Tuesday, December 29, 2009

AGC 121 December 29th 2009 (Happy New Year V) (1:57:13)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and Carinn Seabolt. Sean Patrick Fannon was supposed to join us as well, but for timing and technical difficulties. Talking about the handfasting. Tents and lights, three gallons of Steak 'n' Shake chili, and wedding night pranks. Character sheet cakes. 2009 Year In Review. Games came to our attention, conventions were attended, our town hosted a succession of natural disasters, and we lost some notables. Ringing in the new year (and a warning about Mags' singing...). Show topics for the future (pulled from the Bounty Head Bebop entries), and discussion of a few of them as we go.

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Sean and Carinn's handfasting (Livestream)
Lady Blackbird (One.Seven Design)

Wandering Geek Podcast
J.C. Hutchins (7th Son: Descent)

Saturday, December 26, 2009

AGCExtra 34 December 26th 2009 (BashCon 2009 Part 1) (21:42)

Ben Balestra brings us interviews from BashCon 2009.

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HiddenGrid Podcast
Twin Blade Games
Mayfair Games

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

AGC Review 1 (Cold City) (18:40)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Mags gives us a reading look at Contested Ground Studio's Cold City.

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Cold City (Contested Ground Studios)

Adventures of Indiana Jim

Friday, December 18, 2009

Games You May Never Have Heard Of 2 (Trailer Park Wars) (7:14)

With Ben Balestra. In this "Lost Episode" edition, Ben discusses Gut Bustin' Games' Trailer Park Wars.

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Trailer Park Wars (Gut Bustin' Games)


Tuesday, December 15, 2009

AGC 120 December 15th 2009 (Feeding Your Raiding Party) (55:31)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Mark gets confused (because of recording order) and the hazards of recording on a Linux platform. Gaming updates (Traveller, Vampire, Star Wars, Fringeworthy, and the RPG Buffet Card and Board Game Night). Webcomic artist Jennifer "Scraps" Walker joins us to talk about food and her proposed cookbook project, What To Feed Your Raiding Party. Carol brings us Wisdom of the Gamers on epic sessions. ConGlomeration has a new web site! The upcoming New Years Show and the holiday break! See you in (or about) 2010!

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Random Acts Comics
What To Feed Your Raiding Party
What To Feed Your Raiding Party (Kickstarter)

The Gamer's Haven
New World Orders (Edward G. Talbot)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

AGC Feedback December 12 2009 (12:14)

Recorded December 8th, 2009, with Mark, Carol and Mags. Voicemail calls about visits to our fair city (accompanied by a little gift chatter, and an email about the format. No bourbon was harmed in the production of this episode.

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4th Street Live
Louisville Game Shop
7th Son: Descent (J.C. Hutchins)
Scott Sigler

Solid Symbols

Thursday, December 10, 2009

AGC News December 10th 2009 (15:45)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Games Workshop Cease and Desist letters, including to Board Game Geek! Wizards layoffs. The new Scrabble champion! Black Diamond Games shares its outlook on RPG market share (and allows Mark to mention Negativland). Kobold Quarterly's Adopt-A-Soldier Contest. Troubles at the Power Source.

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Games Workshop
List of sites send C&Ds (DakkaDakka)
Board Game Geek thread on C&Ds
Chilling Effects page on C&Ds
Gone to Ground (the comic Mark mentions)
Black Diamond Games RPG Market Share article
Kobold Quarterly Adopt-A-Soldier Contest
Adopt-A-Soldier Sponsorship
Power Source Podcast
Scott Rehm's Open Letter

Friday, December 04, 2009

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Game Cryer Gift Guide: Mutant City Blues

Find more great holiday gift ideas at the 2009 Game Cryer Gift Guide!

Mutant City Blues by Robin D. Laws, published by Pelgrane Press, 192 pages, $39.95. Book purchased by reviewer (Mark Kinney).

I like a game that scratches multiple itches.

This kind of game can pull flex time, depending on my particular mood, or serve as a gateway from one genre to another. In the case of Pelgrane Press' Mutant City Blues, these are the police procedural and supers genres.

Ten years ago, one percent of humanity developed powers. Since then, society has adjusted around them, with a special police unit formed specifically to deal with these perpetrators, the Heightened Crimes Investigation Unit. This combinaton of "Law and Order" and "CSI" with the postmodern supers style of "Heroes" makes for an interesting mix.

The core of the game is the GUMSHOE system, also created by Robin Laws and first seen in Pelgrane's The Esoterrorists. The system has matured over numerous releases, and this is the first GUMSHOE game not based in some horror setting. This point-based system assumes that characters with the appropriate investigative skills will pick up the clues, insuring that a bad roll won't keep information out of the players' hands. Point spends may reveal even more information, and the players must interpret the data they receive. This game does require preparation, though; a GM approaching this should have an idea of what clues are available in a given scene, and where they're pointing.

The non-investigative skills work similarly, as do powers; these are treated as skills, with point spends added to a d6 roll. Combat does get a little clunky, but everything else runs fairly smooth. A few of these work differently -- Health and (mental) Stability, for example -- but when it comes down to it, the meat of the mechanics are in skills.

Best of all is the highly developed background; ten years of study and people living with these odd powers shows in the setting, complete with forensic details of various power usage and legal ramifications of powers ranging from telepathy to emotion control to self-detonation. Society changed in response to the powers arising, and this game doesn't dodge the issue.

In addition, Mutant City Blues never forgets that it is, at heart, a police procedural, and contains guidance at running a police game, and could easily be used just for that by ditching the powers. At the same time, the home city of the game is kept generic enough to be placed in your group's large city of choice.

