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

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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

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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

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