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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