The powers are relatively low-key (barring things like self-detonation). There are no time-traveling Hiro Nakamuras or power-aborbing Peter Patrellis in this game; in fact, power development is governed by the Quade Diagram, which shows connections between various powers and limits any multiply-powered characters to some sort of theme. Additionally, certain defects tend to crop up as well, making the life of the Heightened just a little more interesting.

As I've said on the podcast, this is not the game that will take the place of your favorite supers game, if you already have one. What it does instead is give you a terrific investigative engine coupled with legal and forensic considerations of powers, something that almost never comes up in a standard supers story. For me, it's more what I go for when I have that police procedural itch. The super powers are gravy.

Monday, November 30, 2009

AGC 119 December 1st 2009 (Lamentations of the Flame Princess) (55:07)

With Mark Kinney, Mags, and James Edward Raggi IV. A discussion of gaming, inspirations, and the products of Lamentations of the Flame Princess in particular (Death Frost Doom, No Dignity In Death: The Three Brides, People of Pembrooktonshire, and The Grinding Gear).

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Random Esoteric Creature Generator For Classic Fantasy Role Playing Games And Their Modern Simulacra (Goodman Games)
Laura Jalo's DeviantArt Page
Lamentations of the Flame Princess
James' Blog

The Great Debate
J.C. Hutchins (7th Son: Descent)

Friday, November 27, 2009

AGC Feedback November 28 2009 (15:08)

Recorded November 24th, 2009, with Mark and Mags. Names get cleared up, zombie movies get watched the Steven King way, Mark enthuzes about Stargate, wrong numbers get called, Fringe Pirates and Bureau 13, Chill, and more on the new format.

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Dark Conspiracy (Wikipedia)
Fringeworthy Podcast
Tri Tac Games (Fringeworthy, Bureau 13)
Chill (OtherWorld Creations)
Empire Games (I Drank What?)

Narrative Control

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

AGC News November 26th 2009 (7:02)

With Mark and Mags. Monte Cook to write a Pathfinder adventure. FreeMarket beta is open. Gold Season 1 DVD raising funds. Steve Jackson Games developing some new dice games.

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Paizo Publishing (Pathfinder)
Project Donut (FreeMarket)
GOLD The Series
GOLD Season 1 DVD Club (Kickstarter)
Zombie Dice (Steve Jackson Games)
Cthulhu Dice (Steve Jackson Games)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

AGC Feedback November 21 2009 (14:21)

Recorded November 10th, 2009. Mark and Mags cover feedback, including: Pirate vs Pirate coming in the near future, the Fringeworthy podcast, chunks, Old School gaming, swine flu, and the Stars being Right.

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Out of the Box Publishing (Ninja vs Ninja)
Fringeworthy Podcast
Fringeworthy (Tri Tac Games)
Myriad Games
Museum of Role Playing Games
Bushido (Wikipedia)
Chivalry and Sorcery (Wikipedia)

Canon Puncture
Swing and a Miss

Thursday, November 19, 2009

AGC Interview 2 (Ron Edwards) (15:08)

At GenCon 2009, Carol talked to Ron Edwards of the Forge.

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The Forge
Adept Press


Saturday, November 14, 2009

AGC News November 14th 2009 (11:35)

With Mark and Mags. A possible publishing target for the Dresden Files RPG? Settlements in the WotC Piracy case. Magnum Opus press to serialize Jonny Nexus' Game Night on EN World. MagiQuest. Monty Haul gaming tables.

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The Dresden Files RPG (Evil Hat Productions)
Jonny Nexus
Magnum Opus Press (Game Night)
EN World
Monty Haul Gaming Tables

Thursday, November 12, 2009

AGC 117 November 12th 2009 (A Hunting We Will Go Part 1) (24:15)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Stargate: Universe and V. Some updates and an explaination of the new format, and the first half of a discussion of monster hunting games. We start with an extensive discussion of White Wolf's offerings, then moving on to Bureau 13, Delta Green, and Conspiracy X.

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Kicked in the Dicebags
White Wolf Game Studio (Hunter: The Reckoning, Hunter: The Vigil, et al)
Bureau 13: Stalking The Night Fantastic (Tri Tac Games)
Delta Green (Pagan Publishing)
Call of Cthulhu (Chaosium)
Conspiracy X (Eden Studios)

The Babylon Podcast

Monday, November 09, 2009

AGC Interview 1 (Rick Maffei) (19:39)

In the first installment of All Games Considered's new format, Mark talks to Rick Maffei about the writing of Age of Cthulhu: Madness in London Town, horror, and playtesting.

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Age of Cthulhu: Madness In London Town (Goodman Games)
Jabberwock's Rest

7th Son: Descent (J.C. Hutchins)
Yog Radio

Thursday, October 15, 2009

AGC News October 15th 2009 (19:48)

With Mark, Mags, and Carol. Scott Rouse leaving Wizards of the Coast. An advance look at the Games 100 list. Goodman Games 3E "Stimulus Package." Chrysalis Revolt, a free game from Happy Bishop! Arcane Legions. voting is open for the Windhammer Prize. Mark's observation about Q-Workshop's efforts in conjunction with game companies. Skirmisher Press launches the Mythos Society. From the makers of 1960: Making of the President, the chance to relive the 2008 election as well!

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Scott Rouse leaves Wizards of the Coast (EN World)
Games Magazine
Games 100 List (
Goodman Games Tradein Offer
Happy Bishop Games (The Chrysalis Revolt 2709 - 2710)
Arcane Legions (Wells Expeditions)
Windhammer Prize
Mythos Society (Skirmisher Press)
Campaign Manager 2008 (Z-Man Games)

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

Friday, October 09, 2009

A More Intimate Horror: Our Ladies Of Sorrow

Our Ladies of Sorrow, written by Kevin Ross, published by Miskatonic River Press, 2009. 152 pages. $34.95 print. Review PDF provided.

