AGC 74 March 4 2008 (Dark House of Whack) (47:45)

With Mark Kinney and Chris Pipinou. Yes, both Chris and Carol had stuff happening. An intro to Chris, and a short talk about a MUSH he ran. GenCon Woes (and a little other convention talk). September bad for gaming things? Fantasy Flight picking up after Black Industries. Chris discusses Dark Heresy. Mark talks House of Whack. Additional Colonial Gothic info, a teaser on Thousand Suns, and a little chat about Diplomacy. Still getting the AGC Game Tourney together!

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Dark Heresy (Black Industries)
Fantasy Flight Games
House of Whack (Dreampunk Productions)
Colonial Gothic (Rogue Games)
Diplomacy (Avalon Hill/Wizards of the Coast)

Canon Puncture
Gamers Haven
Playing For Keeps

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Monday, February 18, 2008

AGC 73 February 19 2008 (Claymore and Colonial Gothic) (1:03:47)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, and Ben Balestra. Carol is out sick. Mark points out the last Extra to those who might have missed it. GenCon Housing Woes. It it the fault of bots? New podcast. Bleeding For Dresden. Ben interviews Michel Smith from Redshirt Games. Gaming For Cheap Bastards: Claymore! Mark discusses Colonial Gothic. Games You May Never Have Heard Of: Hunter Planet! Skirmisher's new book. Feedback. Fantasy Flight doing a Battlestar Galactica boardgame. slogan stuff. Let's start seeding for the AGC Game Tourney!

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Hamishakia Podcast
Redshirt Games
Gamers For Christ
Christian Gamers Guild
Colonial Gothic (Rogue Games)
Hunter Planet (Ariel Archives)
Skirmisher Press (The Animal Players Handbook)
Battlestar Galactica (Fantasy Flight Games)

Green Ring Ethos
International Detective Dragons From Outer Space
The Rolemonkeys
Gamers Haven

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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Second Repost: AGC 72 February 5 2008 (Estimated Time to Rest Your Head) (1:10:43)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, and Carol. Black Industries shutting down in September. Gaming fiction as a future show topic? The Catan Dice Game. Cockroaches and the Wii. Carol talks about Don't Rest Your Head (with a Dresden aside early on). Mark talks about ETI: Estimated Time To Invasion. The Final Thoughts Segment. Mark's used bookstore findings. Carol's closing in on finishing the big Changeling game. Give AGC a slogan! Thanks to our first subscriber! New Rolemonkeys information. There is more Secret Life of Girl Gamers out there!

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Black Industries
Mayfair Games (Catan Dice Game)
Q-Workshop (Dice Contest)
Don't Rest Your Head (Evil Hat Productions)
Indie Press Revolution
ETI: Estimated Time To Invasion (Eye Level Entertainment)
Facts In Five (Board Game Geek)
The Rolemonkeys New Site
Secret Life of Girl Gamers

The Tome
Nuketown Radio Active
Sons of Kryos

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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

AGCExtra 17 January 30 2008 (RPG Buffet plays Changeling: the Lost) (29:54)

The RPG Buffet talks about Changeling: The Lost, run by Carol.

Chicken Pot Pie is a classic in the comfort food genre. The basic recipe is amazingly versatile, with ultra-easy versions using frozen veggies and canned chicken, and gourmet versions with bechamel sauce or a Parmigiano-Reggiano crust. The RPG Buffet cheated a bit this month because Mags found a fantastic deal on frozen chicken pies from a local organic grocery, but here's her favorite easy Chicken Pot Pie recipe.

Serve it with mashed potatoes and a flavorful green vegetable, like green beans or steamed asparagus. Or, for a tasty variation, stew beef and golden mushroom soup can be substituted in this recipe, as well as turkey left over from the holidays.


* 2 frozen pie shells
* 1-10 3/4 oz cream of mushroom soup
* 1/2 C. milk
* 1 bag frozen mixed vegetables
* 2 C. cooked chopped chicken
* 1 tsp. minced garlic
* 1 small onion
* Coarse ground black pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Take pie shells out of freezer, separate, lay one pie shell flat, leaving the other in the pie pan, and thaw for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, defrost frozen veggies in microwave; chop and sautee onion.

Mix chicken, defrosted veggies, sauteed onion, garlic, soup and milk in large mixing bowl. Pour into pie shell; top with flattened pie shell. Pinch edges together and poke holes in top crust. Bake for about 30-40 minutes or until crusts are done.

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Changeling: The Lost (White Wolf)

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

AGC 71 January 22 2008 (OGL and Dead Man On Campus) (45:26)

(We had intended to have Mick Bradley do a review of Colonial Gothic, but that didn't end up happening. Apologies for that.)

With Mark Kinney, Chris Heim, and Clay Karwan. Goodbye Bobby Fischer. We're bleeding for the Dresden Files. A look at the AGC Review Queue. The 4th Edition "Open" Game License, and other open gaming musing. Chris reviews Dead Man on Campus, following a segue that makes Mark cringe. Cheap Bastard segment suggestions. Another superhero episode? Gunslinger, a new Doctor Who RPG, and asking about Midnight. A website revamp (and donate buttons for those so inclined). Convention talk.

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Colonial Gothic (Rogue Games)
Hamster Press (Dead Man on Campus)
Star Frontiers
Roll 2d6
Gunslinger (Board Game Geek)
Cubicle 7 (Upcoming Doctor Who RPG)
Midnight (Fantasy Flight Games)
UKon Info (AGC Forum)

Fortress Draconis
Gamers Haven
Theory From The Closet

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