Call of Cthulhu is, for good reason, a classic horror RPG, and long the standard by which others are measured. While the concept of investigating the strange and alien backgrounds of the Cthulhu Mythos is classic, on back to Lovecraft's tales and even before, Miskatonic River Press' Our Ladies of Sorrow reminds us it truly is a common element of a lot of horror tales, even the more personal ones presented within. Within the introduction, we see the tropes of such Japanese imports and adaptions as The Ring (Ringu) and The Grudge (Ju-On) set into far more familiar territory, and the Call of Cthulhu mechanics fit them like the layers of slime on a Deep One.

Like these stories, Our Ladies of Sorrow presents a trio of malevolent spirits, often equated with other mythical trios like the Fates, Furies, or Gorgons; we find at their core the Three Sisters, with their focus on the insane, outcast, and mournful. They are also connected to Hecate, or for a full Mythos injection the text even mentions Nyarlathotep, but even this isn't entirely necessary for the story to work, and this series (since, much as the text recommends, this works better interspersed with other stories than run concurrently as a campaign in and of itself) of modern-day horror tales is entirely self contained. Apart from a few possible uses of Mythos knowledge to help move things along in the adventures, the only other solid connection with mainline Call of Cthulhu is some commentary about using these scenarios with Delta Green. With that, we dive into the world of the Three Sisters, wherein we find not just the realm of the supernatural, but touches of our own modern mythologies.

In "House of Shadows," the investigators, in a small college town (left mostly open in the text, but the description of which reminded me very much of Bowling Green, Kentucky, home of my own alma mater -- all it took to fit was changing names and a few other facts), witness the death of an old man in the street. Connecting this to an old woman speaking to him right before the event, clues lead to his home, an old apartment building with a tragic past and an alarming number of "Night Hag" attacks among its population. That which drove the man to death has its grip on others around him, and maybe even an investigator or two before it's over. This scenario not only deals in its own mystery, but sets up the investigators to be pulled into future events.

"Desert of Sighs" places the action firmly in northwestern Arizona, where a group of college students are missing in a stretch of the Mojave Desert known for attracting those seeking spiritual fulfillment, and also for disappearances of those who have entered. Brought to the area to help in the search, the investigators find themselves confronted with the reappearance of the one they went to find, but his friends still lost in the mazes and formations of the Desert of Sighs. With a definite tinge of "otherness" about it, this scenario demands the most pushing by the Keeper to get the group to the meat of the story, but does its best to provide those means from a number of directions.

"River of Tears" takes place in a small river town (the fictional Baleford, Illinois in the text, but any smallish midwestern river town with a sizable Hispanic population will work) haunted by the ghostly child-killer La Llorona. Called in by a contact from a prior scenario, and specifically called out by the ghost itself, the investigators must face this threat to themselves and the children of the town, amid the heightened tension of impending storm and flood.

"The Final Cut" is an epilogue, where the investigators learn more about the background of the Sisters, and come to face a horrific choice.

Each scenario sets the scene, describes the players, and points to an act structure, leaving the Keeper to shape the specifics depending on investigator action and other needs. Connections abound in the adventures, with dreams and events pointing to aspects of future scenarios and the epilogue, and the subsequent scenarios calling back to that old apartment building where the investigators first came to the Sisters' attention. Keepers might struggle a little with the small details, making sure the clues find their way into the investigators' paths, but this allows for the more direct attention the vengeful ghost genre demands, and this series benefits immensely from that kind of careful work.

Additional materials include two new spells, six pages of the handouts expected of a Call of Cthulhu adventure, suggested reading and other media, and a story that inspired (and is mentioned within) this adventure series, Thomas De Quincey's "Levana and Our Ladies of Sorrow."

Our Ladies of Sorrow presents a nice break from the cosmically indifferent entities of more classical tales, and for the Keeper of Arcane Lore looking for something with a slightly different flavor, its intimately creepy series of modern Cthulhu stories is well worth checking out.

Want to learn more about Our Ladies of Sorrow? Read

Drop by Miskatonic River Press today!

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

AGC 114 October 6th 2009 (Gaming From The Past In The Future!) (1:26:58)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Illness, Carol's class reunion, and d20 stats for nice shoes. Mark's adventure in the Other Media Fantasy Wrestling Draft, and fictional pursuits. Podcast appearances. Old School and the retroclone! What is Old School? Games You May Never Have Heard Of: Mutant Future! Mark reviews some products from Lamentations of the Flame Princess (No Dignity In Death: The Three Brides, People of Pembrooktonshire, and Death Frost Doom). Mags is creeped out by a conflation of horror inspirations. Retroclone games. Reminiscing on old school gaming experiences, and both original and clones. Wrapping up with the legal questions. Shooting FRED. Need some more Bounty Head Bebop entries. In the future, stuff is coming.

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Tales of the Children (P.G. Holyfield)
Amorphous Blobcast
The Great Debate
War Pig Radio
Quick Primer for Old School Gaming (Lulu)
Mutant Future (Goblinoid Games)
Random Esoteric Creature Creator (Goodman Games)
Lamentations of the Flame Princess (No Dignity in Death, People of Pembrooktonshire, Death Frost Doom)
Traveller Reprints (Far Future Enterprises)
Traveller (Mongoose Publishing)
Empire of the Petal Throne (RPGNow)
HackMaster 4th (Kenzer and Company)
HackMaster Basic (Kenzer and Company)
Epées & Sorcellerie
Searchers of the Unknown
Castles and Crusades (Troll Lord Games)
Swords and Wizardry (Mythmere Games)
Basic Fantasy Role Playing Game
Labyrinth Lord (Goblinoid Games)
Old School Reference and Index Compilation (OSRIC)
Tiny AD&D Book Information
Mazes and Minotaurs
Spellcraft and Swordplay
4C System
Basic Roleplaying (Chaosium)
Generic Old School Roleplaying Engine (RPGNow/Goblinoid Games)
Knights and Knaves Alehouse
OSRIC Legal Stuff Mark Mentioned (EN World)
Will Hero RPG stop a bullet? (YouTube)

Canon Puncture
Solid Symbols

Contact Us! (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Mags)
Mark's Twitter
Carol's Twitter
Mags' Twitter
NachtMedia Twitter
Nachtmedia Community

Saturday, October 03, 2009

AGCExtra 33 October 3rd 2009 (Bounty Head Bebop and Talismania Revised Part 2) (25:22)

Carol sits down with J.P. deHanaut to discuss Bounty Head Bebop, new rules, supplements, and a new ruleset to add to the spacefaring fun or to play on its own. Chris Heim and Logan Masterson follow up with Talismania Revised! Part 2: The Reaper!

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Bounty Head Bebop (Heroic Journey Publishing)
Talisman (Fantasy Flight Games)
Talisman Pics

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

Thursday, October 01, 2009

AGCExtra 32 October 1st 2009 (Looking Ahead to NeonCon 2009) (33:23)

Mark talks to Doug Daulton of NeonCon, in Las Vegas, Nevada, about planned activities and their GamesU "Unconference." For those listeners who might attend, there is talk of a promo code in there as well...

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NeonCon on Facebook
NeonCon 2009 Fan Page on Facebook
NeonCon on Twitter

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

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

AGC News September 30th 2009 (12:10)

With Mark, Mags, and Carol. Somehow we mention the Soul Train YouTube Channel. Ultramarines, a Warhammer 40K movie! A digression on celebrity gamers. Dominion wins more awards. Catalyst Game Labs rolling out Retail Electronic Delivery, bringing online and your local game store closer together! NECA picks up WizKids, Clix, and Pirates! Days of Wonder's Small World design contest winners! +1 Sword Comedy Show in Melbourne (for our Australian listeners).

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Soul Train YouTube Channel
Dominion (Rio Grande Games)
Catalyst Retail Online Delivery
National Entertainment Collectibles Association buys WizKids Properties
Days of Wonder Small World Design Contest Winners
+1 Sword (Melbourne Fringe Festival)

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

Monday, September 28, 2009

Mark and Ben appear on another podcast...

In particular, the Amorphous Blobcast -- the episode they recorded, and that Ben and I sat in for, at GenCon got posted today. If you happen upon this post late, it's Episode 40 (as I post this, it's at the top of their page).

Their show is explicit-tagged in iTunes, but I don't recall things getting too terribly out of hand at this particular recording. It has been a month or so, though, so take requisite care if this matters to you. Otherwise, please feel free to check it out!

Amorphous Blobcast

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Watch Out For... Blogging!

We've teased on numerous recent episodes that we may start publishing regular blog content here, and we have in fact posted an item or two in the past, mostly with regard to product reviews.

I'm hoping to have a regular column (whether weekly or fortnightly yet to be determined) ready to start in early October. Carol and Mags are also mulling ideas, which I hope to present to our listeners and readers soon. In addition, we'll try putting more detailed reviews here as well, at least apart from the Big Damn Review Shows, which would require quite the series of blog posts...

In short, though, keep an eye out!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

AGC 113 September 22 2009 (GenCon 2009's Last Revenge) (1:03:53)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Talking about interviews, reunions, birthdays and True Blood. Incoming reviews! Contests, we have contests (including the "Mags' Stuff for a Logo" contest). A call for help to Spider Robinson fans. RPG Buffet: The End d20! Mark talks to Chris Engle of Hamster Press and Kevin Allen Jr., creator of Sweet Agatha, and Carol talks to Jeremy Keller, creator of Chronica Feudalis. Feedback! A Labyrinth Lord-related zine, response to Talismania Revised, and offers to help test some gaming myths (and a call for more)! A little bit on Disney buying Marvel before we check out.

From the RPG Buffet:
Since the game was a post-apocalyptic setting, the Buffet decided to focus on foods that one might find while scavenging for food after the collapse of civilization. To that end, our appetizers were made from shelf-stable products: potted meat spread over crackers, canned fruit, etc. For our main dish, we opted for a classic Kentucky Burgoo, a hunter's stew made from ingredients that one might forage while out in the deep woods hunting game. None of us hunt, but venison and rabbit are readily available through farmer's markets and natural food stores.


3 pounds pound mixed meats (beef, lamb, pork, chicken, game such as squirrel, etc.)
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups beef broth
2 cups water
1 large onion, diced
4 stalks celery, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
2 large potatoes, diced
4 large carrots, diced
1 cup peas
1 cup yellow corn
1 cup lima beans
1/2 cup okra
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1 can (29 ounce size) tomato puree
1 can (14.5 ounce size) diced tomatoes
salt and pepper to taste

Layer ingredients in slow cooker, starting with meat and liquids and ending with tomatoes. Cover and cook on low heat for 8-9 hours until meats and vegetables are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste. If using chicken or other meat with bones, remove from slow cooker, let cool, and remove chicken from bones. Cut meat into bite size pieces and return to slow cooker.

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Show links
Heroic Journey Publishing
Bounty Head Bebop (Heroic Journey Publishing)
Link to Bounty Head Bebop Review Episode
Spider Robinson
Info for Jeanne Robinson donations
Spider Robinson Book Links
The End d20 (
Kevin Allen Jr. (Sweet Agatha)
Hamster Press
Matrix Game Yahoo Group
Chronica Feudalis
Chronica Feudalis Character Sheets
The Forge
Switching To Guns (The Labyrinth Lord-based Zine)
Talisman Island

The GutterSkypes
Into The Dark
Adventures of Indiana Jim

Contact Us! (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Mags)
Mark's Twitter
Carol's Twitter
Mags' Twitter
NachtMedia Twitter
Nachtmedia Community

Thursday, September 17, 2009

AGC News September 17th 2009 (13:22)

With Mark, Mags, and Carol. One Bad Egg packs it in. Pathfinder to PCGen! Fantasy Flight picks up Tannhauser! FantasyCraft and Spycraft licensing! More on the GenCon-Indy connection. ENnie Awards fan survey is online (as are pictures). A Dungeon Twister 2 release date!

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One Bad Egg
Highmoon Media
Fred Hicks comments on EN World
Justin D. Jacobson comments on EN World
PCGen (Sourceforge)
Fantasy Flight Acquires Tannhauser
Crafty Games "Powered By FantasyCraft/Spycraft" Licensing
GenCon in Indy through 2015
ENnies Fan Survey
ENnies Ceremony Pictures
Dungeon Twister (US Site)

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

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

AGC 112 September 15 2009 (GenCon 2009 Part III) (1:16:58)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and Ben Balestra. A little extra out-of-sequence GenCon coverage! Mark talks up the Bounty Head Bebop: Blast Off! contest -- send us your show ideas! Mark talks to Robert Gifford from Geek Chic to kick off the festivities. Ben brings us his GenCon experiences. Mags discusses Judge Dredd and Traveller with Brian Steele of Mongoose Publishing, Mark talks to George Vassilakos of Eden Studios, Mags talks to Vicki Potter of Tabletop Adventures, and Mark discusses Warlords of Europe with Kyle Battle and Russ Rupe of Conquest Gaming. Carol brings us an interview with RPG writer Jess Hartley. Next week, we go Old School!

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Heroic Journey Publishing
Bounty Head Bebop (Heroic Journey Publishing)
Link to Bounty Head Bebop Review Episode
Geek Chic
Judge Dredd (Mongoose Publishing)
Traveller (Mongoose Publishing)
Eden Studios (All Flesh Must Be Eaten, Conspiracy X, Ghosts of Albion)
Tabletop Adventures
Conquest Gaming LLC (Warlords of Europe)
Jess Hartley

Amorphous Blobcast
Geek Acres

Contact Us! (Ben Balestra) (Carol) (Mags)
Mark's Twitter
Carol's Twitter
Mags' Twitter
NachtMedia Twitter
Nachtmedia Community

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

AGC 111 September 8 2009 (More From GenCon 2009) (1:24:36)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Looking forward to DragonCon and the Parsec Award (which Brilliant Gameologists won; the episode was recorded before that). Mags moved, and Carol helped, and Mark went to Mammoth Cave. Even more tourism advice for Kentucky and Tennessee before we begin. Kickoff of Game Chef. More GenCon interviews! Mark talks with the crew from PST Productions about TerrorWerks, Mags talks Gaming Paper with Thomas Grable, Mark discusses Action Castle with Jared Sorensen, Mags talks a new game with Suzi Yee from Expeditious Retreat Press, and Mark chats with Joseph Goodman of Goodman Games. Going over the ENnies results (with asides about Carol's adventure finding the ENnies booth and Mags' expedition to find the Embassy Suites) and controversies. General GenCon activites and wrap up. Arrivals, and straight into the White Wolf party. Carol's Wingman Distraction. Game acquisitions and Mags' Titan Rant. Dice, and the EstrogenCast. Mark wins a Revolution. Planechase threatens to drag Mark back into Magic. Mags went to Mike Stackpole's writing seminars, and Carol had a D'oh moment. Mark's meetings and purchases, with an side to the text adventures of old. Coming in the future: contests, and some Old School gaming! The return of ConGlomeration, and SLGG!

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Game Chef
TerrorWerks (PST Productions)
Gaming Paper
Action Castle (Memento-Mori Theatricks)
Expeditious Retreat Press
Goodman Games
Kobold Quarterly
Obsidian Portal
CthulhuTech (Catalyst Game Labs)
Paizo Publishing (All That Pathfinder Stuff)
Dark Heresy (Fantasy Flight Games)
Mouse Guard (Archaia Studios Press)
Star Wars (Wizards of the Coast)
Evil Hat Productions (Don't Lose Your Mind, Spirit of the Century)
Dungeons and Dragons (Wizards of the Coast)
A Song of Ice and Fire (Green Ronin)
Swords and Wizardry (Mythmere Games)
White Wolf (Razorkids, Art of Exalted, Changeling)
Tales of Zobeck (Open Design)
D&D Insider (Wizards of the Coast)
BattleTech: The Corps (Catalyst Game Labs)
Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies (Evil Hat/Atomic Sock Monkey Press)
Chronica Feudalis
Bounty Head Bebop (Heroic Journey Publishing)
Geist: The Sin-Eaters (White Wolf)
Hex Games (QAGS)
Dominion (Rio Grande Games)
Pandemic (Z-Man Games)
Revolution (Steve Jackson Games)
Magic: The Gathering/Planechase (Wizards of the Coast)
Michael Stackpole's site
Ganakagok (Consensus Games)
The Screaming Alpha
Game On! with Cody and John
Amorphous Blobcast
Gold: The Series
Aiden 5
Othercourt Games
Play Dirty (Wicked Dead Brewing Company)
Play Dirty YouTube Videos
Burning Wheel
ConGlomeration's Facebook Page
Secret Life of Girl Gamers

The GutterSkypes
Canon Puncture
Hidden Grid
Narrative Control
Master Plan

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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Congratulations Brilliant Gameologists...

...on your awesome Parsec Award victory!

Monday, August 31, 2009

AGCExtra 31 September 1st 2009 (Talismania Revised Part 1) (28:07)

With Chris Heim and Logan Masterson. A look at Talisman over the years, and the upcoming Frostmarch expansion.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

AGC 110 August 25 2009 (Words From GenCon 2009) (1:44:31)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and Ben Balestra. We're big on interviews and such this time. Mark talks to Tom Morgan-Jones and Andrew Sheerin of Terror Bull Games about War On Terror and Crunch. Games You May Never Have Heard Of: PS238! RPG Buffet: Unknown Armies! Mags talks to Jay Tummelson of Rio Grande Games, with special note about Dominion. Mark interviews Rob Boyle and Brian Cross from Catalyst Game Labs about Eclipse Phase. Mags talks to James Sutter of Paizo Publishing about Pathfinder. Mark talks to Mark Purvis from Wizards of the Coast about what's new with Magic: The Gathering (and Mark ended up really enjoying Planechase a lot), and Carol talked with Bill Slavicsek and Andy Collins about keeping the legacy of D&D going while still creating new content, opening up the hobby, and what's coming up for D&D and Star Wars.

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Dominion (Rio Grande Games)
Eclipse Phase (Catalyst Game Labs)
Pathfinder (Paizo Publishing)
Magic: The Gathering (Wizards of the Coast)
Wizards of the Coast

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The Game Master Show
Narrative Control

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

AGC News August 20th 2009 (6:37)

With Mark. Thanks for the ENnies support! GenCon in Indinapolis through 2015! ENnies winners (to be gone over in loving detail later), and Dominion snags the Diana Jones Award! The return of Space Hulk! Warmachine comes to consoles and PCs near you! Pathfinder's open document, and D&D news (Dark Sun, y'all)!

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2009 ENnies Winners
Dominion (Rio Grande Games)
Space Hulk (Games Workshop)
Privateer Press (Warmachine)
White Moon Dreams
Pathfinder Reference Document (Paizo Publishing)
Pathfinder Conversion Guide (Paizo Publishing)
Wizards of the Coast 2010 Schedule

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Victory, and Other GenCon Stuff

It's a good weekend so far.

Last night, for those who haven't heard by other means, All Games Considered won the Gold ENnie Award for Best Podcast, and I got to make a very deer-in-headlights speech. We also congratulate the Silver winner, Order 66!

I also got to spend a little time with Carinn and Sean, and survey the exhibition hall. Today and tomorrow, it's demos, interviews, and a little shopping.

Thanks again to everyone who showed support and voted for us; we appreciate it more than you can imagine.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

AGC 109 August 6 2009 (Keeping Your Head Above Water) (1:30:16)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and Steve. Mark does a bad edit to cover a messed up reference to the recent flooding. Up for a Parsec! Interview with Ross Watson of Fantasy Flight Games about Rogue Trader. Carol talks about Cartoon Action Hour Season 2, and Mark looks at XDM: X-treme Dungeon Mastery. Mags-The-Axe School of Game Mastering: Improvisation! Secret Life of Girl Gamers returning soon, and Mark may get to accept any ENnies for Hellas on Khepera's behalf. Feedback. GenCon wishlists. We now have a Facebook fan page.

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XDM: X-Treme Dungeon Mastery
Poulti's 36 Plots
Secret Life of Girl Gamers
All Games Considered on Facebook

Ninjas vs Pirates
Zero Fortitude
Solid Symbols
This Just In From GenCon
Adventures of Indiana Jim

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

AGC 108 July 28 2009 (Props, Soundtracks, and Personal Effects) (1:28:23)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, and Mags. Allergy issues! The ENnie nomination (Go vote!) and Mark's thought of a YouTube promo. Interview with J.C. Hutchins about Personal Effects: Dark Art and it's associated transmedia experience (with a "This Is Your Life" moment for good measure). Props in your game. What is a "prop?" Serendipity in prop-making. When props go bad. Cartier to Conan. Pictures and music. Campaign credits. Playing with the phone. The CONET Project. Mark's reason for not working on Arcadian Gate right now: participating in Tales of the Children. Feedback! VOTE!

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J.C. Hutchins (Personal Effects: Dark Art and 7th Son)
Homemade Cthulhu items
Free-to-download prop documents from the HP Lovecraft Historical Society
Free "Horror" Fonts
Make Your Own Fonts (Lifehacker)
Newspaper Clipping Generator
Airplane Ticket Generator
Fake Magazine Cover Generator
Old Photo Generator
Generator Blog
Authentic Magical Tomes
Midnight Syndicate
RPGNow Music Search
Overclocked Remix
CONET Project (Wikipedia)
Free Sound Project
Sound Jay
A1 Sound Effects
Free Sound Files
My Sound F/X Zombie section
And their scary/creepy section
Interview with Real Life Mystics
That Helicopter Mark Was Talking About (Wikipedia)

This Just In From GenCon!
Accent Your Character (Pulp Gamer)
Canon Puncture
Personal Effects: Sword of Blood
Geek Acres
Tales of the Children

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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Today the ENnie, Tomorrow the Parsec!

I've just found out that All Games Considered is now a finalist for the 2009 Best Gaming Podcast Parsec Award. I can't tell you how much of a thrill it is to be so recognized in a single year, and we're looking forward to seeing what happens. I don't know if any of the crew will be at Dragon*Con this year for the ceremony, so we'll have to see what happens there. This has been a great year for AGC, and even if we don't win, the nominations must mean we're doing something right at last.

The Parsec Awards, though, were founded by Mur Lafferty, Michael R. Mennenga, and Tracy Hickman back in, oh, 2006 I think, to recognize excellence in speculative fiction podcasting.

Our fellow finalists are:
Brilliant Gameologists (I swear, these guys are our nemeses or something! ;) )
City of Heroes Podcast
The Game Kennel
The Podge Cast

Congratulations to all! You can find all the finalists for 2009 here!

Friday, July 24, 2009

ENnie Polls Are Open!

The ENnie Award polls are now open until August 1st. Please be sure to remember us when you cast your vote, and thank you!

Go vote here!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

AGC News July 23rd 2009 (9:38)

With Mark, Carol, and Mags. Crafty Games helping get gamers together. Timestreams launch kits for retailers. The Ultimate GMs Screen II! Herolab support for Cortex System! Martin Ralya at Gnome Stew gets a preview of Geist: The Sin-Eaters! Games Unconference at NeonCon, with Eric Mona giving the Keynote Address. Also find the Camarilla's Southwest Region Featured Game there!

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Crafty Games (Spycraft 2.0)
Pen and Paper Games
Obsidian Portal
Lonely Gamer Network
Timestreams (Bucephalus Games)
Timestreams Retailer Pack Information (Bucephalus Games)
Ultimate GMs Screen II (Fat Dragon Games)
Herolab (Lone Wolf Development)

Geist: The Sin-Eaters Preview: Running Geist (Which Is Not Wraith) (Gnome Stew)

NeonCon Games Unconference
NeonCon Camarilla Activities

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Thursday, July 16, 2009

AGC News July 16th 2009 (ENnies Special) (42:10)

With Mark and Mags. Our nomination for the ENnie awards, and our fellow nominees! Signal Fire Studios and Metamorphsis Alpha. Vox. Warhammer: Invasion LCG. Revolution! Our ENnies picks, such as we can make them. Nominations still open for Publisher of the Year until July 19th, and voting begins on July 24th!

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Signal Fire Studios (Metamorphosis Alpha)
Vox (Aethereal Forge)
Warhammer: Invasion (Fantasy Flight Games)
Revolution (Steve Jackson Games)
The ENnie Awards

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

AGC 107 July 14 2009 (Big Damn Review: Electic Boogaloo) (1:22:14)

With Mark Kinney and Mags. Our 4th of July. Mark saw Up (good movie), then goes on to talk about Citadel of the Corruptor. Mags follows up with In Search of Adventure. Mark decides to go into Age of Cthulhu: Death at Luxor. Ben went to Origins and picked up Hackmaster Basic. Reminiscing about HackMaster (and Mark makes a small misstatement). Mark looks at Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies. Mags discusses the Scion Companion. Mark brings us around to Apocalypse Prevention Inc. What is the plural of apocalypse? The apocalypic angle on Forgotten Heroes, and a glance at Blackdirge's Dungeon Denizens. Feedback, including a nifty pun!

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DCC 61: Citadel of the Corruptor (Goodman Games)
In Search of Adventure (Goodman Games)
Age of Cthulhu: Death in Luxor (Goodman Games)
Hackmaster Basic (Kenzer and Company)
Swashbucklers of the Seven Skies (Evil Hat/Atomic Sock Monkey Press)
Scion Companion (White Wolf)
Third Eye Games (Apocalypse Prevention Inc)
Forgotten Heroes: Fang, Fist and Song (Goodman Games)
Blackdirge's Dungeon Denizens (Goodman Games)
H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society

White Wolf BlogCast
The Babylon Podcast
Into The Dark
GenCon Events (Pulp Gamer)
Canon Puncture

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Monday, July 13, 2009

We've been nominated!

We here at All Games Considered are proud to announce our nomination for Best Podcast in the 2009 ENnie Awards! There were a lot of great podcasts in the running, and so many nominated as well, so we're all very excited to be recognized in this manner.

So congratulations to our fellow nominees as well, and I hope to see you all at GenCon this year!

2009 ENnie Award Nominations

Our Fellow Nominees:
Brilliant Gameologists
Order 66
Return to Northmoor
The Voice of the Revolution

Thursday, July 09, 2009

AGC News July 9th 2009 (18:28)

With Mark and Mags. Origins Award Winners! Dominion also wins Spiel de Jahres! Upper Deck announced licensing with Marvel! XDM Release! What's happening to Midnight? And what's this about a movie? Return of the Windhammer Prize! Grind! Blood Bowl going to PC and portable gaming platforms! Players Handbook III release date! Adventure Games Publishing Wedding Celebration Sale!

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Origins Award Winners (Critical-Hits)
Hyborian War (Reality Simulations Inc)
Magic: Shards of Alara 1 (Wizards of the Coast)
Say Anything (North Star Games)
Tour De Lovecraft: The Tale (Atomic Overmind Press)
Worlds of Dungeons and Dragons Vol 2 (Devil's Due Publishing)
Star Wars Miniatures: The Clone Wars (Wizards of the Coast)
Classic Battletech: Tactical Operations (Catalyst Game Labs)
d-Total (Gamescience)
Serenity Adventures (Margaret Weis Productions)
Mouse Guard (Archaia Studios)
Dominion (Rio Grande Games)
Pandemic (Z-Man Games)
Flames of War Firestorm Campaign
Fauna (SdJ Nominee)
Finca (SdJ Nominee)
Fits (SdJ Nominee)
Ted Cheatham Origins Video
XDM: X-treme Dungeon Mastery
Schlock Mercenary
Gamer Dome Spots The Vanishing Midnight
Midnight Chronicles
2009 Windhammer Prize
2008 Windhammer Prize Winners
Grind (Privateer Press)
Blood Bowl
Blood Bowl PC Download Purchase
RPG Examiner interview with Aldo Ghiozzi
Adventure Games Publishing Wedding Sale (While Applicable)

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

AGC 106 June 30 2009 (Your Cheating Heart) (1:17:17)

With Mark Kinney, Carol, Mags, and Steve. Mark goes into a little more detail on HyperiCon and shows the panel his copy of Personal Effects. Carol talks about Living Labyrinth. What is cheating, and why would someone cheat? "Allowed" cheating in Illuminati and Kill Puppies For Satan. GM cheating and "fudging." How do you confront cheating at the table? Cheating methodologies. Point fudging. Fun with movement. Hidden resources. Notes and knowledge. Cheating with cards, from shuffles to messing with the draw. A trivial aside on card counting and various accounts of the MIT Blackjack Team. Dice rolling methods. Hard to read dice. Non-standard and weighted dice. Would you believe microwaved? (And how about a Mythbu... er, we mean Legend Smashing episode?) Mark brings up Wolfram Alpha, and throws a shout out to Kicked in The Dicebags. It's time to get us back in the spotlight, listeners!

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Personl Effects: Dark Art
Living Labyrinth (Bucephalus Games)
Illuminati (Steve Jackson Games)
Kill Puppies For Satan (Lumpley Games)
The Munchkin's Guide to Power Gaming (Steve Jackson Games)
Wolfram Alpha
Kicked In The Dicebags

Gamer's Haven
Order 66
The Jesus Geeks

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

AGC News June 25th 2009 (13:12)

With Mark, Carol, Mags, and Steve. Cubicle-7 announces an October 2009 release for Doctor Who RPG. Core Mechanics making an "I Am A Gamer" Audio Montage. Hasbro liscensing it's properties for clothing (with a few ideas from us). Fantasy Flight Games launches it's Warhammer PDF line. Wizards of the Coast announces it will take Paypal for DDI subscriptions. Michael Fiegel launching a 4-episode column on the development of Hellas. An interesting article about LARP. Mutant Chronicles movie comes to SciFi -- er, we mean Syfy.

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Cubicle-7 (Doctor Who)
ICV2 Doctor Who Article
Core Mechanics "I Am A Gamer"
Fantasy Flight PDF Announcement
Hellas: From Alpha To Omega Part 1
LARP Article
Mutant Chronicles: The Movie

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

AGC 105 June 16 2009 (Catching Up) (58:47)

With Mark Kinney. Due to scheduling problems, the Cheating episode will be next time. And speaking of schduling, Tuesday is the new official release day for AGC episodes! From HyperiCon, Chris Heim brings us the return of Gaming For Cheap Bastards: DIP-Styx (with Matt Wallace along for the ride). Catching up with the RPG Buffet, with the entries from January (Farscape) and April (Spycraft).

January Recipe:
In January, the RPG Buffet welcomed the new year with what Brandon calls "brinner"--breakfast for dinner!

Breakfast is easy, quick, and cheap, and having it for supper makes a nice change of pace. But sometimes time constraints keep you from preparing your favorite breakfast dishes. Thus, the RPG Buffet presents Make-Ahead Scrambled Eggs!

This recipe is a wonderful time-saver on holiday mornings--or on busy days when hungry gamers are expected over! Make it the night before, then just reheat when it's time to eat.


12 eggs
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 Tbsp. butter
1 cup sour cream
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
1/8 tsp. white pepper
1/2 tsp. salt

Beat eggs with cream in a large bowl. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat. Pour eggs into skillet and cook, stirring frequently, until eggs are scrambled and just set, but still moist.

Remove pan from heat and stir in sour cream. Spread eggs into a greased 12x7" glass baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover tightly and refrigerate overnight.

When ready to eat, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Uncover the baking dish and sprinkle eggs with pepper and salt. Stir gently, then bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and eggs are hot, at least 140 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer.

8 servings.

(Recipe from

And April:
Since we were doing a fantasy espionage game, we decided to do a cocktail party theme, with a supper consisting of appetizers. After all, James Bond always seems to wind up at a cocktail party, doesn't he?

Hummus is a delicious alternative to dip to bring to any party, and Brandon provided us with homemade:


2 cups canned garbanzo beans, drained
1/3 cup tahini
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, halved
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch paprika
1 teaspoon minced fresh parsley


Place the garbanzo beans, tahini, lemon juice, salt and garlic in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl.

Drizzle olive oil over the garbanzo bean mixture. Sprinkle with paprika and parsley.

Misty gave us one of her favorites, bacon-wrapped crackers:


Club Crackers
Thin Sliced Bacon
Grated Parmesan Cheese (fresh or canned…I recommend fresh)


Preheat oven to 250 degrees.

Lay crackers face up (as many as you want) on cookie sheet. Scoop about 1 tsp. of grated parmesan cheese on to each cracker.

Cut your package of bacon in half and carefully (so cheese does not fall off), wrap each cracker with a slice of bacon, completely covering the cracker (it should fit snugly around the cracker).

Place the bacon-wrapped crackers on to a baking sheet that has a rack on it.

Place in 250 degree oven for about 2 hours.

And, for you Bond-purists out there, here's the recipe for James Bond's favorite scrambled eggs. This recipe appears in 007 in New York, a short story by Ian Fleming that was published in the US edition of Thrilling Cities and can now be found in the recent Penguin re-issue of of Octopussy and The Living Daylights

For four individualists:

12 fresh eggs
Salt and pepper
5-6 oz. of fresh butter.

Break the eggs into a bowl. Beat thoroughly with a fork and season well. In a small copper (or heavy bottomed saucepan) melt four oz. of the butter. When melted, pour in the eggs and cook over a very low heat, whisking continuously with a small egg whisk.

While the eggs are slightly more moist than you would wish for eating, remove the pan from heat, add rest of butter and continue whisking for half a minute, adding the while finely chopped chives or fines herbes.

Serve on hot buttered toast in individual copper dishes (for appearance only) with pink champagne (Taittinger) and low music.

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